In the sermon, we said that the first and last hallmark of an evil heart was having the 'self' at the center. What might it mean to have yourself at the center of your identity?
Jean-Jaques Rousseau is credited with the idea that man is naturally good ("the noble savage") but that society corrupts him. But the Bible says that "man is evil from his youth" and "conceived in iniquity." Which one feels more true? Why?
God's love triumphs over man's evil heart by re-placing himself at the center of man's identity. What are some of the ways that he does this?
The Holy Spirit resides with every believer and shapes them into conformity with the character of Christ. What are some of the ways that we might cooperate with the Spirit? What are some of the ways that we resist the Spirit?