• Rest and the Gospel Article by Chan Kilgore

    FROM TABLETALK | July 2013

    John Calvin is often quoted as saying, “From birth, our hearts are idol factories.” We hit this planet in pursuit of the created, searching for what can be found only in the Creator. When I ask people how they are doing, they often reply, “busy.” We define ourselves by what we do rather than by what Christ has done. The result is that we are weary and restless. We need more than just a day off. I find myself coming back from a week’s vacation needing a vacation from my vacation. A day (or week) off is not enough … View Resource

  • God’s Rest for God’s People Article by Douglas Kelly

    FROM TABLETALK | March 2004

    How accurately Saint Augustine expressed the usually unexpressed, but deepest desire of every human heart: “Lord, thou hast made us for thyself, and our hearts are restless until they find their rest in Thee” (Confessions, Book 1). The restless heart of Israel is divinely chosen by God to represent with fullest accuracy the dissatisfied, seeking heart of all humanity. In the story of Israel, you and I, by grace, will find ourselves (as we really are, not as we may pretend to be). Chapters 3 and 4 of the epistle to the Hebrews survey much of the history of Israel … View Resource