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12.14 Weekly Impact Statement

Be reminded of this truth from Sunday’s message:

Luke 2:34-35-Then Simeon blessed them and said to Mary, his mother: “This child is destined to cause the falling and rising of many in Israel, and to be a sign that will be spoken against, so that the thoughts of many hearts will be revealed.”

Jesus is a Revealer of what is in our hearts.

Jesus’ coming revealed what was in Mary’s heart. It was a humble heart, a heart of submission. It was a heart that sought to take it all in as she pondered things in her heart and even as she marveled over what was told to her by Simeon and held Jesus’ future in her heart.

Jesus’ coming revealed what was in King Herod’s heart. Matthew’s Gospel in chapter 2 tells us about King Herod’s selfish, murderous heart.

Jesus’ coming revealed what was in the religious leaders’ hearts. The people who were supposed to be able to demonstrate what it meant to be in a relationship with God, the people who knew the Scriptures the best, the people who were living to keep the Law of God. They were the most resistant to Jesus. (Luke 22:1)

Jesus is still interested in what is happening in our hearts today. Just because you have believed in Jesus doesn’t mean God is finished with your heart. Will you let Him examine your heart, correct your heart, teach your heart and fully inhabit your heart this Christmas season?

Pastor Melissa

 

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