Series: Questions From Jesus – Part 7
Speaker: Berron Fuhri, Family Ministry Pastor
Date: November 12, 2023
Read John 8:1-11
1 Jesus returned to the Mount of Olives, 2 but early the next morning he was back again at the Temple. A crowd soon gathered, and he sat down and taught them. 3 As he was speaking, the teachers of religious law and the Pharisees brought a woman who had been caught in the act of adultery. They put her in front of the crowd. 4 “Teacher,” they said to Jesus, “this woman was caught in the act of adultery. 5 The law of Moses says to stone her. What do you say?” 6 They were trying to trap him into saying something they could use against him, but Jesus stooped down and wrote in the dust with his finger. 7 They kept demanding an answer, so he stood up again and said, “All right, but let the one who has never sinned throw the first stone!” 8 Then he stooped down again and wrote in the dust. 9 When the accusers heard this, they slipped away one by one, beginning with the oldest, until only Jesus was left in the middle of the crowd with the woman. 10 Then Jesus stood up again and said to the woman, “Where are your accusers? Didn’t even one of them condemn you?” 11 “No, Lord,” she said. And Jesus said, “Neither do I. Go and sin no more.
1. This passage says a lot about the Pharisees (the judge), the women caught in adultery (the accused) and Jesus (our Savior). What is the most prominent thing about this passage that stands out to you? What questions does it leave you asking?
2. The religious leaders were accusing the woman and judging her with the motive to trap Jesus, but He showed grace asking, “Where are your accusers?” How would you describe God’s mercy and grace to someone?
Don’t you see how wonderfully kind, tolerant, and patient God is with you? Does this mean nothing to you? Can’t you see that his kindness is intended to turn you from your sin?
3. It is possible that you have been the judge or the accused at some point in your life. How do these passages convict and/or encourage you?
4. Jesus cares more about saving this woman from her sin than he does about the sin or the accusers. How can you respond to others in your life this week the way Jesus does?