Session 14

Church In A Brewery

Topic:  Gathering sticks on the Sabbath

  1.  What’s your initial reaction to the stoning of the man who gathered sticks on the Sabbath in Numbers 15?
  2. Why do you think God might have given the people such a strict punishment for not working on the Sabbath?
  3. Think about God’s mission to ultimately bring us into His family.  How does that idea affect your understanding of the sticks incident?
  4. What unresolved questions do you have about this story?

Scripture references:
Exodus 31:14
Numbers 15: 32-36