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A Gracious Gospel for Guilty People

April 19, 2015 Series: The Book of John

Passage: John 8:1–8:11

A GRACIOUS GOSPEL FOR GUILTY PEOPLE

(John 8:1-11)

I. THE ______________________ OF THE PHARISEES
A. FUELED BY SELFISH PRIDE
1. They were ___________________________.

2. They were ____________________ on the sin of other people.

3. They were ___________________ with pride.

4. They were ______________ by carnal motivation.

II. THE _________________________ OF THE WOMAN
A. GUILTY AND GEARED FOR THE GOSPEL
1. She had __________________ to offer Jesus.

2. She was ____________________ as a sinner.

3. She was ___________________ before Jesus.

4. She was a __________________ to receive the grace of Jesus.

5. She turned from her sin and ___________ Jesus.

III. THE _______________________ OF JESUS
A. THE HEART OF THE SAVIOR
1. He is devoted to _______ and _______________.

2. He is _________________.

3. He hates _____________________.

4. He upholds the _____________ of God and the _______________ of God.

TRUTH POINT:
The greatest need of guilty people is the _______________ of Jesus Christ.

 

A GRACIOUS GOSPEL FOR GUILTY PEOPLE

John 8:1-11

Discussion Questions

1. Why is the notion of “guilt” such an unpopular subject?

2. What is the verdict that concerns fallen people? What Scripture provides the answer?

3. Who are the three primary characters in John 8:1-11? Who do you resonate with the most? Why?

4. Describe the pride of the scribes and Pharisees? Do you detect a similar pride rising in your heart? How do you handle this situation?

5. What was the ultimate motivation of the scribes and Pharisees?

6. Describe the posture of the woman in this story? How would you feel if you stood in her shoes?

7. Describe the emotional roller coaster that this woman must have experienced from start to finish.

8. Describe the heart of the Savior. Why is he the most important character in the story?

9. What qualities about Jesus stand out to you in this story? Are there any surprises?

10. How does your approach to worship shift after reading this story? Why should your approach to worship shift?

11. What is the greatest need of guilty people?

12. Where do you stand before a holy God, today?