Sermon Notes courtesy of Dr. Tamala R. Maddox
45 Bible Kisses
Can’t appreciate the rain unless you know that He reigns
Sermon Series – Convictions
When the Bottom Falls Out
Faith in the Fire
The Faithful Kiss Luke 7:37-38
This woman is a harlot and she crashes the party that Jesus is attending. She brings an alabaster box full of expensive perfume. She takes it and anoints His feet. She washes His feet with her tears, dries His feet with her hair and then kisses His feet. Simon is offended because of her reputation. Jesus is not offended. A woman who is forgiven much honors Jesus with the earnings of her past life. Simon didn’t honor Him. You can invite Jesus into your house but not into your heart. You can invite Jesus into your heart even if you don’t have a house. She shows us what faith in action looks like. When she broke the box, she broke the fear. Stop shining up your alabaster box.
The Family Kiss Romans 16:16
Salute each other with a holy kiss. You don’t greet everyone like that. There are degrees of greeting. It is appropriate in the household of faith to greet each other with a holy kiss.
The Farewell Kiss Acts 20:36-38
Might be a final farewell or just that I won’t see you anymore. Luke wrote this about Paul leaving after having been there for about 3-4 years. Paul was leaving Ephesus. They were crying like babies when he left. Sometimes you cry because a chapter is closing. It’s ok to cry. Sometimes it is goodbye
The Foolish Kiss Hosea 13:2
This kissing involves idolatry. The ring of our job. Look what I’m willing to put into you, I’m willing to sacrifice for you. What did it take to get that “trophy” or “ring” or “car” or “house.” All of these are forms of idol worship….anything put before God. Nothing created should be put before the creator.
The Friendly Kiss of Hypocrisy Luke 22:47-48
Kiss by Judas….kiss of betrayal. He came with a loving and continuous kiss. Scripture says Judas grabbed Him as if he were His long lost brother. He drew Him in as if to say I miss you and I love you. People took this show of love. Be careful of those in your face. Causes you to let your defenses down. You let them in and they know your weak spots. Jesus chose Judas and he betrayed Him.
The Forgiving Kiss of Compassion Luke 15:20
The Parable of the Lost Son; we don’t have a God who waits for us to realize we have done wrong and leaves the door open for us to come back. Our God stands at the door and waits and looks for us to return. He doesn’t allow us to explain and confess when we return, He immediately grabs us and kisses us before we can speak. We have an I’ll come get you kind of God. He doesn’t care who’s watching them.