2Luke 7:36-50 Scripture Reading 36 Now one of the Pharisees invited Jesus to havedinner with him, so he went to the Pharisee’s house andreclined at the table. 37 When a woman who had lived asinful life in that town learned that Jesus was eating atthe Pharisee’s house, she brought an alabaster jar ofperfume,
3Luke 7:36-50 Scripture Reading 38 and as she stood behind him at his feetweeping, she began to wet his feet with her tears. Thenshe wiped them with her hair, kissed them and pouredperfume on them.39 When the Pharisee who had invited him saw this,he said to himself, “If this man were a prophet, hewould know who is touching him and what kind ofwoman she is—that she is a sinner.”
4Luke 7:36-50 Scripture Reading 40 Jesus answered him, “Simon, I have something totell you.”“Tell me, teacher,” he said.41 “Two men owed money to a certain moneylender.One owed him five hundred denarii, c and the other fifty.42 Neither of them had the money to pay him back, sohe canceled the debts of both. Now which of them willlove him more?”
5Luke 7:36-50 Scripture Reading 43 Simon replied, “I suppose the one who had thebigger debt canceled.” “You have judged correctly,” Jesus said.44Then he turned toward the woman and said to Simon,“Do you see this woman? I came into your house.You did not give me any water for my feet, but she wetmy feet with her tears and wiped them with her hair.45You did not give me a kiss, but this woman, from thetime I entered, has not stopped kissing my feet.
6Luke 7:36-50 Scripture Reading 46 You did not put oil on my head, but she has poured perfume on my feet.47 Therefore, I tell you, her many sins have been forgiven—for she loved much. But he who has been forgiven little loves little.”48 Then Jesus said to her, “Your sins are forgiven.”49 The other guests began to say among themselves,“Who is this who even forgives sins?”50 Jesus said to the woman, “Your faith has savedyou; go in peace.”
7God’s love:No matter how many sins you have done, no matter how bad you are, He loves you completely and unconditionally. No matter what is in your past, even though you feel abandoned by the whole world, God still accepts you and loves you.
8Who He loves:He loves the sinners. No matter how sinful you are, He came to this world to look for just this kind of person, He died on the cross for all the sinners.
9Jesus said: “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick Jesus said: “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. But go and learn what this means: I desire mercy, not sacrifice.” For I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.”(Matt 9:12-13)
10As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. (John15:9)
11I want to challenge you: Have you ever thought about how much the Father loves His Son?He uses the same love to love you and me.Are you 100% sure that God is crazy about you?
12Romans 5:6-8:“You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous man, though for a good man someone might possibly dare to die. But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”
13Do we really understand the love of Jesus? Are you 100% sure that Jesus loves you and His love never changes?Are you 100% sure that Jesus is crazy about you?Are you 100% sure that Jesus cares for you more than you can imagine?
14Application:How do we treat other sinners inside and outside of church? Do we accept our brothers and sisters who commit sins? Do we accept outsiders who come to Jesus?
15Application:What do we care most about in our lives? Do we focus on loving others or about holding wonderful meetings, making perfect plans, holding successful activities, or having many good ministries?
16Application:Do we want just to love our parents、wife、husband、friends, those who loves us?Do we care more about doing the right thing in our own eyes than loving others?What’s your No.1 priority?