Sermon Notes 2022 10 16 AM

October 16, 2022 PM
Paul Gotthardt
(#1 in series)

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Issues of the Heart: Guard Your Heart 


Proverbs 4:23


Big Truth: Your life becomes a __ of your heart. Changing the portrait requires changing the __.


The Hebrew word for “heart” (lêb) is used figuratively for the __, the will, the intellect, the seat of __ and feelings. It's the center of __ and thought.


There are several truths that help us see the importance of guarding the heart.

1) Your heart has __.

2) Your heart is under __.

3) Your heart is the __ of life.


How do you know what's in your heart right now?

Luke 6:45


How can we intentionally guard our hearts?

  • Be careful what we let in through our __, ears, and __ thoughts. (Proverbs 4:20-27)
  • Live in a state of submission to God's __. (Exodus 7:22; 8:32; 9:34; Psalm 95:7-8)
  • Walk in a state of __ to God's Word. (Psalm 119:9-11)
  • Ask God to show you what it looks like to __ Him completely. (Matthew 22:37)
  • Submit all relational __ to God. (Ephesians 4:31-32)
  • Submit areas of __ to God. (Hebrews 3:12)
  • __ about everything. (Philippians 4:6-7)

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