Chapter 6

Do You Need a Change of Heart?

Change of Heart

Mark 7:18: And he saith unto them, Are ye so without understanding also?
Do ye not perceive, that whatsoever thing from without entereth into the man, it cannot defile him?


1. What did Solomon record in Proverbs 23:7a regarding our hearts?

2. In Matthew 12:34, Jesus taught us that what we say is very important. But why does it really matter that our speech be pure and not crude and vulgar?

3. According to Luke 6:43-45, how is a person’s character (heart condition) revealed?

4. Too often, we just people by their outward appearance, but God judges looks at ... (1 Samuel 16:7)

5. What did David ask God to do for him in Psalm 51:10?

6. Read Proverbs 4:23.  How should we keep our hearts and why?

7. Some people are like the good ground, and receive the word with a
  and heart.
  They keep the word and bear fruit, thus fulfilling the purpose of the seed. (Luke 8:15)

8. In what way should we love the Lord our God? (Mark 12:30, Deuteronomy 6:5)

9. According to Hebrews 13:9, our hearts should be strengthened by
  in other words, by an understanding and appropriation of God's undeserved approval of us, and not by an assumed approval gained through keeping a list of rules.

10. What would be a good thing to store up in our hearts? (Psalm 119:11)

11. Read Jeremiah 29:13.  The Lord says we will enjoy intimacy with Him when we

12. According to Psalm 119:2, who will be blessed?

13. Trust in the Lord with all your
  , and lean not on your own
  .  (Proverbs 3:5)

14. True change can only come as a result of the Holy Spirit working in ones’ heart. In this chapter, we have learned that a change of
  can bring about significant changes in a person’s life.

15. The challenge for the Biblical counselor is to identify the heart problems within a troubling situation, and match that issue up with the Bible verses that will reveal the truth and bring about a change of heart.  Give an example of a situation that might be brought to you, and the Bible verse you might use to show how a heart change could resolve the issue.
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