Jesus Is Lord of the Sabbath (Luke 6:1-11) - 4/2/23
At first everyone was in favor of Jesus and His ministry 4:15
Then through Ch. 5 we see the tension mounting.
They were all about the works of God, but they apparently wanted God to work off their agenda. (Demons, paralytics, tax collectors were not part of their gameplan)
The became hostile toward Christ and His message.
The heart of the issue was them… the motivation of their hearts
Ritualism, Legalism, and prideful hypocrisy (John MacArthur)
Friday sunset to Saturday sunset
Exodus 16:23 – Israel in wilderness gathering the manna
For redeemed people (after being delivered from Egypt
A sign between God and His people (covenant sign)
Jesus knew the Sabbath of the Old pointed to Himself
Old Covenant rest points to the New Covenant Rest
Jesus was feeding on the Sabbath (Ultimate fulfillment)
Jesus heals on the Sabbath (Ultimate healing)
Book of Hebrews
Jesus is better than angels, prophets, priesthood
Just as Israel received rest in the wilderness the Jewish recipients of Hebrews can enter a true rest found only in Jesus Christ
NOT OBSERVE THE SABBATH, BUT ENTER THE SABBATH REST
Rest and Worship was the original plan
Current context was based on extrabiblical ritualism and regulations
Hundreds upon hundreds of requirements
They were watching (motive and heart ALL WRONG)
Their hardness of heart Mark 3:5
Question Jesus authority/identity
Jesus is healing and teaching. Lives are being impacted and changed… AND THEY ARE WORRIED ABOUT THIS!!!!
He responds from 1 Samuel 21:1-6 (David and priest)
If a priest can then….JESUS CAN (THE SON OF GOD) CAN NOW!
Matthew 12:6-8 – Someone greater than the temple is here. I desire mercy, not sacrifice… for the Son of man is lord of the Sabbath.
Luke 6:5 – Lord of the Sabbath
Mark 2:27 – Sabbath made for man, not man for the sabbath
TRUTHS TO CONSIDER
It is all about Jesus, nothing more and nothing less
Jesus is LORD
We cannot let extra biblical convictions drive our ministry mindset
Keep the Gospel the main thing
Put our time and energy toward the Gospel
Growing in Christ
Everything else is insignificant (like the Pharisees)