Summary: Do you love the Lord with all thy heart, Worship Him with all thy heart, seek Him with all thy heart and serve Him with all thy heart? If not, find out how you can.
WESTSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH
PASTOR: TERRY VAUGHAN
SERMON TITLE: All Thy Heart
“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world: but that the world through Him might be saved. He that believeth on Him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.” John 3:16-18
VERSE TEXT: PSALM 119:1-8 “BLESSED ARE THE UNDEFILED IN THE WAY, WHO WALK IN THE LAW OF THE LORD. BLESSED ARE THEY THAT KEEP HIS TESTIMONIES, AND THAT SEEK HIM WITH THE WHOLE HEART. THEY ALSO DO NO INIQUITY: THEY WALK IN HIS WAYS. THOU HAST COMMANDED US TO KEEP THY PRECEPTS DILIGENTLY. O THAT MY WAYS WERE DIRECTED TO KEEP THY STATUTES! THEN SHALL I NOT BE ASHAMED, WHEN I HAVE RESPECT UNTO ALL THY COMMANDMENTS. I WILL PRAISE THEE WITH UPRIGHTNESS OF HEART, WHEN I SHALL HAVE LEARNED THY RIGHTEOUS JUDGMENTS. I WILL KEEP THY STATUTES: O FORSAKE ME NOT UTTERLY.”
When it comes to laying out of church on Sunday, people will use their whole heart in coming up with ways to be out of the house of God. Maybe they wanted to go to some sporting event and they’ll put their whole heart into inviting friends and spending their money on it.
the writer said here that I’ll do it with my whole heart. He said I’m going to learn your laws, your precepts, your judgments and commandments so that I’ll be able with my whole heart to follow thee. We just noted four things in verse two. The write said I’ll seek you with my whole heart. If you’ll read on down in verse 10 the writer said I sought thee with my whole heart. Then in verse 34, talking about his precepts he said I’ll observe them with my whole heart. In verse 58 he said I entreated thy favor with my whole heart. In other words there’s just some things in your heart that’s just no good. We need to get rid of those things and start by putting our whole effort, our whole heart into serving God. Don’t you sit there and tell me that you’re serving God whole heartedly when you don’t even come to the house of God to worship the Lord, the creator of Heaven and earth, the one who sent his only begotten Son to die on the cross for you so that you would not go to a devils Hell...don’t you sit there and tell me you’re serving God with your whole heart when God knows you’re not. You say preacher you don’t know how I live. I beg to differ with you. The Bible says you’ll know a tree by the fruit it bears. The Bible says that whatsoever a man soweth that shall he also reap. I can look around and tell you right up front or face to face if I had to that you’re not living with your whole heart for the Lord. This writer here said he was going to give God all he had. He said I’m going to give him my whole heart. God give us everything, we ought to give him everything. We ought to do our very best at whatever it is God wants us to do. Whole heartedly as to the Lord and not unto men. A lot of people are looking in the wrong place for their answers. Their looking in the wrong place to get the direction in which they need to go. Their looking in other places for the solutions to their problems and their not being helped, their not growing spiritually. Let me tell you something beloved without the word of God and the preached word of God you’ll not grow. If you want to be somebody for God then get in the house of God, and get in the word of God. I could have stayed home today. I felt like it. But I come to hear the preached word. If it don’t help me then it won’t help you. We need to give God our whole heart.
ROMANS 8:27 “AND HE THAT SEARCHETH THE HEARTS KNOWETH WHAT IS THE MIND OF THE SPIRIT, BECAUSE HE MAKETH INTERCESSION FOR THE SAINTS ACCORDING TO THE WILL OF GOD.”
What does that mean? It means that God the Father, His mind works in us through the Holy Spirit of God in our hearts. He said if you want to know what the mind of the spirit is, search your heart. That’s what I’m asking you to do today. I want to preach for just a minute on all thy heart. If we don’t do it whole heartedly, it’s not going to work right. If we’re going to preach the word, teach the word, live the word, be and example of the word...we have to get in the word of God. Quit trying to live these half hearted Christian lives. You’re failing because you’re leaving God out. You leave God out and he’ll leave you out. When God leaves you out it’s not going to be a pretty picture. If you’re serving God with half of what you have, you’re not going to get even half of what God’s got. He’ll not give it to you.