Evening Worship Because It’s the Lord’s Day

8 Mar

Reason number 3 from Rev. David McCullough’s series “Why Evening Worship?”

3. Because of the Nature of the Lord’s Day

The Lord’s day is for rest.  That rest is not the rest of inactivity but the rest of worship and service.  We are commanded to keep the whole day in a holy manner – i.e. set aside for the Lord.  We are not to use the Sabbath just as a time to rest our bodies physically.  Our primary rest is found in the Lord Jesus Christ, learning of Him and His Word.  Through the prophet Isaiah God told His people about the blessing of putting God first. “If you keep your feet from breaking the Sabbath and from doing as you please on My holy day, if you call the Sabbath a delight and the Lord’s holy day honourable, and if you honour it by not going your own way and not doing as you please or speaking idle words, then you will find your joy in the Lord” (Isaiah 58:13& 13a).

Another purpose of the Sabbath is to point us to Christ’s return and the rest that is yet to come.  That rest of heaven will be unbroken and worshipping God publicly throughout the Sabbath day as we have opportunity is good practice for the life that is ahead.

The argument that worshipping twice will leave me too tired for my work simply does not stand – we are not to do as we please.  When we put Him first He has promised to add to our lives all that we need.

Part 1- Because of the Glory of God

Part 2- Because Jesus is There

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One Response to “Evening Worship Because It’s the Lord’s Day”

  1. Belinda March 9, 2010 at 11:29 pm #

    I read a whole article about this recently but now can’t find it. Any ideas where it might have been?

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