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Examine Your Heart

August 06, 2021
By Pastor Jathan
 Examine Your Heart-Matthew 12:33-37

 

Sermon Notes:

  • 1a) Your deeds and words reveal the ______________________ - vv33-34.

 

 

  • 1b) What you treasure will ________________ - v35.

 

 

  • 2) You will give ____________________ for your actions – vv36-37.

 

 

  • 3) Only ____________________ can change the heart.

 

Digging Deeper :

  • While only God can see the heart, how can we perceive the condition of a heart?
  • What does it look like to guard your heart with all vigilance (Prov 4:23)?
  • Why does behavior modification not produce lasting change?  What is our only hope for heart change?

Other Passages to Consider :

 Ps 141:3; Prov 4:23; Matt 7:16-20; 15:11; Rom 2:6; 2 Cor 5:9; Eph 4:29; Col 3:1-4; Jam 1:19; 3:1-12

 

How Disciples are to Treat Others

March 07, 2021
By Pastor Jathan

How Disciples are to Treat Others – Matthew 7:12

Sermon Notes:

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Digging Deeper:

  • How Is Jesus’s standard more demanding than other ancient versions that stated this command in the negative – “Do not do to your neighbor what is hateful to you.”?
  • How is this command related to “Loving the Lord with all your heart, mind, soul, and strength?”
  • What hope do we have of obeying this command?
  • How do you like to be treated?  What will it look like for you to treat those around you like that?

Other Passages to Consider:

Deut 6:4-5; Mic 6:8; Matt 5:13-17; 22:24-40; Jn 13:34-35; Rom 13:8-10; 2 Cor 9:8; Gal 5:13-14; Jam 2:8; 1 Pet 1:22. 

The Treasure of Your Heart

February 06, 2021
By Pastor Jathan

The Treasure of Your Heart - Matthew 6:19-24

Sermon Notes:

Command – vv19-20

Condition – v21

Crucial – vv22-24

Digging Deeper:

  • What do I prize dearly?  What am I passionate about?  What do I pour resources & concern into?
  • What should be the Christian’s view of money & possessions?
  • How can we guard our hearts from treasuring the things of this world?
  • If Jesus is my greatest treasure, what needs to change in my life?

Other Passages to Consider:

Ps 49:16-17; 73:25-26; Pr 4:23; 23:4-5; Matt 19:16-30; Phil 3:7-14; 1 Tim 6:17-19; Jam 4:4-8; 1 Jn 2:15-17

Holiness of Heart

September 12, 2020
By Pastor Jathan

Holiness of Heart: Anger – Matthew 5:21-26

 

Scripture Reading:

Ephesians 4:17-32

Digging Deeper:

  • Am I harboring anger against anyone?  What would God have me do about that?
  • How does this passage cause me to be thankful for the work of Christ?
  • Is my relationship with God based more on externals, or is it from the heart?  How can I cultivate a heart-felt relationship with God?

Other Passages to Consider:

1 Sam 16:7; Ps 15:1-3; 130:3; Mt 5:17-20; Lk 6:45; Rom 3:20-26; Eph 4:17-32

Focused on the Lord

August 01, 2020
By Pastor Jathan

Focused on the Lord – Matthew 5:8

 

Sermon Notes:

Matthew 5:8  “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God."

Digging Deeper:

  • What sins are clouding your vision of the Lord?  Confess those sins and ask God to help you put them to death by the Spirit.
  • Are there other things (maybe not sinful things) that are getting in the way of your devotion to Christ?  How can you keep Jesus as the primary focus of your life?
  • What do you see when you gaze upon the beauty of the Lord?  What attributes of God are especially meaningful to you right now?
  • How does this verse make you thankful for the finished work of Jesus Christ?

Other Passages to Consider:

1 Sam 16:7; Ps 24:3-4; 51:10; 86:11; Prov 4:23; Ezek 36:25-26; Matt 12:34; 15:18-20; 23:27; 1 John 3:1-3; Rev 22:1-5

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