Leadership, hospitality and worship:
What do you expect from the church when you think about those words.
What are you looking for when you look to the church?
Does that line-up with what God values?
Jesus knows the thoughts of His host Simon the Pharisee.
God knows the ponderings of our hearts;
and He still loves us and speaks the truth to us.
"Who is this, who even forgives sins?"
Isaiah 53 shares the description of the suffering servant:
"Stricken for the transgression of My people"
It is because of this that Jesus is able to say in
Luke chapter 7: "Your sins are forgiven."
Simon the Pharisee, forgiven little, loves little.
The sinful woman knows how deeply she needs a savior.
But we all face the same deep need,
whether we know it or not.
Worship reflects how much we recognise our deep need
and God's great provision.