Passage: Exodus 20:8–11
Sermon: Commanded to Rest Exodus 20:8-11
I. The Original Command
II. The New Testament Changes
Heidelberg Catechism Q. 103: What does God require in the fourth commandment?
First, that the ministry of the gospel and the schools be maintained and that, especially on the day of rest, I diligently attend the church of God to hear God’s Word, to use the sacraments, to call publicly upon the LORD, and to give Christian offerings for the poor. Second, that all the days of my life I rest from my evil works, let the LORD work in me through His Holy Spirit, and so begin in this life the eternal sabbath.