Summary: Our sin is a result of our hearts not being fully dedicated to God.
Dealing with Heart Disease
October 2, 2016 Morning Service
Immanuel Baptist Church, Wagoner, OK
Message Point: Our sin is a result of our hearts not being fully dedicated to God.
Focus Passage: Matthew 15:1-20
Supplemental Passage: for God sees not as man sees, for man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart." 1Sa 16:7 b
Introduction: Talk about a member who recently had a heart procedure and what was done.
I. Symptoms of a Diseased Heart
a. "For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, slanders. (Matthew 15:19 NASB)
b. Now the deeds of the flesh are evident, which are: immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmities, strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, disputes, dissensions, factions, envying, drunkenness, carousing, and things like these, of which I forewarn you, just as I have forewarned you, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. (Galatians 5:19-21 NASB)
c. The 3 “G’s” : Gossip, Griping, Grudges
II. Cures for a Diseased Heart
a. Therefore, confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another so that you may be healed. The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much. (James 5:16 NASB)
b. So, as those who have been chosen of God, holy and beloved, put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience; bearing with one another, and forgiving each other, whoever has a complaint against anyone; just as the Lord forgave you, so also should you. Beyond all these things put on love, which is the perfect bond of unity. (Colossians 3:12-14 NASB)
c. Create in me a clean heart, O God, And renew a steadfast spirit within me. Do not cast me away from Your presence And do not take Your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of Your salvation And sustain me with a willing spirit. (Psalms 51:10-12 NASB)
III. Therapy to Keep a Healthy Heart
a. But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not carry out the desire of the flesh. (Galatians 5:16 NASB)
b. Let us not become boastful, challenging one another, envying one another. (Galatians 5:26 NASB)
c. Your word I have treasured in my heart, That I may not sin against You. (Psalms 119:11 NASB)
Application/Invitation: Confess and repent of your sins and ask God (and others) for forgiveness.