The Lord of the Sabbath

Luke 6:1–11

Sermon Notes

  1. What necessities are lawful on the Sabbath? vv. 1–5
  2. What Lord can restore and purify Sabbath laws? v.5
  3. What mercies are lawful on the Sabbath? vv. 6–10
  4. What will we do with this Lord of the Sabbath? v. 11

Reflection questions

  1. Isn’t it a good thing that we aren’t like the Pharisees? See what God says about that idea in Luke 18:9–14 and 1 Cor. 10:12.
  2. Read Luke 14:1–6. Why does Jesus mention the son and the ox? Read Matthew 12:11–12, as well. Is Jesus upset at what the Pharisees regularly did on the Sabbath (saving an ox, a sheep, a son)? Or is He encouraging them to let others do the same? See Matthew 12:7; what did Jesus want them to do more of?
  3. Read Isaiah 58:1–8, 13–14 (esp. v.3). What does Jesus want to teach us about fasting and the Sabbath in this passage? Also see Romans 13:8–10.