Sermon Notes September 12, 2021


“Heart Surgery”

Matthew 15:17-20, “Don’t you see that whatever enters the mouth goes into the stomach and then out of the body? 18 But the things that come out of a person’s mouth come from the heart, and these defile them. 19 For out of the heart come evil thoughts—murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false testimony, slander. 20 These are what defile a person; but eating with unwashed hands does not defile them.”

Proverbs 4:23, “Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.”

1. “Guilt” is the emotion that is associated with the            ____________________ when we’ve done something wrong.

2. “Guilt” creates what we’ll call a __________________   relationship.

Romans 8:1-4, “Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death. For what the law was powerless to do because it was weakened by the flesh, God did by sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh to be a sin offering. And so he condemned sin in the flesh, in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fully met in us, who do not live according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.”

3.  The “Law” is a constant reminder that you are ____________________________________________.



A. You actually forfeit the right to ____________________ because you are not yours to condemn.

B. Your guilt will remind you, but it will not _____________ you.

Luke 7:47, “Therefore, I tell you, her many sins have been forgiven—as her great love has shown. But whoever has been forgiven little loves little.”

“The more junk you have in your past, the greater your capacity to love and be ______________________________.

C. You forfeit the right to ______________ others because  that would make you a hypocrite.

D. Now you are free to make _______________________ without expectations or excuses.