Defining Moment - Religion versus Jesus (Luke 6:1-11)
Gearl Spicer, September 12, 2021
Part of the Discipleship 101 - Personal Lessons From Jesus series, preached at a Sunday Online service
Luke 6:1–11 (Listen)
6:1 On a Sabbath, while he was going through the grainfields, his disciples plucked and ate some heads of grain, rubbing them in their hands. 2 But some of the Pharisees said, “Why are you doing what is not lawful to do on the Sabbath?” 3 And Jesus answered them, “Have you not read what David did when he was hungry, he and those who were with him: 4 how he entered the house of God and took and ate the bread of the Presence, which is not lawful for any but the priests to eat, and also gave it to those with him?” 5 And he said to them, “The Son of Man is lord of the Sabbath.”
6 On another Sabbath, he entered the synagogue and was teaching, and a man was there whose right hand was withered. 7 And the scribes and the Pharisees watched him, to see whether he would heal on the Sabbath, so that they might find a reason to accuse him. 8 But he knew their thoughts, and he said to the man with the withered hand, “Come and stand here.” And he rose and stood there. 9 And Jesus said to them, “I ask you, is it lawful on the Sabbath to do good or to do harm, to save life or to destroy it?” 10 And after looking around at them all he said to him, “Stretch out your hand.” And he did so, and his hand was restored. 11 But they were filled with fury and discussed with one another what they might do to Jesus.
Discipleship 101 - Personal Lessons From Jesus
Defining Moment - Religion versus Jesus
Have you ever felt judged by someone?
Defining moments shape our lives into true disciples!
"And Jesus answered them said, Have you not even read what
David did when he was hungry, he and those who were with him,
How he entered the house of God, and took and ate the consecrated
Bread which is not lawful for any to eat except the priests alone,
And gave it to his companions."vs. 3-4
"And Jesus said to them, I ask you, is it lawful to do good do harm
On the Sabbath, to save a life or to destroy it? vs. 9
Two questions and Two answers -
He is the answer to every question and accusation raised against Him!
I. Understand the ongoing battle - vs.1-4
A. Religion looks for opportunity to accuse -
B. Authority rests in His name and our faith -
II. Evaluate your heart - vs.5-10
A. Sabbath rest is a gift of Jesus
B. Jesus notices everything
III. Seek His wisdom and favor - vs.11
A. Live in His inescapable joy
B. Operate with pure motives
Godly response - Observe, Pray, Respond, Trust and Obey!
Are you ready for the battle?