Hardened Hearts

Mark 6:45-52

Introduction: Here we see a group of disciples whose hearts have become hardened. They had grown spiritually insensitive to the miracles of Christ. They had just observed and participated in perhaps the most spectacular of all of Christ's miracles. Thousands of people were fed with only five loaves of bread and two small fish.

Afterwards, Jesus tells them to get into a ship and sail to the other side of the Sea of Galilee. Jesus goes off to a secluded area for prayer, and later joins them in the midst of a storm. He stills the sea, and takes them safely to the other shore.

This is perhaps the most miserable condition that a Christian can ever be in. Spiritually insensitive to the work of God. Please note: These men had not turned their backs on Christ or His service. They were very much involved, and yet their hearts had become hardened.

I. The Evidence of Hardened Hearts.

II. Why Our Hearts Grow Hard.

III. The Cure for a Hard Heart.

Conclusion: What about our hearts tonight? Our worship and service to God is a natural outgrowth of heart that is right with God. Proverbs 4:23, "Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life."