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Explain the meaning and significance of Sabbath worship for Christians today.

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Explain the meaning and significance of Sabbath worship for Christians today. 350-525 words Sabbath means to rest and Christians believe that Sunday is their Sabbath day. Some Christians may go to church where they have a weekly service in which they hear passages from the Old and New Testaments, a reading from the gospel, a sermon by the priest and they may have the chance to receive the Eucharist. At a Roman Catholic service, it begins with the introductory rites in which the priest will greet everyone with a hymn and a prayer and then the service will start. In most denominations, the church will have two readings from the testament. The first reading is from the Old Testament. ...read more.

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They thank and praise God for the resurrection and it is a very important part of the service. However, Quakers and the Salvation Army do not celebrate the Eucharist because they believe that the most important part of Christian worship is to accept Jesus in their hearts. Some Christians believe that Jesus is present with them when they take the Eucharist in a real and special way. Taking the bread and wine at a weekly service is different for each denomination. Roman Catholics believe that the bread and wine become the body and blood of Jesus Christ while Baptists believe that the bread and wine are symbols of Jesus Christ. Denominations even have different kinds of bread and wine. ...read more.

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Many Christians listen to a sermon and believe that this is what God wants them to do, so they leave church with a task, for instance: caring for someone or giving money to the poor. When going up for the Eucharist, some Christians are reminded of Gods forgiveness and give them a sense of needing to forgive someone. In conclusion, Sabbath worship is very important to Christians in today's society as it is a time when we can relax and relieve the stress that everyday life gives us. It is a time for rejoicing in the Lord by taking the Eucharist; it is also a time when Christians can learn and understand what God was trying to teach us when he sent down his son, Jesus. LARA TYRRELL WORDS: 559 ...read more.

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