TATTOOED – Part 2
Free From Being Labeled
Pastor Steve Lummer
The Label and the Lid in Luke 7
“A woman in that town who lived a sinful life learned that Jesus was eating at the Pharisee’s house, so she came there with an alabaster jar of perfume. 38 As she stood behind him at his feet weeping, she began to wet his feet with her tears. Then she wiped them with her hair, kissed them and poured perfume on them. 39 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 7:37-39 (NIV)
1. Labels DISTORT or DEFINE our identity.
How do we get labeled ?
“People move from making an observation of our behavior to making a judgement about our character .”
DO YOU HAVE A LABEL TABLE? – (3rd grade reading table)
Listening – Believing – Speaking
The labels the world puts on you is based on your BEHAVIOR and PERFORMANCE.
The labels God gives you is based on your IDENTITY and PURPOSE.
The only one who has the right to label you is the one who created you.
“he would know ….what kind of woman she is—that she is a sinner.” vs. 39
“for man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” – 1 Sam. 16:7
2. Lids RESTRAIN or RELEASE our potential.
Vs. 36 – she came there with an alabaster jar of perfume…..she began to wet his feet with her tears. Then she wiped them with her hair, kissed them and poured perfume on them
LIDS are the areas of our lives that we refuse to surrender to God.
1 John 1:9 – But if we confess our sins to God, he will keep his promise and do what is right: he will forgive us our sins and purify us from all our wrongdoing. (GNT)
The TATTOO of the SOUL.
“Your sins are forgiven” – Luke 7:48
Your LABELS are changed and your LIDS removed !