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Sabbath Day

Jesus, the Lord of the Sabbath

Peter, James, and John earned recognition as Christ’s disciples while following Him, ultimately leading to the emergence of the term “Christians” for those following the teachings of Jesus.

“The disciples were called Christians first at Antioch.”

Acts 11:26

Jesus said that He is “the way and the truth and the life” (Jn 14:6) and told us to follow His example (Jn 13:15). Therefore, as Christians, we should strive to emulate Christ’s every act of faith, including worship. By following His footsteps, we can discover the true way of worship and receive God’s blessings. This is directly linked to a special day God blessed.

“Jesus traveled to Nazareth, where he had grown up. On the Sabbath day he went to the synagogue, as he always did, and stood up to read.”

Christ’s dedication to the Sabbath is evident as a custom He did routinely. In this way, He set an example for future Christians to do likewise. The observance of the Sabbath originated in the Old Testament when God gave Moses the Ten Commandments.

“Remember to keep the Sabbath holy ... the seventh day is a day of rest to honor the LORD your God.”

Which day of the week is the Sabbath?

According to the Bible, the Sabbath Day is Saturday.

Saturday evening, when the Sabbath ended …”

Consequently, just as Christ and His disciples observed the Sabbath on Saturday, Christians today should do the same. For this reason, Jesus emphasized that the Sabbath Day should be kept until the end (Mt 24:20).

Christ’s life on earth serves as a guide for us to follow. The Sabbath Day is undoubtedly God’s will which we must observe to enter the kingdom of heaven (Mt 7:21).

The World Mission Society Church of God observes the Sabbath on Saturdays, following the example of Christ and the Early Church apostles. Please visit your local Church of God to study more about the Sabbath Day and keep it holy.

Learn more about the seventh-day Sabbath.