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Scripture Reading. Psalm 51:10. Welcome!. This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm 118:24. Ever Asked, “What Went Wrong ?”. John Couey Convicted: Kidnap/Rape/Murder Of 9-yr old Jessica Lundsford 2005. Charles Manson Convicted:

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welcome

Welcome!

This is the day that the Lord has made;let us rejoice and be glad in it.

Psalm 118:24

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Ever Asked,

“What Went Wrong?”

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John Couey

Convicted:

Kidnap/Rape/Murder

Of 9-yr old

Jessica Lundsford

2005

Charles Manson

Convicted:

Multiple Murders

1969

Pro 6:16-19 There are six things which the LORD hates, Yes, seven which are an abomination to Him: 17 Haughty eyes, a lying tongue, And hands that shed innocent blood, 18 A heart that devises wicked plans, Feet that run rapidly to evil, 19 A false witness who utters lies, And one who spreads strife among brothers.

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The Love of a Child

Mark 10:15"Truly I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child will not enter it atall."

heart in context
“Heart” in Context
  • Many Uses of “Heart”
    • Anatomically
    • Figuratively
      • Central/Deep Idea
      • Personality/Mind
  • Focus today
    • Our Mind – the Seat of Affections
godly emphasis on the heart
Godly Emphasis on the Heart
  • Acts
    • 15:8 "And God, who knows the heart, …(Kardiognostes)
  • In the Days of Noah
    • Gen 6:5 Then the LORD saw that the wickedness of man was great on the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.
  • Proverbs
    • 11:20 The perverse in heartare an abomination to the LORD, But the blameless in their walk are His delight.
  • Psalms
    • 51:10 Create in me a clean heart, O God, And renew a steadfast spirit within me.
  • Ezekiel
    • 36:26 "Moreover, I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; and I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh.

The Heart Can Be Made Well – with the Lord

first things first
First Things First
  • “An ounce of Prevention…
    • …is worth a pound of Cure”

Fire Prevention advise from Ben Franklin

  • Guard Your Heart
    • Proverbs 4:23Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life.
attributes of the christian heart
Seeks

God (Psa 84:2)

Joy (1 Sam 2:1)

Uprightness (Psa 101:2)

Cleanliness (Psa 51:10)

Purity (2 Tim 2:22)

Sincerity (Lk 8:15)

Repentance (Deut 30:2)

Tenderness (2Ki 22:19)

Wisdom (Prov 10:8 )

Lowliness (Mat 11:29)

Renders to God:

Obedience (Rom 6:17)

Faith (Rom 10:10)

Trust (Prov 3:5)

Love (Mat 22:37)

Fidelity (Neh 9:7)

Zeal (2Cor 7:11)

Attributes of the Christian Heart
the heart renewed
The Heart Renewed
  • Contrition (remorse for a sin or shortcoming)
    • Isa 57:15 For thus says the high and exalted One Who lives forever, whose name is Holy, "I dwell on a high and holy place, And also with the contrite and lowly of spirit In order to revive the spirit of the lowly And to revive the heart of the contrite.
  • Desire for Cleanliness
    • Psa 51:10 Create in me a clean heart, O God, And renew a steadfast spirit within me.
  • Desire for Purity
    • Jas 4:8 Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded.
instances of heart renewal
Instances of Heart Renewal
  • Saul of Tarsus
    • Conversion while traveling to Damascus (Acts 9)
  • King David
    • After committing Adultery & Murder (2 Sam 11 & 12)
how about your heart
How About Your Heart?
  • Do you have a Christian Heart?
  • Have you obeyed the Gospel call?
    • Heard God’s plan?
    • Believe?
    • Repent?
    • Confess Christ as Savior?
    • Baptized for Remission of Sins?
  • Are you an erring Christian

Your Heart Can Be Made Well – with the Lord

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Matt 22:37 And He said to him, “YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, AND WITH ALL YOUR SOUL, AND WITH ALL YOUR MIND.”