Luke 7:36-50 "An Unexpected Guest", Sermon Series: Meals with Jesus

This week we join Jesus, eating at the house of Simon the Pharisee, when suddenly a woman – a “woman of the city who was a sinner” – appears on the scene and interacts with Jesus in ways that were not only against custom, but were downright shocking. The sermon will consider how Jesus responds to this woman, what this response teaches us about the vital connection between love and forgiveness, and how that connection shapes inclusiveness in our community.