The Sabbath was the seventh day of the Jewish week and was set apart by religious observances and cessation from work. The scribes and Pharisees, however, had turned the observance of the Sabbath from a delight into a heavy burden. Jesus had already proven to the scribes and Pharisees that he had divine authority to forgive sins. Now, with the disciples plucking and eating grain on the Sabbath, Jesus would have the opportunity to proclaim that he, the Son of Man, is Lord of the Sabbath and to remind his listeners that the Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath (Mark 2:27-28). In this sermon, pastor Dave explains that, while the Sabbath pointed to and was fulfilled by Christ, the principle of rest is important for believers today and point us towards our future eternal rest in Christ.
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