Reformed Theology Some thoughts on the Lord's Day, and a request for resources  Calvinism

Some thoughts on the Lord’s Day, and a request for resources

Reformed Theology Some thoughts on the Lord's Day, and a request for resources  Calvinism
Some thoughts on the Lord’s Day, and a request for resources

I've been thinking a lot about work and rest lately and how it relates to Sundays. This is my train and understanding:

The Sabbath was given to Israel as a cultural distinctive and for their benefit, whereas other cultures around them worked 7 days a week.

The Church has "transplanted" the idea of the Sabbath to Sunday in celebration of the Lord's Day because Jesus rose on a Sunday. So, we ought to hold to similar ideas about rest on Sunday.

In American culture, we typically get two days off of work every week. This means resisting work on a Sunday is not so abnormal or distinct for the ordinary 9-5'er. It also means resting two days a week is considered normal and ok.

I want to think and understand more about work and rest in the Christian's life. How can we make our work and rest a distinctive for the Church? Where might my understanding of the Lord's Day be corrected or improved? Is it unwise to rest two days when God designed one day for rest? Etc.

Any recommendations?

I’ve been thinking a lot about work and rest lately and how it relates to Sundays. This is my train and understanding:The Sabbath was given to Israel as a cultural distinctive and for their benefit, whereas other cultures around them worked 7 days a week.The Church has “transplanted” the idea of the Sabbath to Sunday in celebration of the Lord’s Day because Jesus rose on a Sunday. So, we ought to hold to similar ideas about rest on Sunday.In American culture, we typically get two days off of work every week. This means resisting work on a Sunday is not so abnormal or distinct for the ordinary 9-5’er. It also means resting two days a week is considered normal and ok.I want to think and understand more about work and rest in the Christian’s life. How can we make our work and rest a distinctive for the Church? Where might my understanding of the Lord’s Day be corrected or improved? Is it unwise to rest two days when God designed one day for rest? Etc.Any recommendations?
Link: Some thoughts on the Lord’s Day, and a request for resources
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