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Help For The Hurting Heart

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Sermon shared by Jamey Stewart

December 2002
Summary: Through this message we discover God’s helping power for the hearts that are hurting from the destructive power of sin.
Denomination: Pentecostal
Audience: Seeker adults
Text: Proverbs 4:23

Help For The Hurting Heart

A. The pathway of sin will lead you to…
a. Dangerous places
b. Destructive places
c. Deadly places

B. Therefore God’s children should pray daily for
Him to…
a. Purge their hearts from sin
b. Purify their hearts from sin

C. Tonight I would like to share two points that
will help the hearts that are hurting from the
destructive power of sin.

Ask God To…

A. Give You A New Heart

a. When Adam and Eve chose to follow the
temptation of the serpent and eat of the
tree of knowledge of good and evil, their
decision drastically affected the human
heart for it became full of evil. At the
present according to the testimony of
Jeremiah, “the heart is deceitful above
all things…” and desperately wicked
(Jeremiah 17:9)

b. God answer to the sinfulness of the human
heart is regeneration, which comes to
everyone who…
i. Release their sin to the Savior
ii. Receive forgiveness from the sin
iii. Repent of their sin

c. After we receive a new heart we will be
able to…
i. Obey the Scriptures
ii. Serve the Savior
iii. Walk in The Spirit

Ask God To…

B. Guard Your New Heart

a. Knowing God and following His ways involve
a decision in our heart and a dedication
of our minds to remain committed to Him,
seeking first His Kingdom and His
righteousness

b. If we find that our hunger and thirst for
God and His Kingdom are declining, we must
then…
i. Reevaluate our priorities in life
ii. Reinforce God’s purpose in our life
iii. Earnestly pray for a desire to please
God in life

c. God desires to revive our hearts

d. If we will…

i. Resist the pull of sin (Psalm 119:11)
ii. Resist the power of Satan (James 4:7)
iii. Receive power from the Savior
(Isaiah 54:17; 1 John 4:4)

e. God will…

i. Renew your bruised heart
ii. Restore your battered heart
iii. Revive your broken heart

Ask God To…

C. Guide Your New Heart

a. Lead my heart down the right path

b. Lead my heart down the righteous path

c. Lead my heart away from the wrong path

d. Lead my heart away from the wicked path

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