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04-23-17 Left Alone with Jesus

Left Alone with Jesus

John 7:53-8:11

This passage brings some interesting issues to deal with even before we look at the passage. There are several things we can apply from this story. My focus is seeing that in the end, we are all left alone with Jesus who will judge us for how we have lived our lives.

Preliminary Text Issue

Not in the earliest and most reliable manuscripts

Consistent with the rest of scripture and the witness of Jesus

Still, we should not primarily build our theology on it

Stripping Away False Layers

Unfair and unjust circumstances in life (8:3-4)

(O.T prophets like Ezekiel 22:7, Matthew 5:10)

Tricks and traps of false reasoning (8:4-6)

(2 Corinthians 4:1-2)

The sting (judgment/death) of the Law (8:5-7)

(Matthew 7:1-3, Romans 3:23, 1 Corinthians 15:55-57

Other’s views holding sway (8:8-9)

(Acts 4:19-20)

Before the Lord

No condemnation in Christ – Grace (8:10-11)

(Romans 8:1-2)

Live for God, not wrongful passions (8:11)

(Romans 6:1-2, Galatians 2:19-20)

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