Sabbath Living (Deuteronomy 15:1-23)

Sabbath Living
Deuteronomy 15:1-23

The Sabbath is a constant reminder that God has forgiven the debts of his people and, therefore, calls them to forgive one another’s debts whether they be financial or moral.

I.    The Year of Release (vv. 1-18)
    A.    Forgiving Debts (vv. 1-6)
    B.    Lending Freely (vv. 7-11)
    C.    Releasing Servants (vv. 12-18)

II.    Fears, Motivation, and a Warning
    A.    Fears
        1.    Personal Loss
        2.    Economic Collapse
        3.    Abuse of Sabbath Cycle
    B.    Motivation (v. 15; cf. Deuteronomy 5:13-15)
    C.    Warning (v. 9; Jeremiah 34:8-22)

III.    Sabbath Living
    A.    Lend Freely (Luke 6:34-36)
    B.    Meet the Needs Around You (Acts 2:44-45; 4:32-37)
    C.    Forgive Repeatedly (Matthew 18:21-35)

IV.    The Cost of Redemption (vv. 19-23)
    A.    The Blood of the Firstborn (Exodus 12)
    B.    The Ongoing Reminder (vv. 19-23)