The beneficent Creator, after the six days of Creation, rested on the seventh day and instituted the Sabbath for all people as a memorial of Creation. The fourth commandment of God's unchangeable law requires the observance of this seventh-day Sabbath as the day of rest, worship, and ministry in harmony with the teaching and practice of Jesus, the Lord of the Sabbath. The Sabbath is a day of delightful communion with God and one another. It is a symbol of our redemption in Christ, a sign of our sanctification, a token of our allegiance, and a foretaste of our eternal future in God's kingdom. The Sabbath is God's perpetual sign of His eternal covenant between Him and His people. Joyful observance of this holy time from evening to evening, sunset to sunset, is a celebration of God's creative and redemptive acts. (Genesis 2:1-3, Exodus 20:8-11, Luke 4:16, Isaiah 56:5, Isaiah 56:6, Isaiah 58:13, Isaiah 14, Isaiah 66:22-23, Matthew 12:1-12; Exodus 31:13-17, Ezekiel 20:12, Ezekiel 20:20, Deuteronomy 5:12-15, Hebrews 4:1-11, Leviticus 23:32, Mark 1:21-32, John 1:1-3, John 1:14, Isaiah 58:13, Acts 17:2, Acts 16:13, Acts 18:4, Leviticus 23:32, Mark 2:27, Mark 28, Exodus 16:23-31)
The Seventh Day video documentary hosted by Hal Holbrook
The Lord's Day for rest and worship is the seventh-day Sabbath. When on earth, Jesus set us an example by keeping the seventh day Sabbath holy and by declaring that He was Lord of it. It is the eternal seal of Christ's authority as Creator and Redeemer. True happiness in the Lord is found on this holy day not by seeking our own pleasure but by delighting ourselves in God's love and service. Ways to do this include public worship and fellowship with the believers, private devotions, the personal study of God's two books (the Holy Bible and nature), nurturing family spiritual growth, witnessing, and compassionate visitation. The Sabbath hours are from sunset Friday to sunset Saturday.