The Sacred Day, A Sanctuary in Time

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Author: Dale Henkes - 256 pages, soft cover


First mentioned in Genesis 2:2-3, the seventh day of the week was blessed and made holy by God. How can a time be holy? What is the relevance of the weekly cycle in God’s will for our lives? For whom was the Sabbath made? The Bible answers these questions in beautiful detail, revealing God’s merciful character from the creation of this world to the beginning of the next.

Of all the blessings in scripture, the blessing of the Lord’s Day is one often forgotten. Fortunately, it is easily accessible. Characterized by rest and remembrance, its observance brings profound spiritual benefits every week. The Sacred Day pairs Bible passages with historical and contemporary insight, bringing light to the relevance of the Sabbath in our walk with Christ.

With a focus on scripture and an eye on God’s children throughout history, this study answers questions that many scholars have not even thought to ask. Does the New Testament specifically discuss the Sabbath’s relevance for God’s children today? How did the question of the Sabbath play into the Protestant Reformation? How did the apostles utilize the Sabbath in their ministry? Knowledge of God’s Word is yours. The revelations of God belong to us and our children forever (Deuteronomy 29:29). So pick up your copy of The Sacred Day, crack open your reference Bible, and invite the Holy Spirit to reveal the good, acceptable, and perfect will of God (Romans 12:2).

Table of Contents:


  1. The Sabbath Debate
  2. Sola Scriptura (By Scripture Alone)
  3. Spiritual Things are Spiritually Discerned
  4. Safety in Numbers?
  5. Misunderstanding the Law and Covenant Relationship
  6. The Bible Sabbath
  7. An Enemy with Enmity for the Sabbath
  8. No Other Gods Before Me: Idol Worship
  9. A Brief History of Israel
  10. The Sabbath Restored
  11. The Jewish Religious Leaders and the Law: Legalism, Jesus, and the Sabbath
  12. The Law
  13. The Two Ministrations
  14. Sabbath Observance After Christ’s Resurrection
  15. Sunday Observance
  16. The Day the Reformation Died
  17. The Proposed New “Law of Christ”
  18. What was Abolished by Christ’s Sacrifice
  19. Let No Man Therefore Judge You
  20. Every Day Alike
  21. Ye Observe Days, and Months, and Times, and Years
  22. Everything in Its Order
  23. The Sabbath is First a Memorial of Creation
  24. There Remains a Sabbath-keeping for the People of God


About the author: Dale Henkes is a dedicated scholar of biblical theology. His body of knowledge includes Bible prophecy, church history, and eschatology. He enjoys leading out in Bible study groups. He graduated form Walla Walla University in 1977 with a B.S. in engineering, and has been working in the field for more than 39 years. Dale currently lives in Southern California with his wife and two children.

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