When three people from totally different worlds collide together in one space, you never know what’s going to happen!


Well, something like that is happening at the end of Luke 7. A Pharisee, Jesus, and a Sinner all end up at the same dinner. Who knows what’s going to happen? Whatever it is, it’s going to be crazy.


Throughout this passage, let’s look at each of the main characters in turn…

  • The Sinner
  • The Pharisee
  • The Forgiver

And together we’ll discover The Grace Awakening.



1.The Sinner

When Simon the Pharisee invited Jesus over to his home, a sinful woman walked in, fell at Jesus’ feet, and washed them in perfume ointment and her tears.


God eagerly welcomes every repentant sinner. No one is beyond the forgiveness of God!



2. The Pharisee

For Simon, it was a risk to his religious moralism to invite Jesus over for dinner because of his reputation of eating with sinners and tax collectors.


God is never impressed by our religious moralism. There is no one righteous, no not one.



3. The Forgiver

The most shocking part of the story is when Jesus forgives the sinful women when they all know only God can forgive sins!


God saves sinners by grace through faith in Jesus. Jesus is the only hope for sinners like us.



Takeaway: We are far more sinful than we ever dared realize, and yet in Christ, we are far more loved than we ever dared hope.