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The Heart of the Matter

February 7, 2014 Speaker: Pastor Mark duBord

Scripture: Proverbs 4:23–4:23

Synopsis: In a person's life, skills and experience are important ... but the heart is of paramount importance. Scripture reveals that the heart is the center and seat of the spiritual life. If we fail to cultivate and guard our hearts we are in danger of ruin and we may not fully enter into all the God would have for our lives. In this message, Pastor Mark helps us to see how important the heart (character) is in the Bible and, 1) What it means to guard the heart, 2) Why you should guard your heart, and 3) How you should guard your heart.

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Discussion Questions

  1. Share with a friend what you learned from this message.
  2. How have you guarded your heart during the past year? And how might you do it more effectively?
  3. Devotional time are important in order to cultivate our hearts for God. Are you serious with setting time aside to spent time with God?
  4. Read John 4:14, Luke 6:45, and Mark 7:21-22, and 2 Cor. 4:4-18, and discuss these passages with a friend.
  5. Why is guarding your heart more about feeding your soul than it is avoiding sin?