With Purpose Of Heart
Outline By: Brian A. Yeager
A. The heart is vital to your salvation (Ezekiel 3:10).
1. Unprepared hearts do not lead to good (II Chronicles 12:13-14 and II Chronicles 20:33).
2. On the other hand… (II Chronicles 19:1-3 and II Chronicles 20:31-32).
B. The spirit to is vital to our salvation (Psalms 34:18).
1. We serve God in spirit (Romans 1:9).
2. We glorify Him in spirit (I Corinthians 6:20).
3. We unite with brethren in spirit (Philippians 1:27).
4. By all means, we are talking about a way of thinking and manner of such when we talk about our spirit in this lesson (Romans 8:6).
a. Sometimes the spirit and the soul are clearly two different things in the Scriptures (I Thessalonians 5:23 and Hebrews 4:12).
b. Sometimes, not so clearly different (James 2:26; cf. Genesis 35:15-18).
II. Body: “…Exhorted them all, that with purpose of heart they would cleave unto the Lord” (Acts 11:22-23).
A. Sometimes we need exhorted (I Timothy 4:13 and Hebrews 13:22).
1. Such exhortations need to by the Lord (I Thessalonians 4:1).
2. Such exhortations come by the Lord from our brethren (I Thessalonians 2:11).
a. Yes, by preachers (II Timothy 4:2 and Titus 2:15).
b. However, not solely by preachers (Hebrews 10:24-25).
3. Such exhortations need to be purposed (Hebrews 3:13-14).
B. We need purpose (II Timothy 3:10).
1. Purpose in the sense of dedication to a principle (Psalms 17:3).
2. Purpose in the sense of control (Daniel 1:8).
3. Purpose in the sense of a decision (II Corinthians 9:7).
C. Our hearts are a significant factor in our steadfastness of what we’ve purposed (Psalms 78:5-8 and Psalms 78:37).
1. We have to be steadfast (I Corinthians 15:58 and I Peter 5:8-10).
2. We have to be aware that we can fall from a state of being steadfast (II Peter 3:17).
D. Purposing to endure faithfully to the finish (Acts 20:16-24; cf. II Timothy 4:6-8).
1. Endurance results in salvation (Mark 13:13).
2. Endurance requires proper focus (II Timothy 2:3-4).
3. Purpose, heart, and endurance tie together (Psalms 119:112).
III. Conclusion: That we would cleave to the Lord (Deuteronomy 4:1-4 and Deuteronomy 10:20).
© 2014 This material may not be used for sale or other means to have financial gain. Use this as a tool for your own studies if such is helpful! Preachers are welcome to this work, but please do not use my work so that you can be lazy and not do your own studies. – Brian A. Yeager