The Sabbath (Part 1)

In this episode of the Essential Bible Studies Podcast, hosts Tim Young and Ted Hodge embark on an enlightening exploration of the Sabbath day. They delve into its significance as reflected through four major biblical epochs: the Genesis times, the Mosaic Law period, the post-Christ era, and the anticipated future in the Kingdom Age. The intricate weaving of the Sabbath principle within these periods unfolds as they analyze its transformation from a day of physical rest to an era of spiritual rest in Christ.

Key verse:

“For whoever has entered God’s rest has also rested from his works as God did from his.” (Hebrews 4:10)


  1. Introduction
    1. What is the Sabbath? Should we be keeping it now?
    2. How do we determine the answer to such a question?
    3. Epochs of time – what changes over time and what remains the same?
  2. First Epoch – The Beginning
    1. The Sabbath at Creation (Genesis 2:2-3, 15)
    2. After the fall of man (Genesis 3:17-19)
    3. The Rest of Genesis
  3. Second Epoch – Law of Moses
    1. The Law a shadow of things to come (Heb 8:5; 10:11)
    2. Details of the Sabbath Laws (Exodus 31:13-18)
    3. The Principle of the Sabbath (Isaiah 58:13)
  4. Third Epoch – Law of Christ
    1. The rest that Jesus give (Matthew 11:28-30)
    2. Jesus’ contention over the Sabbath (Matthew 12:1-12)
  5. Fourth Epoch – The Kingdom of God
    1. Observance in the Kingdom (Ezekiel 44:24; 46:1-3)
    2. The future Sabbath rest of God (Hebrews 4:8-11 )
  6. Summary

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