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From Sabbath to Lord's Day


"The women who had come with Jesus from Galilee...went home and prepared spices and perfumes. But they rested on the Sabbath in obedience to the commandment" (Luke 23:55-56 NIV).

We begin to get an idea about early Christian attitudes toward the Sabbath from the reports given by Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. There we learn that after His crucifixion Jesus was laid in a tomb without the customary preparation.


Because His followers observed the Sabbath, which for them began at sunset Friday. Their plan was to return to the tomb with spices and perfumes after the Sabbath day.

Apparently, Jesus had given no instruction to His followers about canceling the Sabbath or transferring its sacred nature to another day.

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