Message

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Early in the morning Jesus came to the temple. A crowd gathered around, and he began to teach them. As he was speaking, the teachers of religious law and the Pharisees brought a woman who had been caught in the act of adultery. They put her in front of the crowd. “Teacher,” they said to Jesus, “this woman was caught in the act of adultery. The law of Moses says to stone her. What do you say?”

They asked Jesus this question, because they wanted to test him and bring some charge against him. But Jesus simply bent over and started writing on the ground with his finger.

They kept demanding an answer, so he stood up again and said, “All right, but let the one who has never sinned throw the first stone!” Again, he stooped down and wrote on the ground.

The people left one by one, beginning with the oldest. Finally, Jesus and the woman were there alone. Jesus stood up and asked her, "Where is everyone? Isn't there anyone left to accuse you?"

 

 "No sir," the woman answered.

 

Then Jesus told her, "I am not going to accuse you either. Go now and sin no more.

-John 8:2-11

Sin promises but it comes with a price. to God and eventual for me.

LIFE APPLICATION
To discuss during the week with your family, Life Group, or Campus.

1. Tell about a time where you pursued something that you thought would make you happy but later found out it didn’t?

2. In the story do you relate more to the woman caught in adultery or to the Pharisees who accused her? In what ways were both of these people seeking happiness apart from God?

3. Which of the scriptures today impacted you? Why?

4. What else stood out to you in this message?

5. What next step is Jesus asking you to take as a result of this
message?