Fourteenth Sunday of Pentecost

Jesus Heals a Crippled Woman

Luke 13: 10 - 17

We always see Jesus as a healer, but we often overlook the point of his healing. Fortunately those who were healed did get the point, just like the woman in this story. Her response was not to thank Jesus, but to praise God.

Once more, the Pharisees are concerned about Jesus' behavior on the Sabbath, as they think he is violating the Third Commandment, a recurring issue and theme throughout his ministry.

This is a good day to sing Healer of Our Every Ill (WOV 738).

1. Did the woman ask Jesus for healing?

[No, Jesus saw that the woman was crippled and called to her to come to him.]

2. What did the woman do as soon as she was healed?

[The woman immediately praised God.]

3. Which Old Testament law did Jesus refer to in justifying healing on the Sabbath?

[Jesus referred to the law which said that animals should not suffer, but should be rescued immediately if they were frightened or in pain.]

4. What was the response of the people?

[The people rejoiced for all the glorious things that were done by Jesus.]

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