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T9847A Sabbath Keeping

Eventually we are confronted with the question, which day is our day of worship? We believe that our worship is to do His Work in Spirit and in Truth, rather than focusing on a particular day of the week. If you are a Sabbath keeper, fine. But I hope that you are not doing it because your salvation is hinged upon what day of the week you are going to sit down and do nothing!

God created the heavens and the earth in six days and on the seventh day He rested. Yet, at John 5:16-17, Jesus claims God is still working: "For this reason the Jews persecuted Jesus and sought to kill him because he had done these things on the sabbath. But Jesus answered them, My Father has been working until now, and I have been working."

God does not sleep on the Sabbath. He is still working. When Jesus heals on the Sabbath, He is doing God's work. God's work is not limited to a five or six day work week. We are no longer bound to a cyclic seven-day week. God's work continues whenever there are souls in need.

One greater than the Sabbath is here! Yes, sending Jesus as flesh and blood to earth was a greater work than creation! In six days God created the heavens and the earth. On the seventh day He rested. And on the Eighth Day Jesus Christ appeared upon the earth: "This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased, hear ye him," (Matthew 17:5). If we recognize and obey Jesus, we will have recognized and obeyed God. This is the true worship of the Father.