Suitcase of a Heart

June 10, 2023   /   Marty Kaiser   /   Vineyard Church North Phoenix

The Way Home…less doing, more being
Suitcase of a Heart

I. Introduction

II. Spiritual Orphans

A. A dominant thread running through Scripture – .

1. In its simplest form, orphanhood is about and .

2. We are born orphans.

B. Genesis 3:7-10 (NLT) 7At that moment their eyes were opened, and they suddenly felt shame at their nakedness. 8…So they hid from the LORD God among the trees. 9Then the LORD God called to the man, “Where are you?” 10He replied, “I heard you walking in the garden, so I hid. I was afraid because I was naked.”

1. Orphan theology is often about and .

2. Orphan tendency – the drift toward .

3. Genesis 3:7-10 (NLT) 7At that moment their eyes were opened, and they suddenly felt shame at their nakedness. 8…So they hid from the LORD God among the trees. 9Then the LORD God called to the man, “Where are you?” 10He replied, “I heard you walking in the garden, so I hid. I was afraid because I was naked.”

4. “When you possess an orphan heart, you never truly feel at home anywhere. You are afraid to trust, afraid of rejection, and afraid to open up your heart to receive love….”

       Spiritual Slavery to Spiritual Sonship

III. Orphan Tendencies

A. We are only as good as our last .

B. Orphans find it difficult to .

C. Orphans live in constant and need to stand out.

D. Our challenge to

E. is seen as a normal part of life.

F. is linked to love, approval, and acceptance.

1. Love and approval are not received, they always have to be .

IV. Conclusion

 

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