Great Sermon! I appreciated your lesson on the Sabbath.¬† I've really struggled with this one, trying to "be Reformed" and "Baptist" in light of thr 1689 confession,, and what always seemed to be a "too narrow" interpretation interpretation.¬†
I don't think, as the father of four kids, one of whom is four, I could ever justify not allowing them to play, watch TV, or otherwise recreate on a Sunday afternoon.¬† On the contrary, I feel more of a burden to not "burden" them with tasks (i.e., clean your room). That is, there is not only the obligation to rest for yourself, but to let those in your charge rest too.
I may be more conservative but not conservative enough-- as I don't think I should habitually eat out on Sunday, or go shopping (as those who serve you are essentially temporary "servants") But if necessity is there (we don't have anything prepared) I don't have an issue with buying something (rnecessary repair, for instance) or getting a meal out (gotta eat).¬† That is, I don't think stores and restaurants should necessarily be closed on Sunday, but it shouldn't be their busiest day either.¬†
That's why most Sundays you won't see me out, but occasionally you would.
My views tend to annoy people on both sides of the issue.
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