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Sabbath Rules

Jesus on Sabbath

Origin of Sabbath

Exodus and Deuteronomy
For in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but he rested on the seventh day. Therefore the LORD blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy.

Remember that you were slaves in Egypt and that the LORD your God brought you out of there with a mighty hand and an outstretched arm. Therefore the LORD your God has commanded you to observe the Sabbath day.

Principles of Sabbath

  1. Remembrance of God
  2. Harmony in Created Order
  3. Respect of Humanity

Christian Sabbath Options

  1. Sabbath = Saturday. Christians obligated to keep it.
  2. Sabbath = Sunday. Christians obligated to keep it now.
  3. Christians are free from Ceremonial observance, but there is wisdom in regarding the Lord’s Day as special

  1. Seventh-Day

  2. Sabbath Transfer

  3. The Lord’s Day

The Lord’s Day


Chris Benjamin

West-Ark Church of Christ, Fort Smith, AR
Evening Sermon, 21 October 2007

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