One way to test the spiritual condition of your heart is to listen to the words you say. In Matthew 15:10–20, Jesus teaches that the words we say reveal what’s in our hearts. Monitoring the nature of your words can help you monitor the condition of your heart. When it comes to your heart, do you hear yourself?
While the Greek word “ekklesia” is mistranslated as “church” in many Bibles, the word means “group” or “gathering.” Christianity has always been a movement, with local groups of people living out the same approach and posture of Jesus.
Monitoring the physical condition of your heart is important. We count our steps, engage in tests, and take medications… But what about the spiritual condition of your heart? The wisest man in history said, “Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life.” In this series, we’ll discuss monitoring the condition of your heart to ensure what flows from it is as healthy as possible.