For Scripture Reading: Luke 7:41-43
Praise Lessons From A Sinner
How is your praise life? When we gather like we are gathering, are you able to praise the Lord. I mean are you ok to go ahead and sing out where you are? Are you able to focus during the prayer. Do you sit and contemplate what Jesus did for you on the cross? During our worship time, how is your praise?
Luke 7:41-42 (NKJV)
41 “There was a certain creditor who had two debtors. One owed five hundred denarii, and the other fifty. 42 “And when they had nothing with which to repay, he freely forgave them both. Tell Me, therefore, which of them will love him more?” 43 Simon answered and said, “I suppose the one whom he forgave more.” And He said to him, “You have rightly judged.”
There is certainly reason to conclude that the more we have messed up in this life the more we will love Jesus for forgiving us. There is reason to conclude that the more egregious the mis-steps in our life have been the more we will love Jesus for forgiving us. The more public our sins have been the more we will love Jesus for forgiving us. But, may I suggest to you that the teaching here is deeper than that?
To see that, we need to know the story that goes along with the parable. This morning we will tell the story, explain the parable and discover what it means to those of us in out and outside the church.
Come and study with us.