Date: August 16, 2020 (Sunday AM)
Bible Text: Jeremiah 17 | Steve Damron
A study of Jeremiah 17
Opening thoughts: It’s a pattern. It’s not only a pattern here at Fairhaven Baptist Church, it’s pretty much a pattern in churches everywhere in the United States and around the world. It has been the time-honored traditional pattern, and it goes back, and back, and back, and back, and back, and all the way back to the New Testament time. The people of God, the believers in the Lord Jesus Christ, have worshiped on Sunday. I have been a lot of places in the globe in my lifetime and I have seen this practiced. Let me list a few: Japan, Korea, Cambodia, Philippines, China, Kazakhstan, Russia.
- Scriptural teaching for the holiness of the Lord’s Day
- The principle of sabbath rest
- The principle of Christian liberty
- The principle of Sunday worship
- Some observations from our text in Jeremiah 17
- God’s people tend to get lax in observance of the Lord’s Day - Jeremiah 17:19-22
- Man’s work should stop on the Lord’s Day - Jeremiah 17:21-2
- God’s blessing is on a people who honor the Lord’s Day - Jeremiah 17:24-26
- God’s chastening is on a people who dishonor the Lord’s Day - Jeremiah 17:27
- Some suggestions to keep the Lord’s Day holy in your home
- The Lord’s Day should be a priority
In Revelation 1:10, the Apostle John says, “On the Lord’s Day I was in the Spirit.”
- The Lord’s Day should not just be a fun day or a day off
- The Lord’s Day should have some preparation
- Take time on Saturday evening to pray and ask the Lord to speak to your heart on Sunday.
- Don’t stay up late on Saturday night.
- Try to limit your influence from the outside world on Sunday. (technology fast)
- Spend some extra time in the morning, afternoon or evening in prayer and reflection on what was taught or on what God spoke to you about.
- Have a special dinner Saturday evening or Sunday afternoon to make Sunday’s special for you and your family.
This is the day when Christ arose
So early from the dead;
Why should I keep my eyelids clos'd,
And waste my hours in bed?
Today with pleasure Christians meet,
To pray and hear the Word:
And I would go with cheerful feet
To learn thy will, O LORD.