AfterThoughts

May 10, 2020

Sermon Title: Truly Clean

Scripture: Mark 7:1–23    

This week, Pastor David shared a message from the Gospel of Mark about how our hearts, not our outward actions, measure the authenticity of our relationship with God.

  • In verse 5, the Pharisees saw impure hands as an indication of an impure heart. How did Jesus show the hypocrisy in their thinking? (vv. 6–8; vv. 18–23).
  • Jesus taught that our hearts are broken and tainted by sin. Is that supported by our current culture? Explain.
  • Pastor David shared that there is hope for our broken hearts and used the example of a heart transplant to describe how Jesus can fix our broken hearts. Have you received the salvation that Jesus offers?
  • As a recipient of the new heart that Jesus offers, how are you motivated by gratitude? What can you do this week to share that gratitude with others?

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PRAYER PROMPTS:

1.   Pray for our leaders as they make decisions and recommendations.

2.   Pray for scientists and health care professionals as they work with those that are ill and as they seek ways to treat the virus.

3.   Pray for the sick and vulnerable.

4.   Pray for missionaries in areas of the world where the virus is widespread.

5.   Pray for ways to help those in your area that are vulnerable.

ADDITIONAL DISCOVERY:

Psalm 23

The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick; who can understand it? ~ Jeremiah 17:9

And I will give you a new heart, and a new spirit I will put within you. And I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. ~ Ezekiel 36:26

If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. ~ Romans 10:9

Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. ~ Isaiah 41:10

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