Dec. 15, 2015, Psalm 119:145, Luke 6: 1-16 Psalm 119: , (22)

Lost boys psalm 119:145-160, Luke 6:1-16, Psalm 119:161-176  (22)

We talked about rubbing grain in their hands and eating it. Did they have a problem with property rights that taking grain might be a problem. I don’t think that was a problem. This was about the Sabbath law. Did Jesus say that the rules on Sabbath were never intended to be like they were intended to be. Can you do good on the Sabbath? Christian reformed are very serious about observing the Sabbath. How many times do men make laws that are intended to supplement the laws of God, but take them to the extreme and expect people to follow them. Luke is concerned about insuring that people not be afraid of the coming of Christ’s coming. Jesus is confronting the system. Isn’t the point to say these commands are of human origin not necessarily God’s. It seems that some people  choose to obey the laws that are clearest and easiest to follow. Although many times, these laws take on a life of their own. It is a way to judge others, but pointing to a standard of laws that when all things are black and white are easy to say when someone is violating the law and when it is being upheld. Today, almost all of us ignore the Sabbath laws, when it is convenient to do so. Maybe our routine changes a little on Sundays, Hassidic Jews take the Sabbath law very seriously. Paul says Jews seek signs, Greeks seek wisdom, and I preach Christ saves us. The miracles are amazing and there had been no prophets for 400 years until John the Baptist and then came Christ as a prophet. Do we know prophets of today? Why did Jesus rename some of the disciples and not all of them. I think it is like giving nicknames to friends and working associates today. Peter was really Petros, the rock. . Psalm qqp to the end.