Jesus experiences more opposition and for the first time, the Pharisees begin to plot to kill Him. Jesus shows His Lordship and power while caring for the sick and demon-possessed and He also clearly states that He is God’s Messiah and Son. Why would His compassion and claims cause so much opposition? Do I know the care of Christ? How do I respond to His claim of Lordship in my life? Matthew 12:1-14 Jesus’ disciples violate the Sabbath laws - how and why? When accused, what is Jesus’ answer (v6)? What is He really saying to them? How do I respond to what Jesus said?