What should we do on Sunday?

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  1. abcgrad94

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    Since the threads about church cafe's and eating out on Sunday brought this up, I thought I'd start another thread on it. What should we do or not do on Sunday to "keep the Lord's day."

    I say we rest and spend extra time worshiping God. Anything beyond that is not addressed in scripture.
     
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    When I was a kid going to the moives was not allowed on Sunday. I guess if TV had been around that would not have been allowed either. We did listen to the "Old Fashioned Revival Hour," by Charles Fuller on Sunday mornings before heading off to Sunday School. There were blue laws so shopping was not an option.
     
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    The original purpose of the Sabbath was not just to worship, but it was mostly to rest. In our bustling society, I think it's more important than ever today that we rest, and relax. I myself refrain from "chore" activity on Sundays, but that's strictly me.

    Everyone should set aside a day a week to rest. Our bodies were designed that way. Oh, and it needn't be Sunday. Keepign the Lord's day, and what we do on Sunday, is sometimes synonymous, but not always.
     
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    Well, I have to work. I talked to my leadership about taking Sunday off and they thought it might not work out well. :laugh:
     
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    ME TOO! :laugh:

    Mondays are my scheduled day of rest...
     
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    You know, I always wondered about that. If Sunday was supposed to be a day of rest, why do the pastors have to work? :laugh: Hmm. Perhaps pastors should stop being a bad example by working on Sunday!
     
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    When I was a teen, I remember on precher telling us it was wrong to take a nap on sun afternoon because we should spend the day in spiritual matters.


    Nowdays, I spend Sunday evening getting things ready to work Sun am ( have to be at work NLY 445)
     
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    Well the old line is that the Old Testament made allowances for priests to conduct their duties...thus why I have Fridays off...;)

    Actually, in relation to the thread, I think we do what we're called to do. We ask our people to consider prioritizing time on Sundays to spend with their families (particularly in the evening.) That said the reality is that for all of human history people have been going, going, going all week including Sundays.

    We can't enforce an Old Testament legalism into the New Covenant consistently. There are places where the old law is no longer valid.

    Now do I believe it is wise to keep a particular day for rest and reflection? Absolutely, I have one and keep to it. Do I believe Sunday is the best day for everyone else? Maybe, maybe not. After putting in a 50 to 60 hour work week (which is standard for most people in our area), taking care of the kidos, running to practices/recitals/events/parties/get togethers, and then having to find some time for your spouse I think a sabbath is wise but I have no clue how some of our families can do it.

    Maybe the answer is in simplify. :)
     
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    The first sentence following was posted in the cancel-evening-service thread. Now, here is. . .the rest of the story:

    "I miss such a large number of our friends on Sunday nights, and I am delighted to miss them, for they have no business to be here then. They are out preaching, teaching, working in Ragged-schools, missionhalls, and all sorts of holy service. That is what you ought to do if you love the Lord; get a good meal once on the Sabbath, and then go and do a good day’s work in the rest of the Sunday." ---Charles Spurgeon, Hallelujah! Hallelujah!
     
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    Since most Christians meet on Sunday, I think the time should be used to worship with other believers, hear the Word of God, fellowship, et.

    When that is finished, I like either family time, video games, or hunting...or best..all three.
     
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    Like the family playing "Duck Hunt"?
     
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    We should go out to eat and irritate the fire out of the waitresses.
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    You are soooo bad!:laugh:
     
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    Hey Everyone, Saturneptune is inviting us to lunch!... and he is paying!!!! :tongue3:
     
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    The sabbath is then kept holy unto the Lord, when men, after a due preparing of their hearts, and ordering their common affairs aforehand, do not only observe a holy rest all day, from their own works, words and thoughts, about their worldly employment and recreations, but are also taken up the whole time in the public and private exercises of his worship, and in the duties of necessity and mercy.
    (from our confession of faith)

    We encourage folks to spend the day in the things of God and His Kingdom and not that of the earth.

    So I'm not buying Christmas presents after church at the Mall. ;)

    Since my family has Jewish/Christian heritage, we begin the Lord's Day on Saturday evening, ending at 5 pm Sunday. I will be honest that I love tivo so I can spend Sunday at church, in the Word, resting, then in the evening (start of Monday) watch NFL games without abuse of my conscience.

    Caveat - as a preacher, I am constantly reading, making notes, outlining, etc. Even on Sunday afternoon - I get a lot of "work" done!! I know we frown on work that is not needed, but I've never been able to separate my whole daily life from my ministerial life!!

    Confession over. :type:
     
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    I would have had to fallen asleep during the sermon, just to increase the irony of the situation.

    I can't think of a more spiritual thing than angering a legalist... :eek: :D: :D
     
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    Jesus did it all the time!!... OH, the joy of setting people free from legalism!!!

    BTW.. that is one reason I have stuck around BB for so long.. I am hoping that I can be a light to set people free from religion...
     
  18. Salty

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    I often tell people I do not believe in Religion, I am a Christian :thumbs: :jesus:
    (and a PS :smilewinkgrin:)
     
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    That's GOOD line! I might have to use that myself!!
     
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    Well, we shouldn't do these things:
    However we can
    :)
     

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