Jesus' approach to the Sabbath

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  • Jesus' attitude to the Sabbath
    • Oral law - forbidden Sabbath actions & activities
      • Only exception = life in danger
    • One Sabbath disciples picking corn as walked through field
      • Pharisees = one of 39 forbidden actions
        • "It is against our Law for you disciples to do that on the Sabbath" (2:24)
    • Jesus' story about King David
      • High regard by Jews, their greatest King
        • Broke the law for his hungry men - ate bread reserved for priests (1 Sam 21)
    • "The Sabbath was made for the good of human beings; they were not made for the Sabbath"
      • Human need more important than the law
    • "So the Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath" (2:28)
      • Controversial for the Pharisees - Jesus saying he had authority to do what he liked on Sabbath


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