Message: The gospel according to Luke
Text: Luke 7:36-50
Simon the Pharisee, and a sinful woman
1) Thinking Jesus is like Simon—that He thinks about and sees other people as Simon does. He was amazed that Jesus would let the woman approach Him, but should have been amazed that Jesus accepted the invitation to Simon’s house.
2) That Jesus didn’t notice his lack of worship. Simon didn’t even notice it himself.
3) That inviting Jesus into his home was going to go as planned. That Simon would be in charge and Jesus would follow his lead.
4) That Jesus couldn’t know what Simon was thinking. That Jesus didn’t really know him. Simon is a hypocrite, a fake.