Sermon Outline, March 25, 2018, “The Broken Heart”
The Broken Heart
Luke 22:39-71; 23
Respond to Hurt with Trust.
Trust God beyond Reason.
~ Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart And do not lean on your own understanding. 6 In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He will make your paths straight.
Trust God beyond Sight.
~ II Corinthians 5:7 for we walk by faith, not by sight—
~ Hebrews 11:6 And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him.
~ Romans 1:17 For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, “But the righteous man shall live by faith.”
Respond to Hurt with Obedience.
Respond to hurt with Humble Obedience.
~ Matthew 5:38-41 “You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth.’ 39 But I say to you, do not resist an evil person; but whoever slaps you on your right cheek, turn the other to him also. 40 If anyone wants to sue you and take your shirt, let him have your coat also. 41 Whoever forces you to go one mile, go with him two.
Respond to hurt with Complete Obedience.
~ James 1:22 But prove yourselves doers of the word, and not merely hearers who delude themselves.
Respond to Hurt with Truth.
Truth provides Strength.
~ Ephesians 6:14 Stand firm therefore, having girded your loins with truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness,
Truth provides Peace.
~ John 8:32 and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.”
Respond to Hurt with Forgiveness.
Forgiveness is an unusual response to hurt.
~ Exodus 21:23-24 But if there is any further injury, then you shall appoint as a penalty life for life, 24 eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot,
Forgiveness reflects God’s grace to hurt.
~ Ephesians 4:32 Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you.