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Jesus and the Sabbath

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This week, Amanda Wagner walks us through two passages, one located in Mark 2 and the other in Mark 3. Both passages focus on Jesus and the Sabbath. By the religious standards of the day Jesus is disobeying Jewish Sabbath law. He and His disciples have picked food and Jesus has healed a person, both on the Sabbath. In these stories we see the way that Jesus comes as the fulfillment and perfection of the Old Testament law, helping to redefine and reshape it for His disciples (and us) to better understand. God’s laws are not, ultimately, about religious performance or perfection. They’re about relationship.