Our Hearts Burned Within Us: Responding Appropriately to God's Word

Date: 4/11/2010
Type: Sunday Sermon
Price: FREE

In several weeks we will begin studying the book of Nehemiah. There are a number of issues I want us to understand as we approach this book so that our heads and hearts are in the right place. Today I want us to address the heart. How is it that we should respond to the Word of God?

I address the heart first because, as both Jesus and Solomon tell us, it is out of the heart that the mouth speaks; the heart that controls the mind and directs it whithersoever it will. We study, we value, we respond to what we love, to what we esteem and revere. So our hearts must be rightly directed to God’s Word and, if this is accomplished, our understanding of the Word of God will grow accordingly. So how should we respond to the Word of God?

Stuart W. Bryan Stuart Bryan is the pastor of Trinity Church. He and his wife, Paige, have seven children, four homegrown, two adopted from the lovely land of Guatemala, and one adopted from Ukraine. Stuart earned his B.A. in Religion from Whitworth College and his M.A. in Theological and Historical Studies from Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, Florida.