Fill It Up

FILL IT UP | Worship Me

FILL IT UP | Worship Me

Luke 7

Luke 7:36-36 - One of the Pharisees asked Jesus to have dinner with him, so Jesus went to his home and sat down to eat. 37 When a certain immoral woman from that city heard he was eating there, she brought a beautiful alabaster jar filled with expensive perfume. 38 Then she knelt behind him at his feet, weeping. Her tears fell on his feet, and she wiped them off with her hair. Then she kept kissing his feet and putting 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 what kind of woman is touching him. She’s a sinner!” 40 Then Jesus answered his thoughts. “Simon,” he said to the Pharisee, “I have something to say to you.” “Go ahead, Teacher,” Simon replied. 41 Then Jesus told him this story: “A man loaned money to two people—500 pieces of silver to one and 50 pieces to the other. 42 But neither of them could repay him, so he kindly forgave them both, canceling their debts. Who do you suppose loved him more after that?” 43 Simon answered, “I suppose the one for whom he canceled the larger debt.” “That’s right,” Jesus said. 44 Then he turned to the woman and said to Simon, “Look at this woman kneeling here. When I entered your home, you didn’t offer me water to wash the dust from my feet, but she has washed them with her tears and wiped them with her hair. 45 You didn’t greet me with a kiss, but from the time I first came in, she has not stopped kissing my feet. 46 You neglected the courtesy of olive oil to anoint my head, but she has anointed my feet with rare perfume. 47 “I tell you, her sins—and they are many—have been forgiven, so she has shown me much love. But a person who is forgiven little shows only little love.” 48 Then Jesus said to the woman, “Your sins are forgiven.” 49 The men at the table said among themselves, “Who is this man, that he goes around forgiving sins?” 50 And Jesus said to the woman, “Your faith has saved you; go in peace.”

John 12

I. What is worship

A. Simply, Homage rendered to God, to utter or prove His worth in some external way.

  1. Prayer
  2. Praise- songs and prayer and testimony
  3. Giving
  4. Ministry

FILL IT UP | Staying with the Fishes

FILL IT UP | Staying with the Fishes

Luke 5 

I. Background

A. Jesus in Luke 4

  • In the previous chapter, Jesus is tempted and starts his ministry.
  • He reads from Isaiah 61 in the synagogue of His home town.
  • They tried to throw Him off a cliff

B. Simon | Peter Knew Him

  • He even showed up at Simons house and healed His mother in law...
Luke 5:1-11 - One day as Jesus was standing by the Lake of Gennesaret the people were crowding around him and listening to the word of God. 2 He saw at the water’s edge two boats, left there by the fishermen, who were washing their nets. 3 He got into one of the boats, the one belonging to Simon, and asked him to put out a little from shore. Then he sat down and taught the people from the boat. 4 When he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, “Put out into deep water, and let down the nets for a catch.” 5 Simon answered, “Master, we’ve worked hard all night and haven’t caught anything. But because you say so, I will let down the nets.” 6 When they had done so, they caught such a large number of fish that their nets began to break. 7 So they signaled their partners in the other boat to come and help them, and they came and filled both boats so full that they began to sink. 8 When Simon Peter saw this, he fell at Jesus’ knees and said, “Go away from me, Lord; I am a sinful man!” 9 For he and all his companions were astonished at the catch of fish they had taken, 10 and so were James and John, the sons of Zebedee, Simon’s partners. Then Jesus said to Simon, “Don’t be afraid; from now on you will fish for people.” 11 So they pulled their boats up on shore, left everything and followed him.

If you want God to fill up your life, there are 3 things you must come to grips with...

FILL IT UP | Say the Grace

FILL IT UP | Say the Grace

Psalm 107:2

I. Say the grace

A. Saying grace

  • Where does it come from? “Saying grace” refers to the practice of thanking God for the food before a meal. It is also called “saying the blessing.”
  • Such prayers follow the examples of Jesus, and the apostle Paul, both of whom “said grace” before meals (see Acts 27:35).
  • God is good, God is great, let us thank him for the food, Amen

B. Moses made it a commandment

Deuteronomy 8:7-9 - For the Lord your God is bringing you into a good land of flowing streams and pools of water, with fountains and springs that gush out in the valleys and hills. 8 It is a land of wheat and barley; of grapevines, fig trees, and pomegranates; of olive oil and honey. 9 It is a land where food is plentiful and nothing is lacking. It is a land where iron is as common as stone, and copper is abundant in the hills. 10 When you have eaten your fill, be sure to praise the Lord your God for the good land he has given you.
  • I am getting ready to bless you. Don’t forget to praise me for it. That turned into saying the blessing or saying grace.

C. But there is more to it. 

FILL IT UP | The Takers

FILL IT UP | The Takers

Joshua 21:43- 45

I. Givers and Takers

A. Everyone is a giver or taker

  • All you takers are looking for givers
  • I have got a whole lotta love to give and the takers say I’ll take it! I’ll take it and suck you dry and demand more!

B. Takers never say, Man I need help I’m such a taker

Proverbs 11:24 (The Msg) - The world of the generous gets larger and larger; the world of the stingy gets smaller and smaller.

  • Taking shrinks you.
  • Ever notice the people who are always about get are the emptiest people. In math that doesn’t make sense
  • God is a giver He is actually an out giver.  He always out gives.
  • God is a giver but he is portrayed as a taker. Which isn’t logical.