WEEKLY MEMORY VERSE
“Everything you ask for in prayer will be yours, if you only have faith.”
Mark 11:24 (CEB)
MATTERS OF THE HEART
SO HOW IS YOUR HEART?
“Keep your heart with all diligence, for out of it springs the issues of life.” Proverbs 4:23 NKJV
“My heart is overflowing with a good theme; I recite my composition concerning the King; My tongue is the pen of a ready writer.” Psalms 45:1 NKJV
I) LIFE CAN BE HARD ON OUR HEARTS.
1) WE CAN DEVELOP HABITS THAT ERODE THE SENSITIVITY OF OUR HEARTS.
2) WE DEVELOP ATTITUDES THAT GET STUCK IN OUR HEARTS.
3) WE DEVELOP THE LANGUAGE OF THE WOUNDED HEART.
II) WE CAN HAVE HEART PROBLEMS AND NOT KNOW IT.
“The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it?” Jeremiah 17:9 NIV
III) THE SOURCE OF ALL INAPPROPRIATE BEHAVIORS, UNHEALTHY ATTITUDES, AND HURTFUL WORDS COME FROM THE HEART.
“When He had called the multitude to Himself, He said to them, “Hear and understand: Not what goes into the mouth defiles a man; but what comes out of the mouth, this defiles a man.”” Matthew 15:10-11 NKJV
“Then Peter answered and said to Him, “Explain this parable to us.” So Jesus said, “Are you also still without understanding? Do you not yet understand that whatever enters the mouth goes into the stomach and is eliminated? But those things which proceed out of the mouth come from the heart, and they defile a man. For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies. These are the things which defile a man, but to eat with unwashed hands does not defile a man.”” Matthew 15:15-20 NKJV
IV) WHEN WE CHANGE THE TREASURE OF OUR HEART, WE CHANGE THE FRUIT OF OUR LIVES.
“Either make the tree good and its fruit good, or else make the tree bad and its fruit bad; for a tree is known by its fruit. Brood of vipers! How can you, being evil, speak good things? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. 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.” Matthew 12:33-35 NKJV
THE GOOD NEWS
“The Spirit of the LORD is upon Me, Because……. He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted.” Luke 4:18 NKJV
“I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will take the heart of stone out of your flesh and give you a heart of flesh.” Ezekiel 36:26 NKJV