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November 11, 2020 7:00 am
Rollover finding studios and distancing a Byron Tyler herewith. Vaughn, the CEO of lobar fighting. Today Adrian Rogers pixel part two on a message how to make the rest day. The best day you love the fact that Jesus always modeled he always modeled what to do. Here we see that God himself arrested on the seventh day you know Jesus taught us how to pray. He taught us how to serve.
He taught us how to love our neighbor, but here in an Exodus in the Old Testament we see God teaches us and demonstrates for us how to rest on the best day we carry in this age of advanced technology to save time and energy. We are quite unhurried and restless people plagued by speed and noise.
I read this article recently that states 70% of visits to the doctor are due to stress related health issues. Rest is the only way to engage the part of our nervous system that allows for relaxation. It is literally a vital thing for our physical and mental health.
And God knew it was sure we think about how we we must eat right. We must exercise.
We never think about rest and what God can do as we rest and we rest in him.
Dr. Rogers used to say on Sunday nights when you go home tonight, rest her head on the pillow, and know that he that watches Israel never slumbers nor sleeps. Those are my kids favorite and Roger was a gray still talk about that when we love hearing from our listeners. Here's one from Facebook it says Adrian Rogers could say more in five minutes than most preachers could in 45 minutes. We need more of this in our generation. We need a word from God what it was profound truth. Simply stated, and so Isaiah 5511 says this, my word will not return void, but it will accomplish that which I please, it will prosper wherever I send it so Adrian Rogers knew that the word of God would not return void and everything he did was on the basis of the truth will carry today's message is part of a series perfect 10 for homes that when an Adrian Rogers talks about the 10 Commandments in our lives. Let me say that the 10 Commandments. Certainly are not outdated as a matter fact, there is a crying need.
If ever there was before for the 10 Commandments today. These these commandments transcend every generation and they deal truly with every human need and I cannot emphasize enough that we need to return God's laws. We don't really break the 10 Commandments. The truth of the matter is were broken on them. What a strong word, what a strong word.
You know, and I think that's that's the key right are we truly living out the 10 Commandments and I know as a believer were not under the law, but are we keeping the law. That's the question you heard it said Kerry that if we would just abide by the 10 Commandments alone, it would change our home society but yet the 10 Commandments and then you know the two greatest commandments to love God and love people. Yes, if we just did those things you would actually live and experience the spirit filled life. Will this month carry as we talk about the 10 Commandments we have a calligraphy print of the 10 Commandments, and that particular print has been requested quite a bit. Quite a bit.
We we have it framed here at the headquarters beautiful and so be sure to get your copy.
I think it plays into the whole giving Tuesday that we been pushing where you give $15 to love were fighting and we make sure that these life changing and life giving gifts go across the country to our people yes and let me remind you to pick up on our LWF app is a great resource you can get that firstname.lastname@example.org well with part two of how to make the rest day the best day.
Here's Adrian Rogers about God gave the Old Testament Sabbath. This really was a wonderful gift to them.
God has given to us something even better. It is the Lord's day, which is the transformation of the Sabbath into something even more wonderful, and it is a fulfillment of the Sabbath we going to talk about that in a moment, but you as a Christian family have been given a day and if you use it properly and enjoy it. As you should. It will be one of the best treasures the richest treasures in your treasure chest of family values. Now the very words Sabbath means rest now.
There are three primary rest days not get this if you get this you keep your prices great.
First of all, there is the creation, rest.
Secondly, there is the covenant rest.
And thirdly, there is a Calvary rest, let me explain what is the creation, rest well when God created the world when he had finished creating the world in six days. Then he rested. But listen to this God's rest has been disturbed. God has been interrupted. What disturbed God's rest and put God back to work.
Sin did you know that God's rest is been interrupted God's rested been disturbed rest of God's first creation has been disturbed, but there was creation rest.
The second rest is the covenant rest, the creation, rest that pertain to God Almighty covenant rest.
That pertains to the nation Israel. When God had a special people, the Jews, God gave them a special day and it was the seventh day rest.
The last day of the week, God gave the Old Testament Sabbath day Sabbath, to the Jew. It was a covenant between God and the children of Israel, but they so contorted that they made what was to be a blessing, a burden naggers the third rest, and this is what applies to you.
Remember the words Sabbath means rest. There is Calvary rest. That's the fulfillment of the Sabbath for us and that's how we apply this command to us today.
Now the Lord Jesus is our finished rest. This is why we celebrate the first day of the week because Jesus son the bonds of bed and came out of that grave upon the first day of the week, the Lord's day Jesus rose from the dead first day of the week March 16 nine now when Jesus was risen early the first day of the week. Fact number two Jesus met with his disciples after his resurrection on the first day of the week March 1611 Jesus met with them.
Eight days later, upon the first day of the week. John chapter 20 verses 19 and 20 been the same date evening, being the first day of the week when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled, for fear of the Jews came Jesus and stood in the midst, and set under them peace beyond you. The church was born on the first day of the week, the day of Pentecost was on Sunday the first day of the week asked to and verse one.
The early church met for worship upon the first day of the week. Acts 20 verse seven and upon the first day of the week when the disciples came together to break bread, Paul preached under them on the first day of the week. They took their offerings. First Corinthians 16 verse two. Upon the first day of the week let every one of you lay by him in store as God hath prospered him. That was the creation, rest there was the covenant rest, but thank God for the Calvary rest. When Jesus said it is Spanish. It is paid in full.
What is the difference the first covenant Sabbath speaks of the finished work of creation believers rest speaks of the finished work of redemption.
The first deals with natural life is deals with supernatural life.
The first dealt with life in Adam Myers deals with life in Christ. The first commemorated the work of God's hands. This commemorates the work of God's heart. The first was a display of God's power. This is a display of God's grace. The first was given Israel.
This is given to the church. The first was a day of law. This is a day of love and those who insist on keeping the Old Testament covenant rest are on the wrong side of Calvary there still chasing shadows.
I hope you understand that. So Jesus is saying, to me and I'll give you rest. If we are not under those Old Testament laws of the Sabbath. How do we then keep the Lord's day. What are the law, what are the regulations for keeping the first day of the week. I cannot give you any rules because the Bible does not give any hello the Bible doesn't give any be careful that you don't try to take the Old Testament rules concerning the Sabbath and apply them to Sunday, the Lord's day, because if you do you get in trouble in a skinny minute because that you're going to find out that you're going to be breaking the Old Testament Sabbath.
Every time you turn around that covenant Sabbath with Israel.
That doesn't mean that we jettison the 10 Commandments essay. Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.
That is, we simply see it in its ultimate fulfillment as it applies to the church of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Is it a holy day. Absolutely it's a holy day. The Lord's day because it is the Lord's day, but it's a day of love and not legalism pastor is all right to watch television on Sunday is all right to go to a ballgame on Sunday.
Is it all right to read the newspaper on Sunday. Can I play softball on Sunday. Can I go out on a boat in a boat on Sunday. Can I go to the grocery store were out of milk on Sunday. Good questions, you will own thing wrong with those questions. Yes the wrong man is not my day. It's the Lord's day. It's the Lord's day. Ask him you on this day I take this day and give you glory and give you reverence and give you praise the Lord that was day. I know what some say past everyday the whole day with me is true with the Lord's day is extra special. Now we pray without ceasing. But Jesus said, also when you pray in your closet, pray that extra special know that all of our possessions belong to God, but he also said bring your offering to God on the first day of the week.
That's extra special when we bring offerings.
That's a token that all belongs to God and when we keep the Lord's day that's a token that everyday belongs to God.
Yes, every day is a holy day in every place is a sacred place but yet he said forsake not the assembling of yourselves together as a manner of some is in our remaining time. I will give you three principles that help you to keep what I consider to be a wonderful Lord's day. Here are three things I want to suggest to moms and dads that God will give to you to make your home home that wins as you keep the Lord's day was a timeout for God how to make the rest day the best day now you make this day a holy day healthy day and a happy day.
You got if you keep those words in my make this day the Lord's day, a holy day.
Make it a healthy day and make it a happy day. As you take time out for God. Now take time to be holy and worship the Lord's day. Now the Bible commands New Testament Christians to come together to worship Hebrews 10 verse 25 says we are not to forsake the assembling of ourselves together when not to. We are commanded to come as brothers and sisters worship. Now when we do it. The early church did it on the first day of the week. Remember, acts chapter 20 upon the first day of the week when the disciples were met together to break bread, Paul preached under them.
So, on every Lord's day set aside time to come to church and worship.
One of the best things you can do is to make church attendance on the Lord's day, a regular habit in your home little eyes are watching little ears are listening. Psalm 145 verse 41 generation shall praise thy works to another, and shall declare thy mighty acts. Isaiah 38 verse 19 the father to the children shall make known by proof that make church attendance. The highest priority. More important than your work on Monday your worship on Sunday to save your children when you don't make church attendance a regular habit say that's nice but is not necessity. When I go to work pay, that's important. Teach your children what is important when you get up and go to worship on the Lord's day the Lord's day.
Just saying dear children say God is important to me. My church is important to me in these my brothers and sisters in Christ are important to me.
And when you take time out for God. Take time out to be holy and is not necessarily easy pay the price. How can you teach your children to love the Lord's day. I discussed this with Joyce.
We thought about it how I would try to judge your number one with anticipation start getting ready own Saturday for Sunday evening in the morning of the first day your day begins at sunset so save Saturday nights to get ready for the Lord's day get your shoes polished Saturday night get those clothes laid out Saturday night find the Sunday school lesson over the lesson Saturday night get offering out on Saturday night and have it ready. So Sunday mornings can be frenetic, say a man is harder to get ready for Sunday school and is for regular school you have to get ready and husbands.
Joyce told me to say this part.
Husbands help get the children ready I heard about one woman who said her husband look if you come in here and help get the kids ready I'll go out, sit in the car and honked the horn.
Have a nice breakfast on Sunday morning time for special prayer for the services in the Sunday school teachers and support your children a special offering. So when they come to church.
They are giving something something you gave them to get something there or something out of their own allowance positive about church parents please listen to me, say, a good word about the church before you children don't criticize the church before you children do you have a word of criticism say that the right time rights. To the right person you know why some kids don't go to church because her parents never set a priority.
They never really get ready and then you what they have for dinner roast preacher or roast beacon are roast, choir director, and they began to talk about these kind of things friends. Bring your children to church and your teenagers and and when you're saying let them see you saying encourage them to saying get them a Bible they can read your school-age children teach them how to make notes and to keep their notes discuss these things in the house of God make church attendance a very wonderful and I happy thing, take time to be holy.
Number two. Take time to be healthy rest on this day that you need to teach children to work because this commandment not only tells us the rest in the Old Testament, but tells us to work and while the ceremonial part may be gone. The principle is still there. Six days shalt thou work. What we need to do is to teach not only industry but teach children tranquility take the Lord's day address take a nap on the Lord says one of the finest things you can do is to simply go take a nap. I like what the French philosopher said is that I have so much do I must go to bed you say well the box keeps falling in the ditch. Maybe need to kill the author Philip the ditch.
Arrange your life if you cannot try to give your rule but I'm trying to give your principal make this day a holy day.
Make this day I healthy day.
You will do more in six days if you learn to rest one than you doing seven days without resting, you will just like you have more money to spend with nine tenses God is a partner than you have attendance by yourself slowdown take a day, let it be the Lord's day, but is made for you address. If a man's chopping wood. He doesn't waste time when he sharpens the acts you jump more wood if you learn how to make this day a holy day. Make it a healthy day.
Last of all, make it a happy day. I believe Sunday will be the happiest day of the week why the early church met on Sunday because Jesus came out of a grave on Sunday. I want to say this to you that after the resurrection of Jesus Christ. There is not a pessimistic or negative note. In the New Testament after the resurrection of Jesus Christ celebration. John Lord's day is Easter I we get all happy about Easter friend will to come in here with the light of the noonday sun on our faces every Lord's day he's alive, he's risen, we rejoiced and take this day and worship. On this day. Take this day and rest on this day. Take this day and rejoice on this day. It is the Lord's day. This is the day which the Lord has made a Dave Gladden is not a blue blob not legally so. Let there be joy in your home today. What happened to old-fashioned Sunday dinners with the family gets together and have dinner and they laugh and they told they love. Take this day for music and books and conversation. Well, I wish I had more time but friend. Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Remember it not as a Dave legalism that God gave to the Jews. The longer listen to me now. Remember it as a day of of liberty where Jesus has set us free, not free to do our thing. But free to do this thing may I have your attention. All of this will mean absolutely nothing to you, unless you understand the truth behind it that Jesus is your rest. You must come to Jesus. Jesus said in Matthew 11 verse 28, to me, coming to me all ye that labor and are heavy latent and I'll give you rest now notice what he said come it's your move. It's your move it right now.
Jesus says come you're not waiting on him. He's already invited, come unto me not to pastor Rogers not to some denomination coming to me. Not when you are ready and rest it already but come as you are weak and weary and worn and tired coming to me all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. You don't have to wait to go to heaven to find rest, and it takes more than the tombstone to bring rest sometimes put on tombstone rest in peace.
There won't be any peaceably find peace in the Lord Jesus just as there is the righteousness of God and the peace of God as the rest of God.
It's found in the Lord Jesus Christ. I wish I could give my heart to Jesus on your behalf.
I wish somehow I could sit out there and pray on your behalf and say Lord Jesus, I received in my heart. Now, Lord Jesus, I will make you public I would let people know that I love you. I want to come forward today. I wish I could do that for you but I can't.
I priest as best I know how but not your decision and Jesus is saying to you right now, to me, and will give you rest. If you're tired of trying one to start trusting if you're tired of laboring and trying to be right with God and failing in failing ones just come to Jesus and give it to Jesus and interest.
I promise you on the authority of the word of God. If you trust Jesus Christ you find rest for your soul. I've come to Jesus and he gave me wings and give you perhaps today is the day that you want to say yes to Jesus you been waiting you been holding back but you want to enter into that eternal rest. The pastor Rogers just talked about praying with me now God in heaven. I know I'm a sinner and my sin separates me from you. But Jesus came to live a holy life and give himself for me. He died in my place. I believe that and now I want to receive the forgiveness that your offering me in him I ask you to come into my life changed me from the inside out. Make me a new creation in you and help me to follow you from this day forward, empowered by your Holy Spirit. I pray in the name of Jesus. Amen. If you prayed a prayer like that. If you have received the forgiveness that God is offered you. We want to celebrate with you and invite you to our discovery, Jesus page on the website to find answers that may come up in the next few days about what really means to follow Christ.
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