Luke 13: “Really?”

You may have noticed by now that there seems to be a pattern by Jesus to heal on the Sabbath. I was talking with a gentleman in my congregation the other day, and he even noted,”Really?,” next to a passage where Jesus heals on the Sabbath…AGAIN!  The point being, it infuriated the Pharisees and the Sadducees that Jesus would “work” on the Sabbath.

7 Sabbath Miracles

There are seven stories in the Gospels of Jesus healing on the Sabbath:

  • Jesus sends a demon out of a man                (Mark 1:21-28)
  • Jesus heals Peter’s mother-in-law              (Mark 1:29-31)
  • Jesus heals a lame man by Bethesda Pool  (John 5:1-18)
  • Jesus heals a man with a shriveled hand    (Mark 3:1-6)
  • Jesus restores a crippled woman                   (Luke 13:10-17)
  • Jesus heals a man with dropsy                       (Luke 14:1-6)
  • Jesus heals a man born blind                          (John 9:1-16)

So what’s the deal? Is Jesus just really bad at keeping track of his days, or is there something more going on? There’s always something more going on with Jesus, he’s trying to point out a truth. Continue reading Luke 13: “Really?”