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    Flipping Rest into Work, Grace into Law

    Jesus went into the synagogue again and noticed a man with a deformed hand. Since it was the Sabbath, Jesus’ enemies watched him closely. If he healed the man’s hand, they planned to accuse him of working on the Sabbath. – Mark 3:1-2 (New Living Translation) No story gets me more steamed than this one of the Pharisees salivating because Jesus is  about to heal a man on Sabbath and give them ammunition to finally “nail” Jesus with Sabbath infraction, a serious charge. Jesus knows they are springing a trap for him but steps right on it anyways, jeopardizing his life in hope this public confrontation will expose the hypocrisy…