• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

What Can A Study Of Marks Gospel Tell Christians Of Different Denominations About The Meaning And Importance Of The Sabbath

Extracts from this document...


What Can A Study Of Marks Gospel Tell Christians Of Different Denominations About The Meaning And Importance Of The Sabbath By Emily Longstaff 'Keep the Sabbath holy', was the forth commandment read by Moses from the stone tablets. Christians believe that Jesus rose from the dead on a Sunday so for them that is there Sabbath that means that, to them, that one-day in the week is holy and to keep it this way they must rest and avoid any form of work at all costs. Jewish people, although they too believe in the Sabbath, worship it on a different day. This is because they believe god created the world in six days, and on the seventh day, he rested. Therefore it is important to them to worship the Sabbath on a Saturday. The Sabbath for both religions is defined as a day of rest where no work must be done and is also a day of worship. ...read more.


This shows Jesus had power over the Pharisees. Although a big part of the catholic and Christian religions are based around Jesus' teachings he himself was a Jew. This was because the religions did not yet exist in his times. We know Jesus was a Jew as he worshipped in the synagogue which was a Jewish place of worship. The Sabbath is a big part of the Christian religion and is based entirely around the resurrection for Christians, it tells Christians today that something amazing and magnificent as the resurrection must be honoured and working on this day is not doing that. It enables us to truly appreciate and be thankful for Jesus rising from the dead. Different denominations of the religion celebrate the Sabbath and other important days in there religious lives differently. The different denominations include; Jewish, protestant, catholic, Eva angelical, Church of England, united reformed and Jehovah's Witness'. ...read more.


Mormons, which is yet another denomination of Christianity celebrate the Sabbath from home. This involves creating an atmosphere so they can be close to god in their own home, and although this normally takes place on a Sunday, there is no set law so families who find it difficult to celebrate on this day are able to move it to a more appropriate day of the week. This shows that although the many different denominations beliefs are more or less the same, (we all believe in the same god) and celebrations take place in similar circumstances, there are many differences in how we celebrate the Sabbath ranging from small and insignificant to ones of great importance. Sunday to Christians however will always remain the most important day and this will never change as in this religion the resurrection is of great importance. Christians all over the world celebrate Sunday by keeping the Sabbath holy. They attend mass and receive communion. Some may go to confession but every Christian will try and rest on that day to honour Jesus rising from the dead. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our AS and A Level Judaism section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related AS and A Level Judaism essays

  1. Give an account of the contribution made by Colmcille (Columba) to the development of ...

    So to eradicate these practices fully, Colmcille may have felt it necessary to take part in the Battle, to ensure Diarmuit was defeated. The foundation at Iona was very significant territory.

  2. Explain what a study of Mark's Gospel can tell Christians about the nature of ...

    were fishermen -an occupation with quite high monetary rewards. Levi (Matthew) was a taxman, a job which would have made him extremely wealthy but equally unpopular, so when Jesus visited him to have supper and invite him to become one of His Apostles, there would have been great disgust at His actions.

  1. Explain the meaning of discipleship for: The first Christians and Christians today.

    life of service must have been led, and he continued to explain to the disciples that even the Son of Man did not come to be served, he came to serve and to give his life to redeem many people.

  2. Abortion, a christians view.

    "Our belief in the sanctity of unborn human life makes us reluctant to approve abortion. But we are equally bound to respect the sacredness of the life and well-being of the mother, for who devastating damage may result from an unacceptable pregnancy."15 (www.umc.org)

  1. What can a study of Marks gospel tell Christians of different dominations the meaning ...

    This tells Christians today to go to mass and enjoy it rather than not enjoy it. Because a Christian going to mass because someone is making them or going to please someone is just an empty gesture. Mark 3:1-6, Jesus heals a man's hand even though it is the Sabbath and no work is to be done on the Sabbath.

  2. 'To tell the truths about Jesus rather than recount the facts of his life.' ...

    Thus its main purpose would be to persuade people to grow in faith, (which is a different thing from belief). A discussion between Jesus and Thomas (20:26-28) seems to emphasise this - Thomas sees because he believes. Jesus is saying that without actually seeing him on earth, faith is a spiritual perception.

  1. Christian and Jewish holy days.

    At the end of a mass the priest tells the people to "go in peace to love and serve the lord", they can achieve this in many ways. They can help their fellow man by donating to charity. This money will go to house the homeless and feed the hungry or to help the sick.

  2. Evaluate the claim that Mark's Gospel is all about the failure of the disciples.

    It is shown on numerous occasions within Mark's gospel at the time of the disciples failures. Jesus predicts that the disciples would flee when he needed them as well as predicting at the last supper that one of the disciples would betray him, "Truly I tell you, one of you will betray me - one who is eating with me."

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work