THE CHRISTIAN SABBATH
1] For whom did Christ say the Sabbath was made?
2] When was the Sabbath made?
Genesis 2: 1-3
3] Which day only did the Lord bless, hallow and sanctify?
4] Of what law is the Sabbath a part?
Exodus 20: 3-17
5] Has this law ever been changed or abrogated by God:
Matthew 5:17-18; Romans 3: 31
6] Did Abraham know about this law?
Genesis 26: 5
7] What evidence is there that Israel knew about the Sabbath at least one month before they came to Mount Sinai when it was reiterated and given in written form? Exodus 16: 4, 23, 28 & 29
8] Was the Sabbath given only to the Jews?
Isaiah 56: 6-7; Mark 2:27
9] Did Christ keep the Sabbath?
Luke 4: 16, 31
10] Did the believers in Jesus’ day keep the Sabbath after His death
Luke 23: 56.
11] Did Christ recognise the sanctity of the Sabbath after His death and resurrection? Matthew 24:20
12. When was Jerusalem destroyed?
Answer: A.D. 70. Note: This proves that Christ was concerned about His disciples keeping the Sabbath holy at least up until 70 A.D.
13] What was Paul’s practice on the Sabbath?
Acts 17: 2; 18: 4
14] When Paul and Silas came to Phillippi, what did they do on the Sabbath day?
Acts 6: 12-13
15] When the Jews at Antioch rejected the gospel, on what day did the Gentiles ask Paul to come and preach to them?
16] What kind of response did the Apostles receive the next Sabbath:
17] Is there a Sabbath rest still for God’s people?
Hebrews 4: 9-10
18] When we cease from our own works as God did from His (Hebrews 4:4), on what day should we do this? (Hebrews 4: 10). Note: This scripture speaks of spiritual rest as well as physical rest. Notice the word “also” in verse 10. Spiritual rest is rest from our sins. God did not rest from His sins. He rested from His creative work, not because He needed rest but to leave us an example (see Matthew 3:15; I Peter 2: 21; Hebrews 4:9).
19] Since the Sabbath is a part of the Law of God, can we disregard it’s claim and still be without fault and guiltless?
James 2: 10-12; Philippians 2: 15-16
20] How should we keep the Sabbath?
Isaiah 58: 13; Luke 4:16; Acts 17: 2