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Your Cheatin' Heart Jeremiah 17:5-10

Your Cheatin' Heart

God knows all about our cheatin’ hearts and offers help.

AT A GLANCE:

Today’s text refers to our hearts as devious and perverse. So we begin with perhaps the best cultural expression of the same idea: the song recorded by Hank Williams Sr. called “Your Cheatin’ Heart.” But although there’s no hope for the lovesick crooner of the song, hope abounds for those with a “devious” heart in today’s text.

 

EDITOR’S PICK:

For material based on today’s gospel text, see “When a Church Should Go to Hell,” February 16, 1992, at HomileticsOnline.com.

 

For an alternative idea pertaining to 1 Corinthians 15:12-20, see “Flash Nonfiction.”

 

He was only 29 when he died. The cause was heart failure brought on by alcohol and drug abuse. In his short life and career as a musician, he managed to score 11 No. 1 hits on the Billboard charts and another 24 that made the top 10. He managed this remarkable feat without ever learning how to read music. When...

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