Are we missing out on God’s blessing by the way we celebrate the Lord’s Day – are we too legalistic or too lax? Is the Spirit grieved by our disrespect to God or frustrated by our thralldom to unnecessary restrictions? These and other questions are answered in The Lord’s Day. Dr. Joseph A. Pipa Jr. is known for his warm pastoral application of Scriptural principles. Here, he takes an authoritative look at the ‘first day.’
“Paul, the apostle, urges us: ‘Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of you mind.’ In his book The Lord’s Day, Dr. Pipa courageously and accurately identifies a major issue of liestyle on which the majority of Christians in this century have caved in to the pattern of this world. Even the best taught Christians have abandoned the heritage of the Protestant Reformation in this matter; but worse still they have disobeyed Biblical standards which guided saints of former ages.
“This book is clearly under-girded by thorough exegesis, wise schoalrship and a broad knowledge of the church history on the subject of the Sabbath. Yet it is written with the plainness and warmth of pastoral experience which will benefit the youngest Christian. Every believer will find an abundance of practical direction for keeping the Lord’s Day in our modern world.
“If the Church of Christ does not heed the principles of God’s Word on the issue addressed in this book, she will be overwhelmed by ‘the pattern of this world’ and more seriously weakened. The Sabbath is one of God’s appointed means for ‘renewing’ the Christian mind.”
– Walter J. Chantry, Pastor Emeritus, Grace Reformed Baptist Church (Carlisle, Pennsylvania)
“Dr. Pipa has written a splendid book on the Lord’s Day as the Christian Sabbath. It combines careful and convincing examination of the Bible with helpful, pastoral application. The book breathes the spirit of the gospel and truly shows the delightful character of God’s provision of a day of worship and rest for His people. The church has needed this book. Use your Sunday afternoons to read it!”