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Picking corn on the Sabbath

Pharisees, disciples and picking corn on the Sabbath.
Contributed by LUMO project
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The Sabbath day was a day of rest. Jewish farmers who obeyed God’s laws would not harvest their crops on the Sabbath. – Slide 1
One Sabbath Jesus was going through the cornfields. – Slide 2
His disciples began to pick some ears of corn ... – Slide 3
... rub them in their hands and eat the grain. – Slide 4
Now the Pharisees had made up their own strict rules to say what people could or could not do on the Sabbath. When they saw the disciples picking a few ears of grain they accused them of ‘harvesting’ on the Sabbath. ‘Why are you doing what is unlawful on the Sabbath?’ they demanded. – Slide 5
‘Don’t you read the Scriptures?’ Jesus replied. ‘Haven’t you ever read what King David did when he and his men were hungry? – Slide 6
‘He went into the Temple and took the shewbread, the special bread that was placed before the Lord, and ate it. Illegal as this was, he shared it with others.’ – Slide 7
Then Jesus declared, ‘The Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath.’ – Slide 8
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