Sunday, July 17, 2016

The New Sabbath



July 17

Daily Bible Reading: Acts 20:1 – 16

Verse of the Day: Acts 20:7 – “And upon the first day of the week, when we were gathered together to break bread, Paul discoursed with them, intending to depart on the morrow; and prolonged his speech until midnight.”

This account of Eutychus falling asleep and then falling out of the window takes place in Troas. Paul was teaching them that evening before he would depart to go to Jerusalem to deliver the offering that the people of Gentile churches had provided for the suffering there.

The Jewish believers still celebrated their Sabbath on Saturday, but the Gentile believers met to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus from the grave each week. In Hebrews 4:8 – 10, we are reminded that Christ finished His work on the first day of the week and it is our Sabbath (rest).

Prayer: Jesus, may I remember that the reason we devote the first day of the week to You is because You have finished the work of our rest. Amen.



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