First mentioned in Genesis 2:2-3, the seventh day of the week was blessed and made holy by God. How can a time be holy? What is the relevance of the weekly cycle in God’s will for our lives? For whom was the Sabbath made? How is the Sabbath part of the New Covenant? What vanished away with the Old? The Sacred Day presents the Bible’s answers to these questions in beautiful detail, revealing God’s merciful character from the creation of this world to the beginning of the next.
The Sabbath is one of the strongest evidences of God’s perfect love for us. It is not just a commandment but a promise and a blessing, out of which flows rivers of goodness and mercy to all who embrace it. It is not only a day but a part of creation itself! Characterized by rest and remembrance, its observance refreshes spiritually through a close communion with God that brings profound spiritual benefits every week. The Sacred Day pairs Bible passages with historical and contemporary insight, bringing light to the relevance of the Sabbath in our walk with Christ.
With a focus on scripture and an eye on God’s children throughout history, this study answers questions that many scholars have not even thought to ask. Does the New Testament specifically discuss the Sabbath’s relevance for God’s children today? How did the question of the Sabbath play into the Protestant Reformation? How did the apostles utilize the Sabbath in their ministry? Knowledge of God’s Word is yours. The revelations of God belong to us and our children forever (Deuteronomy 29:29). So pick up your copy of The Sacred Day, crack open your reference Bible, and invite the Holy Spirit to reveal the good, acceptable, and perfect will of God (Romans 12:2).
Table of Contents:
1. The Sabbath Debate
2. Sola Scriptura (By Scripture Alone)
3. Spiritual Things are Spiritually Discerned
4. Safety in Numbers?
5. Misunderstanding the Law and Covenant Relationship
6. The Bible Sabbath
7. An Enemy with Enmity for the Sabbath
8. No Other Gods Before Me: Idol Worship
9. A Brief History of Israel
10. The Sabbath Restored
11. The Jewish Religious Leaders and the Law: Legalism, Jesus, and the Sabbath
12. The Law
13. The Two Ministrations
14. Sabbath Observance After Christ’s Resurrection
15. Sunday Observance
16. The Day the Reformation Died
17. The Proposed New “Law of Christ”
18. What was Abolished by Christ’s Sacrifice
19. Let No Man Therefore Judge You
20. Every Day Alike?
21. Ye Observe Days, and Months, and Times, and Years
22. Everything in Its Order
23. The Sabbath is First a Memorial of Creation
24. There Remains a Sabbath-keeping for the People of God
About the author: Dale Henkes is a dedicated scholar of biblical theology. His body of knowledge includes Bible prophecy, church history, and eschatology. He enjoys leading out in Bible study groups. Having grown up in the Northwest, Dale graduated from Walla Walla University in 1977 with a B.S. in engineering and has been working in the field of electrical engineering for more than 40 years. Dale currently lives with his wife in Southern California. They have four children and one grandson.
Format: Paperback book, 256 pages.