28. A Teachable Moment

Luke 6:6-11

Every now and then we experience a situation and realize that this was one of those “Teachable Moments" in life.  We all have them.  Sometimes those teachable moments get passed by and nothing changes.  Sometimes they are used for our good; they may even be life-changing. Our text today takes us to Luke 6:6-11, where Jesus is teaching in the synagogue on the Sabbath. There is a man with a withered hand and he is surrounded by the scribes, the Pharisees, and the by-standers.  Remember, we talked a couple of weeks ago about all of the rules and laws that applied to the Sabbath.  Was Jesus actually going to break the rules and heal this man with the withered hand...on the Sabbath?  Every eye was on Jesus.  But Jesus, already knowing their thoughts, asked them a question:  "Is it lawful on the Sabbath to do good or to do harm, to save life or to destroy it?"  Here was a great teachable moment.  What did Jesus do?  How did they respond?  Let's look together at our study in Luke 6.

-Pastor Terry