Seven Thoughts – Six

Throughout the Bible, the seventh day is featured as something special, significant, and a day to be remembered. It’s worth seven thoughts.

6. The death of Jesus is at three in the afternoon just before the beginning of the seventh day. His death echoes divine creation activity – “it is finished” (John 19:30).

Love = Gospel

I was cleaning out my notes and I found this. It’s too brilliant to be mine but I have lost the reference.

The central defining truth of the believer is that in Christ God ascribed unsurpassable worth to us, though we did not deserve it. Hence, the central defining mark of disciples of Christ is that they in turn ascribe unconditional worth to themselves and all others, knowing that Christ died for them as well. “We know love by this, that he laid down his life for us—and we ought to lay down our lives for one another” (1 John 3:16)
The thing that more than anything else demonstrates the reality of the loving, triune God is that we embody the reality of the triune God in our relationships with one another and with the world. Nothing less than the credibility of the gospel, the reputation of God, and the salvation of people hangs on our fulfilling the commandment to love.

Seven Thoughts – Three

Throughout the Bible, the seventh day is featured as something special, significant, and a day to be remembered. It’s worth seven thoughts.

3. In the testimony of the seventh day, Exodus 20:8-11, the essential point is imitation of the Creator; as he rested we too must rest. It goes even further: as he rested, we too must rest, and we are to bring that same rest to others. A sabbath keeper is thus enjoined to manifest God’s ways in human relationships.

Seven Thoughts – Two

Throughout the Bible, the seventh day is featured as something special, significant, and a day to be remembered. It’s worth seven thoughts.

2. The seventh day tells of the importance of human beings to a personal God; it’s primary message is not of duty but divine commitment. Jesus said, “The Sabbath was made to meet the needs of people, and not people to meet the requirements of the Sabbath.” Mark 2:27 NLT