Looking Through Jesus Eyes (Luke 7:36-50)

Gearl Spicer Gearl Spicer, October 31, 2021
Part of the Discipleship 101 - Personal Lessons From Jesus series, preached at a Sunday Online service

Luke 7:36–50 (Listen)

36 One of the Pharisees asked him to eat with him, and he went into the Pharisee’s house and reclined at table. 37 And behold, a woman of the city, who was a sinner, when she learned that he was reclining at table in the Pharisee’s house, brought an alabaster flask of ointment, 38 and standing behind him at his feet, weeping, she began to wet his feet with her tears and wiped them with the hair of her head and kissed his feet and anointed them with the ointment. 39 Now when the Pharisee who had invited him saw this, he said to himself, “If this man were a prophet, he would have known who and what sort of woman this is who is touching him, for she is a sinner.” 40 And Jesus answering said to him, “Simon, I have something to say to you.” And he answered, “Say it, Teacher.”

41 “A certain moneylender had two debtors. One owed five hundred denarii, and the other fifty. 42 When they could not pay, he cancelled the debt of both. Now which of them will love him more?” 43 Simon answered, “The one, I suppose, for whom he cancelled the larger debt.” And he said to him, “You have judged rightly.” 44 Then turning toward the woman he said to Simon, “Do you see this woman? I entered your house; you gave me no water for my feet, but she has wet my feet with her tears and wiped them with her hair. 45 You gave me no kiss, but from the time I came in she has not ceased to kiss my feet. 46 You did not anoint my head with oil, but she has anointed my feet with ointment. 47 Therefore I tell you, her sins, which are many, are forgiven—for she loved much. But he who is forgiven little, loves little.” 48 And he said to her, “Your sins are forgiven.” 49 Then those who were at table with him began to say among themselves, “Who is this, who even forgives sins?” 50 And he said to the woman, “Your faith has saved you; go in peace.”


Sermon Notes

Discipleship 101 - Personal Lessons From Jesus
Looking Through Jesus Eyes
Luke 7:36-50

How do you view life?

*We see life either as a priceless treasure or a drudge to get through~

Jesus offers to us:
*Acceptance-He meets us where we are
*Grace - He views us in light of His love
*Repentance - He sets us free through forgiveness

"And there was a woman in the city who was a sinner; and when she learned that He was reclining at the table in the Pharisee's house, she brought an alabaster vial of perfume…" vs. 37

"For this reason I say to you, her sins, which are many, have been forgiven, for she loved much; but he who is forgiven little, loves little." vs. 47

"Then He said to her, Your sins have been forgiven." vs. 48

* Humility opens our hearts and pride ruins our view!

I. Moved by His presence - vs.36-38
*She realized that moments like this must not be missed-

II. Blinded by religion - vs. 39-43
*Simon tried to limit his impact by questioning His power and discernment-
*Jesus challenged him with the contrast of forgiveness and love -

III. Forgiven by her faith - vs.44-48
*She was burdened by sin and blessed by forgiveness - -

IV. Released by His peace - vs.49-50
*Jesus offers peace to every heart that turns to Him!

Can you see life through His eyes?

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