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A Place for Everyone (Luke 7:36-8:3)

Dennis R. Wiles, March 16, 2014
Part of the PLANTED...In The Big Story series, preached at a Sunday Morning service

Dennis R. Wiles
FBC Arlington
March 16, 2014

PLANTED
. . . In The Big Story
Easter 2014
A Place for Everyone
Luke 7:36-8:3

Text: Luke 7:36-8:3

Supper at Simon’s House

WHAT WE LEARN ABOUT SINNERS
We all have sinned!
Sinners need to express their sorrow!
Sinners need forgiveness!
Sinners can approach Jesus!

WHAT WE LEARN ABOUT SELF-RIGHTEOUS PEOPLE
Sometimes sin is clothed in righteousness!
It is easy to be judgmental!

WHAT WE LEARN ABOUT OUR SAVIOR
Jesus knows us!
Jesus loves us!
Jesus welcomes sorrowful sinners and repentant self-righteous saints!
Jesus forgives us!

WHAT WE LEARN ABOUT THE STORY – The Big Story
There is a place for everyone!
Let’s make room at the table!

Luke 7:36-8:3

36 One of the Pharisees asked him to eat with him, and he went into the Pharisee's house and took his place at the table. 37 And behold, a woman of the city, who was a sinner, when she learned that he was reclining at table in the Pharisee's house, brought an alabaster flask of ointment, 38 and standing behind him at his feet, weeping, she began to wet his feet with her tears and wiped them with the hair of her head and kissed his feet and anointed them with the ointment. 39 Now when the Pharisee who had invited him saw this, he said to himself, “If this man were a prophet, he would have known who and what sort of woman this is who is touching him, for she is a sinner.” 40 And Jesus answering said to him, “Simon, I have something to say to you.” And he answered, “Say it, Teacher.”

41 “A certain moneylender had two debtors. One owed five hundred denarii, and the other fifty. 42 When they could not pay, he cancelled the debt of both. Now which of them will love him more?” 43 Simon answered, “The one, I suppose, for whom he cancelled the larger debt.” And he said to him, “You have judged rightly.” 44 Then turning toward the woman he said to Simon, “Do you see this woman? I entered your house; you gave me no water for my feet, but she has wet my feet with her tears and wiped them with her hair. 45 You gave me no kiss, but from the time I came in she has not ceased to kiss my feet. 46 You did not anoint my head with oil, but she has anointed my feet with ointment. 47 Therefore I tell you, her sins, which are many, are forgiven—for she loved much. But he who is forgiven little, loves little.” 48 And he said to her, “Your sins are forgiven.” 49 Then those who were at table with him began to say among themselves, “Who is this, who even forgives sins?” 50 And he said to the woman, “Your faith has saved you; go in peace.”

8:1 Soon afterward he went on through cities and villages, proclaiming and bringing the good news of the kingdom of God. And the twelve were with him, and also some women who had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities: Mary, called Magdalene, from whom seven demons had gone out, and Joanna, the wife of Chuza, Herod's household manager, and Susanna, and many others, who provided for them out of their means. (ESV)