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In both Judaism and Christianity, the Sabbath is a religious day of worship.

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Emma Kavanagh 10a AO1 In both Judaism and Christianity, the Sabbath is a religious day of worship. Jewish people celebrate it on a Saturday and Christians celebrate it on a Sunday. It is a day of rest and worship. Christians celebrate it on a Sunday because that Is the day of the resurrection (Easter Sunday). Jesus was Jewish. He was a good Jew. Jesus worshiped in the synagogue on the Sabbath, but he used to come into conflict with the Pharisees, Jewish religious leaders, over many religious laws and customs. He told them that he thought they were using the laws to their own power and that they did not explain to the Jewish people the meanings of these laws. The Pharisees were the Jewish religious leaders. They were concerned to uphold in every detail the Jewish religious laws including those of the Sabbath. ...read more.

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They were hungry so they picked some corn. The Pharisees saw this, they were not pleased, they said to Jesus that it was against the law of the Sabbath to do that, because it is counted as work, which is not allowed to be done on the Sabbath. Jesus told them that "David did that time when he needed something to eat? He and his men were hungry, so they went in to the house of God and ate the bread offered to God. This happened when Abiathar was High Priest. According to Jewish law only the High Priest may eat this bread-but David ate it and gave it to his men." Then Jesus told them "The Sabbath was made for the good of human beings; they were not made for the Sabbath. So the Son of Man is Lord even of the Sabbath." ...read more.

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In Mark 16:1-2 (The Resurrection). After the Sabbath Mary the mother of James, Salome and Mary Magdalene went to go and anoint the body of Jesus. At sunrise early Sunday morning they went to the tomb. They went on the day after the Sabbath because it against the law of the Sabbath to anoint the body on the day of the Sabbath. We know that Jesus was a good Jew, because on many occasions mentioned in the Gospels he is in the synagogue, teaching and praying. We also know that Christ read the scriptures and taught in the synagogue on the Sabbath. He also healed people on the Sabbath. Different Christian denominations focus on different things that they believe are most important. You have the Pulpit based worship which the Methodists, church of Scotland and United Reformed Quakers use. Eucharist based which Catholics and Church of England focus on. Lastly the Good works based which Salvation army focus on. ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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