Guarding Your Heart from Excel Youth on Vimeo. What about your children, for example. 4:25) From Temptations- Things that cause us to do wrong; Distractions- Things that may not be bad, but don’t help us either; Falling Asleep- Letting your eyes get tired. Available online where Christian books are sold. Go near to listen rather than to offer the sacrifice of fools, who do not know that they do wrong. To obey is better than… Features Pricing Upload Sermon Get started for FREE. Andy Davis preaches a line by line expository sermon on 2 Timothy 1:8-14. About the only way that a Stingray could kill you is to stab you directly in the heart with his barbed spine. Introduction. Let's do it together as a church. Page 2 — Guard Your Heart Leader’s Guide GUARD: The word for guard means to keep, to watch, to protect and prevent. Whoever keeps his mouth and his tongue keeps his soul from troubles. He who guards his mouth protects his life, but the one who opens his lips invites his own ruin. We said, among other things, that there is a power in our words. Some of them are people I have known for 20 or 30 years. Make levelb paths for your feet and take only ways that are firm. It will give you direction, self-confidence, and great faith. Proverbs 21:23 He who guards his mouth and tongue keeps his soul from distress. Put away perversity from your mouth; keep corrupt talk far from your lips. Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. Guard Your Tongue (James 3:1-12) Sermon by Matthew Williams. I. Some of them are people I may not talk to except once every ten years. Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life. Treasury of Scripture. A while back, my pastor Colin Smith of The Orchard Evangelical Free Church, preached a sermon on Proverbs 4:23 (ESV): “Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life.”. See 2 Corinthians 10:3-5 I know it's tempting to moan and complain, but that won't bring about health. When a group of people get together and the first people to speak, speak words of gratitude, the conversation seldom degenerates into muck-raking. The empty praise that flows when we're too busy to think can be just as damaging as the spiteful comebacks that rise up in a fight. I know I’ve written about this before but I’m compelled by my own struggle to acknowledge how difficult and important it is to try and control that which is often times uncontrollable. Fairweather Mountain is one of the most spectacular mountains North America. It's a plea for self-control in everything we say. c. Guard your Conscience – 4:21-22 In effect, he is urging us to keep a healthy and active conscience. Stay tender toward sin. scripture reading: matthew 5:27-32 (kjv) ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, thou shalt not commit adultery: but i say unto you, that whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart. Seal the doors of your mouth from her who lies in your arms. We may choose to do good works and expect God to accept us gratefully, or we may choose to confess our sins and depend on nothing but His mercy and the sacrifice of His Son, Jesus. Anger and irritation lead to a temporary relaxation of the guard over our lips. Introduction -- turn in Bibles to Proverbs 4:20-27 . Let your eyes look straight ahead, fix your gaze directly before you. We also said that the problem with our tongue is not our tongues, but shows a deeper problem—a problem with our hearts. It is like a watchman on a guard tower or a soldier on guard duty. My Mouth. We were all shocked to hear about the tragic death of Steve Irwin, the Crocodile Hunter. when you were trying to do it yourself. Last week we spoke about guarding our eyes from (Prov. Some of them are people I don’t talk to very often. They do not help the one who hears them and they injure the one of whom they are spoken. 26 Give careful thought to the paths for your feet and be steadfast in all your ways. The answer to both questions is, Fill your mouth with thanksgiving. Do not allow it to bring judgment and condemnation. The tongue is so powerful, it has the power of life and death... shouldn't we, then, strive to be good managers of our mouths… Set A Guard On My Mouth – Ask God to set a guard on my mouth. I have a few friends in my life who are like that. Sermon series: Guarding Your Heart. an expositional study of the sermon on the mount guard your gates. When Solomon says to guard your heart, he implies that you are living in a combat zone—one in which there are casualties. NOTE: Let's be careful to put a guard on our mouth and say only what the Word says about our situation. I’ve always enjoyed reading military history. Proverbs 21:23 "Whoever guards his mouth and tongue keeps his soul (life) from troubles. Guard Your Heart; Blinders of the Heart; Battle for the Heart; Reigning with a New Heart; Following the Heart of God; Scriptures: Proverbs 4:20-27. Reading: Proverb 4:20-27. Asking God to set a guard over our mouths is more than a prayer for self-control when we're angry. Death and life are in your tongue. (24) We spent some time last summer dealing with this subject of our words. English Spanish. SERMON: GUARD YOUR HEARTS Audio Link 18 August 2013. Massive granite walls … Your enemies may even hide in good deeds done for evil motives. Ton Evans Wa Yr M Growth and Study Guide Tony Evans’ newest Bible study designed to take you through the truth of Scripture to better understand the power of the tongue. It is not just a surface problem. “Set a Guard over My Mouth” • “The words of a wise man’s mouth are gracious” (Solomon, Ecc. Jesus said, “Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks” (Matthew 12:34). 23 Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it. 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