Sabbath


THE GOSPEL OF MARK – FAMILIARITY BREEDS CONTEMPT

CHAPTER 6 FAMILIARITY BREEDS CONTEMPT ​1 Jesus left there and went to his hometown, accompanied by his disciples. 2 When the Sabbath came, he began to teach in the synagogue, and many who heard him were amazed. “Where did this man get these things?” they asked. “What’s this wisdom that has been given him? What are these remarkable miracles he …Continue reading →

THE GOSPEL OF MARK – THE SABBATH, RULES OR REST?

THE SABBATH, RULES OR REST? 23 One Sabbath Jesus was going through the grain-fields, and as his disciples walked along, they began to pick some heads of grain. 24 The Pharisees said to him, “Look, why are they doing what is unlawful on the Sabbath?” 25 He answered, “Have you never read what David did when he and his companions …Continue reading →

THE GOSPEL OF MARK – LORD OF THE SABBATH

LORD OF THE SABBATH 23 One Sabbath Jesus was going through the grain fields, and as his disciples walked along, they began to pick some heads of grain. 24 The Pharisees said to him, “Look, why are they doing what is unlawful on the Sabbath?” 25 He answered, “Have you never read what David did when he and his companions …Continue reading →

THE GOSPEL OF LUKE – STUMPED!

CHAPTER FOURTEEN STUMPED! “One time, when Jesus went for a Sabbath meal with one of the top leaders of the Pharisees, all the guests had their eyes on Him, watching His every move. Right before Him there was a man hugely swollen in his joints. So Jesus asked the religion scholars, ‘Is it permitted to heal on the Sabbath? Yes …Continue reading →

THE GOSPEL OF LUKE – FURIOUS

FURIOUS “The meeting-place president, furious because Jesus had healed on the Sabbath, said to the congregation, “Six days have been defined as work days. Come on one of the six if you want to be healed, but not on the seventh, the Sabbath.’” Luke 13:14, Strange, isn’t it, how reason, logic and even basic human kindness, leave the brain when …Continue reading →

THE GOSPEL OF LUKE – WHAT IS THE RIGHT THING TO DO?

WHAT IS THE RIGHT THING TO DO? “On another Sabbath He went to the meeting place and taught. There was a man there with a crippled right hand. The religion scholars and Pharisees had their eye on Jesus to see if He would heal the man, hoping to catch Him in a Sabbath infraction. He knew what they were up …Continue reading →

THE GOSPEL OF LUKE – NOT RULES BUT REST

CHAPTER SIX NOT RULES BUT REST “On a certain Sabbath Jesus was walking through a field of ripe grain. His disciples were pulling off heads of grain, rubbing them in their hands to get rid of the chaff, and eating them. Some Pharisees said, ‘Why are you doing that, breaking a Sabbath rule?’ “But Jesus stood up for them. ‘Have …Continue reading →

THE GOSPEL OF LUKE – POPULAR!

POPULAR! “Jesus returned to Galilee powerful in the Spirit. News that He was back spread through the countryside. He taught in their meeting places to everyone’s acclaim and pleasure. “He came to Nazareth where He had been reared. As He always did on the Sabbath, He went to the meeting place. When He stood up to read, He was handed …Continue reading →

Two Kind Men

TWO KIND MEN It was Preparation Day (that is, the day before the Sabbath). So as evening approached, a prominent member of the Council, who was himself waiting for the kingdom of God, went boldly to Pilate and asked for Jesus’ body. Pilate was surprised to hear that He was already dead. Summoning the centurion, he asked him if Jesus …Continue reading →

Doing Nothing Is Doing Evil

DOING NOTHING IS DOING EVIL Another time He went into the synagogue, and a man with a shrivelled hand was there. Some of them were looking for a reason to accuse Jesus, so they watched Him closely to see if He would heal Him on the Sabbath. Jesus said to the man with the shrivelled hand, ‘Stand up in front …Continue reading →