You are hereUCG.org / Sermons / The Basics of Why We Keep the Sabbath The Basics of Why We Keep the Sabbath Given on Dec 5, 2015 by Stan Erickson Listen Downloads MP3 Audio (18.78 MB) Downloads The Basics of Why We Keep the Sabbath MP3 Audio (18.78 MB) × Does it really matter what day we observe or whether we observe a day at all? A review of some key reasons why we keep the Sabbath. Stan EricksonPastor, United Church of GodRaised in Minnesota on a farm with my parents and a sister. Graduated from high school in 1959. Entered Ambassador College in 1965 where I met my wife Judy and married January 19, 1969.