Living 24/6 In A 24/7 World – Part 2

“LIVING 24/6 IN A 24/7 WORLD – Pt. II”

REVIEW/INTRO: Living 24/7 is living life non-stop. God created us to function best living 24/6 – observing Sabbath.

  1. The Sabbath started by God choosing to Sabbath (rest from all His work) after the 6 days of creation (Gen. 2:1-3).
  2. God gave the Sabbath to man to observe (Ex. 16:23-30).
  3. It was included in the 10 Commandments (Ex. 20:8-11).
  4. It continued to be observed in the rest of the O.T.
  5. Jesus observed the Sabbath, emphasizing the spirit of the Sabbath vs. the letter of the Sabbath (Mark 2:27-28).
  6. The early church observed the Sabbath (Acts 17:1-2; 18:4).

I. WHICH DAY IS THE SABBATH?

  1. In the O.T.: from sundown Friday to sundown Saturday.
  2. In the N.T.: Sunday to commemorate Jesus’ resurrection.
  3. Don’t judge one another regarding sabbaths (Col. 2:16-17).
  4. Develop your own convictions (Rom. 14:5, 10-13, 19, 22).

II. THE STOLEN SABBATH DAY.

  1. The Sabbath when I was growing up vs. today.
  2. Our culture has stolen the Sabbath from us and hardly anyone seems to have noticed or cares. Is that okay?
  3. Are there consequences (Gal. 6:7-8; Deut. 5:15)?
  4. Are you going to do anything about it? What?
  5. What example is your Sabbath setting for your children, and what impact will that have on them in the future?

III. HOW CAN WE PULL OFF 24/6 IN A 24/7 WORLD?

  1. Jesus is Lord of the Sabbath (Mark 2:28), so earnestly seek Him regarding how He wants you to observe it.
  2. Focus more on the spirit of the Sabbath than the letter of the law (Matt. 12:9-14).
  3. A person is more valuable than an animal, therefore it is not violating the Sabbath to minister to a person in need.
  4. Ministering to human need doesn’t violate the spirit of the Sabbath.

CONCLUSION: Is God wanting you in 2018 to learn to live 24/6 in a 24/7 world? Will you?