Item description for The Lord's Day by Joseph A. Pipa...
Overview Joseph Pipa takes an authoritative look at the 'first day.' This is an area of Church practice in which we find liberal interpretations practiced by evangelical churches and vice versa. Many of the issues which he discusses are considered unclear, with the result that we tend to adopt the unhealthy viewpoint of avoiding the subject all together.
Publishers Description Are we missing out on God's blessing by the way we celebrate the Lord's Day - are we too legalistic or too lax? Is the Spirit grieved by our disrespect to God or frustrated by our thralldom to unnecessary restrictions? These and other questions are answered in The Lord's Day. Joey Pipa is known for his warm pastoral application of Scriptural principles. Here, he takes an authoritative look at the 'first day.'
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Studio: Christian Focus
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.8" Width: 5.2" Height: 0.66" Weight: 0.46 lbs.
Release Date Nov 20, 2013
Publisher Christian Focus Publications
ISBN 1857922018 ISBN13 9781857922011
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More About Joseph A. Pipa
Joseph A. Pipa, Jr. has been both a church pastor and theological professor. He is President and Professor of Historical and Systematic Theology at Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary in South Carolina and exercises a worldwide expositional ministry.
Reviews - What do customers think about The Lord's Day?
Interesting and Informative Book Nov 27, 2003
I began the reading of Pipa's book believing the Sabbath had been abrogated....
I suppose I am still in the same position, but Pipa has certainly made my foundation for that thinking start to shake. I plan on reading it again sometime and perhaps this time I will be convinced. As of yet I am not. Still this book is highly recommended. Pipa argues for his position from the Bible. This book is well worth your time and money.
Author lives what he teaches Sep 24, 2000
Joey Pipa is a living example of what he writes. As President of Greenville Theological Seminary, former professor at Westminster Seminary, West, and pastor in the Presbyterian Church in America, he has been talking about the proper observance of the Lord's Day for many years. He was my pastor for a couple of years, and I observed first-hand his love for the Lord and his delight in the Lord's Day. He is a Reformed Presbyterian and a modern-day Puritan. I highly recommend this book - it is one of only a handful of books that exalts the fourth commandment.
A God-centered approach to the Sabbath Jun 21, 2000
This book belongs on the shelf of every Christian's library. Pipa does a wonderful job communicating the theology of the Sabbath, which needs to be done more in Christendom. The Sabbath has not been abrogated, as so many Christians purport. It has been fulfilled in Christ, but the principle of its keeping is perpetual. Pipa addresses key Scripture which others use to show the Sabbath's abrogation, such as Col. 2 and Heb. 4. (He could also use Mt. 24:20 to punctuate his argument.)
Pipa explores the meaning of Is. 58:13,14 to show how the Sabbath day is to be observed. He shows it's not a day to delight is ourselves, but is to be solely Christ-focused, with works of mercy and necessity.
If you are a Christian, don't let this book pass you by! It's very readable and non-technical.