The Gospel of the Second Chance (4 of 4) by Frank Damazio
This content is part of a series.The Gospel of the Second Chance (4 of 4)
Series: The Greatest of the Gospel
Pastor Frank Damazio
John 8:1-11 But Jesus went to the Mount of Olives. Now early in the morning He came again into the temple, and all the people came to Him; and He sat down and taught them. Then the scribes and Pharisees brought to Him a woman caught in adultery. And when they had set her in the midst, they said to Him, "Teacher, this woman was caught in adultery, in the very act. "Now Moses, in the law, commanded us t
hat such should be stoned. But what do You say?" This they said, testing Him, that they might have something of which to accuse Him. But Jesus stooped down and wrote on the ground with His finger, as though He did not hear. So when they continued asking Him, He raised Himself up and said to them, "He who is without sin among you, let him throw a stone at her first." And again He stooped down and wrote on the ground. Then those who heard it, being convicted by their conscience, went out one by one, beginning with the oldest even to the last. And Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst. When Jesus had raised Himself up and saw no one but the woman, He said to her, "Woman, where are those accusers of yours? Has no one condemned you?" She said, "No one, Lord." And Jesus said to her, "Neither do I condemn you; go and sin no more."
The Jesus of scripture is gracious, forgiving, loving. The law demands penalty. Grace demands another chance.
sing the prophet Jonah as our example, we will illustrate the principle of God's mercy. The God of the second chance is a message of hope for all those who have made major mistakes and must live with the consequences. David, John Mark, Peter - all recovered from failure.
I. JONAH AND HIS DECISION TO RUN
Jonah 1:1-3 Now the word of the LORD came to Jonah the son of Amittai, saying, "Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and cry out against it; for their wickedness has come up before Me." Bu ...
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