5th Week of Lent

Jesus saved a woman caught in adultery by saying that anyone without sin should cast the first stone at her. While challenging people to believe in His good works if they couldn’t accept the truth when He declared Himself the Son of God, Jesus narrowly escaped stoning, too. The Lord taught that sin enslaves people, while truth sets them free. Jewish people had divided opinions. Some refused to accept Him as the Messiah, but when Jesus raised His friend Lazarus from the dead, many came to believe. The chief priests and Pharisees feared that Jesus would lead everyone to believe in Him. What keeps people we know from having faith in the Lord’s love?