Look up each of the verses below and write down Bible principles that you can learn from them about this virtue. A “principle” is a “truth you can live by.”

Right from the start we must establish that Sunday is not the Sabbath. The Sabbath was Saturday and it was given specifically to the Jews. Sunday is the Lord’s Day, a day that Christians set aside to remember the Lord’s resurrection. If the Lord commanded the Jews to rest on the Sabbath, should Christians volunteer to rest on the Lord’s Day? In this study we will look for principles about the Sabbath that can guide us in choosing proper Sunday activities.

1. Let’s begin by learning principles about the Sabbath.

1a) Ge 2:2-3

1b) Ex 20:8-11

1c) Ex 31:15

1d) Ex 34:21

1e) Ex 35:3

1f) De 5:12 What does “sanctify” mean?

1g) Nu 15:32-36

1h) Ne 10:31

1i) Jer 17:21

1j) Mt 12:10-12

1k) Mr 1:21

1l) Mr 2:23-28

1m) Mr 6:2

1n) Lu 13:15

1o) Joh 5:9-10

1p) Col 2:16

2. What is mentioned in the New Testament about Sunday, the first day of the week?

2a) Mr 16:9

2b) Joh 20:19

2c) Ac 20:7

2d) 1Co 16:2

3. Building upon all of the above principles, what do you believe God would want Christians to do on Sundays with regard to the following?

3a) Worship

3b) Work (necessary: hospital, feed animals, etc. and voluntary: business, yard work, etc)

3c) Sports

3d) Buying (things or food)

3e) Games

3f) Rest

3g) 1Co 10:31