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New Heart Expression
 
 
 
What is the Heart?
 
Is it the 'real' person?
 
It is very difficult to separate the person  into parts but to have a flavour of what the heart actually is can be helped through seeing how the Bible reveals it to be.
Jonathon Edwards, the 18th Century Minister, likens the heart to be the inclination and will of the soul. In Proverbs it says "As a man thinks in his heart so is he".
The heart seems to express the inner life of the person, often hidden from people.
Jesus talks about the heart as  the place where we put our value of what truely matters to us.
For instance He says "Love the Lord God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind and all your strength".
 
What is it like to have a changed heart. As a living organ, to have a changed heart requires the skill of a surgeon. But it is possible to have a changed heart without it being replaced physically. Having a changed heart is the centre of transformation in the Christian faith.
 
Rewriting our hearts like words inscribed on clay.
Rewriting our thoughts so that a different way of living begins.

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