Straight From the Heart 21 Jun 20

(Message 1) “He did a bad thing, but I know he has a good heart.” Really? You may have heard this said before, but it just isn’t true. The evil we see in our world revolves around a heart problem. Their is a criminal within us all, our core being is not as “good” as we’d like to think. We are broken. Join us today as see the extent of our brokenness and the way to healing. #GCSmoothCriminals

  • From the heart come evil thoughts.
  • In the Bible the heart is the seat of the mind, will and emotions.


Straight from the heart:

  1. Joy
  2. Sorrow
  3. Anger
  4. Anxiety
  5. Words


How to fix a broken heart:

  1. Ask God to fix it
  2. Commit it fully to God

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  1. Read, reflect, and discuss each of these passages individually.
  • Matthew 15:16 – 20
  • Genesis 6:5
  • Jeremiah 17:9
  • Deuteronomy 28:47
  • 1 Samuel 1:8
  • 2 Kings 6:11 
  • John 14:1
  • Matthew 12:34
  • Psalms 51:10
  • Proverbs 3:5-6
  • Romans 10:9 
  1. As you reflect on these passages as a whole, what stands out the most to you? Why?
  1. As you reflect on the message, what one principle or insight stands out as being particularly
    • helpful?
    • insightful?
    • difficult to grasp?
    • challenging?
  1. What do the passages and the message teach you about God? What do they teach you about yourself?
  1. How could the next week be different if you incorporated these truths into your life?
  1. If time allows, read and discuss this article, “What does the Bible mean when it says that we will receive a new heart?”


Troy Knight

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