Because They’re Mine!

If there is one of you who has not sinned, let him be the first to throw a stone at her (John 8:7).

John 8:7
Isaiah 43:16-21; Psalms 126:1-6; Philippians 3:8-14; John 8:1-11

Sermon Week/Year

Fifth Sunday of Lent, C

The story is told of a man who had been living with a terrible burden of guilt for many years. He had done something reprehensible which no one else knew about and he was convinced that he was beyond all hope of forgiveness. Finally, he met a woman who was something of a mystic. She claimed to have visions in which Christ appeared and spoke to her. Seeking to test her claim, the man said to her, “You say that you are able to speak directly with Christ in your visions. I have a secret which no one else on earth knows. The next time you are in conversation with Christ please ask Him what sin I committed years ago that destroyed my peace of soul.” The mystic said that she would gladly ask Christ the question. Several days later, the two met as agreed. Immediately the man asked:

“Did you visit with Christ in a vision?”
“And did you ask Him…

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