members, click to sign in..


5,928 active users!!Bandwidth
FRIDAY
OCT 31, 2014
Home
NewsSITE
Events & Blogs
New Audio & Video
BroadcastersNew Stuff!
Local Church Finder
Webcast LIVE NOW!
Sermons by Bible
Sermons by Topic
Sermons by Speaker
Sermons by Date
Staff Picks
CommentsALL -8 min
Top Sermons
VideosPDFs
Daily Log
PhotosNew Stuff!
StoresNew Stuff!
Online Bible
Hymnal
Daily Reading
Our Services
Submit Sermon
Members Only

Mobile Apps | Info
Enjoy sermons from this broadcaster
on a variety of mobile devices.
MyChurch: colliervillepbc
Church Apps | Info
Creating your own Church App is
as simple as turning ON the option.
 | Collierville, Tennessee
More + Podcast + Codes
Sermon Browser Info | Demo
Newest Widget | Demo
Our Picks | Info | Demo
Latest Blog | Info | Demo
Single Sermon | Info
To embed a single sermon,
use the "Email & Share" button.
Our Blog
Older
Newer
Blog
Post+
Search
  
Filter By

Preparing the Heart for God's Service
THURSDAY, APRIL 18, 2013
Posted by: Collierville Primitive Baptist Church | more..
900+ views | 70+ clicks
Collierville Primitive Baptist Church

April Newsletter Editorial

Elder Bobby Poe

2 Chronicles 12:14; “and he did evil, because he prepared not his heart to seek the Lord. Rehoboam, the son of Solomon, who reigned after his father, had spoken evil to Israel about the burdens he would place upon them. This verse says, “He did evil”. It is rather amazing that so many of the leaders of Israel led Israel to do evil, being evil themselves. It seems that Rehoboam would have walked with God, having been brought up to see all the wonderful things God did for Israel during his father’s (Solomon) day, and hearing all the things God did during his grandfather’s (David) day. We might ask ourselves the question why he did not.

The scripture says; “The preparations of the heart in man, and the answer of the tongue, is from the Lord” (Proverbs 16:1). First the heart must be made good by God, and it is His sovereign work alone. For the scripture says the heart in natural man is evil. “The heart is deceitful above all things and desperately wicked: who can know it? (Jeremiah 17:9). Before man can begin to prepare his heart to serve God, his heart must be made good by God. After it is made good then man must begin the work of preparing his heart for the work. It is said of Rehoboam that “he prepared not his heart to seek the Lord”. The first thing a person must do if he would serve God is to prepare his heart. How does a man prepare his heart? David says in Psalm 119:11; “Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.” There must first be a receiving of the word of God. There is no other way to prepare the heart. If a person does not accept the Scriptures as the Word of God, he has no standard by which he can determine what is acceptable service to God. If the Bible is not the standard, then one man’s opinion is as good as another.

Rehoboam accepted the advice of men whose lives were not based on the Word of God. Therefore, they did evil. By what standard are you living? Do you know the Bible well enough to be sure that you are living by the Word of God and not by the opinions of men? Sometimes when the scripture addresses an area of our lives that needs change, we can rationalize it away and not make the necessary change. If this happens, it reduces the effectiveness of our service to God. May God help each of us to receive the Word of God in our heart and to let it guide and control our life!

Category:  Newsletter Editorial

post new | clone this | rss feed | blog top »
Text feature this blog entry
Our Blog
Older
Newer
Top


Sympathetic High Priest

Elder Samuel Ashwood
Virgin Conception Of Christ

Luke 1:34-38
Special Meeting
Sovereign Grace Church
Play! | MP3 | RSS


E. A. Johnston
America Revival Or Ruin

Ambassadors For Christ Intl-US
Teaching
Staff Pick!Play! | MP3

Rev. John S. Mahon
Biblical Manhood

Morningside Bible Church
Grace Community...
Play! | MP3

Don Bell
God of Purpose, Purpose of God

Lantana Grace Church
Sunday - PM
Play! | MP3

Kevin Swanson
Evolution vs. Christ

Firm Foundations 17
Reformation Church (OPC)
Play! | MP3

Bob Vincent
Why I Believe in God

Rejecting Atheism
Grace Presbyterian Church
Play! | MP3

Ken Wimer
Petition to God, Deliverance

Book of Psalms
Shreveport Grace Church
Play! | MP3

Blog 10/27/14
Seasons and Rhythms of Life

New York Gospel Mission
&ldq­uo;why are you cast down, o my soul, and why are you...

Sponsor:
Paul Washer: "Most Useful Bible Study"

See what Paul Washer calls the most useful Bible study tool in hist­ory. Click here!
www.puritandownloads.com/sw..

Sermon: Facing Different Side of God
E. A. Johnston






                   
Teachers may instruct heads but only God instructs hearts. ... Matthew Henry

City: Las Vegas, NV
Gospel of John
Cities | Local | Personal
MOBILE
iPhone + iPad
Church App
Android
Church App
Kindle + Nook
BlackBerry
Windows Mobile, Nokia
Chromecast TV
ROKU TV
Pebble Smartwatch
Kindle Reader


HELP
Knowledgebase
Broadcasters
Listeners
Q&A
Uploading Sermons
Uploading Videos
Webcasting
Tips & Tricks
YouTube Screencasts

FOLLOW
Weekly Newsletter
Staff Picks Feed
Site Notices New!
RSS | Twitter | Facebook
SERVICES | ALL
Local Church Finder | Info
MP3 Play & Download
Mobile Apps
Podcasting
Video Support
Live Webcasting
Transcription Service
HIFI Option
Business Cards
SOLO | MINI | Domains
Favorites
QR Codes
24x7 Radio Stream
INTEGRATION
Sermon Browser
HTML Codes
WordPress
Twitter
Facebook
Logos | e-Sword
SOAP API

BATCH
Transfer Agent
Protected Podcasts
Upload via Email
Auto-Upload Sermons
Auto-Blog Import
Picasa | FTP | Dropbox
ABOUT US
SermonAudio.com is the largest library of audio sermons from conservative churches and ministries worldwide. All broadcasters must adhere to the Articles of Faith.

Our Services | Testimonials
Broadcast With Us!
Support Us
Advertising | Local Ads
CONTACT
info@sermonaudio.com
Copyright © 2014 SermonAudio.com.