The Dinner Party

Three Miracles of Jesus
Luke 14:1-6
Matthew Raley (7-28-13)

Today we will be exploring the works of Christ through the eyes of Isaac, a fictional eyewitness.

Isaac is reclining at table with his friend Simon, a prominent Pharisee, and Jesus. Isaac sees a prostitute moving toward Jesus on her knees, tears smearing her make-up. She breaks open an alabaster flask and the luxurious odor fills the room. She washes Jesus’s feet with her tears, dries them with her uncovered hair, and pours the ointment on them. Jesus forgives her sins.  The Pharisees are scandalized.  Jesus had no right to release such a woman from her shame.  Only God can forgive sins.

This is the first of three dinner parties where Isaac and his fellow guests are confronted by the mercy of Christ.

Through them we will encounter several characteristics of Jesus’s mercy which will teach us something more about the nature of faith.

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