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The Power Of Grace

(John 8:3) “And the scribes and Pharisees brought unto him a woman taken in adultery;... (5) ... Now Moses in the law commanded us, that such should be stoned: (7)... he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.”  Under the Law of Moses the Pharisees were right, both she and the man were to be killed by stoning, but Jesus attempting to teach them about grace, challenged them all as to their worthiness of judging this woman seeing that they too were guilty of sin. 1) All judgment belongs to God. The Bible explains very clearly that God did give Israel capitol judgment in such cases of adultery, but in (Joh 1:17) “grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.” This means that before Christ there was no pardon for sin except by God Himself, but now in Jesus Christ, the most vile of sinners can find pardon. 2) Jesus desires that we practice grace first. Under grace the guilty sinner is to be loved to the full extent of God’s forgiveness before judgment. The woman caught in adultery is a picture of mankind, guilty of breaking God’s law, yet set free by the grace of Jesus. 3) All men are deserving of his Grace and forgiveness. Why is that? Because all men are sinners. (Rom. 1) “...for wherein thou judgest another, thou condemnest thyself; for thou that judgest doest the same things. None of us are free from the guilt of sin, therefore who are we to judge others and not forgive?

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