The World's False Judgment: Finding Love and
Grace in  the Lord, Not in the World
Scripture: Luke 7:36-50
Sermon Audio: May 16, 2010
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Now one of the Pharisees invited Jesus to
have dinner with him, so he went to the
Pharisee's house and reclined at the table.

When a woman who had lived a sinful life
in that town learned that Jesus was eating
at the Pharisee's house, she brought an
alabaster jar of perfume,

and as she stood behind him at his feet
weeping, she began to wet his feet with
her tears. Then she wiped them with her
hair, kissed them and poured perfume on

When the Pharisee who had invited him
saw this, he said to himself, "If this man
were a prophet, he would know who is
touching him and what kind of woman she
is—that she is a sinner."

Jesus answered him,
"Simon, I have
something to tell you."
Tell me, teacher," he said.

"Two men owed money to a certain
moneylender. One owed him five hundred
denarii,[d] and the other fifty.

Neither of them had the money to pay him
back, so he canceled the debts of both.
Now which of them will love him more?"

Simon replied, "I suppose the one who had
the bigger debt canceled."
"You have judged correctly," Jesus said.
Jesus Anointed by a Sinful Woman
  • We all owe a debt.
  • None of us can pay our debt.
  • If you go to Jesus, he will not
    turn you away, regardless of
  • Jesus will forgive your debt,
    regardless of amount.
Luke 7

Then 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 wet my feet with
her tears and wiped them with her hair.

You did not give me a kiss, but this woman,
from the time I entered, has not stopped
kissing my feet.

You did not put oil on my head, but she has
poured perfume on my feet.

Therefore, I tell you, her many sins have
been forgiven—for she loved much. But he
who has been forgiven little loves little."

Then Jesus said to her, "Your sins are

The other guests began to say among
themselves, "Who is this who even forgives

Jesus said to the woman,
"Your faith has
saved you; go in peace."