by Jesse Hendley

Sermon By Dr. Jesse M. Hendley
October 11, 1907---November 30, 1994

Colonial Hills Baptist Church
East Point, Ga.
March 1947

Do you keep it? The other day a business man who is a
real Christian came to me and said," I wish you would
go see my employer. He thinks it is all right to work
on Sunday to carry on business." I asked him to have
the man come and talk to the at the close of one of
our meetings, that I would be happy, in Christian
love, to sit down and consider the matter of "Sunday."
A few nights later, he came up and introduced me to
the man and we sat down to talk about the matter in
Christian love. He turned to Romans 14 and said, "One
man esteemeth one day above another, another man
esteemeth everyday alike. Let every man be fully
persuaded in his own mind." He thought that all days
were just exactly alike and he carried on worldly
business on Sunday also.

Now the question before us is this: Is Sunday any
different from any other day to a Christian? Let us
go to the Word of God. In Isaiah 8:20 we read. "To
the law and the testimony, if they speak not according
to this word, it is because there is no light in
them." The Word of God settles everything for the
child of God. Now what does the Word of God say about
Sunday and our manner of keeping it? What does the
word of God say about our attitude toward it?

Our first reference is John the twentieth chapter,
verse 19. "The same day at evening, being the first
day of the week when the disciples were assembled for
fear of the Jews, came Jesus and stood in the midst of
the doors being shut and saith unto them, Peace be
unto you. And when He had so said, He showed them His
hands and His side. Then were the disciples glad when
they saw the Lord. Then said Jesus to them again,
Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent me, even so
send I you." Notice this is the first day of the
week, Jesus in one of H ...

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