The Law Relative to Its Desecration
Works of Mercy and Necessity on the Sabbath
The Lord's Day
The Lord's Day Observed by the Disciples
1. Its Institution
Genesis 2:2-3 On the
seventh day God had finished his work of creation, so he rested from all
his work. 3 And God blessed the seventh day and declared it holy,
because it was the day when he rested from all his work of creation.
2. Its Observance
Exodus 20:8-10 “Remember
to observe the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. 9You have six days each
week for your ordinary work, 10 but the seventh day is a Sabbath day
of rest dedicated to the Lord your God. On that day no one in your household
may do any work. This includes you, your sons and daughters, your male and
female servants, your livestock, and any foreigners living among you.
Isaiah 58:13-14 “Keep
the Sabbath day holy. Don’t pursue your own interests on that
day, but enjoy the Sabbath and speak of it with delight as the Lord’s
holy day. Honor the Sabbath in everything you do on that day, and
don’t follow your own desires or talk idly. 14 Then the
Lord will be your delight. I will give you great honor and
satisfy you with the inheritance I promised to your ancestor Jacob. I,
the Lord, have spoken!”
Mark 6:2 The next
Sabbath he began teaching in the synagogue, and many who heard him were amazed.
They asked, “Where did he get all this wisdom and the power to perform such
Acts 13:44 The
following week almost the entire city turned out to hear them preach the word
of the Lord.
3. The Law Relative to Its
Exodus 35:2 You have
six days each week for your ordinary work, but the seventh day must be a
Sabbath day of complete rest, a holy day dedicated to the Lord. Anyone who
works on that day must be put to death.
4. Christ's Statement
Mark 2:27-28 Then
Jesus said to them, “The Sabbath was made to meet the needs of people, and
not people to meet the requirements of the Sabbath. 28 So the Son of
Man is Lord, even over the Sabbath!”
5. Works of Mercy and
Necessity on the Sabbath
Matthew 12:5 And
haven’t you read in the law of Moses that the priests on duty in the Temple may work on the
Mark 3:3-4 Jesus said
to the man with the deformed hand, “Come and stand in front of everyone.” 4 Then he turned to his
critics and asked, “Does the law permit good deeds on the Sabbath, or is
it a day for doing evil? Is this a day to save life or to destroy it?” But
they wouldn’t answer him.
6. The Lord's Day
Matthew 28:1 Early on Sunday morning, as the new day was
dawning, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went out to visit the tomb.
Matthew 28:5-6 Then
the angel spoke to the women. “Don’t be afraid!” he said. “I know you are
looking for Jesus, who was crucified. 6 He isn’t here! He is risen
from the dead, just as he said would happen. Come, see where his body was
John 20:19 That Sunday
evening the disciples were meeting behind locked doors because they were
afraid of the Jewish leaders. Suddenly, Jesus was standing there among
them! “Peace be with you,” he said.
Revelation 1:10 It was
the Lord’s Day, and I was worshiping in the Spirit. Suddenly, I heard behind me
a loud voice like a trumpet blast.
7. The Lord's Day Observed
by the Disciples
Acts 20:7 On the first
day of the week, we gathered with the local believers to share in the Lord’s
Supper. Paul was preaching to them, and since he was leaving the next
day, he kept talking until midnight.
1 Corinthians 16:1-2 Now
regarding your question about the money being collected for God’s people in Jerusalem. You should
follow the same procedure I gave to the churches in Galatia. 2 On the first
day of each week, you should each put aside a portion of the money you have
earned. Don’t wait until I get there and then try to collect it all at once.
is from the Dixon Analytical Bible
is from the New Living Bible courtesy of www.biblegateway.com
and modified by HKM 09/22/2011