“Messing Up the Sabbath!” (2 Corinthians 4:5-12, Mark 2:23-3:6)Rev. Dr. Marjorie E. Nunes, June 3, 2018
Part of the Sunday series, preached at a Sunday service
The Shabbat laws are quite complex, requiring careful study and a qualified teacher. It's often overwhelming and seems like an impossible number of restrictions. The Sabbath was intended to be a day for restful activities that complement a close relationship with God. Appreciating God’s creation in some easy, leisurely way, is an inspiring activity quite appropriate for a Christian to do on the Sabbath day. On the Sabbath day, the Christian should rest from working for a livelihood. The Sabbath is a time for a Christian to study God’s word and spend extra time in prayer and meditation. God commands His people to come together on the Sabbath day to fellowship and to hear His Word expounded. All these are what a Christian should do to observe the Sabbath. But instead…!
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