One Day a Week (5 of 11) by Ken Trivette
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The Perfect Ten for a Whole Life (Ten Commandments)
1. The Sabbath and Our Week
A) The Sabbath and the Covenant
B) The Sabbath and the Christian
2. The Sabbath and Our Work
A) Man's Responsibility to Work
B) Man's Rest from Work
3. The Sabbath and Our Worship
A) The Weekly Assembling of the Saint
B) The Worshipping Attitude of the Saint
Eric Liddell of Scotland served God as a missionary in China, where he would die in an interment camp in 1945. Several years ago his name became known through the movie Chariots of Fire. The movie is built around the 1924 Olympics and Liddell's refusal to run on Sunday. He was the British record holder for the 100-meters and when he discovered that the 100-meters race was scheduled to run on Sunday, he quietly, but firmly stated he would not run. He was criticized by his teammates, and even questioned by his country's leaders. Yet, nothing or no one could persuade him to run on Sunday. To solve the dilemma, a teammate ran the 100-meters on Sunday and he ran the 400-meters during a weekday. Many felt that he had no chance at winning the 400-meter race, but not only did he win, he broke a world-record in the process. Just before he ran, someone handed him a note that read, "Them that honor Me, I will honor." 1 Samuel 2:30.
For Eric Liddell, running on Sunday would have broken the fourth commandment. What would you have done if you had been faced with such a choice? I must ask myself the same question. Would we have run, or like Eric Liddell, refused to run because we felt it would have violated God's command?
William Gladstone said, "Tell me what the young men of England are doing on Sunday, and I will tell what the future of England will be."
The noted agnostic Voltaire said, "I can never hope to destroy Christianity until I first destroy the Christian Sabbath."
More than 100 years ago D.L. Moody said, "There has been an ...
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