Put Yourself in Their Shoes!

Put Yourself in Their Shoes!

Sermon: John 8:2-11
And early in the morning, He (Jesus) went again into the temple and all the people were coming to Him. And having sat down, He was teaching them. And the scribes and the Pharisees brought a woman who had been caught in the act of adultery and stood her in the midst and said to Him, “Teacher, this woman was caught in the very act of adultery. Now in the Law, Moses commanded us to stone such women – what then do you say?” (And this they said testing Him so that they might have something to accuse Him of.) But Jesus, having bent down, wrote with His finger in the dirt. But when they kept asking Him, He stood up and said to them, “Let the sinless one among you be the first to cast a stone.” And again, having bent down he wrote in the dirt. And having heard it, they went out one by one beginning from the oldest and He was left alone and the women being in the midst. And having risen, Jesus said to her, “Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?” And she said, “No one, Lord.” And Jesus said, “Neither do I condemn you. Go, and from now on, keep sinning no longer.”

Put Yourself in Their Shoes!

1. The Trappers (Scribes and Pharisees)
2. The Trapped (The woman caught in adultery)
3. The Trap Breaker (Jesus)

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John 8:11 “Neither do I condemn you. Go, and from now on, keep sinning no longer.” Put Yourself in Their Shoes

Fourteenth SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

Sunday, August 25, 2013
Pre-Service Meditation – Psalm 124

Opening TLH 279 : Today Thy Mercy Calls Us Hymnary.org link

Liturgy – Worship Supplement page 12

The First Reading – Romans 2:1-5
Paul condemns those who condemn others for sins which they themselves are guilty of. He turns us away from using God’s grace as an excuse for sin toward repentance for sin and faith in Jesus.

Psalm 3

The Second Reading – John 3:14-21
The mission of the Savior is made clear in these verses, the message that He came to bring is that of eternal life through His death. That message releases all who believe in it from condemnation but also
damns those who reject it.

P: Blessed are they who hear the Word of God and keep it.
C: ♫ Alleluia! Alleuia! Alleuia! These words are written that we may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God. Alleuia! Alleuia! Alleuia!

Sermon: John 8:2-11 And early in the morning, He (Jesus) went again into the temple and all the people were coming to Him. And having sat down, He was teaching them. And the scribes and the Pharisees brought a woman who had been caught in the act of adultery and stood her in the midst and said to Him, “Teacher, this woman was caught in the very act of adultery. Now in the Law, Moses commanded us to stone such women – what then do you say?” (And this they said testing Him so that they might have something to accuse Him of.) But Jesus, having bent down, wrote with His finger in the dirt. But when they kept asking Him, He stood up and said to them, “Let the sinless one among you be the first to cast a stone.” And again, having bent down he wrote in the dirt. And having heard it, they went out one by one beginning from the oldest and He was left alone and the women being in the midst. And having risen, Jesus said to her, “Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?” And she said, “No one, Lord.” And Jesus said, “Neither do I condemn you. Go, and from now on, keep sinning no longer.”

Put Yourself in Their Shoes!

1. The Trappers (Scribes and Pharisees)

2. The Trapped (The woman caught in adultery)

3. The Trap Breaker (Jesus)

TLH 390 : Drawn to the Cross Hymnary.org link

The Offering of Thankful Hearts

Prayer and the Lord’s Prayer

Our Father, Who art in heaven. Hallowed be Thy Name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation. But deliver us from evil. For Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever and ever. Amen.

Benediction

Closing TLH 289 : The Law Commands and Makes Us Know Hymnary.org link

Silent Prayer and Announcements