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The Heart of Man. "Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God." (Matt. 5:8). The Heart of Man. Because of this statement of Jesus, Christian discipleship is often called "the religion of the pure in heart.". The Heart of Man.

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The Heart of Man

"Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God." (Matt. 5:8)


The Heart of Man

Because of this statement of Jesus, Christian discipleship is often called "the religion of the pure in heart."


The Heart of Man

But what is the heart that must be pure and how does one experience a change of heart?


The Heart of Man

What does the Bible teach?


The Heart of Man

"A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good things, and an evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth evil things." (Matt. 12:35)


The Heart of Man

"But those things which proceed out of the mouth come from the heart, and they defile a man...."


The Heart of Man

"For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies." (Matt. 15:18-19)


The Heart of Man

Intellectual Nature


The Heart Is Intellectual

But Jesus, knowing their thoughts, said, "Why do you think evil in your hearts?" (Matt. 9:4)


The Heart Is Intellectual

But immediately, when Jesus perceived in His spirit that they reasoned thus within themselves, He said to them, "Why do you reason about these things in your hearts?" (Mark 2:8)


The Heart Is Intellectual

"'For the hearts of this people have grown dull. Their ears are hard of hearing, And their eyes they have closed, Lest they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears,


The Heart Is Intellectual

“‘Lest theyshould understand with their hearts and turn, So that I should heal them.'" (Matt. 13:15)


The Heart of Man

Emotional Nature

Intellectual Nature


The Heart Is Emotional

"'You shall not hate your brother in your heart. You shall surely rebuke your neighbor, and not bear sin because of him.'" (Lev. 19:17)


The Heart Is Emotional

Brethren, my heart's desire and prayer to God for Israel is that they may be saved. (Rom. 10:1)


The Heart Is Emotional

Since you have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit in sincere love of the brethren, love one another fervently with a pure heart. (1 Peter 1:22)


The Heart of Man

Emotional Nature

Ethical Nature

Intellectual Nature


The Heart Is Ethical

For if our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart, and knows all things. Beloved, if our heart does not condemn us, we have confidence toward God. (1 John 3:20-21)


The Heart Is Ethical

For as many as have sinned without law will also perish without law, and as many as have sinned in the law will be judged by the law


The Heart Is Ethical

(for not the hearers of the law are just in the sightof God, but the doers of the law will be justified; for when Gentiles,who do not have the law,by nature do the things in the law,


The Heart Is Ethical

these, althoughnot having the law, are a law to themselves, who show the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and between themselves their thoughts accusing or else excusing them) in


The Heart Is Ethical

the day when God will judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ, according to my gospel. (Rom. 2:12-16)


The Heart of Man

Emotional Nature

Ethical Nature

Intellectual Nature

Volitional Nature


The Heart Is Volitional

For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. (Heb. 4:12)


The Heart Is Volitional


The Heart Is Volitional

So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver. (2 Cor. 9:7)


The Heart Is Volitional

But God be thanked that though you were slaves of sin, yet you obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine to which you were delivered. (Rom. 6:17)


The Heart of Man

Emotional Nature

Ethical Nature

Intellectual Nature

Volitional Nature


God Changes the Heart

Emotionally

Ethically

Intellectually

Volitionally


God Changes the Heart

We will look at how God changes the heart in the next lesson.


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