A. Conclusion: Can you see yourself in this story? Version. 26:6-13; Mark 14:3-9; and John 12:2-8. 10:39, 42) and John (chs. Bible Language English. The story of the woman who washed the feet of Jesus with her tears and her hair is one of the most moving accounts in the New Testament. Pride leads us to misjudge ourselves and others. Luke’s juxtaposition of Luke 7:36-50 with the narrative of the ministering women (8:1-3) provides some grounds for this plausible though speculative conclusion. She was truly. At times, when we find ourselves among the lost of the world, things can be a bit awkward. B. In Luke 7:36–50, Jesus was invited to dine at the home of Simon the Pharisee. The woman in Luke had been heretofore a sinner; Mary had been a different kind of character, John 11:1-2 (comp. Ἥτις ἦν ἐν τ. πόλει ἁμαρτ.] 2 Peter 1:5-9 – 5 But also for this very reason, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue, to virtue knowledge, 6 to knowledge self-control, to self-control perseverance, to perseverance godliness, 7 to godliness brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness love. It was mainly addressed to…. Cool water was also poured over the guest’s feet to cleanse and comfort them, and either a pinch of sweet-smelling incense was burned or a drop of rose oil was placed on the guest’s head. A. 36 One of the Pharisees asked him to eat with him, and he went into the Pharisee's house and reclined at 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 … (1-5) The centurion’s request. Simon had no sense of forgiveness. This helps us to understand why Judas betrayed Jesus with a kiss (Matt. He confronts Simon subtlety, yet directly. 36 A Pharisee invited him to dine with him, and he entered the Pharisee’s house and reclined at table. 9 For he who lacks these things is shortsighted, even to blindness, and has forgotten that he was cleansed from his old sins. In the east the guests did not sit at a table — they lay on low couches, resting on the left elbow, leaving the right arm free, with the feet stretched out behind; and during the meal the sandals were taken off — this explains how the woman was standing beside Jesus’ feet. Simon’s Critical Thoughts: vs. 39– Now when the Pharisee who had invited Him saw this, he spoke to himself, saying, “This Man, if He were a prophet, would know who and what manner of woman this is who is touching Him, for she is a sinner.” Is he just going to let her act this way? He forgives sin freely. He also misjudge the woman. 36 One of the Pharisees asked him to eat with him, and he went into the Pharisee's house and reclined at 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 … These things good manners demanded. Your Question (required) Would you like this question answered on our show? (36-38) A sinful woman anoints Jesus’ feet. Luke 7 English Standard Version ... A Sinful Woman Forgiven. Who is the sinful women in Luke 7:37? Therefore, it is reasonable to conclude that upon the time in Jesus’ early visits to Magdala, He freed Mary from demon possession just prior to the Second Galilean Tour (Luke 8:2; Mark 16:9). A broken heart is worth more than a good checklist! Jesus Simple Illustration: (Vs. 40-43) Simon had not voiced his objection, so Jesus’ words may have first appeared as simple dinner conversation, or Jesus’ desire to seek Simon’s input on a question concerning stewardship. Luke 7:5). The account begins in Luke 7:36-38 by telling us that Jesus went to supper with sinners. This is the true key to spirituality. That was a mark of respect that was never omitted in the case of a distinguished Rabbi. Luke 7:36-50 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) A Sinful Woman Forgiven. Jesus used several uncomfortable situations like this to teach great truths. It was courtesy mixed with concern for what others think. Then after going with Jesus on the Second Galilean Tour, she could have returned to Bethany as new transformed person, and again made her home there. Simon wanted Jesus to eat in his home, but he had no perception of needing Jesus. Of all the secular experts, Michael Landon is, in my opinion, one of the most effective at creating drama on the television screen. As Jesus dined at the home of Simon the Pharisee, a woman entered uninvited and washed Jesus’ feet with her tears, and anointed his feet with fragrant oil. In Luke, it is a remorseful sinful woman who wets Jesus’ feet with her tears. Adam Clark indicates the many times where this word “sinner” (hamartoolos) Is used to describe those who were Gentiles, and thus viewed as sinners by the Jews. Simon’s self-righteous pride caused him to misjudge Jesus. She is not embarrassed. she does not hesitate to do the work of a servant. Then one of the Pharisees asked Him to eat with him. 37 There was a woman in that town who had lived a sinful life. She may have heard Jesus teach and been drawn to become a follower. This oil was much more expensive than common oil. Cancel. Some people act interested in Jesus but really aren’t motivated by deep spiritual need. I think He considered Simon sincere, worthy of this simple yet profound illustration. 1. Objective: To understand that the relationship we have with God is based on his mercy and forgiveness toward us; the more we understand of our condition and of God’s love for us in that condition, the more we are overwhelmed with gratitude toward him. Stories that Make You Think: Luke 7:36-50. According to custom, when a guest entered such a house the host placed his hand on the guest’s shoulder and gave him the kiss of peace. A. In that sense our debts are equal, even though our sin is not. Customs that help us understand this event: (David Padfield). The sinful woman The woman in John is Mary the sister of Martha and Lazarus. 36 When one of the Pharisees invited Jesus to have dinner with him, he went to the Pharisee’s house and reclined at the table. The story of Jesus with the sinful woman found in Luke 7 teaches us a powerful lesson in love and service. We all owe God, and none can pay. Jesus was more than a prophet. There was probably an uncomfortable silence, eyes rolled upward. we may allow our vaulted opinion of ourselves convince us that those who are not like us cannot be right with God. Luke 7:36-50 (NIV) Jesus Anointed by a Sinful Woman. The contrast being made is between these accounts and the one in Galilee, not the one in Bethany recorded in the other three gospels. (Matthew 9:10-11 – Jesus sat down with “tax collectors and sinners.”) Zacchaeus is described with the same word.) There was no love. He knows why this woman is doing this. Why would she have wanted to come in? So he went to the Pharisee’s house. 36 One of the Pharisees asked him to eat with him, and he went into the Pharisee’s house, and took his place at table. We ignore that sinners who are seeking to be forgiven, or who have been forgiven by Jesus. Was Simon being careful not to honor Jesus too much for fear of angering his fellow Pharisees? Simon, however, seemed embarrassed to offer even basic hospitality. 1. When a Rabbi was at a meal in a house with a courtyard, all kinds of people came in to listen to the words of wisdom that fell from his lips. 27:56, 61; 28:1; Mark 15:40, 47; 16:1, 9; Luke 24:10; John 19:25; 20:1, 11, 16, 18). (see upcoming show time) YesNo. But he also thought how embarrassing, or at least awkward, it would be if she accepted the invitation and came in and study with the brethren dressed as she was, knowing what kind of woman she was! Was Simon testing Jesus as to the public opinion that He was a prophet from God. Simon is thinking, “Why in my house?”. The word came from the Roman word “publicani.” Because the publicans were representatives of the heathen conqueror, their work was detested. 3. She was there to honor Jesus in a display of emotion. Intro: Have you ever been in an uncomfortable situation by the company of worldly people? Sometimes we need to be uncomfortable to learn the needed lessons. Jesus’ statement about why she did what she did would point to her previous conversion and repentance. The woman uses her tears, as well as perfume. Her anointing occurred later. 15:39). She then wipes his feet with her hair and anoints them with oil. Luke (ch. But Simon’s first misjudgment was about himself – He did see himself as a debtor who need to be thankful for being forgiven. He knows why she is crying, and what she feels toward Him. THE FOUR NARRATIVES COMPARED I. Simon, the Pharisee: At the beginning of the story we only see him as “the Pharisee” who invited Jesus into his house. She brought with her “a beautiful alabaster jar filled with expensive perfume” (verse 37, NLT). He considered inviting her in for our study as he did with others whom he found hanging around at the time of assembly. My fear in teaching this passage is that I (we) will over-analyz… NIRV . 4. They do not have to chided to give their best to the Lord –They do it out of love. Jesus has some lessons for us in the context of the controversy. Some people associate with Jesus for ulterior, insincere reasons. The Sinful Woman (Luke 7:37) "When a woman who had lived a sinful life in that town learned that Jesus was eating at the Pharisee's house...." (Luke 7:37) Verse 37 tells us several things about the woman. Jesus showed her to be one was right before God – forgiven of all of her sins. 1. His approach was careful and calculated. Encounters with Jesus Simon the Pharisee and the Sinful Woman – Luke 7, verses 36 – 50 Lukes Gospel confronted the traditional way that men viewed women. This is the story of Jesus, Simon, and a sinful woman. 36 One of the Pharisees asked him to eat with him, and he went into the Pharisee’s house and reclined at table. 36 When one of the Pharisees invited Jesus to have dinner with him, he went to the Pharisee’s house and reclined at the table. The woman, however, knew exactly why she was there. After Jesus raised the widow’s son, “…fear came upon all, and they glorified God, saying, “A great prophet has risen up among us”; and, “God has visited His people.”, 17 And this report about Him went throughout all Judea and all the surrounding region. That was a critical mistake. In John, it is Mary of Bethany, the sister of Martha and Lazarus who anoints Jesus’ feet with ointment from the jar and wipes them with her hair. 1. It takes place in the northern region, as Luke 7 indicates Jesus was ministering in the northern regions of Nain and Capernaum. 37 A woman in that town who lived a sinful life learned that Jesus was eating at the Pharisee’s house, so she came there with an alabaster jar of perfume. Of all the people crowded into that house, one went away forgiven. And her debt was great (Simon would certainly have no problem putting her in that category – She owed God a lot.). Conclusion. 36 One of the Pharisees invited Jesus to have dinner with him. 37 Now there was a sinful woman in the city who learned that he was at table in the house of the Pharisee. Do you more easily fit the part of Simon or the sinful woman? It was a display of enormous gratitude and love that could not be hidden and was not concerned with what others thought. It is possible that Mary of Bethany left home because of her sinful lifestyle and found a home in Magdala. Make no mistake, she was “an especially wicked sinner” (AMP), “an immoral woman” (NLT). He said he thought of Jesus and tried to be polite. Read Luke 7:36-50. Let us leave behind pride, self sufficiency, and self righteousness and come in true contrition to anoint the feet of Jesus with our love and gratitude. 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