Chapter 4

Is Your Heart Getting Harder?

Hebrews 3:15

Mark 8:17-18: Why reason ye, because ye have no bread? Perceive ye not yet, neither understand?
Have ye your heart yet hardened
? Having eyes, see ye not?
And having ears, hear ye not? And do ye not remember?

Lesson:
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1. Describe a person with hardness of heart.
 

2. Hardness of heart comes on a person rather suddenly.
 
  Explain your answer
 

3. In our verse for this lesson, Mark 8:17-18, Jesus asked one question right after another.  And these questions perfectly describe the heart that is hardened.  What symptoms did He highlight in His questions?
 
 
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4. From the text, find 5 more signs that would indicate a person has a hardened heart.
 
 
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5. One of the saddest realities in life is that everybody is not going to be happy when they prosper. 
 

6. How did Paul describe the hardened heart in Ephesians 4:17-19?
 
 
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7. According to Proverbs 28:14, what will happen if we harden our hearts?
 

8. Where do evil thoughts, murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false witness, slander originate? (Matthew 15:19)
 

9. God doesn’t drive us to repentance … He leads us to repentance.  However, according to Romans 2:5, what will happen if we harden our hearts and remain unrepentant?
 

10. How is the hardened heart described in Isaiah 6:10?
 

11. Read Mark 10:4-5.  What precept did Moses write because of hardness in the  hearts of the people of his time?
 

12. According to James 2:15-16, what might be an indication of a hardened heart?
 

13. One of the best examples of hardheartedness is found in the book of Exodus. Pharaoh refused to let the children of Israel leave the land of Egypt as God had commanded. The Bible mentions Pharaoh’s heart being hardened 17 times.

If this has happened to you, what has God promised to do in Ezekiel 36:26 and Ezekiel 11:19?
 
 
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14. What did God promise to do about their hearts in Jeremiah 24:7?
 

15. In Ephesians 4:1-4, Paul lists some of the things a person whose heart is NOT hardened will do. What are they?
 
 
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16. Read 2 Chronicles 34:27 and 2 Kings 22:19.  What happens to our prayers when God sees a tender, penitent, and humble heart?
 
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