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A New Heart For A New Year
Temple Baptist Church
INTRO: As we begin this morning's message, I want to ask you a question. What book is found in the very middle of the Bible? That's right, all of you who graduated from Vacation Bible School know that it's the book of Psalms. We learned that back in Bible Drill. If you take your fingers and position your thumbs in the middle of your Bible and open it, unless you have a study Bible that's one-third notes, you should open up at the book of Psalms. So, with that little bit of information in hand, I want you to take your Bibles and be finding your place at the middle of your Bible, and this morning we're going to be studying from the 63rd Psalm as we begin our series of studies on stewardship for the New Year that I want to entitle, "A New Heart For A New Year."
Now, just to set some of you at ease, even though this is going to be a series on stewardship, it's not going to be a series that's solely on money. You see, the way you give is just an expression of how you live and how you live is based on who you love. In other words, before you can give correctly with your hand, you've got to believe personally with your heart. So, over the next four weeks we're going to be covering four main areas of our spiritual stewardship, and as we do this we're going to be looking at and learning from the Psalms, or the songs, of a man by the name of David.
ILLUS: When I first came here to be your pastor, over five years ago, I had some of my friends from Memphis who had a group called "Brother's Keeper" come and sing for us. ( I never will forget Mama and Papa Spearman coming in like I told everybody to with cotton balls to put in their ears.) Well, for those of you who were here and remember, they sang a song entitled, "The Heart Of The Matter Is A Matter Of The Heart."
And that is so true. When you boil it all down, how a person ...
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