Can I Be Too Bad For Jesus?  My Friend Jesus #19 John 8:1-11

Jesus returned to the Mount of Olives, but early the next morning he was back again at the Temple. A crowd soon gathered, and he sat down and taught them. John 8:1-2

Jesus often got alone to spend time with God the Father.

How much time do you spend with the Father?

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.  John 8:3

“Teacher,” they said to Jesus, “this woman was caught in the act of adultery.The law of Moses says to stone her. What do you say?”

John 8:4

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. John 8:6

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!”  John 8:7

Jesus is tenderhearted, he understands our nature.

Do you feel the pain of others?

Then he stooped down again and wrote in the dust. John 8:8

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. John 8:9

For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard. Rom 3:23

Jesus does not condemn.

Do you judge or condemn others based on their sin?

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 John 8:10-11a

We are made right with God by placing our faith in Jesus Christ. And this is true for everyone who believes, no matter who we are. Rom 3:22

Jesus does not compromise

Are you making the right choices because you are grateful for the grace and mercy of Jesus?

Go and sin no more.” John 8:11b

Jesus never compromised with sin, but He still kept the sinner’s dignity intact. — Charles R. Swindoll

Sins of commission and omission.

The Son of Man, on the other hand, feasts and drinks, and you say, ‘He’s a glutton and a drunkard, and a friend of tax collectors and other sinners!’ But wisdom is shown to be right by its results.” Matt 11:19

Well then, should we keep on sinning so that God can show us more and more of his wonderful grace? Of course not! Since we have died to sin, how can we continue to live in it? Or have you forgotten that when we were joined with Christ Jesus in baptism, we joined him in his death? Rom 6:1-3

How does Jesus’ forgiveness affect the way you view your past, present, and future?