Part one of a two part sermon on the fourth commandment. The Sabbath commandment is the most controversial of all the commandments. What we shouldn't do on the Sabbath and what God's purpose in these prohibitions are. God created the Sabbath day during creation week, and He sanctified and blessed it. How does His sanctification and blessing of the Sabbath teach us how to properly observed the fourth commandment?
Rick Shabi was ordained an elder in 2000, and relocated to northern Florida in 2004. He attended Ambassador College and graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelor of Science in Business, with a major in Accounting. After enjoying a rewarding career in corporate and local hospital finance and administration, he became a pastor in January 2011. Since then, he and his wife Deborah have served in the Orlando and Jacksonville, Florida, churches. Rick served as the Treasurer for the United Church of God from 2013–2022, and was named President in May 2022.