Last night we experienced a singles invasion in our home. It was the occasion of the second singles Bible Discussion of the year. One by one people arrived bearing good gifts of food and drinks (thank you all!). Je Vais led us in a prayer over the meal, and we ate together with glad and sincere hearts (Acts 2:46).

A short time later (all being satisfied), we settled down to a stimulating Bible discussion on Luke 7:36-50 – the story of the sinful woman and Simon the Pharisee. Je Vais helped us explore the feelings of the woman, the Pharisee and what the lessons were for us. The discussion around the topic was fascinating and helped all of us, and our several guests, deepen our understanding of what was going on in that house 2,000 years ago. Some of us were convicted of our tendency to look down on others:

“When the Pharisee who had invited him saw this, he said to himself, “If this man were a prophet, he would know who is touching him and what kind of woman she is—that she is a sinner.”” (Luke 7:39 NIV).

Others of us were reminded of how much we really need Jesus’ grace,

“Then Jesus said to her, “Your sins are forgiven.” (Luke 7:48 NIV)

All of us wanted to avoid the mistake of the Pharisee and embrace the trusting attitude of the woman. We hope our guests were inspired to study the Bible more closely to get to know our great God. They certainly seemed to enjoy themselves.

The next singles Bible discussion is on February 16th, 7.30pm at Shaun’s home in Sudbury. Our home gets a break! You can contact him for details for how to get there on: