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Luke 6:1-5 On Another Sabbath

A handful of trouble opened a teaching opportunity

A handful of trouble opened a teaching opportunity

Luke has been telling us about Jesus’ activities. He has told us of some of Jesus’ usual practices and of some extraordinary instances. He is going to tell us of activities that happened on one particular Sabbath. Luke shared with us earlier that Jesus’ normal practice on the Sabbath was to go to the synagogue and teach in whatever town He was in. In our story today we join Him and His disciples on the way, probably to the synagogue to do just that.

This is the third time we have come across this story in our readings. When we looked at Matthew’s account we looked in on it in person and focused on the events of the day. In Mark’s account we looked at the practice of the Sabbath and its history. In Luke’s telling I want to focus on the last verse: “The Son of Man is lord of the Sabbath” (verse 5). Read more »