“The Sabbath was made for man” (Mar_2:27) so that he could have rest and a time for worship and joy.
Today is Saturday, January 24th; where did the time go? It’s our day to go and worship at our Saturday night service. We also have a service on Sunday. Now which day is our Sabbath? Saturday night services at our church is the biggest service and our Senior Pastor Duane Sheriff speaks in person. Sunday service is on the big screen which shows Pastor Sheriff speaking at the home church in Durant, Okla. The catch is he preaches the same sermon.
As a kid Sunday was Sabbath and we had Sunday School, than main worship and in the evening we had another service. With alittle luck we had fried chicken and the entire afternoon to play or take a nap. I noticed most of the nap takers were adults. There was no such thing as Saturday night services. We did have a Wednesday prayer meeting and we still have that in today’s church.
I think probably churches today have all these different times and services to please their congregation. People seem to want their cake and french fries and perhaps that’s ok. If the Sabbath was made for man so he could have rest and a time for worship and joy I guess it should be their choice as to the day they call Sabbath.
For me I work every Sat and stop just in time to go to church Sat evening. I don’t think that qualifies as Sabbath. Sunday is still my Sabbath but I’m not bound to go to church on Sunday morning. Some Sundays we have Care Group; some we don’t. The Bible says we should honor God, Family, and Church in that order.
In the end if the Cowboy games were all started at 3PM on Sundays it would make the joy part easy. To us it doesn’t matter because we can record it and play the game later. The facts are we all have to much on our plate. The truth is we all need to establish our personal Sabbath and rest , and have time for worship and joy. To this day I find lots of joy in my assembly with others. How’s that work for you?