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A Culture with a Withered Hand

May 17, 2019

I thought this post would be nice to share for today’s Faith-Filled Friday.

The Way I See It

6On another Sabbath,he entered the synagogueand was teaching, and a man was there whose right hand was withered.

Luke chapter 6 recounts a fascinating encounter between Jesus, a man in need of healing, and the religious scoffers.

The encounter begins with Jesus teaching in the synagogue. Jesus regularly went into the synagogue to worship, and it was the place where people gathered to read the Scriptures, pray, and encourage one another. On this particular day he was teaching, and among those listening was a man ‘with a withered hand’.

Our hands are among the most utilized part of our body. We use our hands to build, to hold, and to create. We aren’t told why, but for some reason this man’s hand was deformed, and he had lost those abilities.


Especially for those of us who work as pastors, Sundays can become…

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