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Summary: Questions & Answers in Jesus Day - ‘Did No One Condemn You?’ - PowerPoint slides to accompany this talk are available on request – email: gcurley@gcurley.info

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SERMON OUTLINE:

• The setting (vs 1-2)

• The attack (vs 3-5a)

• The question (vs 5b)

• The answer (vs 6-9)

SERMON BODY:

Ill:

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• TRANSITION: This passage should be a story of shame and condemnation;

• And yet it turns out to be a story of acceptance, love and forgiveness.

(1). The Setting (vs 1-2)

"But Jesus went to the Mount of Olives.

And early in the morning He came again into the temple, and all the people were coming to Him; and He sat down and began to teach them".

Along with the new morning came new crowds of people:

• The temple was crowded because a Jewish feast (Feast of Tabernacles) was taking place

• Whether this was the last day of the feast,

• Or the day after the feast was over, we are not sure.

• What we do know is that the temple was still full of pilgrims.

• And Jesus took the opportunity to teach them.

• If you scan down to verse 20 John pinpoints exactly where in the Temple:

• Jesus chose to teach.

• He taught in the court of women,

• The place where the treasury was situated.

• Noting: w not only can we pinpoint where Jesus would be:

• So could the scribes and the Pharisees know exactly where Jesus would be,

• And that meant that they were able to spring their trap to try to catch him.

Being Jewish Jesus sat down and began to teach them:

• This was the way Jewish rabbis taught.

• Jesus was a Jew and his hearers were Jews,

• So he obviously taught them in a Jewish way.

(2). THE ATTACK (vs 3-5a):

"The teachers of the law and the Pharisees brought a woman caught in adultery.

They made her stand before the group ".

• Suddenly the calm and serenity of the temple, that sacred place is shattered,

• By the disturbance caused by a handful of men,

• They interrupt Jesus and demand to be the centre of attention.

• These men are the scribes and Pharisees,

• Israel's supposed spokesmen for God,

• Who have a very sensitive situation on their hands;

• But notice they handle this whole situation in a brutal, uncaring and harsh fashion.

Jesus is forced to stop teaching:

• And the religious leaders parade before him and the crowd,

• A woman who was caught in the act of adultery.

• The woman is full of shame and fear and totally humiliated:

• She is exposed to the stares and the gazes of the crowd of onlookers,

• And she hears the Pharisees publicly describing her shameful act.

• "Teacher this woman was caught in the act of adultery.

• In the Law Moses commanded us to stone such women. Now what do you say?"

ill:

• This really is an ice-burg of a question.

• On the surface it seems genuine and sincere,

• But below the surface it is full of danger.

• A quick glance at verse 6 reveals the danger:

• "They were using this question as a trap, in order to have a basis for accusing him".

These Pharisees are bent on trapping and destroying Jesus:

• That they're acting out a plot, a cunning plan,

• That has been rehearsed down to the very last detail,

• A plot so insidious,

• That they are willing to entrap and execute a woman in order to discredit Jesus.

• The bait in the Pharisees trap is a woman:

• She is forced to stand before the crowd, red faced and totally humiliated.

• The Pharisees declare publicly this woman's sin,

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