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A Sermon Outline By   ELZA LAMB

 

PRESCRIPTIONS FOR HURTING HEARTS

 

Prov 12:25 Heaviness in the heart of man maketh it stoop: but a good word maketh it glad.

Prov 15:13-15 A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance: but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken. .. The heart of him that hath understanding seeketh knowledge: but the mouth of fools feedeth on foolishness. ... All the days of the afflicted are evil: but he that is of a merry heart hath a continual feast.

Prov 17:22 A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.

It has been said .. that 50% of the people in the hospital are suffering from what is called “E.I.I.”  “EMOTIONAL INDUCED ILLNESS”.

Jesus Is The Best Miracle Medicine For The Braking Heart.

 

I. THE MISERY OF A HEAVY HEART.

Prov 12:25 “HEAVINESS in the HEART of MAN MAKETH IT STOOP: ... “See Ps 38:61”

 

(a). A Heavy Heart Burdens The Soul. {“heart =”the mind, the will”}

Prov 12:25 ... “Heaviness in the HEART of maketh it STOOP.” = {“cast down”}

1. The BODY, as well as the HEART, is bowed down with a LOAD of CARE.

ILL The MAN with the LOAD of GRAIN on His SHOULDER’S ... Wagon.

1. Many Have Gotten into the WAGON with JESUS and NEVER let their LOAD DOWN.

2. Psalms 55:12 “Cast THY BURDEN upon the LORD, and HE shall SUSTAIN THEE”.

3. The Old Song Writer Said ... “Take your BURDEN to the LORD and LEAVE it THERE”.

 

(b). A Heavy Heart Breaks The Spirit.

Prov 15:13 .. “A MERRY HEART maketh a CHEERFUL COUNTENANCE: but by SORROW ={“pain, hurt, injury,} of the HEART the SPIRIT = {“courage"} is BROKEN”

ILL: He, She ... not in good SPIRIT’S TODAY.

 

(c). A Heavy Heart Buries The Body.

Prov 17:22 “A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit DRIES={“utterly, wither away”} THE BONES = {self}. {The BODY begins to WITHER and to DECAY”}

 

II. THE MASTERY OF A HAPPY HEART.

Prov 17:22 “A MERRY HEART DOETH GOOD LIKE A MEDICINE: ....”

Humor and Laughter ... Joy. {ILL Clifford ... a good joke}

(a). The Seat Of That Joy.

Prov 17:22 ... “A Merry Heart”. .... {Don’t Depend Upon “Thrills & Things”}

Luke 12:15 “A MANS LIFE CONSISTETH not in the ABUNDANCE of THE THINGS which he POSSESSETH.

Friends, Business, Job, and Outward Things .... Do Not Bring Joy and Happiness.

 

(b). The Source Of That Joy.

Prov 16:20 ...... “whoso trusteth in the LORD, happy is he”.

READERS DIGEST SAID A FEW YEARS AGO:

1. Every One Needs To Know They Are Loved. John 3:16

2. Every One Needs Something Mindful To Do. I Cor 15:51 .. My beloved brethren,

3. Every One Needs Some Thing To Hope For. Titus 2:13 Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;

John 15:11 These THINGS HAVE I SPOKEN UNTO YOU, that MY JOY MIGHT REMAIN IN YOU, and THAT YOUR JOY MIGHT BE FULL. {heaven, service}

 

III. THE MINISTRY OF A HEALTHY HEART.

Prov 15:13 A MERRY HEART maketh a CHEERFUL COUNTENANCE:

ILL: Bumper Sticker ...“If You Love Jesus Honk”... look at you like you are the antichrist.

(a). A Healthy Heart Is To Be Seen.

Prov 15:13 ... “a cheerful countenance” .... let it shine, ... let it shine.

(b). A Healthy Heart Is To Be Shared

Patrick Henry, .. who said “Give me liberty or give me death” wrote thes words in his will.

“There is one thing more I WISH I COULD GIVE YOU. It is the RELIGION OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST. With it, if you have nothing else, you could be happy. Without it, though you have all things else, you would not be happy.

Do You Have A HAPPY HEART TODAY? Romans 10: 9-13 Jesus .. My Peace .. I leave.




 

 
 

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