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What are you thinking about What are you thinking about Presentation Transcript

  • Developing a Heart LikeGod’s Heart Josh Hunt, Presenter
  • What do youthink about when you don’t haveanything to think about?
  • For as he thinketh in hisheart, so is he. Proverbs 23:7 (KJV)
  • What do you think Godthinks about?
  • Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep andloses one of them. Does he not leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it? Luke 15:4
  • Or suppose a woman has ten silver coinsand loses one. Does she not light a lamp,sweep the house andsearch carefully until she finds it? Luke 15:8
  • But while he was still along way off, his fathersaw him and was filled with compassion forhim; he ran to his son,threw his arms around him and kissed him. Luke 15:20
  • The son started his speech: “Father, I’ve sinned against God,I’ve sinned before you; I dont deserve to be called your son ever again.” Luke 15:21 (MSG)
  • But the father wasnt listening. He was calling tothe servants, “Quick. Bring a clean set of clothes and dress him. Put the family ring on his finger and sandals on his feet.” Luke 15:22 (MSG)
  • It is impossible to love the Father withoutsharing His heart for those whoare far from Him.
  • Who is themost spirituallymature personwho ever lived?
  • For the Son of Man came toseek and to save what was lost. Luke 19:10
  • The Son of Man came eating and drinking,and you say, “Here is a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and ‘sinners.’” Luke 7:34
  • Jesus answered them, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.” Luke 5:31-32
  • Sin: the desireto exclude.
  • God: the desireto embrace
  • “A church has to choose between being a placethat can attract seekers or being a place that can help people become spiritually mature.”
  • The more spiritually matureyou are, the more you will want to reach out topeople who are far from God.
  • “We cannot have one posturetoward God, and a different one toward other people.”
  • If anyone says, “I love God,” yet hates hisbrother, he is a liar. For anyone who does notlove his brother, whom he has seen, cannot love God, whom he has not seen. 1 John 4:20
  • For if you forgivemen when they sin against you, yourheavenly Father will also forgive you. Matthew 6:14
  • It is psychologicallyimpossible for you todesire to live in graceand forgiveness andnot want it for others. - John Ortberg
  • “Some have created models of Christian growth that suggestthat we can have one attitude toward God and another toward those who are far from him.”
  • “When we do that we make Christianity repulsive to people on the outside andsometimes to people who go to church.” -John Ortberg
  • Some actuallyprefer not to bearound sinners.
  • People here in Oklahoma,they are kind of hard to love.
  • Some think thistendency to not be aroundsinners is a signof their maturity.
  • Lifesaving Museum, Nantucket, Massachusetts
  • Jesus is stilllooking for peoplewho will go into the life-saving business.
  • How is your heart forpeople who are far from Him?