Proper 4 – Series B

This sermon wants to see the Sabbath command and our tortured relationship to it as a paradigm for our relationship to the whole Law of God. We have taken what is good and turned it into an instrument of death. (For this I am of course indebted to Paul’s profound discussion of the Law in Romans 7 – I urge you to review.) God gave us the law for life. It was intended to make us healthier, happier, better people. It was never intended to make us pure and fit for heaven. The sacrifices did that and then the Sacrifice of Christ accomplishes that. The Law, the rules, things like the command to observe the Sabbath were given for our good.

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