Eyes of your heart (Ephesians 1:18, Hebrews 11:1-3, Titus 2:11-14, John 6:37-40, Romans 8:27, Mark 8:36-37, 1 Corinthians 2:9, Proverbs 27:19-20, 2 Corinthians 4:16-18)Jack Graham, 05/07/2017
Part of the Various Sermons series, preached at a Sunday Morning service
"EYES OF YOUR HEART"
Sunday (AM), May 7, 2017
Quote: "Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see." Mark Twain
Ephesians 1:18: HOPE!!
When God opens the eyes of your heart we see:
1. Hope! (hope is having knowledge/truth) Hebrews 11:1-3
2. Spiritual Hope! (Blessings for tomorrows)
a. Hope of our salvation (eternal life) Titus 2:11-14a (blessed hope).
b. Heirs of the promise (God chose you). John 6:37-40
c. Storms in life and we wonder why God lets it happen, Remember! Romans 8:27-28
3. The things we have, not the things we have lost. We ought to look at life's situations through the eyes of gratefulness, and grateful eyes will always see Hope. Mark 8:36-37---1 Corinthians 2:9
4. Things not through "Rose Colored Glasses." Proverbs 27:19-20 - 2 Corinthians 4:16-18
Quote: "What is a Christian? The riches answer I know is that a Christian is one who has God as his Father," J. J, Packer
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18 having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, (ESV)
11:1 Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. 2 For by it the people of old received their commendation. 3 By faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things that are visible. (ESV)
11 For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, 12 training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age, 13 waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, 14 who gave himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness and to purify for himself a people for his own possession who are zealous for good works. (ESV)
37 All that the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never cast out. 38 For I have come down from heaven, not to do my own will but the will of him who sent me. 39 And this is the will of him who sent me, that I should lose nothing of all that he has given me, but raise it up on the last day. 40 For this is the will of my Father, that everyone who looks on the Son and believes in him should have eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day.” (ESV)
27 And he who searches hearts knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God. (ESV)
36 For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and forfeit his soul? 37 For what can a man give in return for his soul? (ESV)
1 Corinthians 2:9
9 But, as it is written,
“What no eye has seen, nor ear heard,
nor the heart of man imagined,
what God has prepared for those who love him”— (ESV)
19 As in water face reflects face,
so the heart of man reflects the man.
20 Sheol and Abaddon are never satisfied,
and never satisfied are the eyes of man. (ESV)
2 Corinthians 4:16-18
16 So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. 17 For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, 18 as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal. (ESV)