Sabbath: How Did We Get There?

How did we get from a people who in times past observed the weekly Sabbath to a people who believe that the Sabbath is no longer relevant, or in some extreme cases, it is wrong to observe the Sabbath. Of course, we are talking about the seventh day that was set apart from creation to be a sign. In this message Pastor Ralph Finley moves into the reasons why the seventh day Sabbath is viewed in such ways. He reviews from the last message the fact that in the first century there were Gentiles present in the synagogues every Sabbath to learn about the Elohim of Creation. Pastor Ralph helps us to understand that Constantine was not the sole reason for the change but that starting at the end of the first century through the next few hundred years that there were many contributing factors to the changing of the observance of the seventh day. Do you have those in your life that would give you a hard time about keeping Sabbath? Pastor Ralph shares some personal stories of how you can take someone through the writings of the Apostles to prove the validity of Sabbath observance. He also exhorts us to not berate others who may hold their services on another day than the seventh day, that there is not just one day of worship but that a person is free to worship every day if he/she so chooses. Don't miss this teaching!


Sabbath: Signs, Patterns and Customs

Continuing his teaching on the subject of the Sabbath, Pastor Ralph further expands the meaning of 'signs' and their ordained importance in our lives. These signs point to something and usually for the glory of Elohim.

Then we learn about how Yeshua continued the pattern and custom of keeping, observing and guarding the Shabbat; even reproving and re-teaching the religious system of his day as to what the Sabbath was all about.

Then after Yeshua's resurrection we see the apostles continuing the pattern and custom of going to where the congregation met, the synagogue, on Shabbat. Not only do we find the Jewish people attending synagogue but, we find in the book of Acts that there were also 'Gentiles' or those of other nations attending synagogue, even before hearing about Messiah Yeshua. This message is crucial to the foundation of what we believe and why we believe it.

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Sabbath: A Sign Revealed

Pastor Ralph Finley continues his message on the Sabbath by teaching us that the Sabbath is a part of the Creator's character. It is His desire to have a relationship with Him which includes joining Him in taking a break from our busy lives for a day and fellowship with Him and each other. He calls it a ‘sign’ of the covenant between Him and those who enter into that covenant with Him. In this message we will learn about the ‘Sabbath Goy’ found in orthodox Judaism, comparison with the sign of the rainbow, why do we keep the Sabbath, and much more.

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