Pride and Prejudice (and a Parable)

Pride and Prejudice and a Parable Luke 7:36-50

Scripture: Luke 7:36-50

I. Simon the Pharisee vs. the sinful woman

    A. Simon’s attitude toward the Lord (Matthew 16:14; Luke 7:39)
    B. Simon’s attitude toward the woman (Luke 7:39, 47)
    C. The woman’s need (Luke 7:38; 18:13)

II. The parable

    A. Despite their inability to pay, both were forgiven (Luke 7:41-43)
    B. God’s love for us (1 John 4:19; John 3:16)
    C. Our love for God (John 14:15)

III. When God forgives, He forgives completely and eternally

    A. Gone, never to be remembered (Luke 7:48; Psalm 103:11-12; Psalm 32:1)
    B. No matter how big your sin is (Acts 2:36-41)
    C. Contrast Simon’s unrecognized sin (1 John 1:8-10) and the woman’s “many” sins (Luke 7:39, 47)

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