God made the world in six days and rested on the seventh. From that time he made the seventh day special as a commemoration of his creative activity. In the law of Moses God requires Israel to rest on the seventh day as a Sabbath observance. They were prohibited from working, making others work, cooking, and travelling too far from home.
When Christ came he refused to fit into the pharisaical thinking on Sabbath. But what’s surprising is that as he did it, he showed that Sabbath was never absolutely binding anyway, since it was part of the ceremonial law, and ceremonial law was not and is not absolute. ….(Click on play or download the sermon or pdf to continue)