With the Powerless

Between the events in the very beginning of Jesus’ life and the events at the very end of his life, you mainly have a series of personal encounters. In this passage, Jesus encounters a man and a woman who are both serious spiritual seekers. But we see at the end that Jesus Christ rebukes him, but welcomes her.

In the very beginning of the passage, we see they respond to Jesus in two different ways. In the middle, we see through Jesus’ parable that the two responses to Jesus derive from two different understandings of Jesus. Then at the very end we see the two different understandings of Jesus result in two different responses from him.

This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on January 26, 1997. Series "The Real Jesus Part 2; His Life". Scripture: Luke 7:36-50.

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