Judgement and Restoration

May 19, 2024   /   Restoration Fellowship Church of Lakeland

Judgement and Restoration?
John 8:1-11
Pastor Terry Wilcox

Background: All Jewish men were to be in Jerusalem for Passover; Pharisees were determined to hang on to their power; Jesus was a threat.

Why Jesus came: John 3:17; I Peter 2:24

The Story

  1. John 8:2 – The people wanted to be with Jesus.
  2. John 8:3 – Legalists tend to be selective. Where is the man.
  3. John 8:6 – This was a trap using the law of Moses and the law of Rome.
  4. John 8:6 – What Jesus wrote in the dirt = ? We don’t know.
  5. John 8:7 – “Without sin” is from the Greek word anamartetos which also means, “without a sinful desire.”
  6. John 8:9 – The more experienced realized their trap had failed. Jesus, the woman, and the people remained.
  7. John 8:11 – Two types of judgment:
    I. Condemnation
    II. Discernment
  8. John 8:11 – Grace makes restoration possible.
    James 2:12-13
    Grace does not ignore sin; it is the remedy.

The church is not called to condemn people, but to create an atmosphere where the grace of God can do the work of restoration.

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