Restored: The Healings of jesus
Sermon Title: Jesus Heals On the Sabbath
Preacher: Kat Shuttleworth
The Collect of the day
Keep your Church, O Lord, by your perpetual mercy; and because without you the frailty of our nature causes us to fall, keep us from all things hurtful, and lead us to all things profitable for our salvation; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
The lesson: Deuteronomy 5: 12-15
12 “‘Observe the Sabbath day, to keep it holy, as the Lord your God commanded you. 13 Six days you shall labor and do all your work, 14 but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the Lord your God. On it you shall not do any work, you or your son or your daughter or your male servant or your female servant, or your ox or your donkey or any of your livestock, or the sojourner who is within your gates, that your male servant and your female servant may rest as well as you. 15 You shall remember that you were a slave in the land of Egypt, and the Lord your God brought you out from there with a mighty hand and an outstretched arm. Therefore the Lord your God commanded you to keep the Sabbath day.
Psalm 147: 1-5
1 Praise the Lord, for it is a good thing to sing praises unto our God;
indeed, a joyful and pleasant thing it is to be thankful.
2 The Lord builds up Jerusalem,
and gathers together the outcasts of Israel.
3 He heals those who are broken in heart,
and binds up their wounds.
4 He counts the number of the stars,
and calls them all by their names.
5 Great is our Lord, and great is his his power;
indeed, his wisdom is infinite.
The gospel: Matthew 12: 9-14
A Man with a Withered Hand
9 He went on from there and entered their synagogue. 10 And a man was there with a withered hand. And they asked him, “Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath?”—so that they might accuse him. 11 He said to them, “Which one of you who has a sheep, if it falls into a pit on the Sabbath, will not take hold of it and lift it out? 12 Of how much more value is a man than a sheep! So it is lawful to do good on the Sabbath.” 13 Then he said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” And the man stretched it out, and it was restored, healthy like the other. 14 But the Pharisees went out and conspired against him, how to destroy him.