Luke 7:36-50

Welcome to the GBC Sermon Podcast, a weekly podcast from Gymea Baptist Church in Sydney Australia. I'm Marc Rader, senior pastor here at GBC and I hope that you are available to hear the invitation of Jesus.

This week we continue our series entitled: Lives Changed by Jesus. Ten stories from the New Testament of people whose lives were changed by a single, common factor: encountering Jesus. This week, Belinda Lakelin reflects on the transformed life of the so-called "sinful" woman who anoints him in Luke 7:36-50.

The actions of this unnamed, but forgiven, woman stand in stark contrast to Simon's. In the fact of his deliberate shaming of Jesus, this woman, motivated by her great love, seeks to honour Jesus with what she has in her hands. Her actions are a powerful example for each of us to honour Jesus who is worthy of all honour.

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