#2 in the series "The New Covenant And The Transition From Sabbath To Lord's Day"
Jesus battled with the religious leaders over the Sabbath more than any other single issue. He healed on the Sabbath. He and his disciples picked corn to eat lunch on the Sabbath. He did good on the Sabbath. In all these issues they accused Him of breaking the Mosaic law. And here's the important point. He was. Never once did Jesus deny He was stretching the limits of obedience to Old Covenant Sabbath laws. None of that is the real issue. The real issue is pressed home by Jesus in the blazing words of verse 8 - The Son of Man is lord of the Sabbath!