Summary: Jesus loves everyone regardless of sin in our lives.

Luke 7:36-50

I. The Proud verse the Humble

- Story of date with Bridget

- Our pride often will drive us to shun people not like us

A. The Pharisee was proud

1. He refused to have Jesus feet washed

2. He refused to greet Jesus with respect

3. He showed his hatred wanting to prove Him wrong

B. The Woman was Humble

1. She fell at His feet

2. She anointed His feet

3. She loved Him from His feet

4. Illustration “Love-Letter Lament”

II. Love verses Condemnation

A. This Pharisee was focused on what sort of woman she was

1. Simon questioned Jesus calling “if He were a prophet”

2. Simon worried about being touched by a sinner “what manner of woman this is that touches Him”

3. The illustration of “Judging”

B. The woman was focused on loving Jesus and worshiping Him

1. Her posture- “Stand at His feet” this is the place servants maintained who were waiting to provide service.

2. Her plan- She washed His feet, She anointed His feet

3. Her purpose- she loved the one whom loved her

a. She was weeping in joy as well as anguish

b. We Christians often lose our joy

c. Paul said “In all affliction, I am overflowing with joy”

d. Fruit of the Spirit is joy

e. Paul prayed for others with Joy

f. (Rom_15:13 May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.)

III. Jesus’ Response

A. Jesus understood their hearts

1. He understood the Pharisees did not know their sin problem

2. He understood the woman knew her sin problem

B. Jesus knew how to address their hearts

1. Jesus told the Simon a parable

2. Jesus forgave the woman


1. Illustration of “Nobody to Forgive Me”

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