But what does it say? “The word is near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart,” that is, the message concerning faith that we proclaim…

Romans 10:8 NIV

Listen to Words from the Heart

In Your Heart

In the early 1900s, Frank Yeigh traveled across Canada, taking photographs that captured life in our young country at the time. In 1910 he published those photos in a book titled “The Heart of Canada.” Yeigh wrote this, “A vastly different country is the Canada today. East and West are becoming one in national spirit and aims. The Rocky Mountains are no longer an impassable barrier between the plains of the prairie provinces and the plains of the Pacific coast.”

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I love theology and doctrine. I love to study what other Christians believe and teach. I read theology and watch YouTube videos that other Bible teachers and preachers have produced. I even listen and find interesting, those who might be on a different page on some secondary theological concepts. All of this is important – God very much cares what we believe, particularly when it comes to the nature of God – Father, Son and Holy Spirit – and how we get saved – by grace through faith alone. The challenge is that if this is all there is, it isn’t enough. Right belief is necessary, but it isn’t enough. Listen to what the apostle Paul writes in Romans 10:8: “But what does it say? ‘The word is near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart,’ that is, the message concerning faith that we proclaim…” You can have all the right Biblical and theological knowledge in your brain and miss the most important thing. The Word of God – both the written word in the Bible, and the Logos – the Living Word, Jesus Christ – must be in our hearts. Ultimately the Christian faith is a heart relationship with Jesus Christ. Is He in your heart?

These have been words from the heart.
Bob Beasley