In an effort to accuse Jesus, the religious leaders find themselves condemned again by their own self-righteousness. "Is it lawful to do good on the Sabbath?" What sort of question is that?
As we saw last week, God commanded rest for His people, a day of worship &...read >>
At this point, Jesus had definitely met some opposition from the Jewish religious leaders, but His Words are about to stir some serious death threats.
Even today there is much division surrounding the Sabbath. But Matthew's mission is to reveal Jesus the Messiah....read >>
How many times can God say "complete", "finished", "done" in just three short verses?
He steps back from all that He had made on days one through six and says, "yes!" Then, He blesses, sanctifies the "seventh day", a day for His children to recognize and rest in...read >>
Things were pretty silent on Friday evening after the death of the Son of God. All accounts retold, not much was going on until Sunday! It's remarkable that even in His death the Son lovingly obeys the Father's commands.
And on the Sabbath, He rested.
How about...read >>
Can you think of a reason to celebrate? I don't know... turning 40? 15th anniversary? "Cubs win! Cubs win! Cubs win!"?
No doubt there are lots of reasons to party, but few as noteworthy as the Sabbath day celebration that should have been...
"Should have been"?...read >>
What's so marvelous about Jesus?
In a day of political loop holes and self-justification, Jesus speaks truth... straight truth: no spin, no trickery, no doubt... just Truth. Using their own legacy and laws, Jesus reveals His heart of God that His enemies are...read >>