Date: June 27, 2021
Title: The Woman Caught in Adultery
Passage: John 8:1-11
Speaker: David Hayes

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* As we have been studying The Gospel of Jesus Christ according to John, we have noted that the major purpose of the book is the presentation of the proof that Jesus is the Son of God. It is this truth, as well, which is at the core of the gospel message. The perfect sacrifice for our sins could only be made by God Himself becoming man.
* On May 16, we studied John 5:18-47, considering Jesus’ strong claim to equality with God the Father, including having authority from the Father to give life, to raise the dead, and to judge all mankind. Yet, Jesus also offered a way to avoid judgment. He said, “he who hears My word and believes in Him who sent Me has everlasting life, and shall not come into judgment, but has passed from death into life.”
* Today, we will look at the account in John 8, where the religious leaders present Jesus with an opportunity to judge – they bring him a woman caught in the act of adultery. This account is one of the best examples in the gospels of what Jesus says in John 12:46-47 – “I have come as a light into the world, that whoever believes in Me should not abide in darkness. And if anyone hears My words and does not believe, I do not judge him; for I did not come to judge the world but to save the world.” When considering all of the things Jesus said, it is clear that Jesus is both Savor and Judge; but in His first coming He came as Savior, not as Judge. It is later when He will come as Judge, “when the Son of Man comes in His glory” (Matthew 25:31-46; Revelation 20:11-15).