If you’ve ever had to wait in a grocery store check-out line, you can instantly tell that people in our society place a high value on outward appearance. The women and men that grace the covers of tabloids and magazines are perfectly sculpted or air-brushed and photo-shopped to give that appearance. God is not like that. He values something far less visible but far more valuable.

Sermon Notes

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1 Samuel 16:1-13

What’s _______________ is ___________________!

  1. We are Obsessed with the _______________. But God isn’t.

The LORD does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.

1 Samuel 16:7

  1. You Can’t Hide What’s ________________.

But the things that come out of a person’s mouth come from the heart, and these defile them. For out of the heart come evil thoughts—murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false testimony, slander. Matthew 15:18-19

  1. Your Heart is the _________.

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

  1. God Can Perform a Heart _______________.

The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it? Jeremiah 17:9

I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. Ezekiel 36:26

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