The “Heart” Series Conclusion
February 23, 2020
Psalm 9:1 (NLT); I will praise you, Lord, with all my heart; I will tell of all the marvelous things you have done.
Psalm 24:3-4 (NLT); Who may climb the mountain of the Lord? Who may stand in His holy place? Only those whose and are , who do not worship idols and never tell lies.
Definition of the word PURE; Pure: not mixed or with any other substance or material.
Jeremiah 17:9 (NLT); “The human heart is the most of all things, and desperately wicked. Who really knows how bad it is?
Proverbs 20:9-10 (NLT); Who can say, “I have cleansed my heart; I am pure and free from sin”? False weights and unequal measures- the Lord double standards of every kind.
Culturally “Woke” or Biblically “Woke“
Definition of Woke: aware of and actively attentive to important facts and issues (especially issues of racial and social justice) Merriam Webster Dictionary – 2019
Attributed to political activists within the African American culture as far back as 1972
James 1:27 (NLT); and religion in the sight of God the Father means caring for orphans and widows in their distress and to let the world you.
A PURE heart, come, from the of being “WOKE,” to matters of; injustice, politics, racism, position, power or else.
A PURE – “not or ” heart for God, has external desires or attachments. It does allow itself to be through in any sinful acts.
Titus 1:15 (NLT); Everything is to those whose are pure. But is pure to those who are and , because their and are .
Ok then, how does the deceitful heart become the pure heart?
Ephesians 2:1-10 (NLT); Once you were because of your disobedience and your many sins. You used to in sin, just like the rest of the world, obeying the devil-the commander of the powers in the unseen world. He is the spirit at work in the hearts of those who refuse to obey God.
All of us used to that way, following the passionate desires and inclinations of our sinful nature. By our very we were subject to God’s anger, just like everyone else.
But God is so rich in mercy, and He loved us so much, that even though we were because of our sins, He gave us when He Christ from the . (It is by God’s that you have been !) For He us from the along with Christ and seated us with Him in the heavenly realms because we are united with Christ Jesus.
So God can point to us in all future ages as examples of the incredible of His and toward us, as shown in all He has done for us who are united with Christ Jesus. God saved you by His grace WHEN YOU . And you can’t take credit for this; it is a from God.
Ephesians 2:9,10 (NLT); Salvation is a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it. For we are God’s . He has created us in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things He planned for us long ago.
1 Peter 1:3,4 (NLT); All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. It is by His great that we have been , because God Jesus Christ from the . Now we with great expectation, and we have a inheritance-an inheritance that is kept in Heaven for you, and , beyond the of change and decay.
The Heart Series Summary:
“The human heart (our will) is in sin. It requires that we are truly WOKE, , by the of God. We then need too STAY WOKE, to Christ and to the . In that moment of belief, we living in that life. We to the reality; that forgiveness by and through , is a of God and something we can through our own efforts.
When we let Jesus be in our hearts. He will our , , hearts and bring us into the absolute and perfection of God’s holiness/His . We need to meditate and that place constantly. That can be our ; both now, and eternally in Heaven.” Rev. G.A. Clark