Episode ThemeGod-Worshiping: The 4th Commandment. Resting Day.
Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the Lord your God. On it you shall not do any work...
What do you do on Sundays? Sunday is God’s Day and the Bible gives some guidelines for Christian families to use when deciding how to spend each Sunday. The first guideline is that Sunday should be a day of rest. God used one day to rest after he made all of creation. God knows how busy we are each week. He knows that we need a day off from everything so that we won’t become sick or crabby. Write down two things that make your family busy during the week.
Sunday is also a day for Christian families to set aside to worship God. Part of worshipping God includes being with other Christians. Talking about God with other believers is called “fellowship.” The Bible says fellowship with other Christians is a good Sunday guideline to use. Write down two ways you worship God during a church service.
The third guideline for how to spend Sunday comes from Jesus himself. On the Sabbath once, Jesus saw a man in the synagogue (where Jews go to worship) with a deformed hand. Jesus healed the man and told everyone, “It is lawful to do good on the Sabbath.” (Matthew 12: 1-13) Jesus was saying that helping others is a great way to spend a Sunday. Write down two ways you can be of service to someone on a Sunday.
What your family chooses to do on Sundays is your family’s decision. When you are deciding, don’t forget that the Bible says Sundays are best used for rest, worship, and service. Happy Sunday!
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