Study 5 of 13 on Christ and His Law
Scriptural Basis: Gen. 2:1–3; Isa. 65:17; Mark 2:23–28; John 5:1–9; Acts 13:14; Heb. 1:1–3.
Key Text: “ ‘The Sabbath was made for man, and not man for the Sabbath. Therefore the Son of Man is also Lord of the Sabbath’ ” (Mark 2:27, 28, NKJV).
1. Where did the Sabbath originate, and what does this tell us about who the Sabbath was meant for?
2. Why did Jesus’ opponents charge Him with Sabbath breaking?
3. What did Jesus mean by saying, “ ‘My father is always at his work . . . and I too am working’ ” (John 5:17, NIV), when charged by the Pharisees with Sabbath breaking?
4. How would you respond if someone were to stand up in your Sabbath School class and claim to be a prophet?
5. How can you keep Sabbath without resorting to a list of things that you cannot do on Sabbath?
6. How can we come to see Sabbath as a day of delight?