The Day of Rest

W.J. Seaton

The remembrance that the people of God will one day be in heaven with God is a remembrance that should often be brought to mind as we still live on this earth. After the Lord God had made the heavens and the earth and all things that they contain in six days, we are told that He then, “rested on the seventh day.” (Genesis 2:2). Not only did God rest on the seventh day, but He “declared” the fact, so to speak, for, we read in the next verse that “blessed” and “sanctified” that seventh day of rest.

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By | August 10th, 2017|Christian Life, Herald, The Lord's Day|

Keeping the Lord’s Day for Profit

Dr. Joey Pipa

One of the great mistakes Christians make with regards to the Christian Sabbath is viewing it as a prison or hindrance. In fact, God has given it to us to bless us. In Isaiah 58:14, God promises three things in connection with the faithful observance of His day: increased delight in Him, spiritual victory, and great delight in what we have in Christ Jesus.

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By | July 1st, 2016|Herald, The Lord's Day|

The Lord’s Day: Established at Creation

arthurwpinkArthur W. Pink

This passage records the institution of the Sabbath.1 Lest any should wish to cavil2 because the word sabbath is not found in Genesis 2:2-3, we call attention to the fact that in Exodus 20:11 Jehovah Himself expressly terms that first “seventh day” the “sabbath day”: “For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed3 it.”

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By | November 7th, 2015|Herald, The Lord's Day|

Remember the Lord’s Day (3)

9541014Dr. Peter Masters

Proceeding to John 20.1 we find guidance on whether the Christian sabbath should be the seventh day or the first day of the week. The answer of all but a very small minority of Christians down the centuries has been – the first day. The authority for this is the example of the church of the New Testament, which was no doubt commanded by God, through the apostles. The special day for Christians was distinguished from the Jewish sabbath, and set on the day of Christ’s resurrection.

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By | October 14th, 2015|Christian Life, Herald, Law, The Lord's Day|

Remember the Lord’s Day (2)

94910142015Dr. Peter Masters

One of the effects of the Jewish sabbath was its witness to the pagan world. We may imagine how the nations surrounding Israel reacted on seeing them observe the sabbath. In an age when most people were farmers, they knew the difficulties of organising routines so that all work could be stopped for one day every week.

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By | October 13th, 2015|Christian Life, Herald, Law, The Lord's Day|

Remember the Lord’s Day (1)

calendarDr. Peter Masters

Why was the sabbath day instituted by the Lord, and does it continue now as the Lord’s Day? If so, in what way has it changed with the coming of Christ? How should it be kept? Is it true there was a conflict of views about the continuation of the sabbath between the early and later Reformers?

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By | October 12th, 2015|Christian Life, Herald, Law, The Lord's Day|