DO GOOD OR HARM ON THE SABBATH
1. What was the point of the Sabbath day? How did the religious elites miss this in the way they behaved in the story?
2. What are ways that a culture can be built in a home or church where "rule-keeping" (not meaning the moral law of God but rather "house rules" or "local customs") becomes the focus at the expense of healing, wholeness, joy for those in the home or church?
3. Understanding that order and limits are not bad things ... do you ever tend to prefer "rules being kept" over "people being loved?" What does that look like? How can you avoid that?