The Believer's Heart. (part1)
Sermon shared by Angel Caballero
Summary: In the Bible the heart is not simply the organ that pumps blood through the body.Itís a metaphor for a personís innermost core or spiritual center.
Series: The Believerís Heart
Denomination: Church of God
Audience: General adults
I believe as a believer of Christ we should always look inside our hearts.
The physical heart is the very center of life.This is the only organ when it fails your dead immediately.
Thatís why we need to take care of this in order to have a healthy heart.
Heart: Chief organ of physical life.
But today we are going to study the spiritual heart of a believer.
In the Bible the heart is not simply the organ that pumps blood through the body.Itís a metaphor for a personís innermost core or spiritual center.
God sees tests and searches the hidden depths of the human heart.
Are you a person who always looks inside your heart?
This is a wonderful habit a believer must have, always checking the motives and the conditions of his heart.
The phrase "hardness of heart" is used not only for Godís peopleís enemies, like Pharaoh in Egypt, but also for Godís people, Israel.
In the New Testament it describes not only the scribes and Pharisees but also the disciples.
A hardhearted person is self-centered, resistant or closed off to God and what God wants to do in that personís life.
It is deep below the surface of our lives, then, that God begins a work of renewing grace in us. The real action is deep in the heart.
The heart represents the true character of man.
How to make your spiritual heart healthy.
1. Always look inside your heart.
Matthew 15:19 For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false testimony, slander.
You are the only person on earth who knows the condition of your heart.
Jeremiah 17:9 The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it?
Everything in our spiritual life is all about the condition of the heart.
We say the reason why some of our police are corrupt because of their low salary. I believe that statement is wrong.
Some are already corrupt because that is already the condition of their hearts before joining the police force.
There are many police officers with low salary but not corrupt.
Thatís why it is very important for us to examine our hearts everyday.
Christians who donít pay attention to the conditions of their heart are in dangers of abandoning God.
When David failed he asked God to create a clean heart in him again.
Psalm 51:10 Create in me a clean heart, O God. Renew a loyal spirit within me.
Our spiritual problems are often rooted in our failure to examine our hearts everyday.
Every time I detect something in my heart that I know is destructive in my spiritual life, I immediately expose it in the presence of God.
Psalm 139:23 Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts.
2. Always guard your heart.
It is our responsibility to guard our own heart.
This is not the responsibility of your Pastor or your church.
I do not know what you allow in your heart after you step out of this place.
We are the gatekeepers of our hearts.