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    Luke 7:36-50

    Extravagant Grace

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    God Gives Us His Words of Eternal Life

    !uke7:36-50

    Found on page 864in our guest Bibles.

    Todays Scripture:

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    I am the way, the truth,

    and the life. No onecomes to the Father

    except through me.

    ~ Jesus of Nazareth, John 14:6

    There is salvation in no one else, for there

    is no other name under heaven given

    among men by which we must be saved.

    ~ The Apostle Peter, Acts 4:12

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    Christianity is too

    narrow. I believe

    that good and

    sincere people can

    find their way to

    God no matter what

    they believe?

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    Is Godonlyfor those

    who aregood?

    ?

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    Extravagant Grace

    Luke 7:36-50

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    1 The popular notion

    of who God accepts

    2

    How Jesus radically

    upends this notion

    Be on the lookout for...

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    One of the Pharisees asked him to

    Luke 7:36

    eat with him, and he went into the

    Pharisees house and took his placeat the table....

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    And behold, a woman of the city,

    Luke 7:37-38

    who was a sinner, when she learned

    that he was reclining at table in thePharisees house, brought an ala-

    baster flask of ointment, and stand-ing behind him at his feet, weeping,

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    she began to wet his feet with her

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    tears and wiped them with the hair

    of her head and kissed his feet andanointed them with the ointment....

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    A woman was to loosen

    her hair only in thepresence of her husband.

    The Talmudsays that a

    woman could be divorcedfor letting down her hair

    in the presence of

    another man.

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    So grave was the

    offense that the rabbisput a womans loosening

    her hair and uncovering

    her breasts in the samecategory. The guests

    and the onlookers were

    in intense shock.

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    Now when the Pharisee who had

    Luke 7:39

    invited him saw this, he said to him-

    self, If this man were a prophet, hewould have known whoand what

    sort of woman this is who is touch-ing him, for she is a sinner....

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    For him, religion was all

    about being good. Godwas for good people,

    not for people whose

    lives were a mess.

    By thinking this way, the

    Pharisee thought that he

    was maintaining high

    moral standards,

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    And Jesus answeringsaid to him,

    Luke 7:40

    Simon, I have something to say to

    you. And he answered, Say it,Teacher....

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    A certain moneylender had two

    Luke 7:41-42

    debtors. One owed five hundred

    denarii, and the other fifty. WhenThey would not pay, he cancelled

    the debt of both. Now which ofthem will love him more...?

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    Simon answered, The one, I sup-

    Luke 7:43-44

    pose, for whom he cancelled the

    larger debt. And he said to him,You have judged rightly. Then turn-

    ing toward the woman he said toSimon, Do you seethis woman...?

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    I entered your house; you gave me no

    Luke 7:44-45

    water for my feet, but she has wet

    my feet with her tears and wipedthem with her hair. You gave me no

    kiss, but from the time I came in shehas not ceased to kiss my feet.

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    You did not anoint my head with oil,

    Luke 7:46-47

    but she has anointed my feet with

    ointment. Therefore, I tell you, hersins, which are many, are forgiven--

    for she loved much. But he who isforgivenlittle, loveslittle....

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    And he said to her, Your sinsare

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    forgiven....

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    Jesus brought the good news

    of Gods forgiveness of thoseunable to pay their debts.

    The revolution of Godis a

    revolutionof forgiveness.

    Those in the revolution are

    those who have received that

    forgiveness through Jesus,

    and whose lives are (orshould be) marked by grateful

    love for Jesus.

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    Then those who were at table with

    Luke 7:49

    him began to say among themselves,

    Who is this, who even forgivessins...?

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    And he said to the woman, Your

    Luke 7:50

    faithhas savedyou; go in peace.

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    Why does Luke include this

    event in his historical

    biography of Jesus?

    Important Question

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    The Gospel of Jesus is about

    extravagant grace

    to the worst of sinners

    that calls forth an

    extravagant response

    to Christ the King.

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    (Re) Discover

    the extravagantgrace of

    Jesus Christ

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    Here is a saying that

    deserves full acceptance:

    Christ Jesus came into

    the world to save

    sinners--of whom I amthe worst.

    ~The Apostle Paulin 1 Timothy 1:15

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    Amazing grace

    how sweet the sound

    that saved a wretchlike me

    I once was lost

    but now am found

    was blind but now I see

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    Let the Gospeloverflow you

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