SN 2022 July 17: Tithing & the Law >> Stone of Stumbling, Rock of Offence? Grace vs Law; Spirit vs Flesh >> Sarah vs Hagar; Isaac vs Ishmael.

SN 17 July 2022 . Last we week we looked at Isaiah 58 ... as an example of how we should be submitting to God's righteousness concerning how we take time out to worship Him ... and how not to submit to self righteousness on the same. . There are strong indications that the Sabbath … Continue reading SN 2022 July 17: Tithing & the Law >> Stone of Stumbling, Rock of Offence? Grace vs Law; Spirit vs Flesh >> Sarah vs Hagar; Isaac vs Ishmael.

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.