Recent Posts



Contact Us


There have been many sermons around this important subject. We probably all have our thoughts about the Sabbath. I would say that the Sabbath is a time of worship as well as rest. However, I ask that you read today’s Scripture lesson, then ask the Holy Spirit for guidance on finding your own definition of the Sabbath. In Mark 2:27, we find these words:

“Then Jesus said to them, ‘The Sabbath was made to meet the needs of people, and not people to meet the requirements of the Sabbath.’”

 The Pharisees had been accusing Jesus’ disciples of breaking the laws by picking and eating grain on the Sabbath.  In response, Jesus pointed out that David broke the law by eating the sacred loaves of bread that only the priests were allowed to eat, which was viewed as a more severe violation (verses 25 and 26).  Jesus also pointed out that the priests worked on the Sabbath because they received the burnt offerings of the people (Numbers 28:9). Jesus valued people more so than the day. Sometimes we place more emphasis on the day rather than the people, on the building rather than the people, on tradition rather than the people, or on the law rather than the people. Read also what the Master says in verse 28: “Therefore the Son of man is Lord also of the Sabbath.” This is powerful teaching by the Master.  The Sabbath does not simply have to be on Sunday. It could very well be on Saturday or Monday. What is really important is that we know the Lord of the Sabbath, and that we honor Him, for everyday is a blessing from the Lord.