Summary: Through this message we discover God’s helping power for the hearts that are hurting from the destructive power of sin.

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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


b. If we find that our hunger and thirst for

God and His Kingdom are declining, we must


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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