"And Jesus answering spake unto the lawyers and Pharisees, saying, Is it lawful to heal on the sabbath day"
Fr. Scott's sermon focused on the confrontation of the Pharisees by Jesus as he healed a man on the Sabbath as described in the Gospel lesson from Luke. Fr. Scott reviewed the role of the Jewish Law in Judea and the role of the Pharisees in creating "buffer" laws to help ensure people did not break any of the Jewish laws. Jesus never criticized the law as he had a complete understanding of the law. Therefore his healing miracle was a way of fulfilling & obeying the law to the fullest extent. The Sabbath was not about 'not working' but rather about people having a day of rest and therefore helping someone was within the law. We need to understand the 'why' of the law not just robotically follow the law. Our ultimate goal is being led to faith in Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior.
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