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How to become a man after God's own heart

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Sermon shared by Charles Mccall

June 2008
Summary: If King David can become a man after God’s own heart, so can you; that if you desire to be all that God wants you to be.
Denomination: Baptist
Audience: General adults
Sermon:
Psalm 37:23-24
Psalm 119:9-11
Psalm 119:113
Acts 13:22

Topic: How to become a man (father) after God’s own heart

In the Word of God, there are some principles that men must follow if he desires to become a man (father) after God’s own heart. To become a man that is after God’s own heart, a man must learn to do the following important things:


1. To become a man after God’s own heart, first of all the man must be born again. He must be a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ. He must be a man who is saved, sanctified and filled the Holy Spirit.

St. John 3:3 says, “Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”

Romans 10:9 says, “If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus Christ, and believe in your heart that God has raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.”

Ephesians 5:18 says, “Do not be drunk with wine, wherein is excess, but be filled with the Spirit.”


2. To become a man after God’s own heart, the man must read, study, learn, be trained/taught, and obey the Word of God.

Psalm 119:11 says, Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed thereto according to thy word.”

Psalm 119:133 says, “Order my steps in thy word.”

St. Luke 11:28 says, “Blessed are they that hear the Word of God, and keep it.

2nd Timothy 2:15 says, Study to shew yourself approved unto God, a workman needs not to be ashamed rightly dividing the word of truth.”

James 1:23 says, to “Be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only.”



3. To become a man after God’s own heart, the man must be a man of prayer.
St. Luke 18:1 says that “Men should always pray and not faint.”

I Thessalonians 5:17 says to “Pray without ceasing.”

Philippians 4:6-7 says, “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your request be made known unto God.”

2nd Chronicles 7:14 says, “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”


4. To become a man after God’s own heart, the man must praise and worship the Lord daily.

St. John 4:24 says, “God is a spirit and they that worship Him must worship Him in spirit and in truth.”

St. Matthew 4:10 says, “Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.”



5. To become a man after God’s own heart, the man must serve the Lord daily.

Deuteronomy 10:12 says, “And now Israel, what doth the Lord thy God require of thee, but to fear the Lord thy God, to walk in all his ways, and to love him; and to serve the Lord thy God with all thy heart and with all thy soul.”

Joshua 24:15 says, “And if it seems evil unto you to serve the Lord, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood,
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