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Lord of the Sabbath Part 1
August 22, 2021

Lord of the Sabbath Part 1

August 22, 2021

Lord of the Sabbath Part 1

John 5:9-17

The man at the pool of Bethesda was healed  

Matthew 24:24

The observance or of the Sabbath isn’t a big deal in our day

Some turn Christianity into a system of human and a matter of character building where they can build up merit — and the becomes a place to do this. 

The other extreme is one that takes advantage of God’s and therefore does not believe one has to worship on the Lord’s Day. 

Exodus 20:8-10

The Jewish leaders added human to God’s Law

Exodus 16:29

True or False: According to the Jews it was sometimes a violation of the law to spit on the Sabbath.

Matthew 12:1-8

Notice Three Things: 

A. The anointing of David was more important than the law concerning the bread

It is y for people to pretend to serve God through the minute laws of tabernacle worship but then turn around and actively the king that God anointed. 

B. The practiced by Jewish Leaders

The emphasis on formalism created a system where didn’t about the true need of the people. 

Jesus’ showed that peoples lives were more important than human — showing is more important than religious formalism

C. Jesus is the Lord of the Sabbath

Jesus is the Lord of the Sabbath and He is the Lord of

True or False: The Jewish leaders cared for people.

“Only one who has a strong desire to be holy will ever persevere in the painfully slow and difficult task of pursing holiness. There are too many failures. The habits of our old nature and the attacks of Satan are too strong for us to persevere unless the Holy Spirit is at work in us to create a desire for holiness. The Holy Spirit creates this desire, not only by showing us our sins, but also by showing us God’s standard of holiness. He does this through the Scriptures. As we read and study the Scriptures or hear them taught, we are captivated by the moral beauty of God’s standard of holiness.” Jerry Bridges — The Pursuit of Holiness 

The Law (for the Christian) is a standard of God’s holiness. 

Jesus was doing these things on the Sabbath and was therefore Persecuted by

The Jews tried to and discredit Jesus

All of this was related back to the question: the rulers wanted the rules but not the grace of God. They wanted the accolades but not the simplicity of what Jesus offered — as the remedy for sin. 


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