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A Heart of Gratitude

Luke 7:36-50

Jesus has dinner at Simon the Pharisees’s house. During the meal a lady know for prostitution comes in and starts washing and drying Jesus feet, kissing them and anoints them with expensive perfume. The host can’t believe Jesus is letting a prostitute touch him. Through a parable Jesus points out this woman is simply showing gratitude for Jesus forgiving all her sins and giving her a new life. Simon likes playing the religious rules keeping game. It’s easy to start trying to earn forgiveness and look down on those who don’t measure up religiously. Yet Jesus shows us radical, undeserved grace. The woman was grateful to Jesus for his acceptance of her. Simon was furious that a known sinner was allowed to touch Jesus. How about us? Do we try and convince God we deserve his forgiveness by what we do or don’t do? Are you trapped in religion when what you need is a relationship with Jesus?
Speaker: Dr. Phil Wilkes
Series: God Empowered Living
Date: July 30, 2017
Download: A Heart of Gratitude
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