Prepared by William Earnhardt, for Sabbath September 4, 2021.
Main Theme: The Sabbath is a sign that God created and redeemed by from sin by His own works. Therefore instead of being saved by works we rest our faith In God’s amazing grace.
Study: What is different about the way people were created that sets us apart from the rest of creation? Why is this important?
Apply: What responsibility do we have to the rest of creation?
Share: A friend comments that while God created us in His image it seems that man has been trying to create God in man’s image. Is this true? If so how has man tried to create God in man’s image? What do you share with your friend?
Read Together Romans 6:1-7. Identify the main theme of this passage.
Study: What exactly are we saved from? The penalty of sin? The power of sin? Both?
Apply: How has God saved you from sin? How has your life changed after conversion?
Share: Your friend doesn’t think he will ever get complete victory over drugs in this lifetime. What words or more importantly Scripture can you share with your friend to encourage her? Hints: Ephesians 3:19-20, Titus 2:11-14.
Read Together Exodus 31:13. Identify the main theme of this passage.
Study: What is the Sabbath a sign of? We are no more capable of making ourselves holy than we are making a day holy? What does this passage tell us about Who it is who makes us holy and sanctified?
Apply: How does observing the Sabbath demonstrate your total faith in God’s redeeming power?
Read Together Isaiah 58:12-14. Define the main idea of this passage.
Study: How is the Sabbath a delight?
Apply: How can we delight in the Sabbath without doing our own pleasures? Could it be possible that even in church on Sabbath we are just doing our own pleasures? Especially if we are just debating theology with our best friends and ignoring visitors and strangers? What does the whole chapter of Isaiah 58 say about this?
Share: How can we share true meaning of Sabbath rest with unbelievers?
But don’t just listen to God’s word. You must do what it says. Otherwise, you are only fooling yourselves. James 1:22 NLT