MAY 31, 2020
THE NOT COMMANDMENTS--PART III
SERMON TITLE: SIN NOT
SERMON THEME: WHO WILL CONDEMN YOU?

THE ENCOUNTER WITH JESUS THIS MORNING IS SIGNIFICANT BECAUSE IT TAKES PLACE ON THE TEMPLE MOUNT.

 JOHN 8:1-2
but Jesus went to the Mount of Olives.
At dawn he appeared again in the temple courts, where all the people gathered around him, and he sat down to teach them.

 

 

NOTICE HOW JESUS RELATES TO OUR SIN

 

I) HYPOCRISY LEADS TO ACCUSATIONS

LUKE 18:9-12
The Parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector
9 To some who were confident of their own righteousness and looked down on everyone else, Jesus told this parable: 10 “Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. 11 The Pharisee stood by himself and prayed: ‘God, I thank you that I am not like other people—robbers, evildoers, adulterers—or even like this tax collector. 12 I fast twice a week and give a tenth of all I get.’

 

 
 JOHN 8:3-6
The teachers of the law and the Pharisees brought in a woman caught in adultery. They made her stand before the group and said to Jesus, “Teacher, this woman was caught in the act of adultery. In the Law Moses commanded us to stone such women. Now what do you say?” They were using this question as a trap, in order to have a basis for accusing him.  But Jesus bent down and started to write on the ground with his finger.

 

EXODUS 20:14
14 “You shall not commit adultery.

LEVITICUS 20:10

10 “‘If a man commits adultery with another man’s wife—with the wife of his neighbor—both the adulterer and the adulteress are to be put to death.

II) JESUS TURNS THEIR ENTRAPMENT AROUND

JOHN 8:6-9
They were using this question as a trap, in order to have a basis for accusing him.
But Jesus bent down and started to write on the ground with his finger. When they kept on questioning him, he straightened up and said to them, “Let any one of you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her.” Again he stooped down and wrote on the ground.
At this, those who heard began to go away one at a time, the older ones first, until only Jesus was left, with the woman still standing there.

EXODUS 31:18
18 When the Lord finished speaking to Moses on Mount Sinai, he gave him the two tablets of the covenant law, the tablets of stone inscribed by the finger of God.

 

LUKE 6:42
42 How can you say to your brother, ‘Brother, let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when you yourself fail to see the plank in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.

 

III) FORGIVENESS LEADS TO FREEDOM

JOHN 8:10-11
10 Jesus straightened up and asked her, “Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?”
11 “No one, sir,” she said.
“Then neither do I condemn you,” Jesus declared. “Go now and leave your life of sin.”

 ROMANS 8:1
 Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus,

CONCLUSION: THE CONSEQUENCE OF SIN IS THE REASON JESUS URGES YOU TO LEAVE YOUR LIFE OF SIN.  

JOHN 3:16-17
16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.