Get Smart - Guard Your Heart

Posted on 06/03/18 by David Lindell in Get Smart

In this message, Pastor David Lindell shares a strengthening sermon titled, “Get Smart – Guard Your Heart.” Join us as we read Proverbs 4:23 and learn powerful truth about the value and importance of guarding your heart. Our prayer is that this message would encourage you to guard your life by protecting your heart.

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Get Smart – Guard Your Heart

Proverbs 4:23 NIV
Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.

1st The Priority of Your Heart

Proverbs 4:23 NIV
Above all else, guard your heart…

Proverbs 4:23b ESV
with all vigilance

1. Intellectual Capacity
2. Emotional Capacity
3. Volitional Capacity
4. Moral Capacity

Mark 7:21–23a NLT
For from within, out of a person’s heart, come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, greed, wickedness, deceit, lustful desires, envy, slander, pride, and foolishness. All these vile things come
from within.”

2nd The Protection of Your Heart

Proverbs 4:23 NIV
Above all else, guard your heart

1 Peter 5:8 NLT
Stay alert! Watch out for your great enemy, the devil. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour.

Acts 5:3 NLT
Then Peter said, “Ananias, why have you let Satan fill your heart?

Proverbs 4:24 NLT
Avoid all perverse talk; stay away from corrupt speech.

Luke 6:45 ESV
The good person out of the good treasure of his heart produces good, and the evil person out of his evil treasure produces evil, for out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.

Proverbs 4:25 NLT
Look straight ahead, and fix your eyes on what lies before you.

Matthew 6:22-23 ESV
“The eye is the lamp of the body. So, if your eye is healthy, your whole body will be full of light, but if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness.”

Proverbs 4:26-27 ESV
Ponder the path of your feet; then all your ways will be sure. Do not swerve to the right or to the left; turn your foot away from evil.

Proverbs 4:23 NIV
Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.

3rd The Potential of Your Heart

Proverbs 4:23 NLT
Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life.

The key to life change is not the acts of the will but the loves of the heart.
– Augustine

Mark 7:21-23a NLT
For from within, out of a person’s heart, come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, greed, wickedness, deceit, lustful desires, envy, slander, pride, and foolishness. All these vile things come from within

Luke 6:45 ESV
The good person out of the good treasure of his heart produces good, and the evil person out of his evil treasure produces evil, for out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.

Proverbs 4:23 NIV
Above all else, guard your heart