The Fourth Commandment: The Sabbath Day

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Exodus 20:8-11
[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 to the LORD your God. On it you shall not do any work, you, or your son, or your daughter, your male servant, or your female servant, or your livestock, or the sojourner who is within your gates. [11] For in six days the LORD made heaven and 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.

DEEP SHEET: Sermon Study Questions
1.   Where else have we seen the theme of holiness in Exodus? How does the Fourth Commandment fit into that context?
2.   Why do you think God introduced the commandment before Sinai (in chapter 16 with the manna)?
3.   What did God command Israel to do in the Fourth Commandment? What reason is given?
4.   How have you thought about this commandment up to this point? How have you applied it to your own life or family?
5.   How have some understood the Fourth Commandment to be binding on believers today? What New Testament evidence suggests that it is not?
6.   What were the five applications given at the end of the sermon? In what ways do they challenge you towards greater wisdom and faithfulness?

References: Exodus 3:5; 15:13; 19:6; 16:22-26; 23:12; 31:12-15; Genesis 2:2-3; Matthew 11:28-29; Hebrews 4:9-11; Colossians 2:16-17; Romans 14:5-7; Galatians 4:9-10; Hebrews 10:24-25; Mark 2:27.

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