by Rick White

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Not on Sunday, You're Not! (4 of 10)
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Rick White
Exodus 20:8-11

Message Truth: We are to observe the Sabbath and keep it holy because all time is important and holy to the Lord. Today we are going to discover what it means to keep the Sabbath holy as a believer.

Exod. 20:8 "Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. 9 "Six days you shall labor and do all your work, 10 but the seventh day is a Sabbath of the LORD your God; {in it} you shall not do any work, you or your son or your daughter, your male or your female servant or your cattle or your sojourner who stays with you. 11 "For in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, the sea and all that is in them, and rested on the seventh day; therefore the LORD blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy.

Introduction: Many of us can probably remember personal rebukes for some activity for which we were involved in on Sunday afternoon as a child. We were told that it was forbidden because it was the Lord's Day or the Sabbath and we were to keep it holy. I have heard the expression, 'not on Sunday, you're not", more than once in my life. On one occasion I ruined a new suit of clothes riding a motorcycle home from church with a friend. I do believe I broke a commandment, perhaps several, but I don't think it was the fourth commandment.

Just a few months ago the national news media carried multiple stories about several families in Florida who woke up one morning, looked out their window and found that the ground in front of their building had collapsed into a sinkhole. As the pit got deeper and deeper, pavement, sidewalks, lawn furniture, and even cars went tumbling in. Sinkholes form when drought causes underground streams to dry up. Without its underlying support, the ground at the surface collapses. A person who neglects his inner life may experience this sinkhole syndrome when a hectic apace and incessant pressure makes they feel that the world is cav ...

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