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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)

—Explanation:(:39)

:39—“Now when the Pharisee who had invited Him saw this, he said to himself, “If this man were a prophet He would know who & what sort of person this woman is who is touching Him, that she is a sinner.”

Premise—All Prophets are pure>>>Prophets recognize sin>>>Prophets recognize sinners>>>Thus Avoid all sinners—Flawed premise!

—Argumentation:

1Cor. 7:25—“Now concerning virgins I have no command of the Lord, but I give an opinion as one who by the mercy of the Lord is trustworthy.”

1Cro. 7:39-40—“A wife is bound as long as her husband lives; but if her husband is dead, she is free to be married to whom she wishes, only in the Lord. But in my opinion she is happier if she remains as she is; & I think that I also have the Spirit of God.”

—Illustration:

Bar flys/Avoid contact with/Assuming contact equals friendship & corroboration/OPINIONS/PREJUDICES

Fear of snakes/All snakes are bad/Avoid & kill all snakes/PREJUDICE/OPINOION

—Application:

?Forgiveness Realized in your OPINIONS/PREJUDICES?

?Is Forgiveness Realized in your life?

4—Realized forgiveness plays out in Our

ATTENTIVENESS(:40)

—Explanation:(:40)

:40—“And Jesus answered & said to him, “Simon, I have something to say to you.” And he replied, “Say it, Teacher.”

Attentive—Listen to the Lord

—Argumentation:

Prov. 16:20—“He who gives attention to the word shall find good, And blessed is he who trusts in the LORD.”

At the transfiguration—Mat. 17:5—“While he was still speaking, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them; & behold, a voice out of the cloud, saying, “This is My beloved Son, with whom I am well-pleased; listen to Him!”

—Illustration:

Me learing to fry fish/Attentive to Mike’s actions & voice/ATTENTIVENESS

Skidaway Institute/Gus’ wheels with jars for copepods—method—Exact to Gus’s specifications-desire perfectly/ATTENTIVENESS

Teens learning to drive

—Application:

?Forgiveness Realized in your ATTENTIVENESS?

?Is Forgiveness Realized in your life?

CONCLUSION:

Realized forgiveness plays out in Our...

ENCOUNTERS(:36-37)

APPRECIATION(:37-38)

OPINIONS/PREJUDICES(:39)

ATTENTIVENESS(:40)

Presented 01/20/02pm to;

Providence Baptist Church

975 Providence Road

Whigham, GA 31797

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