(1-6) A Man with a Withered Hand
Jesus the Christ never got angry at the mean things people said or did to Him. He only got angry at the hurts, pains, and mistreatment of others. He got angry that people were more concerned with “keeping the Sabbath” than having a man healed. He got angry at the Pharisees’ hardness of heart. His anger was always a righteous anger and it came out of deep concern for others.
(7-12) A Great Crowd Follows Jesus
Why are we following Jesus the Christ? The crowd followed Him because of all the great miracles He was doing. If Christ was to never work another miracle or answer another prayer for us, would we still follow Him? Would our praise of Him be just as loud? Would our commitment to Him be just as great?
(13-19) The Twelve Apostles
It is no longer only a select few who are chosen by God to carry our His work. Christ now desires to call all people, and to those who come He gives power and authority to advance His Kingdom on earth.
Favorite verse: (4) And he said to them, “Is it lawful on the Sabbath to do good or to do harm, to save life or to kill?” But they were silent.