Weight of Burden by John Kitterman – Sept 17, 2017

God will take the dumbest thing you’ve done and when your heart is broken before Him, allow that to become something awesome.  He makes it holy as you give it up.


Notes from the Sermon – Luke 7:36-50

Who are you in relationship with, the Law or with Jesus?

Change has to be on the inside.

The woman knew who she was in presence of and it undid her.  Do we always know?

Who do identify with, the Pharisee, the woman, or the others?

He peels back the layers of our hearts but we don’t find condemnation.

Get your heart right with Jesus, not the Law.

God will take the dumbest thing you’ve done and when your heart is broken before Him, allow that to become something awesome.  He makes it holy as you give it up.

If you want a holy life, come into contact with Jesus a whole bunch.

Are you chasing down Jesus?

He takes the junk in our lives and makes it holy when we submit it to Him.

There are times when you don’t know Jesus yet. He’s the Son of God.

Go without the weight of burden that you carried in. Go in peace without guilt. Go in peace without worry.

Keep going back to the foot of Jesus till you leave it there.


Luke 7: 36-50

36 When one of the Pharisees invited Jesus to have dinner with him, he went to the Pharisee’s house and reclined at the table. 37 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.”

40 Jesus answered him, “Simon, I have something to tell you.”

“Tell me, teacher,” he said.

41 “Two people owed money to a certain moneylender. One owed him five hundred denarii,[a] and the other fifty. 42 Neither of them had the money to pay him back, so he forgave the debts of both. Now which of them will love him more?”

43 Simon replied, “I suppose the one who had the bigger debt forgiven.”

“You have judged correctly,” Jesus said.

44 Then he turned toward the woman and said to Simon, “Do you see this woman? I came into your house. You did not give me any water for my feet, but she wet my feet with her tears and wiped them with her hair. 45 You did not give me a kiss, but this woman, from the time I entered, has not stopped kissing my feet. 46 You did not put oil on my head, but she has poured perfume on my feet. 47 Therefore, I tell you, her many sins have been forgiven—as her great love has shown. But whoever has been forgiven little loves little.”

48 Then Jesus said to her, “Your sins are forgiven.”

49 The other guests began to say among themselves, “Who is this who even forgives sins?”

50 Jesus said to the woman, “Your faith has saved you; go in peace.”

Sept 24, 2017 Sermon by John Kitterman – Know Your Mission

Jesus Said What?!?!?

Luke 5:17-26

“On one of those days while He was teaching, Pharisees and teachers of the law were sitting there who had come from every village of Galilee and Judea, and also from Jerusalem. And the Lord’s power to heal was in Him. Just then some men came, carrying on a mat a man who was paralyzed. They tried to bring him in and set him down before Him. Since they could not find a way to bring him in because of the crowd, they went up on the roof and lowered him on the mat through the roof tiles into the middle of the crowd before Jesus. Seeing their faith He said,“Friend, your sins are forgiven you.” Then the scribes and the Pharisees began to think: “Who is this man who speaks blasphemies? Who can forgive sins but God alone? ” But perceiving their thoughts, Jesus replied to them,“Why are you thinking this in your hearts? Which is easier: to say, ‘Your sins are forgiven you,’ or to say, ‘Get up and walk’? But so you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins”— He told the paralyzed man,“I tell you: Get up, pick up your mat, and go home.” Immediately he got up before them, picked up what he had been lying on, and went home glorifying God. Then everyone was astounded, and they were giving glory to God. And they were filled with awe and said, “We have seen incredible things today! ”


  1. You need friends!
  2. When you encounter opposition, don’t stop. 
  3. Know what your mission is.
  4. When you spend time with Jesus, it changes your perspective.
  5. Who is bringing the faith? Are you bringing others to Jesus?

The way you came in isn’t the way you are going out.