John: Working on the Week-End

John 5:1-18

Some of us have had extra doses of vacation from work and school in recent weeks. If you’re like me, you may have had the unusual experience within that span of time of waking up and not being sure what day of the week it is. When we get out of our usual routines and habits, we can lose our bearings and forget if it’s Tuesday or Wednesday or what… This week we’ll be looking at a passage from the book of John whose importance hinges on which day of the week it took place (the Sabbath day). We’ll see how Jesus chose to do some supernatural work on that day of rest, why it made the Jewish leaders of His day furious, and how He justified doing so. It’s a fascinating story that has more to do with our lives in twenty-first century than you may initially suspect.