O1i Understanding the Sabbath

A look at the sabbath, it’s meanings in the Old Testament, corrections in understanding by Jesus, and its relevance for families today and contemporary worship.  Does it apply to Israel only?  Is it of universal scope in application for all of humanity?  Saturday?  Sunday? Is the sabbath mainly for devotion to God or is it intended for us too?

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Supplement for the book, People in the Presence of God.

09B Sinai: Meeting with God, Sin, Mediation, Leadership (new) PIP PP

Crisis! Three Thousand die!

Moses receives the Law on Mount Sinai: lightening, thunder, smoke, a trumpet sounds louder and louder.  At foot of Sinai the people sin, worship the golden calf.  Wild idolatry.  Moses confronts the people (3000 die), mediates, lies prostrate 40 days before God: “if your presence does not go with us, do not send us up from here.” God relents, responds to Moses, and offers the most comprehensive, spoken revelation of himself in scripture (quoted often).

Revised Sept 15, 2014.  28 slides.