Mars Hill Church- Proverbs “Heart” & “Wisdom” study notes

“Heart Study”*

Everything from your life flows from your heart- Problems of sin are way upstream, in the source- the heart

  • Ex. Matthew 5:28- If you have a lust problem, you have a heart problem
  • Ex. Matthew 6:21- where your treasure is there your heart will be also
  • Ex. Luke 6:45 – what comes out of a man’s mouth is from the heart

We shouldn’t focus on our behavior

  • Questions we can tend to have: Why are we saying these words? Having these thoughts?
  • We should rather realize it’s a heart issue

What’s the solution?

  • Option 1: Try to just change our behavior and keep rules, leading to pride and despair (Don’t do this)
  • Option 2 (the better way): Stop trying to fight behavior and fight in the realm of the heart

If you are a Christian, you need to examine your deepest desires.

“Wisdom” study*

Helpful way to start the day: acknowledging our inability to be wise all the time, that we are fallible and prone to do so.

  • In the morning, realize that that day, “I can be a fool”
  • We are not infallible
  • Don’t be overconfident in yourself

Praise God! It leads to dependence on Him and denies us the self-reliance that is foolish and leads to death.

*Study Sermons available on the Mars Hill Church website

(listened to on 10/25/12)

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