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Famous Last Words - "Father, Forgive Them"

I have offended God and mankind because my work did not reach the quality it should have.

--Leonardo Davinci

Luke 23:34

Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.” 

John 8:6–8

But Jesus bent down and started to write on the ground with his finger. When they kept on questioning him, he straightened up and said to them, “If any one of you is without sin, let him be the first to throw a stone at her.” Again he stooped down and wrote on the ground.

 

John 8:10–11

Jesus straightened up and asked her, “Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?” “No one, sir,” she said. “Then neither do I condemn you,” Jesus declared. “Go now and leave your life of sin.”

 

Jesus leads with grace and follows with truth.

God’s number one priority is not punishment, it is forgiveness.

 

Luke 23:34

Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.” 

Romans 5:8

But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. 

Moving Beyond Motions, the sermon series may be over, but the holy practices we discussed are time-tested tools to help us position ourselves to draw closer to a gracious God who does not condemn.