How to Keep the Sabbath


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Lesson title: How to Keep the Sabbath

  1. Initial Bible story
    1. Luke 6:6-11
      1. What was the controversy about?
      2. What was Jesus’ purpose in healing this man?
  2. Examples of controversial activities
    1. Make a list of activities that are often controversial when done on the Sabbath, whether you believe them to be problematic or not.
    2. Make a list of common rules for Sabbath observance, whether you agree with them or not.
  3. Bible study on key principles
    1. Study the following passages
      1. Group 1
        1. Exodus 20:8-11
        2. Mark 2:23-28 (Jesus is Lord of the Sabbath)
        3. Nehemiah 13:15-22 (references Jeremiah 17:19-27) (Doing business on Sabbath)
        4. Luke 13:10-17 (mercy on the Sabbath)
      2. Group 2
        1. Leviticus 23:3 (Sabbath is a convocation–meet together)
        2. Isaiah 58:13, 14 (cf. the rest of the chapter) (Sabbath is a delight)
        3. Luke 14:3 (healing on the Sabbath)
    2. For each passage:
      1. What principle(s) for sabbath keeping do we find in this passage?
  4. Now:
    1. What principles for Sabbath observance have emerged from our study?
    2. Can we look through our list and categorize the items as:
      1. Definitely OK
      2. Definitely not OK
      3. Up to individual conscience
    3. How should we distinguish between how we keep the Sabbath ourselves and how we tell others it should be kept?