Episode 056 – The Sabbath Pt 8: Answering Your Questions
Key Passage(s): John 5:15-18; Matthew 5:17-18; Colossians 2:16-17
In John 5, Jesus makes the claim that since his father is “working” on the Sabbath, so is he. Does this undermine everything we’ve explored in this Sabbath series, or is there something deeper going on here? And what is a Christian’s relationship to “The Law?” Does one keep Sabbath out of commandment obedience or because it’s great wisdom? These are the main questions we address in this final episode on the Sabbath. May you continually find freedom and joy in celebrating this amazing gift from God!
- What was your biggest takeaway from the teaching?
- Did any of the answers in this episode give you a better understanding of the Sabbath? Are there more questions that you still have?
- What is one thing you learned or were reminded of in the John 5 discussion about the importance of reading the Bible in context?
- Jesus brought healing and restoration to people on the Sabbath. What are some ways you could also practice this on the Sabbath?
- In Matthew 5, Jesus says that he did not come to abolish the law but to interpret it correctly. Does this change your perspective on not only the law but on the Sabbath? If so, how? If not, why not?
- Overall, what’s been your biggest takeaway from this series on the Sabbath?
- Are you living out the most significant truths addressed in this series in your life? If so, how? If not, what are the next steps you need to take in doing so?
For Further Study
- What “Fulfill the Law” Meant in its Jewish Context (Article 1 of 3) by Lois Tverberg
- What Paul Says about Fulfilling the Law (Article 2 of 3) by Lois Tverberg
- Is Christ the End of the Law? (Article 3 of 3) by Lois Tverberg
- The Rest of God by Mark Buchanan
- The Sabbath by Abraham Joshua Heschel
- Sabbath as Resistance by Walter Brueggemann
- Keeping the Sabbath Wholly by Marva J. Dawn
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