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  • Simon The Pharisee

    Contributed by Jelle Horjus on Nov 7, 2005
    based on 87 ratings

    While reading this story we are all focused on what the woman does. It is Simon however on whom I would like to put the spotlight: the reality is that we are like the Pharisee, and not like the woman!

    Simon, the Self-righteous Pharisee - sermon on Luke 7: 36-50 - The sinful woman. That is the name the translators of our translation gave to this paragraph in Luke’s gospel. Another title would have been more appropriate however. Maybe something like ‘Simon, the proud Pharisee.’ For the more

  • Jesus Simon And The Sinful Woman

    Contributed by Claude Alexander on Aug 23, 2018

    The uninvited guest at the dinner. Simon the Pharisee and the sinful woman.

    Jesus, Simon and the sinful woman. Writing between a.d. 64 to 68, Luke, “the beloved Physician” (Col. 4:14), traveling companion of Paul on his second and third missionary journeys (see ‘we’ passages: Acts 16:10-17; 20:5-15; 21:1-18; 27:1-16) and “fellow worker” with Paul (Phlm 24), spent time in more

  • The Difference Between Faith And Unbelief

    Contributed by Richard Futrell on Oct 7, 2010

    The woman heard Jesus’ sermon in faith. Simon, the Pharisee heard it in unbelief.

    Intro What’s the difference between the Pharisee and the woman in today’s Gospel reading? I’m not asking about the difference in how they acted. Let’s go deeper. What was different in their hearts that showed in their actions? If we look beyond the superficial, we can see that their more

  • The Importance Of Perspective Series

    Contributed by Kevin Ruffcorn on Feb 24, 2017

    A women weeps at Jesus’ feet and is forgiven. Both she and Simon the Pharisee are challenged to see themselves from a different perspective.

    Introduction A high-school sophomore asks to talk with her parents after dinner. Sitting around the kitchen table, the young girl takes a deep breath and informs her parents that she is pregnant. The parents’ reaction is as expected. The dad threatens to kill her boyfriend after stringing him up more

  • Two Kinds Of Worship Series

    Contributed by Jun Suyat on Apr 25, 2011
    based on 5 ratings

    When we stand before our Lord let us look at ourselves not seeing others. Simon the Pharisee saw the sin of the woman but failed to see himself. The woman came to worship Jesus, while Simon the Pharisee invited Jesus to look at his failures. If we come to

    Two Kinds of Worship Luke 7:36-50 FCF: Failure to Worship our Lord Jesus Christ in true reverence. Prop: When we stand before our Lord let us look at ourselves not seeing others. Simon the Pharisee saw the sin of the woman but failed to see himself. The woman came to worship Jesus, while Simon more

  • An Example Of Genuine Worship Series

    Contributed by Richard Tow on Dec 14, 2017

    In Luke 7 two people are in the presence of Jesus, an unnamed woman and Simon the Pharisee. Message compares their worship experience and draws key concepts for meaningful worship.

    01.29.17 Intro We are pursuing a heart of worship. We are desiring to go deeper in our worship experience with God. Last week we saw that achieving this is not so much a matter of methods and techniques, as it is the condition of the heart. In His conversation with the Woman at the Well Jesus more

  • The Sin Of Self-Righteousness

    Contributed by Brian Gordon on Nov 7, 2011
    based on 1 rating

    Jesus is anointed by a sinful woman while eating at the house of Simon the Pharisee. Jesus' conversation with Simon serves as a warning about self-righteousness.

    I. Introduction A. So, Simon invited me to his house for dinner, and I went because I knew some of the best of our society would be there. a. But I also went because I heard he was going to be inviting the man called Jesus. b. If the stories about him are true it’s about time he mingled more

  • A Sacrificial Faith Series

    Contributed by John Lowe on May 20, 2018

    She began to wash His feet with her tears, and wiped them with the hair of her head; and she kissed His feet and anointed them with the fragrant oil.

    10-6-04 A Sacrificial Faith Luke 7:36-7:50 (Read first) What we have in our text this morning is a record of the worship of a woman who falls at the feet of Jesus in worship. We are never told her name. Luke does not record a single word spoken by the woman in her sacrificial act of more

  • Lessons Learned Over Dinner

    Contributed by Chad Bolfa on Oct 1, 2010
    based on 1 rating

    Tonight I want us to learn some lessons about people, and about ourselves, as take a peek at this passage as Jesus is an invited dinner guest at Simon the Pharisees house.

    Lessons learned over Dinner Luke 7:36-48 Introduction As I mentioned a couple Sunday nights ago, we expect to learn lessons from the great prophets of the Old Testament; we expect to learn lessons from the Words of Jesus; we expect to learn lessons from the writings of the Apostle Paul. But more

  • Four Life Changing Words Series

    Contributed by Tim Diack on Aug 22, 2012

    Sin is easy to see in someone else's life but it's often hard to see it in our own. Simon the Pharisee thinks he's righteous in God's eyes when what he really needs to see is the reality of his own sin that he might discover what the woman weeping at Jes

    Four Life Changing Words - Luke 7:36-50 - July 15, 2012 Series: Forgiven For Forever - #1 (Baptism Service) I very much appreciate that passage we just heard from the book of 2 Chronicles. Those words are a call to humbleness and holiness, to righteousness and revival. The occasion was more

  • God Can't Bless Idle Worship

    Contributed by R. Darrel Davis on Oct 29, 2001
    based on 158 ratings

    A message on the elements of true worship.

    God Can’t Bless Idle Worship Luke 7:36-50 Introduction: Richard Roney is Chief of Chaplain Services at the VA Medical Center in Marion, Illinois. He reminds pastors they aren’t the only ones who hear excuses about not attending church; as a hospital chaplain, he’s heard more than his share: more

  • Find Salvation At Jesus' Feet

    Contributed by Michael Otterstatter on Jul 2, 2001
    based on 111 ratings

    Like the woman who had lived a sinful life may we find salvation at Jesus’ feet.

    "At Jesus’ feet..." That is a phrase we hear a number of times in the gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John) Can you think of some of the times that people fell down at Jesus’ feet? Can you recall why various people placed themselves at the feet of Jesus and what they did there? There were more

  • The Feet Of Christ

    Contributed by Scott Carmer on Mar 8, 2006
    based on 13 ratings

    We stand at the feet of Christ, guilty of the sin that precipitated those feet being nailed to the cross. But those wounds also mean forgiveness, grace, and healing.

    The Feet of Christ Luke 7:36-50 First Sunday in Lent March 5, 2006 Feet. We don’t think too much about our feet, do we? We pretty much take them for granted…that is unless they start to cause us trouble…blister on our heel, a corn on our little toe, an ingrown toenail. Pretty much though, more

  • Does Jesus Still Want His Dirty Feet Kissed?

    Contributed by Mike Fogerson on Aug 27, 2007
    based on 1 rating

    When we approach Jesus, it must be with the proper attitude.

    Does Jesus Still Want His Dirty Feet Kissed? Luke 7:36-50 Aug. 26, 2007 FBC, Chester Mike Fogerson, Pastor I Introduction A Story B In the Ancient Near East, there was no trash pick up, sanitation department, trash receptacles. 1 Trash, waste, dinner more

  • When All You See Is Jesus Series

    Contributed by Spencer Miller on May 19, 2013
    based on 5 ratings

    Jesus contrasts the attitudes of the Sinful Woman and the proud Pharisee.

    INTRODUCTION A family who moved into a new neighborhood had a late start one morning. As a result their six-year-old missed her school bus. Though it would make him late for work her father agreed to take her to school if she gave him directions. After 20 minutes of going in circles they finally more