Bible Stories for Adults
Jesus Forgives a Woman Taken in Adultery
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Next Week - Parables of the Kingdom (Matthew 13:31-50)
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God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through Him. John 3:17
Jesus' Epiphany - Themes From Past Lessons
How did Jesus reveal Himself to His hometown at the beginning of His ministry?
How did His friends and neighbors respond to His Epiphany that day?
How did Jesus reveal Himself to Peter, James and John before they were committed to Him?
How did these fishers respond to His Epiphany that day?
How did Jesus reveal Himself to the masses?
Luke 4:31-35, 40-41
How did the masses respond to His Epiphany?
Luke 4:36-37, 42-43
How did John the Baptist make one last effort to reveal Jesus before he was killed?
Luke 7:18-19, 22
How did those who heard this Epiphany respond to it?
How did Jesus reveal that He came to save sinners?
How did the leaders of the Jews respond to this Epiphany?
How did Jesus reveal that the Jewish traditions were not in line with God's intent?
Luke 6:1-2, 5, 9-10
How did the experts in Jewish tradition respond to this Epiphany?
Luke 6:2, 7, 11
Two Years Later (John 6-7)
How did people respond as Jesus made even deeper revelations later in His ministry?
John 6:60, 66
If disciples were leaving Him at this time, how had His relationship with Jewish leaders grown?
Did this keep Jesus from going to Jerusalem to celebrate the major Jewish feasts?
John 7:2-3, 6, 8-10, 14
Were the Jewish leaders able to catch Jesus at this time?
Jesus Still Being Revealed (John 7)
Did this have any affect on the regular Jews who had not yet seen Him?
How did they respond when they finally saw His Epiphany?
John 7:15, 25-26, 40-43
How did the Jewish leaders respond when they heard that the masses were attracted to Him?
What happened when the guards saw Jesus revealing Himself to the people in the temple?
The Experts (John 7:47-52)
Did the Jewish leaders take this as a sign that Jesus might really be the Messiah?
What was the result of this attitude?
What happened when one of the leaders suggested that they open the door enough to listen?
Feast of Tabernacles (John 7:53-8:2)
At what point during the 7-day Feast of Tabernacles did all of this take place?
Where would people stay while they visited Jerusalem for the Feast of Tabernacles?
Leviticus 23:34, 42-43
Did everyone go home now that the Feast was over?
What do I mean by saying that even Jesus went home?
What did He do there?
Did Jesus go to the temple early in the morning as usual, even though the Feast was over?
Setting a Trap (John 8:3-6a)
Where in the temple did Jesus usually teach?
Who was especially ready for Jesus to show up in this prominent place?
It was common to take difficult questions to a rabbi for decisions. Was this the Jews' intent?
Adultery (Exodus 20:14)
What was the penalty for an adulterous affair?
What type of adultery was involved if only the woman was accused & the penalty was stoning?
Deuteronomy 22:13-14, 20-21
How serious of a sin is adultery in God's eyes?
Why is adultery so serious?
1 Corinthians 6:18-20
Does God forbid just the act itself?
How does Jesus explain this?
Isn't this stretching the definition?
What can happen if we allow ourselves to be tempted by coveting or lusting?
How can we resist temptation?
What prayer did David write when Nathan reprimanded him for adultery with Bathsheba?
What problem did the Pharisees know Jesus would have with upholding this Law of God?
How would Jesus be seen as contradicting Himself if He were to uphold God's Law?
But didn't Jesus come to abolish the old law?
Jesus' Answer (John 8:6b-7)
How did Jesus make sure everyone understood what the Pharisees were trying to do?
Although we don't know what He wrote, how could this point to the unchanging Law of God?
Why would some scholars say Jesus was writing the names of the accusers in the dust?
How did Jesus finally respond?
How would this response have been accepted by the Jewish leaders?
Who Will Throw the First Stone? (John 8:8-11)
Did Jesus look into the accusers' eyes to see who would claim to be without sin?
How do we see that Jesus was letting them condemn themselves?
Besides seeing their own guilt, what else may have stopped someone from taking the first stone?
After all had left, did Jesus tell the woman that everything was alright?
How could Jesus have just let the woman go without condemning her for this great sin?
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