by Ike Reighard

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Remember the Sabbath (4 of 10)
Series: The Demand of Command
Ike Reighard
Exodus 20
February 5, 1994


William Wilberforce was a member of the English Parliament in the early years of the nineteenth century. He was also a committed, outspoken Christian, especially concerning the political hot potato called slavery. He was the man who helped to pass the historic bill outlawing slavery. It took him 20 years to accomplish the task. His spiritual strength and moral courage were immense.

Wilberforce was then asked to serve on the Prime Minister's Cabinet. Wilberforce faced his greatest temptation. He called it "Risings of Ambition."

Wilberforce, though, had a system of checks and balances. "Sunday," he said, "brought the cure."

His daily journal -- "Blessed be to God for the day of rest and religious occupation wherein earthly things assume their true size. Ambition is stunted!

Workaholisiums -- Healthy Living
High Tech -- "Closing the loop."
**Fidelity Magellan -- Peter Lynch

I. Remember the Sabbath "Keep it holy."

**Sabbath -- to cease or to rest.

When something is holy, it is set aside. It is a withdrawal from the common. It is sacred.

**Keep in mind that the idea of a Sabbath came before Mount Sinai and the Perfect "10."
**Keep in mind these people were now Nomads on the run seeking to survive.

Where does the idea originate?

A. In creation.
God created everything in six days and on the seventh, He rested.
**Exodus 20:8-11 He reflected and was refreshed at His achievem ...

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