Prayers Of Approach To Sabbath Worship

And what does the Lord require of you but to do what is right to other people, to show constant love, and to walk in humble fellowship with God. Micah 6:8 b On this Sabbath prepare your heart, mind and soul for worship with these simple prayers: Lord, empty me of this world. Lord, fix […]

The Sabbath Is A Gift From God

God has much to say about the Sabbath. He included it in His top ten list. Here He speaks through His prophet Isaiah: “Keep the Sabbath day holy. Don’t pursue your own interests on that day, but enjoy the Sabbath and speak of it with delight as the Lord’s holy day. Honor the Sabbath in […]

Do You Need God’s Sabbath?

If you believe you can be your own God, that your rights come from man or government, then move along, there is nothing to see here. If, on the other hand, you glimpse even a flash of the majesty of our Creator, or if you think there must be more than this, some meaning and […]

This Is The Day The Lord Hath Made

Remember the Sabbath day, and keep it holy. For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but rested the seventh day; therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and consecrated it. Exodus 20:8, 11 NRSV As with all God’s laws, the fourth commandment is intended […]

Shabbat Shalom

Observe the Sabbath day by keeping it holy, as the Lord your God has commanded you. You have six days each week for your ordinary work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath day of rest dedicated to the Lord your God. Deutronomy 5:12-14 NLT We do not rest on the Sabbath so we can […]

To Will One Thing*

On this Sabbath, let us pray: Father in Heaven, what are we without You?What is all that we know, vast accumulation though it be,but a chipped fragment if we do not know You?What is all our striving,even if it could encompass a world,but a half-finished work if we do not know You?You, the One who […]

The Symphony Of Corporate Worship

When you enter into church on Sabbath, the issue is what you contribute to the symphony for God. Paraphrase, Ecclesiastes 5:1-2 Or, if you prefer: Walk prudently when you go to the house of God; and draw near to hear rather than to give the sacrifice of fools, for they do not know that they […]

Shabbat Shalom

Sabbath shalom is a familiar Hebrew Sabbath greeting. Shalom, originating in the Old Testament, is defined as a state of  wholeness, well-being, and security embodying both the physical and spiritual, and relating not only to the individual, but also to entire communities and relationships among persons. The New Testament Greek word for shalom is eirene.  […]

The Lord’s Day

There are two key differences between the Jewish Sabbath and the Christian Sabbath. The first is obvious. Shabbat, the Jewish Sabbath, is celebrated on Saturday, the seventh day of the week. The Christian Sabbath, The Lord’s Day, is celebrated on the first day of the week. The second key difference is that Shabbat is about […]