Matters of the Heart – Sermon Notes 3/19/17

Theme: Matters of the Heart

Text: Proverbs 4:20-27

Outline

1.WE MUST KEEP OUR HEARTS (v. 23a).

Guard your heart above all else,

2. EVERYTHING ELSE IN OUR LIFE FLOWS FROM OUR HEART (v. 23b).

 For it determines the course of your life.

Five steps that are involved in guarding your heart

HOW TO KEEP YOUR HEART:

  1. Watch

“Watch your life and your doctrine” (1 Timothy 4:16)

  1. Investigate

You were running well. Who hindered you?  Galatians 5:7

  1. Confess

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. –  1 John 1:9

       4. Commit

       5. Trust

 Why a guarded heart is such a necessity to our spiritual life.

I. AN UNGUARDED HEART HAS THE POTENTIAL TO BE WOUNDED DEEPLY.

II. AN UNGUARDED HEART HAS THE PROPENSITY TO WANDER DISGRACEFULLY.

III. AN UNGUARDED HEART HAS THE PRESUMPTION TO WORSHIP DEFECTIVELY.

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