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April 19, 2015 Sermon

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Spiritual Check List

Psalm 139:23-24 Search me, O God, and know my heart; Try me, and know my

anxieties; And see if there is any wicked way in me, And lead me in the way


James 4:8,10 Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your

hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded. Humble

yourselves before the Lord, and he will exalt you.


Is there anything in which you have failed to put God first?

Do any of the following interfere with your surrender to God: ambitions, pleasures,

loved ones, friendships, desire for recognition, money, your own plans?

Are you careless with your body? Do you fail to care for it as the temple of the Holy


Do you take the slightest credit for anything good about you, rather than give all the

glory to God?

Do you talk of what you have done rather than what Christ has done?

Do most of your sentences start with, contain, or reflect upon ”I”?

Have you been careless in the payment of your debts?

Do you waste time? Do you waste time for others?

Do you listen to unedifying radio or music programs?

Do you find it necessary to seek satisfaction from any questionable source?

Do you worry?

Do you have personal habits that are not pure?

Have you allowed yourself to become “spotted” by the world?


Have you failed to seek the lost for Christ? Have you failed to witness consistently?

Is your life failing to reveal Jesus to your friends and neighbors?

Have you robbed God by withholding your time, talents, and tithe?

Have you failed to support mission work either in prayer or offerings?

Are you irregular in attending Bible study and worship on Sunday?

Have you neglected or slighted your daily private prayer time?

Have you neglected God’s Word?

Do you fail to submit to leaders in the church or elsewhere?

Do you have a stubborn or unteachable spirit?

Are you lazy or irresponsible?

Have you dishonored Him and hindered His work by criticizing His servants?

Have you failed to pray regularly for your pastor or other spiritual leaders?

Are you more concerned about what people will think, than what will be pleasing to


Would you consider your spiritual life to be lukewarm or cold?


Is there anyone against whom you hold a grudge? Anyone you haven’t forgiven?

Anyone you hate? Anyone you refuse to love?

Are there any misunderstandings that you are unwilling to forget?

Is there any person against whom you are harboring bitterness, resentment, or


Anyone you dislike to hear praised?

Are there any relationships that need to be reconciled?

Are you secretly pleased over the misfortune of another?

Are you guilty of any unresolved contentions or strife?

Do you quarrel, argue or engage in heated discussions?

Do you complain or find fault?

Do you have a critical spirit toward any person or thing?

Do you ever carry hidden anger?

Do you have outbursts of anger?

Do you become impatient with others?

Are you harsh, unkind, or sarcastic?

Do you grumble or gossip?

Do you lie?

Do you exaggerate or stretch the truth?