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Summary: Where did that come from? That horrible, sinking feeling you have when something comes out of your mouth that you didn’t expect - that thing is just so “unlike” you. Did you know those words are just a reflection of what lurks beneath the surface? The sca

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What Lies Beneath

The Hidden Chamber

Matthew 15:16-20; Proverbs 4:23

What is the difference between a moralist and a Christian?

A moralist follows rules.

A Christian follows Jesus.

16"Are you still so dull?" Jesus asked them. 17"Don’t you see that whatever enters the mouth goes into the stomach and then out of the body? 18But the things that come out of the mouth come from the heart, and these make a man ’unclean.’ 19For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false testimony, slander. 20These are what make a man ’unclean’; but eating with unwashed hands does not make him ’unclean.’ " Matthew 15:16-20

Jesus wants us to move from behavior modification to heart transformation.

Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life. Proverbs 4:23

Bottom Line: Everything you think, say and do flows out of your heart.


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