Pastor Matt Tarr
– Scripture: Mark 3:1-6
– The Pharisees were at their wits end with regard to Jesus’s ministry, and would begin to look for any means by which they could charge Him and rid themselves of Him. When Christ heals a man with a withered hand on the Sabbath, the Pharisees care nothing for the implications of Christ’s words or works, but are consumed by their desire to catch Him in error. It is here that mere men attempt to put the Son of God on trial, only to be put on trial themselves. This encounter is the final offense for the priests and scribes, and the catalyst for their plot to kill Him.
– Add. Ref.: Psalm 7:11; Ezekiel 18:23, 32; 33:11