MESSAGE - Pastor Dale Thiele

John: That You May Believe


  • Trapped!
  • Jesus Escapes the Trap
  • The Woman Escapes the Trap  

Questions for Further Study or Group Discussion:

  1. Read John 7:53-8:11. Why do you think is this passage so loved by Christians?
  2. In what way are the scribes and Pharisees trapped? What is their way of escape? Do they find it in this passage?
  3. What does Jesus mean by his statement in verse 7? Read 2 Timothy 3:16. Why should we not use Scripture for condemnation? What is the difference between correction and condemnation?
  4. Why does Jesus not condemn the woman? Does he condone her sin? Explain. How does this compare with what Paul teaches in Romans 6:1-12?
  5. What sin do you want to see the preacher or the church to condemn? What is the gospel approach to sin?  

Memory Verse of the Week:

Romans 6:1-2 What shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin that grace may abound? By no means! How can we who died to sin still live in it? (ESV)