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Do You See What I See

  • Jesus answered him, 'Simon, I have something to tell you.' He said, 'Teacher, say on.' A certain lender had two debtors. The one owed five hundred denarii, and the other fifty. When they couldn't pay, he forgave them both. Which of them therefore will love him most?' Simon answered, 'He, I suppose, to whom he forgave the most.' He said to him, 'You have judged correctly.' Luke 7:40 WEB

    As Jesus reclined on a low couch at the table, with His head near the table and His feet away from it, a former prostitute crept into the house and stood over His feet. She began to cry and her tears fell on the feet of Jesus. She let her hair down (which women never did in public) and began to wipe His feet with her hair, to dry her tears from them. After this, she kissed His feet and anointed them with very expensive perfume, which the women cherished.

    Simon the Pharisee was disgusted and thought that she should not even be here in his house, and she was certainly not welcome at his table. He said to himself that Jesus was no prophet or He would have known who this woman was that was touching Him.

    Jesus did know, and He told a parable about two debtors who were forgiven of their debt, one five hundred denarii and the other fifty. A denarii was a day's wage for a laborer. He then asked Simon who would love the moneylender more. Simon answered that it was the one who owed more, and Jesus told him that he had judged rightly. The moneylender forgave them, then the people loved him.

    Simon felt that he was holy and had no sin because Pharisees kept a long set of rules, while the woman knew that she was a sinner and regretted it. Simon saw the woman for what she used to be. Jesus saw who the woman was now. Simon could not see beyond her past, while Jesus forgave her past. The Pharisees were exclusive, while Jesus was inclusive. How could the religious leaders of the day see things so differently from God?

    It does not matter what you have done in the past; you can be forgiven today. When you come into the Lord's presence, you will find forgiveness, acceptance, and love. Religious people and satan have a lot in common. They will keep looking at your past and try to make you feel like trash so they can feel righteous about their own mistakes. Jesus sees who you are now. Lift up your head and know that God loves you no matter what you have done in the past. You are welcome at His table.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, let me see those around me, through Your eyes. Help me to see the good in people and to love them, as You love them. In the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen, Father thank you for your Forgiveness

March 26, 2017
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Stacie Chambers-Franklin
Stacie Chambers-Franklin

Yesssssss!!!!! Amen!

March 26, 2017
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Help my daughter God. Amen

March 26, 2017
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler

Blessings to you Mari at this time of your heavy heart.  May the Lord show you He wants to help carry your daughter for you as He did for me long ago.  She is still in His hands.  My heart was so heavy and weary.  I experienced that relief once arrived at that place.  Prov13:12 was given to me in the Spirit to relay what was happening in me.  As a Husband as He is to us the Bride His desire to carry that which I experienced about my daughter and her plight.  It ripped and tore at my heart.  He had a better idea I couldn't see or even think it is the way in His love He wanted of me to do..So much He has for our children, for us for a l l His children and that is to be the berden bearer!!  Thank you Lord!!  Blessings to you Mari!

March 28, 2017
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Barbara Jackson
Barbara Jackson

This is so Awesome for today, on a blessed Sunday. We like to judge, but not be judged. So Awesome. Thank you again Pastor for the wise words from the Bible. The word of GOD.

March 26, 2017
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Stacie Chambers-Franklin
Stacie Chambers-Franklin

Beautiful!!!

March 26, 2017
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Thank you Lord for Your forgiveness. Great message! Amen. 

March 26, 2017
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Gail Sellu
Gail Sellu

Heavenly Father let me see those around me through your eyes. Help me to see the good in people and love them as you love them, in Jesus' name! pray, Amen. Thank you Lord 

March 26, 2017
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

Amen my past or future failings do not define me. When I stumble He is faithful to lift me up. Every new day comes with new mercy. We are not the same today as we were yesterday, for every day brings new experiences and more choices and decisions that we have to make. We will make right choices and we will make wrong, as long as we dwell in this carnal flesh. Our lives are a constant battle against evil, but Jesus is faithful to always walk with us in green pastures, on the water and through the fire. He will never forsake His sheep.

March 26, 2017
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler

AMEN!

March 28, 2017
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!! The greatest love we can experience is the love of Jesus!!

March 26, 2017
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Amen praise God for his  love 

March 26, 2017
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

Prayer: Heavenly Father, let me see those around me, through Your eyes. Help me to see the good in people and to love them, as You love them. In the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen. <3

 

Thank you Pastor, for a beautiful service today and your daily devotion. Thank you Sylvia, for all you do your a team as one husband and wife. So I thank you as a married love team who work together. You both work so hard to get so many of us to go deeper with our love for the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. <3 Thank You!! 

March 26, 2017
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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.

Amen. Please pray for my family, two members have gone to Glory.

March 26, 2017
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

GOD BLESS THEIR SOULS. AMEN

March 26, 2017
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Kathy Banfield
Kathy Banfield

This is a message I need to hear often! My family is very self-righteous and always reminds me of my past mistakes.

March 26, 2017
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen my Lord. 

March 26, 2017
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen! Pastors prayer, Heavenly Father, let me see those around me, Through Your Eyes. Help me to see the good in people and to love them, as you love them. In the name of Jesus Christ I prayAmen!!

March 27, 2017
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Janet Marsh-Lord
Janet Marsh-Lord

I say the Pastors prayer and Thank you Lord for Your forgiveness, acceptance and love...Amen.

March 27, 2017
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Ida Ruth Rodriguez
Ida Ruth Rodriguez

Amen♡

March 27, 2017
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler

Great!  If I tried keeping a bunch of rules I would have to write them on my hands & other places do I could gain perfection.  Thank you, Lord for paying the price to set us free from slavery to the Law.  Putting myself in the scene of the lady coming in to bless Jesus for what He had done for me...I would want to do as she with no caring of who was present.  I so felt that way when my realization of what He did & I received Him in my heart.  I was young 19-20 and up to no good.  I could hear Him or got great impression from Him...Get to church He'd say.What slovenly heart thing she did.  Complete abandonment​..No care of who was present.  That is how it should be all the time total abandonment to Him who did the same for me!!

March 28, 2017