John 8:1-11 is usually known as the story of the woman who was caught in adultery. It is about that, but even more it is about Jesus, about how Jesus responds to sin and sinners. There is much we can learn here…
You can listen to the sermon here.
Here is a quotes form the sermon:
When Christ isn’t central in the life of a Christian, his Christianity will always get reduced to theology and rules. It will cease to be the central organizing principle of his life. It will give way to other powerful motivations and move to the fringes of his life. I think this is the experience of many Christians. Their Christianity is missing Christ. It then becomes little more than an ideology with an accompanying set of ethics. What is incredibly dangerous about this is that if Christ isn’t central in our hearts, something else will be. Christianity as theology and rules will allow the self to be at the center. It is only Christ who can free you and me from bondage to the little kingdom….Christianity gutted of Christ is devoid of both its beauty and its power. Only love for Christ has the power to incapacitate the sturdy love for self that is the bane of every sinner, and only the grace of Christ has the power to produce that love.
~Paul Trip, Quest for More: Living for Something bigger than you.