Sermon: Saving Sabbath

The Pharisees criticized Jesus and his disciples for doing work on the Sabbath. Jesus noted that the Sabbath was made for humankind, and not humankind for the Sabbath.

This isn’t to say that the Sabbath is not important. God gives us the Sabbath as a gift for three reasons: rhythm, resistance and restoration. The Sabbath helps us find rhythm in … Read the rest

Jesus changes the rules

Jesus_crippled_womanThe Pharisees are that character we love to hate. They aren’t pure evil … they’re just doing what they think is necessary to properly worship God.

However, Jesus comes in and breaks their rules, such as healing a “crippled” woman on the Sabbath. Jesus wants everyone to know that the Sabbath is about life, and what’s more godly than giving … Read the rest