What the Heart Wants
July 11, 2021
What the Heart Wants
Following the Servant
1. Your is what you (14-15)
2. , your is your (17-20)
All the danger is when the world gets into the heart. The water is useful for the sailing of the ship; all the danger is when the water gets into the ship; so the fear is when the world gets into the heart.
3. Our commit (21-22a)
Give me five minutes with a person’s checkbook, and I will tell you where their heart is.
4. Our produce (22b-23)
Where your pleasure is, there is your treasure; Where your treasure is, there is your heart; Where your heart is, there is your happiness.
5. Our is in (Ez. 36:26 and Col. 3:10)
Christ the transforming Light, Touches this heart of mine, Piercing the darkest night, Making His glory shine.
J. Wilbur Chapman
Memory verse: 14 And he called the people to him again and said to them, “Hear me, all of you, and understand: 15 There is nothing outside a person that by going into him can defile him, but the things that come out of a person are what defile him.”
Read Mark 7:14-23. What is the relation of this section of verses and earlier in chapter 7, verses 1-13? Why?
The disciples refer to Jesus’ statement in this passage as a “parable”, why do you think they referred to his statements as that?
Read Mark 7:14-23. According to the teaching of Jesus here, what makes a person “defiled”?
How is this different than the Pharisees? How is this different than the world today?
What does the bible mean when it refers to the “human heart”?
Read Mark 7:14-23. Read through the list of sins in verse 21-22, what in this list sticks out to you? Why?
What is the significance of the verse 19’s parenthetical? What should we understand about this statement? (Refer to Acts 10)
Read Mark 7:14-23. In what way is Jesus’ teaching here radical? How does it differ and/or how is it similar with how our culture views the problems facing humanity?
In what ways do other religions focus on external actions as a solution? How is Christianity different from each of those religions?
Read Mark 7:14-23. in a foreign language if you are able.* In what ways does secular society focus on external actions as a solution? How is Christianity different from those secular ‘solutions’?
What is the biblical solution or remedy for this list of sinful heart conditions?
Why might simply ‘trying harder’ be inadequate and even counterproductive?
Finish any devotions you may have missed and then spend some time today reading over and working on memorizing this week’s memory verse and make a list of ten friends who don’t know Christ you can pray for.
*modified from Christ Church NY devotional.
*Go to www.biblegateway.com or download the YouVersion app on your Bible