Notes: August 26, 2009

The Alabaster Box

Have you ever spent money on someone you love? Have you ever done something nice as a way of saying “Thank you”?

Luke 7:36-50

  • Simon, a Pharisee, invited Jesus home for something to eat; and Jesus accepted the invitation (v. 36).
  • A woman, known to us only by reputation, went, uninvited and unwelcome by the host, to see Jesus at the house (v. 37).
  • In tears, she washed, kissed and anointed the feet of Jesus with expensive ointment (v. 38).
  • The Pharisee protested the display; but Jesus approved.
  • Jesus teaches that those who have been forgiven much will love much.
  • When Jesus tells the woman that her sins have been forgiven, others wonder who he is to forgive sins (v. 49).
  • Faith has saved her (v. 50).