Tom LundeenSeptember 19, 2021All Church Spiritual Journey
Passage: Ephesians 5:15-17
Why is it so challenging to be honest with ourselves? Watch the message to find out what God's answer is for our sin-stained, dysfunctional heart.
Pastor Tom Lundeen
Note Ephesians 5:15-17
Throughout my life I have more to me than any other person.
Truth and honesty were some of the first of human nature when sin entered the picture.
Throughout human history, the truth, even when obvious, has often been obfuscated, , or misshapen into almost unrecognizable forms.
The largest and most consistent source of honesty is the person we see in the mirror every day (note Jeremiah 17:9).
...so often the biggest problems we end up having to navigate in our lives are because of partial truths or we both end up believing and then acting on.
Note Mark 7:6-9; Proverbs 4:23
It’s our that takes us on our life journey...and apart from Jesus, we have a heart with one default setting that has us toward sin and error and falsehood. (note Mark 7:20-23).
So what is God’s answer for my sin-stained, heart?
A. My heart is never a mystery to God (note Acts 1:24a).
B. I need a spiritual heart (note Jeremiah 31:31-34; Romans 10:9).
C. I can have a heart (note Psalm 51: 10).
D. My heart can be a of God’s love (note Romans 5:5) - the power of God’s love is a much better and more sustainable “life fuel” than duty, obligation, rules, guilt, shame, and manipulation.
E. A, clean, filled-with-God’s-love heart becomes my spiritual that guides me to truth (note Romans 6:17; 2 Corinthians 4:6; John 8:32).
Am I making better decisions so I can have fewer regrets?:
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