Sabbath Teaching

Jesus and his followers went to Capernaum. On the Sabbath day Jesus went into the synagogue and taught the people. The people there were amazed at Jesus’ teaching. Jesus did not teach like their teachers of the law. Jesus taught like a person that had authority (power). – Mark 1:21-22

Jesus went to church! Well, not exactly church as we know it, but he did go to the assembly of God’s people at the synagogue. Weren’t there hypocrites, sinners, and worse in those meetings? Yes! But Jesus went to the synagogue because these people were searching for God, despite their failures and their problems. He used his visits as opportunities to teach the people. They recognized his authority. Do we? Are we responding to Jesus’ words of comfort, challenge, and conviction? Holy God and righteous Father, thank you for Jesus’ example of going to meet with your people and blessing them with your truth. As I go to the assembly of folks who honor your name and praise Jesus for his sacrifice, I pray that you will still have Jesus’ will and teaching be heard. 1 Corinthians 4:20 – Luke 4:16-21 – Luke 3:7-9