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Ten words of grace #4 june 12, 2011

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  • 1. Exodus 20:8Remember the Sabbath day bykeeping it holy.
  • 2. Exodus 20:9-10Six days you shall labor and do all yourwork, but the seventh day is a Sabbathto the LORD your God. On it you shallnot do any work, neither you, nor yourson or daughter, nor your manservantor maidservant, nor your animals, northe alien within your gates.
  • 3. Exodus 20:11For in six days the LORD madethe heavens and the earth, thesea, and all that is in them, but herested on the seventh day.Therefore the LORD blessed theSabbath day and made it holy.
  • 4. The Sabbath was . . .1. Set-apart
  • 5. Exodus 20:8, 11bRemember the Sabbath day bykeeping it holy . . . Therefore theLORD blessed the Sabbath dayand made it holy.
  • 6. The Sabbath was . . .1. Set-apart2. God-established
  • 7. Exodus 20:11bTherefore the LORD blessedthe Sabbath day and made it holy.
  • 8. The Sabbath was . . .1. Set-apart2. God-established3. Rest-oriented
  • 9. Exodus 20:10On it you shall not do any work,neither you, nor your son ordaughter, nor your manservant ormaidservant, nor your animals, northe alien within your gates.
  • 10. Not an “aimless” rest!
  • 11. But a “God-focused” rest!
  • 12. Exodus 20:10But the seventh day is a Sabbathto the LORD your God.
  • 13. Exodus 20:11For in six days the LORD madethe heavens and the earth, thesea, and all that is in them, but herested on the seventh day.Therefore the LORD blessed theSabbath day and made it holy.
  • 14. Deuteronomy 5:15Remember that you were slaves inEgypt and that the LORD your Godbrought you out of there witha mighty hand and an outstretchedarm. Therefore the LORD your Godhas commanded you to observe theSabbath day.
  • 15. Exodus 31:13You must observe my Sabbaths.This will be a sign between meand you for the generations tocome, so you may know that I amthe LORD, who makes youholy.
  • 16. The Sabbath was to bea God-focused rest!
  • 17. The Sabbath was . . .1. Set-apart2. God-established3. Rest-oriented (God-focused)4. Not to be fudged!
  • 18. Exodus 31:14Observe the Sabbath, because itis holy to you. Anyone whodesecrates it is to be put todeath; those who do any work onthat day must be cut off from theirpeople.
  • 19. The Sabbath was . . .1. Set-apart2. God-established3. Rest-oriented (God-focused)4. Not to be fudged!5. A gracious gift!
  • 20. Exodus 20:11The LORD blessed the Sabbathday…
  • 21. Exodus 20:11The LORD blessed the Sabbathday…
  • 22. 1521 waysto break theSabbath!
  • 23. Mark 2:27-28Then he said to them, “TheSabbath was made for man,not man for the Sabbath. So theSon of Man is Lord even of theSabbath.”
  • 24. The Sabbath was . . .1. Set-apart2. God-established3. Rest-oriented (God-focused)4. Not to be fudged!5. A gracious gift!6. Easily forgotten!
  • 25. Exodus 20:8Remember the Sabbath day bykeeping it holy.
  • 26. The Sabbath was . . .1. Set-apart2. God-established3. Rest-oriented (God-focused)4. Not to be fudged!5. A gracious gift!6. Easily forgotten!
  • 27. Are we to observethis Old TestamentSabbath?
  • 28. Nowhere in theNew Testament arewe commanded to observe the Old Testament Sabbath.
  • 29. Romans 14:5One person considers one daymore sacred than another;another considers every dayalike. Each of them should be fullyconvinced in their own mind.
  • 30. Colossians 2:16-17Therefore do not let anyone judgeyou by what you eat or drink, or withregard to a religious festival, a NewMoon celebration or a Sabbath day.These are a shadow of the thingsthat were to come; the reality,however, is found in Christ.
  • 31. Are we to observethis Old TestamentSabbath?No, but . . .
  • 32. The New Testament church did begin to observe Sunday as a day marked out from other days: a day to gather together for worship and instruction.
  • 33. Acts 20:7On the first day of the weekwe came together to break bread.Paul spoke to the people and,because he intended to leave thenext day, kept on talking untilmidnight.
  • 34. 1 Corinthians 16:1Now about the collection for Godspeople: Do what I told the Galatianchurches to do.
  • 35. 1 Corinthians 16:2On the first day of everyweek, each one of you shouldset aside a sum of money inkeeping with his income, saving itup, so that when I come nocollections will have to be made.
  • 36. Revelation 1:10On the Lord’s Day I was in theSpirit . . .
  • 37. Ignatius of Antioch (disciple of the Apostle John) In 114 AD he wrote thatChristians were to be“no longerliving for the Sabbath, but for the LORD’S DAY.”
  • 38. Can we, should weforget the wholeconcept of the OldTestament Sabbath?
  • 39. The Lord’s Day can become themost important day of our week, if we use it for our desperately needed R & R!
  • 40. Leviticus 23:3There are six days when you maywork, but the seventh day is a dayof sabbath rest, a day of sacredassembly.
  • 41. Q 103. “What is God’s will for you in the fourth commandment?”A. “. . . and that, especially onthe festive day of rest, Iregularly attend the assemblyof God’s people to learn whatGod’s Word teaches . . .”
  • 42. The Lord’s Day can become themost important day of our week, if we use it for our desperately needed R & R!
  • 43. Matthew 11:28Come to me, all you who areweary and burdened, and I willgive you rest.
  • 44. ‘11Rediscovering the Good News that We Dare Not Forget! Next Sunday – Honor in the Home! Lord’s Day Reading #39
  • 45. What’s keeping you back from delighting in the Lord’s Day and getting somedesperately needed rest & giving God the reverence he is due?