Discussion Guide

 

Encounters- Woman Caught in Adultery

Have you ever been caught "red-handed"? Maybe you've been caught doing something wrong by a traffic officer, or a teacher. Did your parents ever catch you in a lie, or in the middle of doing what you weren't supposed to? Share what that experience was like with the group.

Read John 8:2-11 aloud.

Describe the ploy that has been set up for Jesus.

To understand the background better, read Leviticus 20:10 and Deuteronomy 22:22. Why do you think the adulterous man was not brought before Jesus, as well?

Scripture does not tell us what was written by Jesus on the ground, but what do you suppose it could have been that would have caused the Scribes and Pharisees to leave suddenly?

How does Jesus charge the woman?

How does Jesus’ handling of this situation help you deal with your own sins? How does it help you in dealing with the sins of others?

Close your time together thanking God for the forgiveness He freely offers each of us.