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7/27/2008 ~ Heal The Brokenhearted


... He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, ... ~ Luke 4:18

Jesus came that we might find His salvation.

... where it was written: "The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, Because He
has anointed Me To preach the gospel to the poor; ... ~ Luke 4:16-19


... He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, ... ~ Isaiah 61:1-2

The LORD is near to those who have a broken heart,
And saves such as have a contrite spirit. ~ Psalm 34:18


He heals the brokenhearted And binds up their wounds. ~ Psalm 147:3

THINGS THAT CAUSE A BROKEN HEART:
1. Boyfriend or Girlfriend
2. Husband or Wife
3. Son or Daughter
4. Friend or Acquaintance
5. Things or Objects; Cars, Houses, Mementos
6. Circumstances; Natural Disasters or Wars
7. Thoughts of the Mind, Ideas, Academia

The REAL source of a broken Heart ...
SOUR    FRUITS
SIN


THING THAT CAUSES A BROKEN HEART:
8. When Someone Dies
          a) Physical
          b) Spiritual

Healing the heart or the spirit:
     1. By or through the word of God

... the word of God is living ... piercing even to the division of soul and spirit,
... a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart ~ Hebrews 4:11-12


... may your whole spirit, soul, and body be preserved blameless
at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. ~ 1st Thessalonians 5:23


SOUL SPIRIT BODY
LIVING BEING
Genesis 2:7
BREATH OF LIFE
Psalm 78:39
FORMED OF DUST
Ecclesiastes 3:19-21
UNIQUE
Matthew 10:28-31
COMMON
Proverbs 22:2
SENSATION
Luke 24:39
INNER BEING
2nd Timothy 1:7
DYNAMIC FORCE
2nd Corinthians 3:5-6
MOTIONS
Job 31:4
ACCUMULATED
Proverbs 24:12
MOMENTARY
Proverbs 20:27
ACTIONS
1st Samuel 2:3
IMAGINATION
AND MEMORY
TRANSMITTOR
Job 32:8
RECEPTOR
2nd Corinthians 5:10
GOD OWNED
Ezekiel 18:4
GOD FORMED
Zechariah 12:1
GOD CREATED
James 2:26

And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are naked and open to the
eyes of Him to whom we must give account. ... ~ Hebrews 4:13-16


... when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is. ...
~ 1st John 3:2-3


... There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body.
~ 1st Corinthians 15:42-44


... If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, ... ~ James 1:2-5

               \  |  /
Through the spirit IN the heart
               /  |  \

2. In the church                       
               └─> A place of recovery from SIN.

Jesus is the master physician.

... "Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick.
I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance." ~ Mark 2:17


God works through the church as long as the members are faithful.

... the body is not one member but many. ... ~ 1st Corinthians 12:12-14

... you are the body of Christ, and members individually.
~ 1st Corinthians 12:26-27


... you who are spiritual restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness, ...
~ Galatians 6:1-2


~ The church is more a hospital than a country club.

... comfort each other and edify one another, ... ~ 1st Thessalonians 5:9-14
└─> As we heal together. 

Find sanctuary with other Christians.

3. Hope that is set before us   

A broken heart is devastating.
└─> We want to just give up. 
\  |  /      
The Light of God can help.


                        There is work to be done NOW; do things for others. <─┐
... comfort your hearts and establish you in every good word and work.
~ 2nd Thessalonians 2:16-17


As we wait, let us do GOOD WORKS.

... though now for a little while, if need be, you have been grieved by
various trials, that the genuineness of your faith, ... ~ 1st Peter 1:3-9


Life can be disappointing, rely on Godís word to help us heal.
We are here to serve the Lord by helping those around us.


... be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving one another,
even as God in Christ forgave you. ... ~ Ephesians 4:31-5:4


We need to stitch our hearts back together with the Word of God.

GOOD    FRUITS
1. Believe Him
2. Repent to Him
3. Courage to Announce Him
4. Faithful in Baptism

For our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait
for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, ... ~ Philippians 3:20-21


The hope of Heaven is where we want to go.



 

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