by Brad Whitt

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A New Heart For The New Year
Brad Whitt
Psalm 40

Temple Baptist Church
Simpsonville, SC

INTRO: I want you to take God's Word now again this morning and be finding your place at the very middle of your Bible if you would. This morning we are going to be reading from the 40th Psalm as we continue in our January sermon series that we have entitled, "A New Heart For The New Year." And what we're doing in this sermon series is really just reiterating and refocusing on four main areas of what you might call our spiritual stewardship. You see, as I mentioned in the very first message, stewardship involves much more than just managing our money. As a matter of fact, 1st Peter 4:10 says that we are to be "good stewards of the manifold grace of God." In other words, we are to be stewards over the entirety of our life. That means that we are to be successful stewards over our faith as well as our finances. We are to be masterful managers over our gifts as well as our gold. We are to be awesome overseers over our witness as well as our wallet. Now, to be sure, if you believe right and you become right with the Lord, that truth is going to make it down to your pocket book, but before it can get there it has to go past and transform your heart.

And that's what we're talking about and learning about this month. What we're doing is simply taking a Psalm a week and seeing what we can learn about letting the Lord transform our heart into the kind of heart that He wants us to have by studying the songs that were written by a man who the Bible says was a man after God's own heart. So, here we have in the man named David a man who - as much as a finite, human being can -- thought like God, felt like God, and acted like God would have him to act. He had a deep desire for God and the things of God. He pursued the person of God. He did his best to walk in righteousness and stay clean before God. As Ethel Waters would say ...

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