In the wake of a successful VBS (hence Bob’s wonderful attire) this week’s sermon see’s Bob returning to his theme of keeping the Sabbath – as commanded in Exodus 20:8 “Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy”; the fourth commandment from God.
As the Pharisees try to trap Jesus with their questions, Bob explores the laws that man had built up around this commandment. He then shows us how Jesus clarifies what it really means to keep the Sabbath holy; words we should all live by – always.
The full commandment in the NIV reads:
8 “Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. 9 Six days you shall labor and do all your work, 10 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 male or female servant, nor your animals, nor any foreigner residing in your towns. 11 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.