Gimmie a Break Sabbath Rest – Third Commandment About this Life Night This night is focused on the Third Commandment, “keep holy the Sabbath Day,” and the importance that commandment has in our lives. Many times we are busy on Sundays and we do not set aside adequate time for God. The night will begin by assigning every teen a task that will keep them “busy.” After a teaching on keeping holy the Sabbath Day, the teens will break into small groups to discuss questions that will apply the teaching to their lives. After small groups, the large group will have an opportunity to celebrate an actual Lord’s Day celebration. This is an old prayer that Christians pray on the vigil of the Lord’s Day to prepare for the Sunday Eucharist. There is also a Parent Night on this same topic. If possible, have the Life Night and Parent Night on the same evening and conclude the sessions in prayer together. Goal of This Night The goal of this night is to help the teens understand that the Sabbath day is a holy day and a day we must honor. The night will also challenge the teens to see Sunday as a day of rest, grace, remembrance, and resurrection. Catechism # 2168 - 2176 # 2180 - 2188 Scripture Exodus 20:8 -10 Mark 2:27 -28 Psalms 118:24 Matthew 28:1 Key Concepts The Sabbath Day is a commandment and a gift given to us from God. Christ tells us “the Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath.” The Lord’s Day is the day we celebrate Jesus’ Resurrection. End of Free Preview Thanks for reviewing this Life Night! If you would like the full verison of this resource please sign in. If you are signed in and still can't download this resource, please contact parish support in the chat below.