The Tragedy of Turning Blessings into Burdens (Mark 3:1-6)
Sermon for May 3, 2020 – Lesson 9 in a series on the Miracles of Jesus, where the power of Christ is creating conflict among the Pharisees and scribes of the Law.
I pray that you are safe, healthy and drawing closer to the Lord. Thank you for continuing in this sermon series on the Miracles of Jesus. There are so many spiritual lessons we find in these amazing accounts of the work and ministry of Christ. In this text we see Jesus healing a man in the synagogue with a withered hand on the Sabbath day. A conflict arises, creating a tense situation: Why are the Pharisees angry at Jesus for healing on the Sabbath? Does Jesus break the Sabbath law like the Pharisees accuse Him of doing? What can we learn from the miracle of Jesus and the mistakes of the Pharisees and Scribes of the Law?
Below is the audio and PDF text of the lesson. Also this week’s bulletin article: The Set of Our Sails, about being pro-active in choosing the direction of our life. Don’t forget the Bible Class Lesson on the Apostle Thomas: The Man Who Became Convinced By Doubting. And be sure to check out the info-graphic showing the Fear Zone, Learning Zone, and Growth Zone we commonly experience in trials: Who Do I Want to Be During the Covid Crisis?
Please continue to lift one another up in prayer. May God bless you and keep you and give you peace (Numbers 6:24-26).
Your fellow servant in the Lord,