Category Archives: Heart

Stir Up Your Heart

Yesterday we asked the question: where is your heart? Today we want to consider how we can stir up our heart for God. In Isaiah 29, God not only confronts the people with their heartless worship (v13), he goes on … Continue reading

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Where Is Your Heart?

And the Lord said: “Because this people draw near with their mouth and honor me with their lips, while their hearts are far from me, and their fear of me is a commandment taught by men…. – Isaiah 29:13 (ESV) … Continue reading

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The Test

Summer is here.  And with summer comes numerous activities that compete for our time.  And some of those activities are on Sunday mornings, competing for our time with the Lord and his people.  It may be a game, a race, … Continue reading

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Our Treasure and Our Pearl

 The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and covered up. Then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.  Again, the kingdom of heaven is … Continue reading

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What Are You Seeking?

What are you seeking? This is Jesus’ question to two of John the Baptist’s disciples.  It is also an important question for us to ponder as we end this year and begin a new year.  The answer to the question determines … Continue reading

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Who Needs Who?

“Hear, O my people, and I will speak; O Israel, I will testify against you. I am God, your God. Not for your sacrifices do I rebuke you; your burnt offerings are continually before me. I will not accept a … Continue reading

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Church Is Cancelled – Now What?

The winter storm closed most of the churches in our area this morning.  So how should we respond when we hear that church is cancelled?  Let me give you six suggestions. 1. Disappointment.  We should be excited about the opportunity to gather with … Continue reading

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Drifting Heart

As I was preparing for my last class on the Great Awakening, I came across 25 evidences of a drifting heart in need of revival.  These are slightly adapted from Richard Owen Roberts’s book, Revival.  For further elaboration of each point, I recommend … Continue reading

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Two Ways To Live

In the Sermon on the Plain in Luke 6, Jesus gives us two ways to live.  One way is to live for self.  We can chase after riches, fullness, laughter, and popularity.  We can live to gain for ourselves, as … Continue reading

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Why do we do what we do for God?  Is it from an all consuming passion for him?  Or are we just going through the motions?  Do we have a heart for God or is it just ritual?  Matthew West … Continue reading

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