Issues of the Heart POHFW

 Preparing our Hearts to Worship


In an effort to help you prepare for the February 19th, 2017, Sunday morning corporate worsh
ip gathering and to aid you in your own reflections on the darkness of the human heart, I wanted to pose a few questions and provide a few resources to prayerfully consider over the coming days. Our sermon is entitled, “Issues of the Heart” The main Scriptures for the day is Jonah 3:10-4:3. The other passages are either referenced in the message or provide additional insight for reflection.


(Pick and choose from the many resources and options, which I have tried to make available for your devotional life.)


From the Scriptures

Read and prayerfully reflect upon some or all of these Scriptures. Ask God to shape your life and your church’s life to match the heart of God:

Read or listen to Jonah 3:10-4:3, Luke 15:7, Jeremiah 17:9, Psalm 32:1-5.

(You can read or listen to all of these passages in a variety of translations at


From the Creeds and Confessions

Belgic Confession Article 15

Canons of Dordt, Main Point 3-4, Article 1

Westminster Confession of Faith Chapter VI:4-6

Westminster Shorter Catechism Q150-152


From the songs, hymns and spiritual songs of the Church

The Heart of Worship (Smith): Lyrics, Video

Refiners Fire (Purify my heart): Lyrics, Video

Heart of Worship (Redman): Lyrics, Video

Compassionate God: Lyrics, Video


For Thoughtful Reflection, Prayer, or further Study

Read and Reflect Worship, the Thermometer of the Heart

Where is your heart aligned with the heart of God? Where is it not?

How do you justify your sinful actions? Why?


The Sermon will be available online on February 19, 2017 at 12:30 pm.



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