January 23, 2021
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A New Heart – Part 2
Primary Text: Romans 2:28-29 January 23 & 24, 2021
1) Heart Carvings
Hebrews 13:5: Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, "Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you."
2 Timothy 3:1-5: But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God--having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with them.
1 Corinthians 6:19-20: Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body.
Revelation 12:11: They overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony; they did not love their lives so much as to shrink from death.
Hebrews 2:14-15: Since the children have flesh and blood, he too shared in their humanity so that by his death he might destroy him who holds the power of death--that is, the devil--and free those who all their lives were held in slavery by their fear of death.
DQ 1) Why do people love money?
DQ 2) Is all pleasure wrong? When does pleasure become a
DQ 3) How are freedom and independence reflections of God’s
created order? How can freedom and independence lead
DQ 4) How does loving life in this world inhibit us from living in
the eternal freedom God intends for those who know Him?
2) By the Spirit
Romans 2:28-29: A man is not a Jew if he is only one outwardly, nor is circumcision merely outward and physical. No, a man is a Jew if he is one inwardly; and circumcision is circumcision of the heart, by the Spirit, not by the written code. Such a man's praise is not from men, but from God.
Galatians 3:29: If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise.
DQ 5) How does the Spirit circumcise our hearts?