Jeremy Sarber

I'm Reformed Baptist, pastor of Joy Christian Church, and founder of Sermon Transcription Services.

Gospel Plow

A Man with a Withered Hand

On another Sabbath, [Jesus] went on from there and entered the synagogue and was teaching, and a man was there whose right hand was withered. And the scribes and the Pharisees watched him, and they asked him, “Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath?” so that they might find a reason to accuse him.

But he knew their thoughts, and he said to the man with the withered hand, “Come and stand here.” And he rose and stood there.

And Jesus said to them, “I ask you, is it lawful on the Sabbath to do good or to do harm, to save life or to destroy it?” But they were silent. He said to them, “Which one of you who has a sheep, if it falls into a pit on the Sabbath, will not take hold of it and lift it out? Of how much more value is a man than a sheep! So it is lawful to do good on the Sabbath.”

And he looked around at them with anger, grieved at their hardness of heart, and said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” He stretched it out, and his hand was restored. The Pharisees, filled with fury, went out and immediately discussed with one another, [holding] counsel with the Herodians against him, how to destroy him.

Jesus, aware of this, withdrew from there with his disciples to the sea, and many followed him.

Luke 6:6; Matthew 12:9; Luke 6:7; Matthew 12:10; Luke 6:8-9; Mark 3:4; Matthew 12:11-12; Mark 3:5-6; Luke 6:11; Matthew 12:15; Mark 3:7