How should I spend the Lord’s Day, that Festive Day of Rest?

In defining the gift of the Christian Sabbath, I think the Heidelberg Catechism strikes a lovely balance of creating anticipation, expectation and freedom about this day which the Lord of the Sabbath made for man without the restrictiveness of creating rules and policy. The question is asked: What is God’s will for you in theContinue reading “How should I spend the Lord’s Day, that Festive Day of Rest?”

The Christian Sabbath IV: A Gift

I have bemoaned that most of the teaching I have heard on the Sabbath has been unsatisfying to me because it is either viewed as a policy with a list of joyless regulations or as an old-fashioned obsolete shadow of the past. The sabbath policy people imply that God loves the Sabbath and created manContinue reading “The Christian Sabbath IV: A Gift”

The First Day of the Week: Christian Sabbath Part III

B.B. Warfield nicely captures the first century transition from Jewish Sabbath observing on Saturdays to the Christian observance of the Lord’s Day on Sundays. His words follow… Our Lord, too, following the example of his Father, when he had finished the work which it had been given him to do, rested on the Sabbath—in theContinue reading “The First Day of the Week: Christian Sabbath Part III”