Sabbath

The Ten Commandments Pt 2



Philip Alley continues his series on the Ten Commandments. Before commencing the second part of this series, Philip recaps some highlights of the previous message before moving on to look at Commandments 3 and 4. Once again referring constantly to the Scriptures, Philip expands on what it really means to use the Lord’s name in vain – to use His name in ways that are empty, light or flippant. God has copyrighted His name, says Philip. We may use it, but only according to His requirements. Philip lists several ways in which we my commonly use the Lord’s name in the wrong way, including false promises, false prophecy, false attitudes and false pretences. Philip then moves on to Commandment 4, which deals with the proper use of the Sabbath. God created the earth and all that is in it after the pattern of 6 days work and then 1 day of rest. We would do well, says Philip, to adhere to that pattern. Philip lists ways in which the Sabbath rest is of real benefit to us and honouring to God, before listing some “Sabbath killers’, or things that are detrimental to the keeping of the Sabbath.

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Christ and Sabbath Rest

From Sep to Nov 2013, John Alley preached a series of messages in various locations about Christ and Sabbath Rest. Sabbath is a topic not frequently discussed and yet still vitally important to understand. Are we supposed to keep the Sabbath? If so, what exactly is the Sabbath? Why do Christians meet on Sunday? These and many related ideas are discussed in these 8 messages.

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Finding Christ Finding Rest



We read in many places in the Bible about “rest”, or “Sabbath rest”. But what do these terms really mean, and how do we attain rest? John Alley begins this message with Isaiah 58:13-14, which speaks of the importance of not breaking the Sabbath. John goes on to explain that in Old Testament times keeping the Sabbath was a sign of the Covenant. Under the New Covenant, however, even though we are not saved by keeping the Law, nevertheless the principles set out in the Old Covenant are valuable to us. The sign of the New Covenant, says John, is the resurrection of Christ – Christ died, Christ rose and Christ is coming again. And so will we who keep His Covenant. John continues to teach of the benefits of keeping the principles that have been set out for us in Scripture, and then examines passages from Hebrews and from Revelation, which not only emphasise the meaningful nature of the Lord’s Day, but also present symbolic picture of the person of Christ. The rich symbolism, including the illustration of the two-edged sword which issues from the mouth of Christ are spoken of in some detail by John, who then goes on to warn against those things which prevent us from attaining to the Sabbath rest that Christ offers. These include unbelief, disobedience and failure to rest from our own works. John explains how criticism of others is actually a failure to rest from our own works. The call of Christ, says John, is that we yield to His mercies – to come to the cross, to seek His face, and to surrender everything to Him.

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Other Messages About: Rest, Sabbath, Isaiah, Resurrection, Sabbath Series

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Christian Freedom and Faith-Rest



In this message John Alley continues on the theme of Sabbath Rest, exploring its depths for Christians under the new covenant. John takes a passage from Hebrews and explores faith rest for God's people. It says "there remains a rest for God's people," but what is that rest? Listen and be drawn closer to Christ as you do.

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The Sabbath as a Shadow of Christ



In this message John Alley continues the topic he took up exploring Sabbath Rest for God's people. Is the Sabbath a literal day in the week, a Saturday. Or is it a spiritual sabbath rest, a concept of faith and trust. John Alley takes this topic deeper and reveals the thinking of the early church regarding the Lord's day.

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The Lords Day & Cultural Change



How does the command to keep one day in 7 holy apply today? How does that relate to Law and Grace? John Alley opens this content up with a insightful view of how power dynamic effects us.

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Other Messages About: Law, Grace, Sabbath, Rest, Sabbath Series

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