What does the Bible say about the Sabbath?
What day is the Sabbath? Exodus 20:10 says, "But the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord your God."
Who made the Sabbath? It's in the Bible, Genesis 2:1-2, NIV. "By the seventh day God had finished the work He had been doing; so on the seventh day He rested from all His work. And God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it He rested from all the work of creating that He had done."
Why should Christians keep the Sabbath?
What is the reason for keeping the Sabbath day holy? It is the memorial of creation. It's in the Bible, Exodus 20:11, NIV. "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."
For whom did Christ say the Sabbath was made? It's in the Bible, Mark 2:27, NIV. "Then He said to them, 'The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath.'"
What does the fourth commandment require? It's in the Bible, Exodus 20:8-10, NIV. "Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the Lord your God. On it you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your manservant or maidservant, nor your animals, nor the alien within your gates."
Is the Sabbath a sign between God and His people?
What has God designated as a sign between Himself and His people? It's in the Bible, Ezekiel 20:20, NIV. "Keep My Sabbaths holy, that they may be a sign between us. Then you will know that I am the Lord your God."
Sabbath as a sign of sanctification
The Sabbath is also a sign of sanctification. It's in the Bible, Ezekiel 20:12, RSV. "Moreover I gave them my Sabbaths, as a sign between Me and them, that they might know that I the Lord sanctify them."
Will Sabbath be kept in heaven?
In the new heaven and earth, how often will the redeemed worship the Lord? It's in the Bible, Isaiah 66:22-23, NIV. "'As the new heavens and the new earth that I make will endure before Me,' declares the Lord, 'so will your name and descendants endure. From one New Moon to another and from one Sabbath to another, all mankind will come and bow down before Me,' says the Lord."
How did Jesus keep the Sabbath on earth?
While Christ was on earth, did He keep the Sabbath? It's in the Bible, Luke 4:16, TLB. "When He came to the village of Nazareth, His boyhood home, He went as usual to the synagogue on Saturday, and stood up to read the Scriptures."
What day immediately precedes the first day of the week? It's in the Bible, Matthew 28:1, NIV. "After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb."
After the crucifixion, what day was kept by the women who followed Jesus? It's in the Bible, Luke 23:56, NIV. "Then they went home and prepared spices and perfumes. But they rested on the Sabbath in obedience to the commandment."
What was Paul's custom concerning the Sabbath? It's in the Bible, Acts 17:2, NIV. "As his custom was, Paul went into the synagogue, and on three Sabbath days he reasoned with them from the Scriptures."
Was the Sabbath nailed to the cross?
What did Christ say about the law of God of which the Sabbath commandment is a part? It's in the Bible, Matthew 5:17-19, NIV. "Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. I tell you the truth, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished. Anyone who breaks one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do the same will be called least in the kingdom of heaven."
What kind of worship does the Savior call that which is not according to God's commandments? It's in the Bible, Matthew 15:9, NIV. "They worship Me in vain; their teachings are but rules taught by men."
What are the characteristics of God's people at the end of time? It's in the Bible, Revelation 14:12, NIV. "This calls for patient endurance on the part of the saints who obey God's commandments and remain faithful to Jesus."