Matthew 12:1 - 12:8
In this passage, Steve Gregg examines the controversies raised by Jesus' conduct on the Sabbath, and argues that Jesus' actions were motivated by a focus on moral issues rather than ritualism. Drawing on the story of David, Gregg makes the case that it is more important to be merciful and do what God wants than to strictly observe human traditions. In Gregg's view, the work of the temple priests is of great importance and should not be restricted to just one holy day. Ultimately, Gregg suggests that Jesus' authority as Lord extends to every day, including the Sabbath.