With an Upright Heart and Skillful Hands


CHS’s Mission:  to help our students develop a commitment to life-long learning, leading and living out God’s plan —seeking His will for their lives.

1.  An Educational Framework

Psalm 78:72
  The Psalmist describes David, the king of Israel, this way —-

“with upright heart he shepherded (led) them and guided them with his skillful hand.”

- What role does the law play in David and Saul’s lives?

- What is an “upright heart?”   What are “skillful hands?”

- Where does trust come from?

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

Philippians 4:7  And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.

2.  The Gospel Changes Everything

2 Corinthians 5:17
 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation.  The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.

How are we a new creation?

- What are we free from?

- How has your life changed as a new creation?

3.  We are Called to Vocation

Titus 3:8
 ...so that those who have believed in God may be careful to devote themselves to good works.

How are we a new creation?

- What is a vocation?

- What is your vocation?


Study Guide

Solitude, Scripture & Prayer 

Find a quiet place and 15 minutes.

Solitude – Spend TWO minutes quietly alone.  Take some deep breaths… Just be… … …Ask, “Holy Spirit, speak to me through Your Word!”

Scripture – Read slowly, out loud if possible, listen, reread, dwell, notice words & phrases you are drawn to & return there!  (Sermon notes may help with understanding, but don’t stop there.)

Keep asking, “Jesus, what are You saying?  Why this word this day?

What are You asking me to believe about You and about me? 

How do I join You today on Your mission and in my transformation?”

Prayer – Let your conversation with God flow from what He is saying then talk about what you notice is on your heart and also on your list.

Finish - Spend TWO minutes again with God

Monday - Psalm 78:70-72

Tuesday - Proverbs 4:20-27 

Wednesday – 2 Corinthians 5:16-20 (17)

Thursday - Titus 3:3-8 

Friday - Mark 10:35-45 (43-45)

Saturday - Psalm 78:1-8


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