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Thursday Bible Study at 10:30 AM

  Dear Folks:

In my last post to you, Peter had been arrested because he had done "work" on the sabbath by healing a crippled man who had sat begging for money at the entrance to the Temple. 

Peter was perhaps inspired by the actions of Jesus and the other disciples when, while passing through the fields on the Sabboth, they picked grain to eat. They were accused by the authorities of violating the Law for doing this. 

And, again, Jesus , while being watched closely by the Pharisees, healed a man of a withered hand on the Sabbath. Jesus explained, "The the Sabbath was made for humankind, not humankind for the Sabbath."

Read Mark 2:23-3:6

1.  What were Jesus' disciples doing on the Sabbath and why were the Pharisees offended by their action? 
2.  In response to the Pharisees' objection, Jesus refers them to what Old Testament incident? 
3.  In Mark 2:27 the Lord Jesus declares, "The Sabbath was made for humankind." What does this statement mean and what does it not mean?
4.  When Jesus asks, "Is it lawful to save a life on the Sabbath?" how do the religious leaders respond?

Since I post this study on Face Book as well as the St Jerome's website, I invite comments and questions from any of you who are not able to be physically with us, but find this study meaningful and would like to be a part of it. Please feel free to contact me at
Bless you all,
Fr Colin Kelly

Fr. Colin Kelly
St. Jerome's Episcopal Church 
331 N. Pine, State Road 29
Chama, NM 87520

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