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A Journey Through the Gospels

Lara Landers

Lara Landers

Boomer Sooner! My name is Lara (known aliases include Lara Jean, LJ, Lala, and the lesser known "Lara Jean the Dress Up Queen"). I enjoy being active, but the most important thing to me is the people I get to do life with. This typically includes Team Landers (mom, dad, two bros, and a sister), my community, life friends, awesome co-workers, and some solid peeps I've met through Watermark. I love entertaining friends, football season, trying new restaurants, and volunteering at Interfaith Housing Coalition. I rest best watching a movie, napping, and spending time with the Lord or with friends.

February 5, 2016

THERE'S A NEW LORD IN TOWN


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Matthew 12:1-14

Jesus Is Lord of the Sabbath

12:1 At that time Jesus went through the grainfields on the Sabbath. His disciples were hungry, and they began to pluck heads of grain and to eat. But when the Pharisees saw it, they said to him, “Look, your disciples are doing what is not lawful to do on the Sabbath.” He said to them, “Have you not read what David did when he was hungry, and those who were with him: how he entered the house of God and ate the bread of the Presence, which it was not lawful for him to eat nor for those who were with him, but only for the priests? Or have you not read in the Law how on the Sabbath the priests in the temple profane the Sabbath and are guiltless? I tell you, something greater than the temple is here. And if you had known what this means, ‘I desire mercy, and not sacrifice,’ you would not have condemned the guiltless. For the Son of Man is lord of the Sabbath.”

A Man with a Withered Hand

He went on from there and entered their synagogue. 10 And a man was there with a withered hand. And they asked him, “Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath?”—so that they might accuse him. 11 He said to them, “Which one of you who has a sheep, if it falls into a pit on the Sabbath, will not take hold of it and lift it out? 12 Of how much more value is a man than a sheep! So it is lawful to do good on the Sabbath.” 13 Then he said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” And the man stretched it out, and it was restored, healthy like the other. 14 But the Pharisees went out and conspired against him, how to destroy him. (ESV)