Preparation Day – the Other Forgotten Day
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Friday evenings always bring fond memories of Sabbaths at home when I was a kid. We always had our Friday rituals even though they changed from time to time. We would play family games, or go on drives when I was little. Later, I remember we would get all the chores and baths done and … [Click to read more …]

05: Christ and the Sabbath – Thought Starters
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[Thought questions for Christ and the Sabbath April 29, 2014] 1. Introduction. Do you know someone who keeps the first day (Sunday) the same way Adventists keep (or believe we should keep) the seventh day (Saturday) as the Sabbath? Have customs and traditions other than those concerning which the day of the week is Sabbath caused changes in Sabbath worship? … [Click to read more …]

Thursday: A New Creation
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Sabbath not only reminds us of God’s creative ability, but it points to His restorative promises. Indeed, with every healing of a person on the Sabbath, the promise of eternal restoration was powerfully reinforced. In its own unique way, the Sabbath provides a view that reaches back to earth’s earliest history and stretches forward to … [Click to read more …]

05: Christ and the Sabbath – Hit the Mark
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“The Sabbath was made for man, and not man for the Sabbath. Therefore the Son of Man is also Lord of the Sabbath.” Mark 2:27 To my fellow Seventh-day Adventists, defenders and champions of the Ten Commandments. Something seems to be wrong with our observance of the Sabbath. I know I am speaking to only … [Click to read more …]

Wednesday: A Time for Healing
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(Luke 13:16) When God created the world, He pronounced that everything was very good (Gen. 1:31), no doubt perfect in every way. However, with the advent of sin the creation has been corrupted with evil, an impact seen everywhere. Humans, though created in the image of God, became subject to sickness, deterioration, and death. We … [Click to read more …]

Ask the Author: Christ and the Sabbath
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Keith Burton Lesson 3

Did Christ really do away with the Sabbath? Check out this week’s Sabbath School lesson with author Dr. Keith Burton. [weaver_vimeo http://vimeo.com/92394934 autoplay=0 loop=0 portrait=1 start=0:10] You can view the same video on YouTube if you prefer. Amen!(7) … [Click to read more …]

Why Does it Matter Which Day We Keep?
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A while back, my community Bible study group that meets Wednesday mornings at my church decided to have a luncheon and invite some friends and neighbors. As we began to have lunch the next Wednesday, one of our guests asked me why we go to church on Saturday. I explained to her that since we … [Click to read more …]

05: Christ and the Sabbath – Lesson Plan
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Key Thought : Christ came to magnify the Sabbath as the symbol of Creation and of Redemption. [Lesson plan for Christ and the Sabbath April 28, 2014] 1. Have a volunteer read Exodus 20:8-11. a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is. b. Why does … [Click to read more …]

Tuesday: A Time for Enjoyment
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(Mark 2:27-28) Many who claim to keep the Sabbath do not always understand what Sabbath keeping entails. As did some of the Pharisees in Jesus’ time, people even today have imprisoned the Sabbath behind rigid walls of rules and regulations (while others have almost made it a day no different than any other). The Sabbath … [Click to read more …]

Sabbath – The Reminder of the Evidence
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Andrew Legall recommended this video, writing that “it changed my view of the Sabbath radically.” This conversation was recorded 30 years ago by the late Graham Maxwell, professor of New Testament studies at Loma Linda University, and Louis Venden of the PUC church. It is from a series of Friday evening programs called, “Conversations About God.” If … [Click to read more …]