The Tempt-proof Heart

Pastor Jay continues his “Guard Your Heart” series this week with a sermon titled “The Tempt-proof Heart,” from Matthew 15:17-20.

Matthew 15:17-20 (ESV)

Do you not see that whatever goes into the mouth passes into the stomach and is expelled? But what comes out of the mouth proceeds from the heart, and this defiles a person. For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false witness, slander. These are what defile a person. But to eat with unwashed hands does not defile anyone.

Tempt-proof your heart.

  • Understand that the greatest danger zone is your heart.
  • We need to understand the types of danger zones for the heart.
  •      Idolatry
  •      Lust
  •      Pride
  • Understand how to tempt-proof your heart.
  •      Name it
  •      Pray
  •      Confess
  •      Believe
  •      Hide
  •      Love

Parent Connection Questions:

  • What’s the worst tasting food you’ve ever eaten?
  • Bad tastes don’t last.  Words can last.  What was the worst thing ever said to you?
  • How do our words tell others about what’s in our heart?
  • What is one area you can work on this week to protect your heart?