ZOE – SW – L10: Fasting – Isaiah 58

Isaiah¬†58 Dishonest fast To please self Still oppressing workers - no compassion Still fighting and quarreling - no love for neighbor Engaging in accusations, gossip & slander Doing religious motions of penance - hypocrisy Looking holy on the outside - pride & arrogance, hypocrisy Proper fast Showing love & compassion to others .... freeing those … Continue reading ZOE – SW – L10: Fasting – Isaiah 58

Matthew 12:1-21: Proclaiming Justice = Spreading the Gospel?! The Model Servant Blueprint? Mercy Trumps Sacrifice. Law fulfilled by Grace.

Matthew 12: 1-21 Law of the Sabbath - no work at all?? ( Exodus 35, Exodus 31:12-17, Numbers 15: 32-36). Quite explicit and harsh Kind of an impossible law to keep. How else were they to eat? The law was a school master to show us our need for a Saviour...Galatians 3:24 ...the free gift … Continue reading Matthew 12:1-21: Proclaiming Justice = Spreading the Gospel?! The Model Servant Blueprint? Mercy Trumps Sacrifice. Law fulfilled by Grace.