Series: Lord of the Feasts: How Jesus Embodies Israel's Holy Days
Working on the Sabbath
March 10, 2019 | Wes McAdams
Passage: John 5:19-24
Jesus healed a man who could not walk and had been waiting to find healing in a pool of water. This healing takes place on the Sabbath and leads to a long discourse about the Father and the Son’s work on the Sabbath. What should we learn from this story about the work of God and the person of Jesus Christ?
One the major themes in the gospel of John is the feasts and holy days of Israel. The things Jesus says and does during these celebrations help us to get a clearer picture of who he is and how he is the ultimate fulfillment and embodiment of these sacred days. Our life in Jesus, therefore, is (in a sense) a perpetual Sabbath, Passover, Sukkot, and Hanukkah.