Summary: "Remember the sabbath day
Intro - 1st Commandment - Worship God only
2nd Commandment - Worship God correctly
3rd Commandment - Worship God sincerely
4th Commandment - Worship God regularly
1. GOD'S PROVISION OF THE DAY - v. 8 "Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy."
The sabbath is given as a day of:-
(a) Rest - v. 9 "Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work:"
Labour is commanded, commended, compensated but it is also confined - six days not seven
(b) Reflection - v. 8 "Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy." - i.e. reflect on:-
(1) God's Power v11 "For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it."
(2) God's Provision
(1) Spiritually - Why Sunday? - Day of
(b) His Commission - Matthew 18 (quickview)  v. 19 & 20 "Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.."
(d) His Celebration - worship services - Acts 20 (quickview)  v. 7 "And upon the first day of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread, Paul preached unto them, ready to depart on the morrow; and continued his speech until midnight."
1 Cor 16 v. 2 "Upon the first day of the week let every one of you lay by him in store, as God hath prospered him, that there be no gatherings when I come."
(2) Emotionally - A day to:-
Rest the body, Restore the soul, Renew the spirit, Rejoice in the soverign
(3) Physically - reflect and refocus - "Come unto me all ye the labour"
(4) God's Purpose - i.e. A time for the:-
26 For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do show the Lord's death till he come."
(b) Celebration of a reigning Lord - Philippians 2 (quickview)  v. 9 - 11 "Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father."