No Shame In Being Rescued

Rescued Week #5

No Shame In Being Rescued

John 8:1-11

Fine = Frustrated, Insecure, Negative and Evasive

For he has rescued us from the kingdom of darkness and transferred us into the Kingdom of his dear Son, 14 who purchased our freedom and forgave our sins. Colossians 1:13-14

Guilt= I did something bad

Shame= I am bad


Guilt = I made a mistake

Shame= I am a mistake


Guilt = I didn’t do enough

Shame= I am not enough


Jesus returned to the Mount of Olives, 2 but early the next morning he was back again at the Temple. A crowd soon gathered, and he sat down and taught them. 3 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.  John 8:1-3

In regards to shame, in order for healing to take place it takes

two things:

1.  Vulnerability

2. Empathy

“Teacher,” they said to Jesus, “this woman was caught in the act of adultery. 5 The law of Moses says to stone her. What do you say?”  John 8:4-5

Do not cut your bodies for the dead, and do not mark your skin with tattoos. I am the Lord. Leviticus 19:28

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 John 8:6

When the Lord finished speaking with Moses on Mount Sinai, he gave him the two stone tablets inscribed with the terms of the covenant, written by the finger of God. Exodus 31:18

Shame is persistent

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!” 8 Then he stooped down again and wrote in the dust. John 8:7-8

Shame will cause us to run from things we’re actually called to

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?” John 8:9-10

Shame is not God’s will for our lives. But vulnerability and transparency are  

“No, Lord,” she said. And Jesus said, “Neither do I. Go and sin no more.” John 8:11