Is there any abiding significance in the Fourth Commandment, which calls us to “remember the Sabbath day and keep it holy”? In this sermon Alistair Begg teaches on two incidents from Luke in which the Pharisees sought to accuse Jesus for His actions on the Sabbath. In these interactions Jesus declared and demonstrated His authority over the Sabbath. If we are driven by custom rather than conviction in our approach of the Sabbath we will fail to understand the gift of this day established for our good.
Many of us give little thought to how we spend the Lord’s Day. In fact, any attempt at maintaining the sanctity of the Sabbath is often seen as nothing more than religious legalism. So what are we to do with this day of rest? In these studies, Alistair Begg helps us examine the contemporary Christian Sabbath and consider the possibility that our theology has been replaced with expediency in regard to this issue. If we cannot disregard the other commandments, then we cannot ignore the fourth either. Rather, we must humbly accept God's design in providing the Sabbath as a gift that provides benefits when we approach it out of conviction and obedience to God.