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Luke 7: 36-50. A Pharisee and a sinful woman. Overview. The dinner party The sinful woman The Pharisee Jesus teaching to the Pharisee Jesus forgives the sinful woman So what?. The dinner party (verse 36). Jesus accepts the Pharisee’s invitation Jesus reclined at the table
Luke 7: 36-50A Pharisee and a sinful womanOverviewThe dinner partyThe sinful womanThe PhariseeJesus teaching to the PhariseeJesus forgives the sinful womanSo what?The dinner party (verse 36)Jesus accepts the Pharisee’s invitationJesus reclined at the tableA teaching opportunityUninvited guests would gather to quietly listen to the conversationSimon’s motive is not explicitly statedThe sinful woman(Verses 37 & 38)She had previously lived an immoral lifeShe was still living with the stigmaShe was clearly repentant and remorsefulShe heard that Jesus was at the Pharisees houseShe went there to anoint JesusShe was overcome with gratitude and loveThe Pharisee(Verse 39)The Pharisee is judging JesusThe Pharisee comes to the wrong conclusionThe Pharisee does not understand graceTheologicallyPracticallyOur theology affects our actionsThe Pharisee’s mixed ideas about JesusJesus teaching to the Pharisee(Verses 40 – 47)Jesus answers Simons thought questionJesus uses a parableJesus compares Simon and the woman to the characters in the storyJesus challenges Simon’s thinking in a gentle, loving and practical wayJesus forgives the sinful woman(Verses 48 – 50)Jesus acknowledges her “many sins”Jesus acknowledges her great loveJesus publicly pronounces forgivenessThe people wondered about JesusJesus acknowledges the woman’s faithSo what?Do we treat everyone as individuals?Do we embrace hospitality as a tool in evangelism and ministry?Do we seek opportunity to learn in all situations?Do we seek to see people as God does?Do we see who they are and can be?Do we cling to who they were and their past sinDo we welcome those in whom Jesus is workingAre we careful to examine people’s lives and teaching to see whether they are speaking the truth?Are we open to God challenging our thoughts and preconceived ideas as we do so?Do we test our theology by its fruit as well as by scripture?How do we go about challenging people who are in the wrong?Do we seek to keep a right balance in acknowledging both our sinfulness and God’s grace and forgivenessDo we accept those the Lord has forgiven?
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