Matters of the Heart August 24 & 25

WEEKLY MEMORY VERSE

““He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.”
Psalms 147:3 (NKJV)

MATTERS OF THE HEART

“Keep your heart with all diligence, for out of it springs the issues of life.” Proverbs 4:23 NKJV

“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 12:35 NKJV

REVIEW:
THE ISSUE                                THE ANTIDOTE

Guilt and Shame                         Confession
Anger and Resentment              Forgiveness
Greed                                          Generosity
Jealous                                         Asking God
Fear                                             Love of God

BRINGING FORTH THE TREASURE OF PASSION FROM YOUR HEART

PASSION IS THE POWERFUL EMOTION OF DESIRE.
THE CHALLENGE:  OUR PASSION CAN BE HEALTHY OR UNHEALTHY.

“Then His disciples remembered that it was written, “Zeal for Your house has eaten Me up.”
John 2:17 NKJV

“For I bear them witness that they have a zeal for God, but not according to knowledge.”
Romans 10:2 NKJV

 “I was so enthusiastic I tried to hurt the church.” Philippians 3:6a NCV

PASSION IS THE OBJECT OF MY DESIRE BUT PURPOSE IS THE REASON FOR MY DESIRE.

“For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.” Ephesians 2:10 NKJV

HARNESSING THE POWER OF PASSION

1)    PASSION IS THE EMOTION THAT BRINGS CLARITY AND DIRECTION TO MY LIFE.

“For this cause I was born, and for this cause I have come into the world, that I should bear witness to the truth.” John 18:37b NKJV

 “Such a person is double-minded and unstable in all they do.” James 1:8 NIV

2)    PASSION IS THE EMOTION THAT MOVES ME.

“And when Jesus went out He saw a great multitude; and He was moved with compassion for them, and healed their sick.” Matthew 14:14 NKJV

 “But when He saw the multitudes, He was moved with compassion for them, because they were weary and scattered, like sheep having no shepherd.” Matthew 9:36 NKJV

 3)    PASSION IS THE EMOTION THAT CAUSES ME TO PLACE A DEMAND ON MY GIFTING.

“And David said, “What have I done now? Is there not a cause?” 1 Samuel 17:29 NKJV

“Now Eliab, his oldest brother, heard when he spoke to the men; and Eliab’s anger was aroused against David, and he said, “Why did you come down here? And with whom have you left those few sheep in the wilderness? I know your pride and the insolence of your heart, for you have come down to see the battle.”
1 Samuel 17:28 NKJV

4)    PASSION IS THE EMOTION THAT YOU SUFFER AND SACRIFICE FOR.

“Looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.”
Hebrews 12:2 NKJV