As Pastor Sean continues this series through the book of John, he shares the story of the woman who was caught in adultery. As her sin is brought to light, she must have felt the weight of shame and embarrassment, but instead of giving her what she deserved, Jesus called her and her accusers to turn away from their sin. The same is true today. We all have little corners of our heart where we allow sin and shame to control us because we are afraid of the pain of those things coming to light. But Jesus calls His followers to let go of the things that once defined them, repent, and allow the freedom and light of Christ to reign in their hearts.



Jesus returned to the Mount of Olives, but early the next morning he was back again at the Temple. A crowd soon gathered, and he sat down and taught them.As he was speaking, the teachers of religious law and the Pharisees brought a woman who had been caught in the act of adultery. They put her in front of the crowd.

“Teacher,” they said to Jesus, “this woman was caught in the act of adultery.The law of Moses says to stone her. What do you say?”

They were trying to trap him into saying something they could use against him, but Jesus stooped down and wrote in the dust with his finger. They kept demanding an answer, so he stood up again and said, “All right, but let the one who has never sinned throw the first stone!” Then he stooped down again and wrote in the dust.

When the accusers heard this, they slipped away one by one, beginning with the oldest, until only Jesus was left in the middle of the crowd with the woman.10 Then Jesus stood up again and said to the woman, “Where are your accusers? Didn’t even one of them condemn you?”

11 “No, Lord,” she said.

And Jesus said, “Neither do I. Go and sin no more.”