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July 12, 2020
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Exodus 20:


July 12, 2020 / Exodus 20:



July 12, 2020

Dr. Chris Vaught, senior pastor

Exodus 20:8— Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy: 9 You are to labor six days and do all your work, 10 but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the Lord your God. You must not do any work—you, your son or daughter, your male or female servant, your livestock, or the resident alien who is within your city gates. 11 For the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and everything in them in six days; then he rested on the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and declared it holy .

Sabbath = Hebrew – ‘Sabbat’-


1. The Sabbath is a , not a  .


Mark 2:27 —Jesus said, “The Sabbath was made for man and not man for the Sabbath.” 

Romans 14:1­—Welcome anyone who is weak in faith, but don’t argue about disputed matters.

vs. 5-6—One person judges one day to be more important than another day. Someone else judges every day to be the same. Let each one be fully convinced in his own mind. 6 Whoever observes the day, observes it for the honor of the Lord.

2. The Purpose for the Sabbath is…

a. To  your

Psalm 127:2—In vain you get up early and stay up late, working hard to have enough food— yes, He gives sleep to the one He loves .


b. To  your

Psalm 23:2—He lets me lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside quiet waters.

Mark 6:31— He said to them, “Come away by yourselves to a remote place and rest for a while.” For many people were coming and going, and they did not even have time to eat.


c. To your

Revelation 1:10— I was in the Spirit on the Lord’s day, and I heard a loud voice behind me like a trumpet.

Revelation 22:8-9—I, John, am the one who heard and saw these things. When I heard and saw them, I fell down to worship at the feet of the angel who had shown them to me. 9 But he said to me, “Don’t do that! I am a fellow servant with you, your brothers the prophets, and those who keep the words of this book. Worship God!”

3. Why Do People Break the Sabbath?

a. Don’t God

Exodus 31:17—It is a sign forever between Me and the Israelites, for in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, but on the seventh day He rested and was refreshed.


4. What Happens When You Break the Sabbath?

a. You  yourself

Deuteronomy 5:15—Remember that you were a slave in the land of Egypt, and the Lord your God brought you out of there with a strong hand and an outstretched arm. That is why the Lord your God has commanded you to keep the Sabbath day.

Example of Jesus:

Mark 1:35-38—Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, He got up, went out, and made His way to a deserted place; and there He was praying.

Big Take-Away:

      Do I Love God Enough….

….  To Keep Him First?

…. To Not Trust Anything More Than Him?

…. To Respect and Represent Him with My Words and Actions?

…. To Take Regular    and   on Him and His Plan?



If you are ready to receive Jesus as Savior and make Him the Lord of your life, just pray something like this:

Jesus, I’m giving up control of my life.  Please forgive me of my sins and take control. I ask You to be the Lord of my life. I believe You died for my sins, rose from the dead, and are coming back someday. I want to live my life for You. Thank You for giving me another chance to make things right.  AMEN

If you prayed to accept Christ today, text “NEXT” to 573/ 340-4037.


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