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?

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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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