Who Changed the Sabbath day from Saturday to Sunday?


Dec 13, 2017
Pharisees didn't like Jesus healing on the sabbath... although Jesus told them that the sabbath was made for man.

Sabbath is a command of God... to not work seven days a week.

To take a day off. Relax rest.

Paul and first christians came together to break bread and preach the first day of the week.

If you want to be like pharisees you do that on the last day of the week that is the sabbath.


Dec 27, 2017
How can I tell my family and friends about the Sabbath, if they don’t want to hear?

“At this time a living testimony is to be borne in the lives of God’s professed people, so that the world may see that in this age, when evil reigns on every side, there is yet a people who are laying aside their will and are seeking to do God’s will—a people in whose hearts and lives God’s law is written.

“God expects those who bear the name of Christ to represent Him. Their thoughts are to be pure, their words noble and uplifting. The religion of Christ is to be interwoven with all that they do and say. They are to be a sanctified, purified, holy people, communicating light to all with whom they come in contact. It is His purpose that by exemplifying the truth in their lives they shall be a praise in the earth. The grace of Christ is sufficient to bring this about. But let God’s people remember that only as they believe and work out the principles of the gospel can they fulfill His purpose. Only as they yield their God-given capabilities to His service will they enjoy the fullness and the power of the promise whereon the church has been called to stand. …

“God desires His people to show by their lives the advantage of Christianity over worldliness; to show that they are working on a high, holy plane. … He longs to make them channels through which He can pour His boundless love and mercy.” Lift Him Up, 189

“Those who study the word of God, and day by day receive instruction from Christ, bear the stamp of heaven’s principles. A high, holy influence goes forth from them. A helpful atmosphere surrounds their souls. The pure, holy, elevated principles that they follow enable them to bear a living testimony to the power of divine grace. …

“… By seeing their good works, others are led to glorify the Father who is above; for it is made manifest that there is a God on the throne of the universe whose character is worthy of praise and imitation. …

“The world watches to see what fruit is borne by professed Christians.” The Review and Herald, July 27, 1905

“God enjoins upon all His followers to bear a living testimony in unmistakable language by their conduct, their dress and conversation, in all the pursuits of life, that the power of true godliness is profitable to all in this life and in the life to come.” The Faith I Live By, 235


Dec 27, 2017
Sabbath - a delight.

“Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord your God. In it you shall do no work: you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor your male servant, nor your female servant, nor your cattle, nor your stranger who is within your gates. For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and hallowed it” (Exodus 20:8-11).


Sabbath keeping means celebrating the creation, or birthday, of the world (Genesis 2:1-3), and of our redemption (Deuteronomy 5:15); therefore, its atmosphere should be one of celebration, joy, and delight (Psalm 92; Isaiah 58:13).

Celebration, a divine characteristic:God celebrates and rejoices. He celebrated Creation (Genesis 2:1-3; Proverbs 8:27-31). He rejoices when people come to Him (Deuteronomy 30:9; Isaiah 62:5; Zephaniah 3:17; Luke 15). He will celebrate at the marriage supper of the Lamb (Revelation 19:7-9). He is a source of joy (Psalm 43:4). Speaking of God, David said, “In Your presence is fullness of joy; at Your right hand are pleasures forevermore” (Psalm 16:11). “ You will find your joy in the Lord” (Isaiah 58:14).

It’s fun to try celebrating Sabbath with experiences that delight all five senses. For example, enjoy the Sabbath with a few of the following:

Sight: flowers; special dishes; candles

Sound: music sung or played by family members or played on the home stereo system; nature sounds

Taste: special food; favourite foods

Touch: clean sheets; back rubs

Smell: bread baking on Friday afternoon; incense or other room fragrances

Did I mention the word “fun” in connection with celebrating Sabbath? Yes! Experiencing Sabbath is celebrating the birthday of the world. Birthday parties are fun. Except the Sabbath is a holy birthday party that focuses on God, for it’s all about Him! He wants to spend time and celebrate with each of us!


Sabbath keeping means preparing for this special day so we can enjoy its benefits (Hebrews 4:11; Exodus 16:28-30; Luke 23:54-56).

Preparation, a divine characteristic: God is a preparer. He prepared the beautiful Garden of Eden and the plan of salvation before He created humankind and the Sabbath (Genesis 1-2; Proverbs 8:27-31; 1 Peter 1:20); He has prepared an inheritance for the redeemed, the kingdom prepared since Creation (Matthew 25:34); He has prepared a place for us, a custom-made home in heaven (John 14:1-3); He will prepare the Holy City as a bride adorned for her husband (Revelation 21:2).

Acting on the principle of preparation: Even though Friday is the special preparation day for the Sabbath, we should prepare for the Sabbath all through the week. “On Friday let the preparation for the Sabbath be completed.” We should “remember the Sabbath day” all week because we want “to keep it holy” when it comes. Child Guidance (Nashville: Southern Pub. Assn., 1954), p. 528.


Sabbath keeping means nurturing our relationships with family and friends (Mark 1:29-31; Luke 14:1). In the gift of the Sabbath, God provides time for focused fellowship with the whole family. Sabbath and family go together (Genesis 1:1-2:25; Leviticus 19:3). This nurtures our “horizontal” relationships, those with our fellow human beings.

Fellowshipping, a divine characteristic: Members of the Godhead are relational (John 15:15). God’s relationship with us is the foundation of our relationship with each other (John 13:34, 35; 17:20-23). Jesus fellowshipped with others on Sabbath (Mark 1:29-31; Luke 14).



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Sabbath keeping means participating in corporate, focused worship of God with our church family (Leviticus 23:3; Isaiah 56:1-8; 66:22, 23; Mark 1:21; 3:1-4; Luke 4:16; 13:10; Hebrews 10:25; Revelation 14:7). This nurtures both our “vertical” and our “horizontal” relationships—those with God and with our fellow human beings.

Worship, as inspired by the divine: God desires corporate worship (Isaiah 66:22-23). Jesus attended and led out in worship services while on earth (Luke 4:16).

Acting on the principle of worshipping: It’s clear that corporate worship is an important part of our Sabbath experience. We’re to be there not only bodily but also mentally, emotionally, and spiritually emptied of our week and of ourselves. When we are in the place of worship, it is all about Him, not about us, whether we are preaching, listening, or praising Him in song.

“Serve the Lord with gladness; come before His presence with singing. . . . Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise” (Psalm 100:2-4), for Sabbath is a happy day!

Guiding Principles for Sabbath Observance.


The following are based on God’s character and provide a foundation for Sabbath practices:

Preparing for this day to enjoy its benefits.

Resting from work, life’s burdens, and secular concerns and distractions.

Renewing: observing the day in a manner that renews us physically, emotionally, mentally, spiritually, and socially.

Healing: observing the day in such a way as to foster healing, relief, release, liberation, and refreshment. Any action that hurts oneself or others is Sabbathbreaking.

Celebrating the creation, or birthday, of the world, and of our redemption. Its atmosphere should be one of celebration, joy, and delight.

Sanctifying: keeping the Sabbath day holy; setting it apart for a special focus on God, His Word, and His agenda, to seek intimacy with Him, embrace Him wholly, and nurture a love relationship with Him that makes us holy.

Remembering, reflecting, and rejoicing about creation, redemption, and Christ’s second coming and the creation of the new earth.

Worshipping: participating in corporate, focused worship of God with our church family.

Basking: enjoying, studying, experiencing, and basking in the world God made, rather than working at maintaining it.

Responding: a joyful human response to God’s grace in obedience to His loving command to remember Him and His Sabbath gift.

Trusting God to take care of what we leave undone during the hours of the Sabbath. Learning to depend on God rather than on ourselves.

Fellowshipping: nurturing our relationships with family and friends.

Affirming: rightly representing the atmosphere of the Sabbath by a spirit of acceptance, love, and affirmation rather than a spirit of judgment and criticism.

Serving other people in love and witnessing lovingly for God.

Caring for necessary physical needs on Sabbath; no creature—animal or human—should be allowed to suffer on this day.



Dec 27, 2017
Is Sabbath-keeping just legalism?

Some people say that keeping the seventh day holy is an act of legalism—because by keeping the law we think we are saved. But, in reality, honouring the Sabbath is one of the highest ways of recognizing the truth of salvation only through Jesus and disassociating ourselves from attempts to save ourselves through good works. The law was created by God and He asks us to keep all His commandments if we love him, but we cannot do this without His Spirit and His help every step of the way.

Grace is only necessary because there is a law. Without a law, grace is unnecessary and superfluous. The fact that grace abounds (2 Corinthians 9:8) proves that the law is still there. The keeping of the Sabbath is a celebration of the grace God offers us sinners. God says that the Sabbath commemorates His work of sanctification in our lives (Exodus 31:13; Hebrews 4:10). It is a sign that we love God and want to honour Him with our beliefs and actions.