2021 THEME: Life on the Edge
Series: Eyes Wide Open
TITLE: Eyes of Forgiveness
Scripture: John 8: 1-11
I. THE WISDOM OF JESUS
The scribes were (lawyers). Four major groups:
1. Pharisees- (legalists)
2. Sadducees- (liberals)
3. Zealots- (rebels)
4. Essenes- (withdraw)
Several issues stand out with this scenario:
1) Where is the man?
2) Was this staged?
3) Purpose behind this whole grand scheme?
II. THE WORDS OF JESUS
Jesus stands firm, refusing to compromise His principles.
1. He speaks to the men.
“The hands of the witnesses shall be first against him to put him to death, and afterwards the hands of all the people.” Deut.17:17 (NASB)
2. He speaks to the woman.
“All truth and no grace breeds legalism; all grace and no truth breeds licentiousness; truth and grace breeds freedom and life.”
Three tremendous lessons to learn:
1) Her sin was not just set aside; it was (forgiven).
2) Forgiveness rests upon (God’s grace).
3) Forgiveness rests upon the Lord’s (forgiveness).
Next Week: Series: The Servant King
Title: Best News Ever!- Mark 1: 1-20