Summary: Last week we took a look at old versus new wine skins, which is a picture of religion versus Christ and the gospel of grace. This week we get a similar picture of religion versus Jesus as He questions the Pharisees on what is the right thing to do on the Sabbath.
1. Unfortunately, Luke 6 is NOT the only time in the gospel of Luke that the Pharisees clashed with Jesus regarding the Sabbath. Luke 13:10-17 , Luke 14:1-6
2. Sabbath controversy was NOT unique to the gospel of Luke. What was so disheartening about the Pharisees and the Passover in John 18:28?
3. What is the Talmud? Why did it often pose such a problem for the Pharisees? How does it relate to Scriptures like Proverbs 30:5-6?
4. Is Jesus alone in condemning poor Sabbath practices? Romans 14:5-6, Colossians 2:16-18
5. Did the Pharisees complain about the disciples picking the grain in Luke 6:1-5? Could this have been a legitimate complaint? Deuteronomy 23:24-25
6. On a side note here, should we be concerned if someone picks a few heads of our wheat or raspberries for that matter? Could this be a door opening for a spiritual conversation? Proverbs 11:25
7. What was the Pharisees' complaint against Jesus' disciples? Ultimately, what was their main complaint? Luke 6:5
8. What is in common with this event and David's men eating the consecrated bread in 1 Samuel 21:1-6? What are the differences?
9. How does Luke 6:1-5 relate to Matthew 12:7?
10. Were the Pharisees guilty of majoring in the minors? Luke 6:7
11. Where and when did Jesus heal the man with the withered hand? How bold was this considering the circumstances?
12. How did Jesus silence the Pharisees in verses 9-10? Mark 3:4-5
13. Should the Pharisees have been silent? Matthew 12:11-12
14. How did the Pharisees react to all of this in verse 11?
15. How do the epistles comment on rule keeping versus relationship? Do we even need rules (aka The Law)? What do rules have to do with a relationship with Christ? Galatians 3:24, Colossians 2:8, Colossians 2:23 - 3:4