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  1. “Therefore be merciful, just as your Father also is merciful.” Luke 6:36

  2. John 8:3-11; Luke 7:36-50 • Simon the Pharisee • The “sinner” woman • Which one are we? • Simon or the woman • Which one depicts how we view ourselves, others & Jesus?

  3. Lk. 7:36-38: Godly sorrow does not occur… • Got caught, Ezra 9:6; 10:1 • To be seen by others, Matt. 6:16-18 • Prideful display of humility, Matt. 23:5-8, 12; 6:5-6 (Lk. 18:9-10, 14)

  4. Godly sorrow comes from conviction over one’s own sin (Psa. 38:3-5) • Knew she was a sinner, Lk. 5:8; 18:13 • Gospel convicts, Jno. 16:8; Acts 2:37 • Leads to repentance, 2 Cor. 7:9-10 • Acknowledge sin, Lk. 7:38

  5. A Picture of Self-Righteousness(Luke 7:39; Isaiah 65:5) • Void of compassion, Matt. 9:36 (1 Jno. 3:17; Col. 3:12-13) • Condescending superiority, Lk. 7:41- 42, 47; 7:39, 40; 18:9-12 • No mercy, Lk. 6:36-38

  6. Our need for mercy compels us to be merciful,Luke 7:40-47 • Know our own sin, 7:40-42a (Matt. 18:24-27) • God’s mercy to us,7:42b (Rom. 5:6-8; Eph. 2:4-5) • Affect of God’s mercy on us,7:42b-47 • Love (7:42-43) • Gratitude (Lk. 17:11-19) • Mercy toward others (7:44-47; Matt. 18:28-35)

  7. Faith to Obtain Mercy from Christ • Her love the result of her forgiveness, Lk. 7:47-48; 1 Jno. 4:19 • Saved by faith, Lk. 7:50 • We must have faith • Go to Jesus…Godly sorrow • Love Christ…Forgive others

  8. Don’t Throw Rocks! • Show mercy to help and to forgive, Gal. 6:1-3 • Or, we will be lost in our faithlessness, Lk. 7:50; 18:14