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Walk Thru The Word Gen 2: 1-3

1Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. 2And on the seventh day God finished his work that he had done, and he rested on the seventh day from all his work that he had done. 3So God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it God rested from all his work that he had done in creation.

Ex 20: 8–11 8“Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. 9Six days you shall labor, and do all your work, 10but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the LORD your God. On it you shall not do any work, you, or your son, or your daughter, your male servant, or your female servant, or your livestock, or the sojourner who is within your gates. 11For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested on the seventh day. Therefore the LORD blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy.

Command 5 =, Honor your mother and father comes next – as children need to honor their parents who want to take them to church.

Ex 31: 12-14 – 12And the LORD said to Moses, 13“You are to speak to the people of Israel and say, ‘Above all you shall keep my Sabbaths, for this is a sign between me and you throughout your generations, that you may know that I, the LORD, sanctify (purify, consecrate and make you holy in my sight) you. 14You shall keep the Sabbath, because it is holy for you. Everyone who profanes it shall be put to death. Whoever does any work on it, that soul shall be cut off from among his people.

Ex 31: 15-17 – 15Six days shall work be done, but the seventh day is a Sabbath of solemn rest, holy to the LORD. Whoever does any work on the Sabbath day shall be put to death. 16Therefore the people of Israel shall keep the Sabbath, observing the Sabbath throughout their generations, as a covenant forever.

17It is a sign forever between me and the people of Israel that in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, and on the seventh day he rested and was refreshed.’”

Regarding manna, Exodus 16: 26 says, “Six days you shall gather it, but on the seventh day, which is a Sabbath, there will be none” (for you to work & gather).   All These Verses Prohibit WORKING on the Sabbath – To Communicate “Works” contribute nothing to our salvation!

Leviticus 26:43 (ESV) But the land shall be abandoned by them and enjoy its Sabbaths while it lies desolate without them, and they shall make amends for their iniquity, because they spurned my rules and their soul abhorred my statutes. Leviticus 26:43 KJV The land also shall be left of them, and shall enjoy her Sabbaths, while she lieth desolate without them: and they shall accept of the punishment of their iniquity: because, even because they despised my judgments, and because their soul abhorred my statutes.

MESSAGE MAP: GENESIS 1: 1-31 & PSALM 8 We Reflect The Sabbath By Resting Right

1) The Sabbath That Celebrates Creation Christ Practiced Serving God On The Sabbath. Luke 4:16, & 13:10, Mk 1:21, 3:1,

2) The Sabbath Was Made To Serve Man – As Serving People Has Precedence Over Practicing Ceremony.

3) Jesus Asserted His Lordship Over The Sabbath.

4) True Disciples Serve God from an Attitude of Gratitude in Sabbath Rest (Heb 4: 9)

Christ OBSERVED (fulfilled or complied with) going to Synagogue on the Sabbath.

Christ SERVED God on the Sabbath, Christ served God within the life-affirming and life-giving Holy Spirit’s power on the Sabbath

”The Sabbath Was Made To SERVE Man. Christ Resisted those who added man-made “Religious” RULES for The Sabbath.

1) Matt 12:1-8

2) Mark 2: 23-26

3) Luke 6:1-4

Walk Thru Word:

Christ Is Lord of the Sabbath and the People God Loves Have Precedence over Ceremonial Commands that were designed to point people to Christ as explained in Matt 12:1-8,

1At that time Jesus went through the grain fields on the Sabbath. His disciples were hungry, and they began to pluck heads of grain and to eat. 2But when the Pharisees saw it, they said to him, “Look, your disciples are doing what is not lawful to do on the Sabbath.” 3He said to them, “Have you not read what David did when he was hungry, and those who were with him: 4how he entered the house of God and ate the bread of the Presence, which it was not lawful for him to eat nor for those who were with him, but only for the priests?

Christ Defended Disciples who dined on The Sabbath Matt 12:1-8, Mark 2: 23-26, Luke 6:1- 4

5Or have you not read in the Law how on the Sabbath the priests in the temple profane the Sabbath and are guiltless? 6I tell you, something greater than the temple is here. 7And if you had known what this means, ‘I desire mercy, and not sacrifice,’ you would not have condemned the guiltless. 8For the Son of Man is lord of the Sabbath.”

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The Sabbath-Rest is not about rules to RESTRICT man.

On the Sabbath people have precedence over ceremony

1 Peter 2:5 & 9 5you yourselves like living stones are being built up as a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. 9But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellences of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.

Our role as BELIEVER-priests is to serve Christ, from a proper perspective on the rest that Grace provides, which is that our service honors what God has done through the Cross. We are in no means ritualistically “working” add anything to the salvation Work God did through Christ on the Cross. Thinking we do so profanes the Sabbath-rest of salvation, God has provided through Christ.

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