This week as we continue our series on the questions of Jesus, I have questions of my own.
Our scripture is in the gospel of John, beginning at the end of chapter 7 and the first eleven verses in chapter 8…
53 Then each of them went home, 8 1 while Jesus went to the Mount of Olives. 2 Early in the morning he came again to the temple. All the people came to him, and he sat down and began to teach them. 3 The scribes and the Pharisees brought a woman who had been caught in adultery, and, making her stand before all of them, 4 they said to him, “Teacher, this woman was caught in the very act of committing adultery. 5 Now in the law Moses commanded us to stone such women. Now what do you say?” 6 They said this to test him, so that they might have some charge to bring against him. Jesus bent down and wrote with his finger on the ground. 7 When they kept on questioning him, he straightened up and said to them, “Let anyone among you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her.” 8 And once again he bent down and wrote on the ground. 9 When they heard it, they went away, one by one, beginning with the elders, and Jesus was left alone with the woman standing before him. 10 Jesus straightened up and said to her, “Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?” 11 She said, “No one, sir.” And Jesus said, “Neither do I condemn you. Go your way, and from now on do not sin again.”
Why does this story start at the end of one chapter and go into another chapter?
Was Jesus sleeping outdoors?
If the woman was caught in the act, wouldn’t that also mean the man was caught? Where was he?
What did Jesus write on the ground?
This past Sunday I was involved in a conversation after the service and we talked about story of Mary at the tomb, we all wished for more of the story. We wanted more details, we wanted more information to help us paint the picture in our mind.
Maybe the same could be said for this story.
Jesus asks the woman…
“Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?”
What questions do you have?
I have a couple of more questions.
Let’s talk about it on Sunday.
~ Pastor Dustin