A Time for Mercy

Series: Returning to Matthew

A Time for Mercy

April 26, 2020 | Peter Kozushko

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A Time for Mercy

Matthew 12:1-14 NIV

1. The Charge: The disciples’ actions were  .

Matthew 12:1–2 (NIV) At that time Jesus went through the grainfields on the Sabbath. His disciples were hungry and began to pick some heads of grain and eat them. 2 When the Pharisees saw this, they said to him, “Look! Your disciples are doing what is unlawful on the Sabbath.”

2. The Defense:  are not condemned by God’s law.

Matthew 12:3–5 (NIV) He answered, “Haven’t you read what David did when he and his companions were hungry? 4 He entered the house of God, and he and his companions ate the consecrated bread—which was not lawful for them to do, but only for the priests. 5 Or haven’t you read in the Law that the priests on Sabbath duty in the temple desecrate the Sabbath and yet are innocent?

3. The Countercharge: The   show the pharisees to be in error.

Matthew 12:7 (NIV) If you had known what these words mean, ‘I desire mercy, not sacrifice,’ you would not have condemned the innocent.   

4. The Verdict: Jesus and his disciples are  .

5. The Application:

 

 

 

Series Information

Matthew became the most important of all Gospel texts for first- and second-century Christians because it contains all the elements important to the early church. In this series, we are picking up where we left off in chapter 9 and going on through chapter 13. We'll be covering the importance of getting Jesus' identity right, his healing miracles, discipleship, and several parables. This series will take us through the first half of 2020.

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