Turn in your Bible to Mark chapter 2...Mark chapter 2. I want to read the Scripture for this morning's study, including last week's lesson and then on in to the one for this morning. So we'll start where we really started last Sunday, at least in our reading, Mark chapter 2 verse 23.
"And it happened that He was passing through the green fields on the Sabbath and His disciples began to make their way along while picking the heads of grain. The Pharisees were saying to Him, 'Look, why are they doing what is not lawful on the Sabbath?' And He said to them, 'Have you never read what David did when He was in need and He and His companions became hungry? How he entered the house of God in the time of Abiathar, the high priest, and ate the consecrated bread which is not lawful for anyone to eat except the priests and he also gave it to those who were with him.' Jesus said to them, 'The Sabbath was made for man and not man for the Sabbath. So the Son of Man is Lord even of the Sabbath.' He entered again into a synagogue and a man was there whose hand was withered. They were watching Him to see if He would heal him on the Sabbath so that they might accuse Him. He said to the man with the withered hand, 'Get up and come forward.' And He said to them, 'Is it lawful to do good or to do harm on the Sabbath? To save a life or to kill?' But they kept silent.
"After looking around at them with anger, grieved at their hardness of heart, He said to the man, 'Stretch out your hand,' and he stretched it out and his hand was restored. The Pharisees went out and immediately began conspiring with the Herodians against Him as to how they might destroy Him."...