Meeting Jesus - Grace Reminder
People are quick to condemn; Jesus is quick to forgive.
What’s one idea from the message that stood out to you? Why do you think it grabbed you?
Do you lean towards forgiveness or condemning? What factors play a part in your choice (sleepy, hungry, driving, etc.)?
Read: John 7:53-8:11, Leviticus 20:10.
How do you feel about this passage of John not being included in the earliest manuscripts? Why?
What do you imagine Jesus wrote in the dirt?
The religious leaders were just using the woman to trap Jesus. Do intentions matter for the choices we make? Why or why not?
Nowhere in this story does the woman ask for forgiveness, yet Jesus forgives her. How does this impact how we should approach forgiving people?
What makes someone’s forgiveness feel genuine? Why?
If comfortable, share what you’ve been carrying around that you need to let Jesus forgive you for.
Think about someone you need to forgive. What makes it hard to forgive them? How can you show forgiveness to them this week?
Prayer: Pray that you are quick to forgive, not condemn. Pray for the other people in your group that they accept Jesus’ forgiveness.