The Creator’s Rest

  I. The First Sabbath

  1. No evening and morning
  2. Not declared good, but Holy
  3. God Rested…

 

II. The Sabbath Command to God’s Covenant People Israel

  1. To rest and give thanks for Creation (Ex.20:8-11)
  2. To rest and give thanks for Redemption (Duet. 5:12-15)
  3. Sabbath Challenges in the time of Christ

III. Implications and Applications for Christians

A. Cultivate Holiness and avoid legalism.

B. Principles to consider

  1. The New Testament goes above and beyond the OT
  2. Rest and Remember
  3. Look ahead to a true Sabbath to come Heb. 4:9,10
  1. Enjoy the gathering of God’s People  Heb. 10:25
  1. By enjoying freedom from Labor (Physical)
  1. . By enjoying freedom from Works (Spiritual)