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I will honor the Lord’s day.
Exodus 20:8-11 NIV
"Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a sabbath to the lord your God. On it you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your male or female servant, nor your animals, nor any foreigner residing in your towns. For in six days the lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but he rested on the seventh day. Therefore the lord blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy.
“God has not bowed to our nervous haste nor embraced the methods of our machine age. The man who would know God must give time to Him.”
Isaiah 40:20 NIV
A person too poor to present such an offering selects wood that will not rot; they look for a skilled worker to set up an idol that will not topple.
Jeremiah 17:21-27 NIV
This is what the lord says: Be careful not to carry a load on the Sabbath day or bring it through the gates of Jerusalem. Do not bring a load out of your houses or do any work on the Sabbath, but keep the Sabbath day holy, as I commanded your ancestors. Yet they did not listen or pay attention; they were stiff-necked and would not listen or respond to discipline. But if you are careful to obey me, declares the lord, and bring no load through the gates of this city on the Sabbath, but keep the Sabbath day holy by not doing any work on it, then kings who sit on David's throne will come through the gates of this city with their officials. They and their officials will come riding in chariots and on horses, accompanied by the men of Judah and those living in Jerusalem, and this city will be inhabited forever. People will come from the towns of Judah and the villages around Jerusalem, from the territory of Benjamin and the western foothills, from the hill country and the Negev, bringing burnt offerings and sacrifices, grain offerings and incense, and bringing thank offerings to the house of the lord. But if you do not obey me to keep the Sabbath day holy by not carrying any load as you come through the gates of Jerusalem on the Sabbath day, then I will kindle an unquenchable fire in the gates of Jerusalem that will consume her fortresses.'"
Nehemiah 13:15-18 NIV
In those days I saw people in Judah treading winepresses on the Sabbath and bringing in grain and loading it on donkeys, together with wine, grapes, figs and all other kinds of loads. And they were bringing all this into Jerusalem on the Sabbath. Therefore I warned them against selling food on that day. People from Tyre who lived in Jerusalem were bringing in fish and all kinds of merchandise and selling them in Jerusalem on the Sabbath to the people of Judah. I rebuked the nobles of Judah and said to them, "What is this wicked thing you are doing—desecrating the Sabbath day? Didn't your ancestors do the same things, so that our God brought all this calamity on us and on this city? Now you are stirring up more wrath against Israel by desecrating the Sabbath."
Mark 2:23-28 NIV
One Sabbath Jesus was going through the grainfields, and as his disciples walked along, they began to pick some heads of grain. The Pharisees said to him, "Look, why are they doing what is unlawful on the Sabbath?" He answered, "Have you never read what David did when he and his companions were hungry and in need? In the days of Abiathar the high priest, he entered the house of God and ate the consecrated bread, which is lawful only for priests to eat. And he also gave some to his companions." Then he said to them, "The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath. So the Son of Man is Lord even of the Sabbath."
Matthew 5:17 NIV
"Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them.
D.A. Carson, From Sabbath to Lord’s Day
“Everyone, including Jesus (Mark 6:31) would agree that human beings need rest; but that observation must not be used to introduce the notion that the mosaic Sabbath was therefore “moral” law, unless one is prepared on similar grounds to draw the same conclusion from all demonstrably useful laws in the OT.”
Colossians 2:15-17 NIV
And having disarmed the powers and authorities, he made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross. Therefore do not let anyone judge you by what you eat or drink, or with regard to a religious festival, a New Moon celebration or a Sabbath day. These are a shadow of the things that were to come; the reality, however, is found in Christ.
8 Reasons We Rest On Sunday:
1. Jesus rose from the dead on the first day of the week – fulfilling the law and bringing life to all. | 2. Jesus met with the disciples on the first day of the week following his resurrection. | 3. Jesus commissioned the disciples on the first day of the week (Jn. 20:21). | 4. The Holy Spirit was given to the disciples on the first day of the week at that same meeting. | 5. The day of the Pentecost was on a Sunday when the first church was born. | 6. The early church met regularly for worship on the first day of the week (Acts 20:7). | 7. The apostle Paul told the believers to set aside their tithes and offerings on the first day of the week. (1 Corinthians. 16:2) | 8. The apostle John recognizes “the Lord’s Day” in Revelation 1:10 as the day on which he received his vision of heaven and the end times.
Hebrews 10:25 NIV
not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.
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