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Cardio: Transformed Hearts, Renewed Minds, Aligned Lives (1 of 5)
Series: Cardio: Transformed Hearts, Renewed Minds, Aligned Lives
INTRODUCTION: Have you ever had this thought?
“I seem to be doing good in my Christian walk with the exception of _______________________.”
Quit looking outside you for the reason you do what you do. Look inside and then look up for the help that can only be found in Jesus.
“No, the people and situations around you aren’t your biggest problems. The sin in your heart is and for that there is transforming grace.” Paul David Tripp
“Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.” Proverbs 4:23
“A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart brings forth evil. For out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.”
Our hearts and our minds were created to worship God. There is no doubt a connection between the heart and mind. The heart seems to be the primary focus of where transformation (change) occurs first…through salvation. But our minds need renewing…otherwise they will continually produce idols our hearts go after.
The heart describes to us the inner person, “Scripture divides human beings into two parts, inner and outer. As I am transformed on the inside and conform on the outside. The inner person is often described as the spirit, soul, mind, emotions and will. These are not different from the heart, but aspects of it, parts or formations of the inner person. The heart is the “real you.” Paul D. Tripp
Our heart in the Bible (Ezekiel 14:1-5) is the primary seat of our worship, where we hold our deepest affections.
“Now some of the elders of Israel came to me and sat before me. And the word of the Lord came to me, saying, "Son of man, these men have set up their idols in their hearts, and put before them that which causes them to stumbl ...
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