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Powered by 4 - February 3, 2012

  • 2012 Feb 03
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Saved Sinners

today's reading.
Luke 7:18-50    The disciples of John reported all these things to him. And John, calling two of his disciples to him, sent them to the Lord, saying, "Are you the one who is to come, or shall we look for another?"...

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In the last part of Luke 7, Jesus is having dinner at one of the Pharisee's houses and a "woman from the city who was a sinner" came to see Jesus. Her visit was certainly out of the ordinary. She was crying and washed Jesus' feet with her tears and hair. She also put expensive oil on his feet and kissed his feet throughout this process. The Pharisee reacted...well, like a typical Pharisee. He was indignant and assumed Jesus didn't know what he was doing. Not so. 

Jesus knew exactly what was going on. He knew this woman's background and he used it as a teaching moment. This passage communicated to me that Jesus' concern isn't with the amount or the type of our sin (Verse 47 "her sins, which are many"). We're all sinners. What's of importance to Jesus is our hearts and believing in Him. "'Your faith has saved you, go in peace'" (vs. 50).

What does Luke 36-50 reveal to you about forgiveness? What about Jesus' love for people? How can you use this passage to witness to others? Tami W.

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