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Behavior does not indicate what’s going on inside of the heart. It can give us hints, but never the full truth. In this series, “Cross My Heart,” the dangers of not watching after our hearts are made apparent. If you can’t seem to figure out why you’re experiencing inconsistencies in your life, then you may need a change of heart.
Sermons In This Series
The reason we rarely stop to monitor our hearts is that it was never encouraged. As children, we were taught instead to monitor our BEHAVIOR. If we behaved properly good things happened, regardless of what was going on in our hearts. We modified our behavior to avoid pain, and we’ve been doing it ever since. Consequently, we become much better at monitoring our behavior (actions and words) than our hearts. [ read more...]Matthew 15:18-19
Things that stay in the darkness grow exponentially over time, and finally break through the filter we have put in place. They cause us to act in ways that others don’t understand, and develop habits that even we don’t understand (and can’t break). [ read more...]Proverbs 4:23-23
We are tempted to treat the symptoms that stem from an unhealthy spiritual heart while ignoring the deeper issues. But as is the case with the physical heart, eventually the root problem will become the real problem. Just as a heart attack can destroy your body, spiritual heart disease will eventually destroy you and your most valuable relationships. [ read more...]Proverbs 4:23-23
When we DON’T have enough, we don’t hesitate to talk to God about it? So why don’t we do that when we have MORE than enough?! [ read more...]Jeremiah 17:9-9
Life can be hard on the heart, because the world is full of outside influences that have the power to disrupt its rhythm. Over time you develop habits that slowly erode your heart’s sensitivity. The inevitable pain and disappointment of life cause you to set up walls around your heart. At the end of the day, your heart gets out of sync with the rhythm it was created to maintain. And if left alone, these “heart attackers” will linger for a lifetime and do incredible damage. [ read more...]
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