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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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• Duck Dynasty is an American reality television series on A&E;

• That portrays the lives of the Robertson family,

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• The business makes products for duck hunters, primarily a duck call called Duck Commander.

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• Are known for their long beards and their Christian views.

• Silas Robertson, affectionately known as "Uncle Si" to "Duck Dynasty" viewers,

• Sometimes writes down John 3:16 and 17 when giving his autograph.

• Si said in an interview,

"Most people can tell you what 16 says, OK. 'For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son; but they don't know nothin' about 17. It says Jesus didn't come to condemn us. If anybody had a right to condemn someone, it would be the Son of God. If He didn't do it, then hey, we definitely are not qualified to do it."

• 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,

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