Jesus and the Woman Caught in Sin
但是，耶稣到橄榄山去了。 一大清早，他又去了大殿。所有的人都聚拢在他的身边，他便坐下开始教导人们。 律法师和法利赛人带来一个被捉住的通奸女子，让她站在人们面前，然后对耶稣说∶“老师，这女子正在通奸的时候，让我们给抓住了，摩西在律法中命令，我们应该用石头砸死这种人，你看现在怎么办吧？”
…… Jesus walked out to the Mount of Olives. Then early the next morning He went to the temple. The people came to him, and He sat down and started teaching them. The Pharisees and the teachers of the Law of Moses brought in a woman who had been caught in bed with a man who wasn't her husband. They made her stand in the middle of the crowd. Then they said, "Teacher, this woman was caught sleeping with a man who isn't her husband. The Law of Moses teaches that a woman like this should be stoned to death! What do you say?"
They asked Jesus this question, because they wanted to test him and bring some charge against him. But Jesus simply bent over and started writing on the ground with his finger.
They kept on asking Jesus about the woman. Finally, He stood up and said, "If any of you have never sinned, then go ahead and throw the first stone at her!" Once again He bent over and began writing on the ground. The people left one by one, beginning with the oldest. Finally, Jesus and the woman were there alone.
Jesus stood up and asked her, "Where is everyone? Isn't there anyone left to accuse you?"
"No sir," the woman answered.
Then Jesus told her, "I am not going to accuse you either. You may go now, but don't sin anymore."
What is the lesson in this story?
What is Jesus doing when He stoops down?
Were the Jewish leaders really interested in stoning the woman or just testing Jesus?
What is the meaning of ‘sin’?
What statement does He make that sends them all away? Why do you think they all left? Why do you think the older people left first?
How would you have felt if all your accusers, who wanted to kill you, just walked away?
What does Jesus tell the woman? Do you think she did what Jesus said? Would you if you were in her shoes?