Thoughts of John

What is on my mind.

Jesus is Lord of Sabbath: Luke 6:1-11

Summary: Last week we took a look at old versus new wineskins, which is a picture of religion versus Christ and the gospel of grace. This week we get a similar picture of religion versus Jesus as He questions the Pharisees on what is the right thing to do on the Sabbath.

1. Unfortunately, Luke 6 is NOT the only time in the gospel of Luke that the Pharisees clashed with Jesus regarding the Sabbath. Luke 13:10-17 , Luke 14:1-6

2. Sabbath controversy was NOT unique to the gospel of Luke. What was so disheartening about the Pharisees and the Passover in John 18:28 ?

3. What is the Talmud? Why did it often pose such a problem for the Pharisees? How does it relate to Scriptures like Proverbs 30:5-6?

4. Is Jesus alone in condemning poor Sabbath practices? Romans 14:5-6, Colossians 2:16-18

5. Did the Pharisees complain about the disciples picking the grain in Luke 6:1-5? Could this have been a legitimate complaint? Deuteronomy 23:24-25

6. On a side note here, should we be concerned if someone picks a few heads of our wheat or raspberries for that matter? Could this be a door opening for a spiritual conversation? Proverbs 11:25

7. What was the Pharisees’ complaint against Jesus’ disciples? Ultimately, what was their main complaint? Luke 6:5

8. What is in common with this event and David’s men eating the consecrated bread in 1 Samuel 21:1-6? What are the differences?

9. How does Luke 6:1-5 relate to Matthew 12:7 ?

10. Were the Pharisees guilty of majoring in the minors? Luke 6:7

11. Where and when did Jesus heal the man with the withered hand? How bold was this considering the circumstances?

12. How did Jesus silence the Pharisees in verses 9-10? Mark 3:4-5

13. Should the Pharisees have been silent?  Matthew 12:11-12

14. How did the Pharisees react to all of this in verse 11 ?

15. How do the epistles comment on rule keeping versus relationship? Do we even need rules (aka The Law)? What do rules have to do with a relationship with Christ? Galatians 3:24 , Colossians 2:8 , Colossians 2:23 – 3:4


March 31, 2014 - Posted by | Bible, Bible Study, Christian, Christianity, God, Gospel of Luke, Jesus, New Testament, Religon, Theology | , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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