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What are you thinking about


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What are you thinking about

  1. 1. Developing a Heart LikeGod’s Heart Josh Hunt, Presenter
  2. 2. What do youthink about when you don’t haveanything to think about?
  3. 3. For as he thinketh in hisheart, so is he. Proverbs 23:7 (KJV)
  4. 4. What do you think Godthinks about?
  5. 5. 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
  6. 6. 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
  7. 7. 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
  8. 8. 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)
  9. 9. 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)
  10. 10. It is impossible to love the Father withoutsharing His heart for those whoare far from Him.
  11. 11. Who is themost spirituallymature personwho ever lived?
  12. 12. For the Son of Man came toseek and to save what was lost. Luke 19:10
  13. 13. 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
  14. 14. 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
  15. 15. Sin: the desireto exclude.
  16. 16. God: the desireto embrace
  17. 17. “A church has to choose between being a placethat can attract seekers or being a place that can help people become spiritually mature.”
  18. 18. The more spiritually matureyou are, the more you will want to reach out topeople who are far from God.
  19. 19. “We cannot have one posturetoward God, and a different one toward other people.”
  20. 20. 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
  21. 21. For if you forgivemen when they sin against you, yourheavenly Father will also forgive you. Matthew 6:14
  22. 22. It is psychologicallyimpossible for you todesire to live in graceand forgiveness andnot want it for others. - John Ortberg
  23. 23. “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.”
  24. 24. “When we do that we make Christianity repulsive to people on the outside andsometimes to people who go to church.” -John Ortberg
  25. 25. Some actuallyprefer not to bearound sinners.
  26. 26. People here in Oklahoma,they are kind of hard to love.
  27. 27. Some think thistendency to not be aroundsinners is a signof their maturity.
  28. 28. Lifesaving Museum, Nantucket, Massachusetts
  29. 29. Jesus is stilllooking for peoplewho will go into the life-saving business.
  30. 30. How is your heart forpeople who are far from Him?