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REALIZED FORGIVENESS-Part I—Luke 7:36-50

Verses :36-38 unveils the “sinner’s” gift, which is promptly challenged in :39 by the Pharisee. To which Jesus responds with a lesson in :40-50 highlighting a Pharisaical lack of spiritual insight to the truth about personal sin & forgiveness & the actions associated with appreciation.

Jesus revealed to Simon that realized forgiveness was a gauge of his relationship to God.

Our love for God is gauged by realized forgiveness.

Realized forgiveness is a gauge of one’s relationship to God.

How is realized forgiveness a gauge of faith/relationship to God?

8 areas/tests of realized forgiveness.

1—Realized forgiveness plays out in our

ENCOUNTERS(:36-37)

—Explanation/Argumentation:(:36-37)

:36—“Now one of the Pharisees was requesting Him to dine with him. And He entered the Pharisee’s house, & reclined at the table.”

:37—“And behold, there was a woman in the city who was a sinner; & when she learned that He was reclining at the table in the Pharisee’s house, she brought an alabaster vial of perfume,”

Everyday Encounters

Jesus saw God working in every Encounter.

—Argumentation:

Js. 1:2-4—“Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. And let endurance have its perfect result, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.”

—Illustration:

Traffic/Variables—Encounters/We must respond to them

—Application:

?Realized Forgiveness played out in your ENCOUNTERS?

?forgiveness Realized in your ENCOUNTERS?

?Is Forgiveness Realized in your life?

2—Realized forgiveness plays out in Our

APPRECIATION(:37-38)

—Explanation:(:37-38)

:37—“And behold, there was a woman in the city who was a sinner; & when she learned that He was reclining at the table in the Pharisee’s house, she brought an alabaster vial of perfume,”

“Alabaster Vial/Box”—alabastron—

“Perfume/Ointment”—muron—Myrrh

:38—“& standing behind Him at His feet, weeping, she began to wet His feet with her tears, & kept wiping them with the hair of her head, & kissing His feet, & anointing them with the perfume.”

“Weeping”—Repentant Sorrow—Repentant Appreciation

A profound Sense God’s grace!

“Wiping them with her hair”—Repentant Service

“Kissing His feet”—Love & Humility

“Anointing them”—Beyond clean

—Argumentation:

Col. 3:15—“And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body; & be thankful.”

Col. 4:2—“Devote yourselves to prayer, keeping alert in it with an attitude of thanksgiving;”

Heb. 12;28—29—“Therefore, since we receive a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us show gratitude, by which we may offer to God an acceptable service with reverence & awe; for our God is a consuming fire.”

—Illustration:

Addiction(alcohol,Drug)Family-Spouse remains committed to your help/Dry out—APPRECIATION

Job/Underqualified & undeserving/APPRECIATION

—Application:

?Forgiveness Realized in your APPRECIATION?

?Is Forgiveness Realized in your life?

3—Realized forgiveness plays out in Our

OPINIONS/PREJUDICES(:39)


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