The Table

Dear friends,

We are so excited that you have chosen to embark on this amazing journey with us. This Table Guide is designed to help you celebrate the Sabbath as a regular part of your week, the way God intended it to be.

In late 2018 we began recognizing the Sabbath in our home. We started celebrating this sacred time as a family and experienced first-hand the blessings that come with it. The Sabbath and Shabbat celebration are now the night of the week (usually Friday night) that our family looks forward to the most.

The tradition of the Sabbath goes back all the way to Genesis 1: God worked for six days and then he rested. The Sabbath was created by God before the laws of the Old Testament came into place. We see Jesus continue this in the New Testament as he says he is the Lord of the Sabbath, meaning that he rules and reigns over this sacred day and only he has the authority to change it.

We even see evidence that we will celebrate the Sabbath on the other side of eternity as scripture tells us:

“From new moon to new moon,
and from Sabbath to Sabbath,
all flesh shall come to worship before me”
– Isaiah 66:23 ESV

We hope that you will give this a try with your family. As with anything new, it may feel a little awkward at first. But just give it some time and allow it to gain traction in your life. This has truly been a blessing in our home and we believe it will bless you as well.

In this Table Guide you will find some helpful resources. We will be praying alongside you and your family as you participate in Shabbat and engage in this sacred day of rest!

Shabbat Shalom! (= peace on the Sabbath!)

Sebastiaan & Eva van Wessem
Lead Pastors Thousand Hills International Church

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