Ken Whitten

Come Hungry

Stand Alone Sermons 2021
May 2, 2021
Luke 7:36-50

In this sermon Pastor Ken Witten, Senior Pastor of Idlewild Baptist Church in Lutz, Florida, challenges the Hope Family to see the beauty of forgiveness.

Sermon Notes

COME HUNGRY
Luke 7:36-50 ESV

When should one start eating the main course at a formal dinner?
A. After the hostess is seated
B. After the hostess lifts her fork
C. After 3 or 4 people are served
D. As soon as humanly possible

What do you do when the person across the table from you has food in their teeth?
A. Intentionally stare at the food to make them aware.
B. Pick between your own teeth, hoping they will get the gesture.
C. Ask them if they are “saving some for later”.
D. Casually let them know.
E. None of the above – don’t do anything.

Is it polite to ask others to pray before a meal?
A. The host should always say grace.
B. Ask the person who prays the best to pray.
C. Put your pastor on speakerphone and ask him to pray.
D. Don’t pray because you might offend.

What should you do if your cell phone goes off in church?
A. Look annoyingly at the person and shake your head in frustration.
B. Make your ringtone a worship song, just in case.
C. Send the preacher a gift card.

1. RELIGION FOCUSES ON DUTY, RELATIONSHIP FOCUSES ON DESIRE

Don’t Confuse Activity with Intimacy

Don’t Confuse Knowledge with Spirituality

A. Ignorant of His Condition

Religion says, “I need a message”; Relationship with Jesus says, “I need a Savior”.
B. Indifferent of Jesus’ Cost

Forgiveness never happens without someone getting hurt.

2. JESUS CARES MORE ABOUT AUTHENTICITY THAN FORMALITY

3. THE GOSPEL WILL ALWAYS BE SEEN AS SCANDALOUS AND RIDICULOUS WHEN WORSHIP IS OPENLY DISPLAYED

Your love for Jesus is a direct response to how deeply forgiven you feel yourself to be.

Your ability to love people or love life is completely based on how deeply you see your sin and how beautifully you see yourself forgiven.

Overcome by her sin’s indebtedness

Overwhelmed by her Savior’s worthiness

Overjoyed by her salvation’s forgiveness

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