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The Sabbath - PART 2

Lesson No.

2

Oct 14, 2023

Subject: The Sabbath - PART 2

Scripture Reading: Hebrews 4: 1 – 11

Memory Verse: Exodus 20: 8


Objective: To heighten one’s awareness on the significance and observance of the Seventh Day Sabbath.


Introduction: The previous study highlighted the importance of the plans that must be made prior to the Seventh Day Sabbath to observe it in its entirety. The Sabbath, being included in God's Ten Commandments, is known to be the only point of controversy today. Let us NOT be misguided, God commanded that the Seventh day be observed as the Sabbath.


1. State the fourth commandment according to Exodus 20: 8. Is it still relevant today? Ezekiel 20: 19 – 20


2. When was the Sabbath instituted and what three things did God do at its introduction? Genesis 2: 1 – 3


3. Who was the Sabbath made for according to Mark 2: 27, and how are we instructed to observe it? Exodus 20: 9 – 10, Exodus 35: 1 – 3, Leviticus 23: 3, Deuteronomy 5: 12 – 14


4. What guidance is given to ensure the Sabbath is not violated? Isaiah 56: 1 – 7, Isaiah 58: 13, Jeremiah 17: 21 – 25; Are acts of good deeds in violation of the Sabbath? Matthew 12: 9 – 13


5. The Seventh Day Sabbath dates back to creation. How was it renewed and by whom? Exodus 31: 12 – 18


6. Through whom was the Sabbath preserved in Luke 4: 16, and how did Paul show the significance of its benefit? Acts 13: 14, 15 & 42, Acts 16: 13 – 15,Acts 17: 1 – 4, Acts 18: 4


7. State the result of forgetting the Sabbath as in Nehemiah’s time, and what measures were taken? Nehemiah 13: 15 – 22


8. How does the scripture contradict the misconception some have today about the Sabbath being irrelevant? Isaiah 66: 22 – 23. How was this made clear before Jesus' death? Matthew 5: 17


9. What conclusion can be made about the Sabbath in 2 Timothy 4: 3 – 4, and what is the reminder to believers in Hebrews 4: 4 & 9 – 11?


Conclusion: The Sabbath signifies a day of rest as stated in (Genesis 2: 2). It is the 7th Day of the week, and it commemorates God’s day of rest after He finished Creation. The Sabbath is a holyday in which God instructed us to rest from our daily labours to direct our thoughts, focus and actions towards Him in worship. Although it was physically given to Israel at Mount Sinai on tables of stone, God stated it should be observed from generation to generation, which includes us today. In addition to making the Sabbath a delight, we should acknowledge and comply with the other nine commandments.


Thought Provoking Question:

Are you only remembering the Sabbath but not keeping it holy?

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