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Lesson 22: The Lord of the Sabbath (Luke 6:1-11)

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If there was one thing that even the casual observer could say about Jesus, it is that He was incredibly good at disrupting the minds and methods of the Pharisees and scribes. It seemed that every question they had (ones they already had an expected answer for) and every trap they placed ended up being turned upside down. The humbling part about this is that while we may stand on the sidelines and shout, “Yea, Jesus!” there’s a lesson we need to understand just as much as the opponents of Jesus’s day. What we learn from this text as we are walked through it is that “[Joyfully] submitting to Jesus Christ as Lord is the essence of obedience.” There are then a number of principles to consider in that regard. 1) Submitting to Jesus Christ as Lord means freedom, not oppression. 2) Submitting to Jesus Christ as Lord produces worship, not work. 3) Submitting to Jesus Christ brings life, not death. This life often is about the benefits brought to those around us as we seek the Lord, and so Pastor Daniel finishes by asking, “How is your life benefiting those around you?”

Summary by Seth Kempf, Bethany Community Church Staff

Related Topics: Basics for Christians, Discipleship, Spiritual Life