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Pastor Kyle Williams : What the Heart is Full Of

Overflow · 40:45 · Recorded February 7, 2021

What The Heart Is Full Of

Luke 6:45 (CSB) A good person produces good out of the good stored up in his heart. An evil person produces evil out of the evil stored up in his heart, for his mouth speaks from the overflow of the heart.

What is worship?

Worship is human.

Acts 17:24-25 (CSB) “He is the God who made the world and every-thing in it. Since he is Lord of heaven and earth, he doesn’t live in man-made temples, and human hands can’t serve his needs—for he has no needs. He himself gives life and breath to everything, and he satisfies every need.”‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Worship is constant.

What you worship is up to you.

Acts 17:27-29 (NLT) “His purpose was for the nations to seek after God and perhaps feel their way toward him and find him—though he is not far from any one of us. For in him we live and move and exist. As some of your own poets have said, ‘We are his offspring.’ And since this is true, we shouldn’t think of God as an idol designed by craftsmen from gold or silver or stone.”‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

What has first place?

Worship is both outward and internal.

Luke‬ 12:34 (NIV) “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”

Psalm‬ 139:23-24 (NLT) Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. Point out anything in me that offends you, and lead me along the path of everlasting life.‬‬‬‬‬‬

Whatever you worship gets your first, most, and highest.

When something becomes so important to you that it gets your attention, drives your behavior, and commands your emotions, you are worshiping it.

Don’t let good things become God things.

1 Peter‬ 2:11 (NIV) Dear friends, I urge you, as foreigners and exiles, to abstain from sinful desires, which wage war against your soul.

The Great God values not the service of men, if the heart be not in it: The Lord sees and judges the heart; he has no regard to outward forms of worship, if there be no inward adoration, if no devout affection be employed therein. It is therefore a matter of infinite importance, to have the whole heart engaged steadfastly to God.” — Isaac Watts

Putting Jesus first

Say yes to the Holy Spirit quickly. (obedience)

Titus‬ 2:11-12 (NIV) For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people. It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age…‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Learn to enjoy God’s presence. (devotion)

Acts 3:19-20‬ (NLT) “Now repent of your sins and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped away. Then times of refreshment will come from the presence of the Lord, and he will again send you Jesus, your appointed Messiah.”‬‬‬‬‬‬

Store up God’s word in your heart. (scripture)

Psalm‬ 119:11 (NLT) I have hidden your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you.

  • Read Luke 6:43-49. What’s one thing that you hear God saying to you through his word?

  • How would you describe the main idea this weekend? What’s one thing from the message you remember thinking about?

  • The message this weekend started with “defining” what the word worship meant. Were you surprised by the way that Kyle talked about worship? What came to mind as he talked about the idea that all people are worshiping something all the time?

  • As you have reflected on the questions that were raised this weekend, which of those have been most challenging? What’s one of the things that you’ve seen “competing” for first place in your heart?

  • Looking at our calendars, screen time, and bank statements can feel pretty sobering. Did you reflect on these things? What can you share about that you noticed in these areas?

  • Kyle read a quote that said, “The Lord has no regard for the outward forms of worship if there exists no inward adoration… it is therefore of infinite importance to have the whole heart engaged steadfastly to God.” Did these words stir up any thoughts for you?

  • Think ahead to next week’s message on Mission; what do you look forward to hearing more about? What are the reasons you have felt challenged or uncomfortable in sharing your faith? Who is one person in your life that you can begin praying for as you begin to share your faith with them?

  • Parents – Check out the information on our kid’s page at northpointe.org/kids where you’ll find info on Sunday services and family resources to help you as you navigate this current season.

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