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Author: Brad McKinney

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Commending Truth to Every Man’s Conscience

Text:1 Timothy 1:5  and 2 Corinthians 4:1-2 Introduction: “You cannot give away what you don’t possess!”    To manifest Truth to others we must discern good and evil and then we must consistently choose good and refuse evil.  In so doing we touch the hearts, mind, and conscience in others.  Point 1: What is a Good…
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Defining a “Good” Conscience

Text:1 Peter 3:13-16  and Hebrews 13:18 Introduction:  What do we know about the conscience?  Everyone has one.  It acts as a judge and witness of our conduct.  Our words and deeds impact the conscience in other people.  The conscience is labeled good, evil, blameless, or defiled.  The purpose of this lesson is to define a…
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The Power of an Honest and Good Heart

Text: 1 Timothy 1:5 and  Luke 8:9-15 Introduction:Those people who receive and accept the Word of God with an honest and good heart are the ones who will be productive in their Christian life.  They will not only grow in character and Christ-likeness but will lead others to a saving knowledge of Christ.  Point 1:…
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Text:Matthew 5:8 and Psalm 24:1-6 Introduction:Those who have a pure heart before God are the ones who enjoy the rich blessings of true peace and contentment.  Their lives are free from the burden of sin and they can freely express joy in living.  Those who are not Christians are not able to see or appreciate…
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PURITY OF HEART- “To the Pure, All Things are…”

Text: 1 Timothy 1:5, Titus 1:10-16 Introduction:To live one’s life according to God’s will as found in His Word is to be pure in heart and deed.  To reject His Word and to choose to live according to a different standard is to live a life defiled.  Point 1: To the Pure, All Things are…
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PURITY OF HEART- “Walking in Wisdom and Fear”

Text: 1 Timothy 1:5, Proverbs 28:14 & Proverbs 28:26 Introduction: Our purity of heart depends our hatred of evil, loving and trusting the Lord, believing His ways are right, and choosing to live our lives according to His standard of life.  Point 1: The Curse of a Calloused, Misguided Heart Trusting “Self” and not God…
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PURIFYING THE HEART- “Our Ethic & Morality”

Text: 1 Timothy 1:5 and Psalm 119:9-11 Introduction: In order to love as Jesus loves we must build his ethical standard in our heart.  We must build practical standards of his character and love into our hearts that we might have a moral foundation or base to move us to love like Him.  Point 1:…
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PURIFYING THE HEART- “Our Motives and Will”

Text:1 Timothy 1:5 and 2 Corinthians 13:5-8 Introduction:Our motives, the answer to the question why we do things, are always examined by the LORD.  For the hypocrite, lurking in the church body, this will be terrifying news.  The LORD sees and knows the secrets of our hearts.  The motives of our heart need to be…
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PURIFYING THE HEART- “Our Emotions & Feelings”

Text:1 Timothy 1:5 and 1 Corinthians 13:4-5 Introduction:  A diseased spiritual heart is often revealed through the selfish, hurtful, and cruel expressions of our emotions.  An example would be “Outbursts of Anger”  A healthy spiritual heart reveals itself in gentleness and kindness.   Point 1: Feelings, Emotions & Symptoms of Heart Disease To purify spiritual…
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