Is It Legal?
Scripture: Mark 3:1–3:6, Mark 2:18–2:28, 1 Samuel 15:22, Exodus 20:13, Matthew 5:21–5:26, Matthew 23:1–23:4, Matthew 23:23–23:24
IS IT LEGAL?
The Trap, The Question, and The Response:
Mark 2:23-28, Mark 3:1-6
- The Lord of the Sabbath is showing his lordship over the Sabbath.
- The first part of the question refers to the healing of the man.
- The second part of the question refers to Jesus and the actions of the Pharisees that follow.
- Pharisees and Herodians? The opposition against Jesus is spiritual and political.
Avoiding Hardness of Heart
Mark 2:18-28, 1 Samuel 15:22, Exodus 20:13 & Matthew 5:21-26, Matthew 23:1-4 & 23-24
- Learn to embrace the new thing God is doing.
- Know that God desires my joyful obedience to the spirit of the law not blind ritualistic adherence the letter of the law.
- Love people more than rituals and ideas.