How we view the Sabbath often leans either towards strict legalism or boundless freedom, but how should the Christian honor the Lord’s day? Jesus’s interactions with the Pharisees provide insight into the meaning and purpose of the Sabbath. Preaching from Luke 6, Alistair Begg confronts listeners with the importance of this issue that is doctrinal, biblical, personal, and practical. The uniqueness of the day, understood from a biblical perspective, should be a source of great delight for the Christian.
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.