April 24, 2022
The Pharisee and the Prostitute
Text: Luke 7:36-50
Dr. Peter Green
In Jesus’ interactions at the home of Simon the Pharisee, Jesus reveals himself to be the truly divine prophet ushering in the year of the Lord’s favor (Isaiah 61:1-3). He is building a community centered around his forgiveness and love, one that welcomes repentant sinners. As a result, we have freedom to acknowledge our own sin and also to welcome the broken sinner into our midst.