Jesus, Simon and the sinful woman - Heather Cowie
July 10, 2011
|Today we will be listening for how our story connects to the story of Jesus, Simon and the sinful woman in Luke 7: 36-50
When one of the Pharisees invited Jesus to have dinner with him, he went to the Pharisee’s house and reclined at the table. A woman in that town who lived a sinful life learned that Jesus was eating at the Pharisee’s house, so she came there with an alabaster jar of perfume. As she stood behind him at his feet weeping, she began to wet his feet with her tears. Then she wiped them with her hair, kissed them and poured perfume on them.
When the Pharisee who had invited him saw this, he said to himself, “If this man were a prophet, he would know who is touching him and what kind of woman she is—that she is a sinner.”
Jesus answered him, “Simon, I have something to tell you.”
“Tell me, teacher,” he said.
“Two people owed money to a certain moneylender. One owed him five hundred denarii, and the other fifty. Neither of them had the money to pay him back, so he forgave the debts of both. Now which of them will love him more?” Simon replied, “I suppose the one who had the bigger debt forgiven."
Luke 7:36-43 (NIV)
“The dawning understanding of the extent of disease [of sin] in the depths of the heart is a shocking realization, but ultimately liberating.” Frederica Mathewes-Green
The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love.
Galatians 5:6 (NIV)
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Copyright Info:New Hope Church 2011
Keywords:Luke 7:36-50,Galatians 5:6
Length: 26:36 Rating: GA