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“For She Loved Much”

Luke 737–38

Dear CrossPointe,

Last Sunday we considered the story of Naaman, the great Syrian commander unable to cleanse his leprosy, and the little Israelite girl who pointed him to the prophet in Israel and ultimate wholeness. This week, we’ll look at a similar story in Luke’s Gospel, this time about a sinful woman whose incredible love for Jesus reveals one Pharisee’s fraudulent piety. It’s a straightforward text with a simple message: “Her sins, which are many, are forgiven—for she loved much.” The implications of this are far-reaching and essential for the Christian life.

Read the text a couple times before Sunday. In fact, read the whole of chapter 7 to get a complete picture of the themes this narrative brings together in one story. Looking forward to gathering under the Word together this Sunday!