There is much confusion in the Church today about the relationship of the Sabbath to Sunday. Is Sunday the Sabbath? If so, who changed it to Sunday and why? If not, then what is the role of the sabbath and its relationship to Sunday? And, why does it matter?
This is the first of two messages dealing with the topic. This message in particular explains the significance of the Sabbath. It explains how the sabbath draws its meaning from two key events in history: the creation of the world and the redemption of Israel from Egypt. Drawing its meaning from these two historical events, the Sabbath looks forward to the as-yet-unrealized ideal of the Jewish people - in their capacity as the people of God - being redeemed and at rest in Christ.
The next message to follow will address the significance of Sunday and the relationship, if any, between it and the Sabbath.
Dr. Burkett grew up in the Midwest. His father was a pastor, so he grew up around the ministry and has been involved in serving the Lord most of his life. He attended Bob Jones University in South Carolina where he obtained a B.A. in Bible, an M.A. in Bible, and a Ph.D. in Old...