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Lord of the Sabbath

Luke 6:1-49

The Pharisees were concerned with keeping the letter of the law of Moses, to the point of making additional laws, to keep the people from breaking the Sabbath. They were legalist in every since of the word. They had an excessive observance of law. They did not understand the purpose or meaning of the law. They were so caught up with the letter of the law, that they did not even know that they were breaking the law. 

Christians do not observe the Sabbath, though some will call Sunday the Sabbath; however, the Sabbath is the seventh day of the week and Sunday is the first day of the week. The Sabbath was observed in honor of the Lord who created all things in six days and rested on the seventh day. We call Sunday the Lord’s day, because it was on the first day of the week that Jesus Christ rose from the dead. The early Christians meet on the first day of the week. (1 Cor. 16:2) 

The law of Christ is not like the law of Moses. The law of Moses was a written law to be observed, but the law of Christ is of the Spirit. The law of Christ is love, as exampled by Christ, taught by Christ, taught by his chosen apostles and it can be seen in all of Scripture. Jesus said, “In everything, therefore, treat people the same way you want them to treat you, for this is the Law and the Prophets.” (Mt. 7:12, NASBWithout regards to nationality, race, religion or how they may have treated you.

Every Sabbath and Lord’s day (Saturday and Sunday) you will find nurses in the hospital taking care of the affirmed. They are not in the synagog and they are not sitting in a church pew. Does this mean that they do not need teaching? Quite the opposite! The person who needs the community of the saints and encouragement of the Word most, are those who are working in the hospitals. 

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