Why Saturday?

The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath.
— Mark 2:27

Seventh-day Adventists recognize Saturday, the seventh day, as the Sabbath. This practice is derived specifically from the 4th commandment found in Exodus 20:8-11, which calls for us to work the first six days of the week and to rest on the seventh. In celebrating the Sabbath, we aspire to follow Jesus’ own example in this practice, observing Friday night sundown to sunset on Saturday night as a period of rest and worship.

Seventh-day Adventists observe the Sabbath in a variety of ways. The Sabbath is valued as a day of rest, where we refrain from work and the distractions of media and commerce and refocus on what is really important. Attending Saturday morning Sabbath School and worship services allow our minds to be refreshed, enlivened and elevated. However, we do not confine all the Sabbath hours within walls. Spending quality time with family and friends and taking in the beauty of nature, bringing us into communion with the Creator, are also favorite ways of enjoying the Sabbath day.

The Sabbath also affords us another opportunity to minister to the needs of others through direct service to them (e.g. visiting the sick in nursing homes). Most importantly, the Sabbath offers us the opportunity for activities that enable spiritual renewal and foster continual growth in our relationship with God and or brothers and sisters in humanity.

We invite you to visit us and be our guest, and bring a friend. We look forward to worshiping our Lord on his holy seventh-day Sabbath with you!

Have more questions about the Seventh-day Sabbath?

Contact Interest Coordinator at (646) 519-0367, or via email at info@goshentemplesda.org.