• Matthew 23

Go back and build the foundation: my heart.

  • Acts 8:21-22 – The root problem was Simon’s heart.
  • Luke 6:43-45 – Actions come from what is in the heart. You can’t skip the heart and go straight to the actions.
  • Matthew 22:37 – The greatest command: love.
  • I John 4:19
  • It may be helpful to sit and think (meditate) about love.

Be humble enough to remember that I’m a work in progress.

  • Romans 12:3
  • I need to have an accurate view of myself and be humble enough to see where I need work.
  • Stop faking and start learning!
  • Luke 18:13-14 – The humble will be exalted.
  • I John 1:8-9 – If we say we have no sin, we lie!

Build a faith that is my own.

  • Matthew 22:36-38 – Our priority must be loving God.
  • I Corinthians 1:12-15 – Paul was correcting misplaced allegiance.
  • Our actions must be motivated by a heart that wants to serve God.
  • John 7:46-52
  • Romans 10:17