Monday, July 22, 2019

Sermon Outline

                            “Neither Do I Condemn Thee”

John 8:1-11

It was early one morning that Jesus went to the temple and began teaching. He was teaching about being the Light of the world. A crowd had already gathered. Suddenly He was interrupted by a group of Scribes and Pharisees all in their religious garb dragging a woman into the very midst of the crowd and right in front of Jesus. Exposing the woman who no doubt was crying, embarrassed and frightened was attempting to trap Jesus with their question. They were simply using the woman to get at jesus.

I. She Was Condemned By The Scriptures (vv.3-5)

a. The Scriptures reveal sin (Ex. 20:14; Lev. 20:10; Rom. 3:20; 7:7).

         b. The Scriptures warn about sin (James 1:15).

c. The Scriptures condemn the sinner (Eze. 18:20; James 3:18).

II. She Was Confronted By The Scribes (vv.5-7)

The Scribes & Pharisees were legalistic hypocrites.

a. They had no concern for spiritual matters (Matt. 3:7; 5:20).

b. They had no compassion for the sinner (Matt. 23:13-14).

         c. They had no comprehension of the savior.

III. She Was Consoled By The Savior

What did Jesus write on the ground?

a. He was the only one qualified to throw a stone. There are those who may rightly point out and expose my sin. But only Jesus is qualified to judge me.

b. He did not come to judge or condemn (Jn. 3:17).

c. He forgave her sins (v.11). The sweetest words we’ll ever hear is, “Neither do I condemn thee”.