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Jesus and Sinners

John 7:53-8:11

  1. What have been our goals for this series?
  2. How are you doing when it come to engaging in the messy relationships in your life?
  3. How should we respond to the information that was shared about whether this passage was original or not?
  4. Is there any good reason to believe that God’s Word should be trusted and obeyed?
  5. How did the Pharisees’ agenda keep them from knowing the true Jesus?
  6. How did Jesus model endurance with objectors?
  7. How did He remove obstacles for those pursuing truth?
  8. For whom or what are you willing to endure hardship, go away quietly, go hungry, or get up early?
  9. What contrast do we see in John 8 between the heart of Jesus and the hearts of the scribes and Pharisees?
  10. What was the penalty in the Old Testament law for adultery? 
  11. How were the scribes and Pharisees using the law for their own purposes?
  12. How does our social media feed increase the divide between us?
  13. How has Jesus stood in the gap for you in your life?
  14. Do you find yourself identifying more with the stone-grabbing accusers or the big-hearted Advocate?
  15. How would you respond to the following quote?

God does not love us because of who we are and what we have done, but because of who God is. Grace flows to all who accept it. Jesus forgave an adulteress, a thief on the cross, a disciple who had denied ever knowing him. Grace is absolute, all-encompassing. It extends even to people who nailed Jesus to the cross: “Father forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing” were among the last words he spoke on earth…. Philip Yancey (b. 1949), Soul Survivor, New York: Doubleday, 2001, p. 145

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