DATE: Sunday 25 June 2017
MESSAGE: Sabbath Day
SPEAKER: Bishop Emmanuel Bawa
MAIN SCRIPTURES: Col 2:16, Exodus 20:8, Acts 20:7, 1 Corinthians 16:2
Col 2:16 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.
Exodus 20:8 - 10 Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. Six days you shall and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the LORD your God.
For the Sabbath Day, other have said it has to be Saturday nor any other day.
So it has become subject of debate with other churches suggesting that those who meet on Saturday are lost.
Studying carefully the scriptures, the emphasis is not on a particular day but the Sabbath its self and its meaning.
The word Sabbath is also used to mean a sacred day, periods and years. In the Bible, there was what was called a Sabbatical year (50 years Jubilee) where you do not go to work.
Worship is not in a day
Colossians 2:16 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."
We take the day as a day of worship - as the day of worshiping the Lord
Jesus said, Sabbath was made for Man and Man was not made for Sabbath
Mark 2:27 "Then he said to them, "The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath Man should not be bound to a day for them to worship God."
The day is not important
- What is more important is the Spirit and Purpose of Sabbath Day, not the day itself.
Everyday is the day of the Lord
5.Sabbath is meant as:
- A day of rest and a Holy Day.
- You can work on 6 days, but there has to be day of rest
Hebrews 4:9 There remains, then, a Sabbath-rest for the people of God;
Eat well, so that you can work well in the Garden in the of life
Rest well and regain strength so that you can work again
Sleep well and so that you do not sleep during the time of work.
- It helps your body to regain strength (your body comes back together).
Socialize, so that you learn from others.
- It helps your physically and emotionally.
Exercise to keep yourself healthy and enjoy the life God has given you.