A little story about potatoes, eggs andcoffee beans
Today, if you hear his voice,do not harden your heart…                                       (Heb.3:7b-8a)TODAY is God s m...
God s Voice/    Our Heart         ExternalGod s Word                     Circumstances  Three Elements in Hebrews 3 –  Cir...
Nature of                           Circumstances                           • Testing times                           • En...
(Deut.1:34-39)When the LORD heard what you said, he was angryand solemnly swore: No one from this evil generationshall see...
Nature of                                   Circumstances                                   • Testing times               ...
Nature of God s Word                       Nature of                                            Circumstances • Living & A...
Nature of God s Word                                Nature of                                                     Circumst...
12See to it, brothers and sisters, that none ofyou has a sinful, unbelieving heart that turnsaway from the living God. 13 ...
Nature of God s Word                                Nature of                                                     Circumst...
You Are God s Workmanship
How Can You Be God s         Workmenship?•  Do not harden you heart.•  Submit to God s voice & word.•  Let God shape you t...
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Do not harden your heart.ppt

  1. 1. A little story about potatoes, eggs andcoffee beans
  2. 2. Today, if you hear his voice,do not harden your heart… (Heb.3:7b-8a)TODAY is God s moment of grace, God s freshcall for us to choose.Let us not allow past failures or future worrieshinder us from hearing God TODAY and decidingto choose God, TODAY.
  3. 3. God s Voice/ Our Heart ExternalGod s Word Circumstances Three Elements in Hebrews 3 – Circumstance, God s Word and Our Heart.
  4. 4. Nature of Circumstances • Testing times • Encouraging timesGod s Voice/ Our Heart ExternalGod s Word Circumstances
  5. 5. (Deut.1:34-39)When the LORD heard what you said, he was angryand solemnly swore: No one from this evil generationshall see the good land I swore to give your ancestors,except Caleb son of Jephunneh. He will see it, and I willgive him and his descendants the land he set his feeton, because he followed the LORD wholeheartedly.Because of you the LORD became angry with me alsoand said, You shall not enter it, either. But yourassistant, Joshua son of Nun, will enter it. Encouragehim, because he will lead Israel to inherit it. And thelittle ones that you said would be taken captive, yourchildren who do not yet know good from bad—they willenter the land. I will give it to them and they will takepossession of it.
  6. 6. Nature of Circumstances • Testing times • Encouraging timesGod s Voice/ Our Heart ExternalGod s Word Circumstances Circumstances Times of testing and trials are merely opportunities for God s grace to act for us.
  7. 7. Nature of God s Word Nature of Circumstances • Living & Active • Testing times • Searching & Judging our hearts • Encouraging timesGod s Voice/ Our Heart ExternalGod s Word Circumstances For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. (Heb.3:12)
  8. 8. Nature of God s Word Nature of Circumstances • Living & Active • Testing times • Searching & Judging our hearts • Encouraging timesGod s Voice/ Our Heart ExternalGod s Word Circumstances Submissive to Hardened against RestlessnessRest in God God God of Heart Faithful & Obedient Heart Sinful & Unbelieving Heart • Follow after God • Heart astray • Know God s ways • Ignorance of God s ways • Faithful & believing • Sinful & unbelieving
  9. 9. 12See to it, brothers and sisters, that none ofyou has a sinful, unbelieving heart that turnsaway from the living God. 13 But encourageone another daily, as long as it is called Today, so that none of you may behardened by sin s deceitfulness. (Heb.3;12-13)
  10. 10. Nature of God s Word Nature of Circumstances • Living & Active • Testing times • Searching & Judging our hearts • Encouraging timesGod s Voice/ Our Heart ExternalGod s Word Circumstances Submissive to Hardened against RestlessnessRest in God God God of Heart Faithful & Obedient Heart Sinful & Unbelieving Heart • Follow after God • Heart astray • Know God s ways • Ignorance of God s ways • Faithful & believing • Sinful & unbelieving
  11. 11. You Are God s Workmanship
  12. 12. How Can You Be God s Workmenship?•  Do not harden you heart.•  Submit to God s voice & word.•  Let God shape you through the testing times that are often painful.•  Remember that through the pains God will bring you into His promised rest.

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