In Luke 6:1-5, we that once again, Jesus and His disciples are being rebellious by being different and doing things that were not permitted. Doing any work on the Sabbath was viewed as wrong by the authorities. Even drawing water from the well or cooking were too much for the people of the day to do on a Sabbath, so when the disciples were picking and crushing grains, they knew they were doing wrong in the eyes of the law.
- Remembering Jesus was with them, why do you think the disciples chose to carry out this act? What does it say about their view of the Jewish rules/ rulers of the time?
- Why do you think Jesus told the Pharisees ‘The Son of Man is Lord over the Sabbath’? What do you think He meant and how do you think the Pharisees understood it?
- What do you think the purpose of the retelling of this event is for us today, and what do you take away from it personally?