Wisdom for the Heart is a daily, 30-minute broadcast from the Bible Teaching ministry of Stephen Davey. 

Full Speed ... in the Wrong Direction

Romans 10:2-3

10/04/2022 Stephen Davey

The Apostle Paul makes is clear that we are all running toward eternity. The question is… are you running in the right direction? read more

Leaving a Suitcase in Israel

Romans 10:1

10/03/2022 Stephen Davey

The Apostle Paul invested himself in every city and every church and every person he came across because he realized that people are eternal. Will... read more

Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde

James 3:9-12

09/30/2022 Stephen Davey

The Apostle James gives us a rather surprising warning in James 3:9-12 that our worship won't get past the ceiling if our love for God doesn't flow... read more

It Only Takes a Spark

James 3:5-8

09/29/2022 Stephen Davey

Our tongues are potent. If not kept in check, they can devastate entire homes and churches and leave people we love in ruins. So join Stephen now to... read more

Runaway Tongue, Part 2

James 3:1-5

09/28/2022 Stephen Davey

Did you know that the average person speaks between 2,000 and 10,000 words a day? That means we have thousands of opportunities to either turn people... read more

Runaway Tongue, Part 1

James 3:1-5

09/27/2022 Stephen Davey

Did you know that the average person speaks between 2,000 and 10,000 words a day? That means we have thousands of opportunities to either turn people... read more

Significant Lessons From a Surprising Visitor

Luke 10:38-42

09/26/2022 Stephen Davey

When Jesus visited the home of two sisters, they each demonstrates faithful, but different acts of service toward Him. As theologians and Christians... read more

Leaving a Trace of Grace

Luke 10:25-37

09/23/2022 Stephen Davey

As often happened during Jesus’ teaching ministry, many Jews were looking for a loophole in the Law, while Jesus was getting to the heart of the... read more

An Honest Portrayal of the Harvest Field, Part 2

Luke 10:10-24

09/22/2022 Stephen Davey

Jesus commissioned 72 of His disciples to preach the gospel in towns and cities across Israel and God blessed these men with profound spiritual... read more

An Honest Portrayal of the Harvest Field, Part 1

Luke 10:1-9

09/21/2022 Stephen Davey

After years of teaching and equipping, Jesus now prepares some of His most faithful disciples to go out and preach the gospel to towns across Israel,... read more

The Difference Between Admiring and Following

Luke 9:57-62

09/20/2022 Stephen Davey

God ordained several divine encounters for Jesus as He walked along the road with His disciples. These encounters come in the form of three men, who... read more

Divine Grit and Grace

Luke 9:51-56

09/19/2022 Stephen Davey

The Bible gives us four accounts of Jesus’ life, not just so we can learn the most about Him, but so we can learn the most about His disciples too.... read more

Crossing Out the Letter "I"

Luke 9:46-50

09/16/2022 Stephen Davey

The twelve disciples were given intimacy and closeness to Jesus that no other Christians in history have experienced. We might expect that being in... read more

Majesty on Display

Luke 9:37-45

09/15/2022 Stephen Davey

God encourages believers in their walk with Him by giving them spiritual victories in their lives. But many Christians don't understand how easily... read more

Evidence of Eternity

Luke 9:28-36

09/14/2022 Stephen Davey

Almost everyone universally accepts the existence of an afterlife. Some cultures use mythology, some adapt from the Bible, others refuse to predict... read more

Consecration in Action

Luke 9:23-27

09/13/2022 Stephen Davey

There are many different aspects of our lives that go into decision-making here on earth. People consider their financial portfolio, their lifestyle... read more

Who is Jesus to You?

Luke 9:18-22

09/12/2022 Stephen Davey

For Jesus' twelve disciples, it was easier to say the right theological truths about Jesus with their mouths than it was for them to believe them in... read more

Here Comes Manna From Heaven...Again!

Luke 9:10-17

09/09/2022 Stephen Davey

Jesus gave His disciples supernatural and divine power on earth and commissioned them to go out and exercise that power in Israel. When they... read more

A Checklist While Serving the King

Luke 9:1-10

09/08/2022 Stephen Davey

The Great Commission is more than just an abstract concept, it's a practical command for us to obey today. But does he idea of preaching the gospel... read more

How to Treat Royalty

1 Peter 3:7

09/07/2022 Stephen Davey

True manhood is not chauvinistic. True strength is not condescending. True leadership is not tyrannical. Peter reminds us that we will never be... read more

The Original Manual on Manhood, Part 2

1 Peter 3:7

09/06/2022 Stephen Davey

Godly male leadership is becoming a lost art. Gender confusion, love of power, and desire for autonomy have stripped the term manhood of its... read more

The Original Manual on Manhood, Part 1

1 Peter 3:7

09/05/2022 Stephen Davey

Godly male leadership is becoming a lost art. Gender confusion, love of power, and desire for autonomy have stripped the term manhood of its... read more

Replanting Eden, Part 2

1 Peter 3:7

09/02/2022 Stephen Davey

Men, do you want to go back to Eden? Do you want the joy of a marital union that honors God and satisfies your desire for companionship, intimacy,... read more

Replanting Eden, Part 1

1 Peter 3:7

09/01/2022 Stephen Davey

Men, do you want to go back to Eden? Do you want the joy of a marital union that honors God and satisfies your desire for companionship, intimacy,... read more

Daughters of Sarah

1 Peter 3:5-6

08/31/2022 Stephen Davey

Was Sarah perfect? No. Did she have seasons of faithlessness and spiritual drought? Yes. But while her biography is marred by moments of failure, her... read more

More Than Skin Deep, Part 2

1 Peter 3:3-4

08/30/2022 Stephen Davey

What does God consider beautiful in a woman? What characterizes a woman after God's own heart? Peter takes us back to an Old Testament heroine to... read more

More Than Skin Deep, Part 1

1 Peter 3:3-4

08/29/2022 Stephen Davey

What does God consider beautiful in a woman? What characterizes a woman after God's own heart? Peter takes us back to an Old Testament heroine to... read more

Witnessing Without Words, Part 2

1 Peter 3:2

08/26/2022 Stephen Davey

Society is loud today. From social media platforms to review sites strong opinions are rampant. Out-yell and out-argue everyone else "that's... read more

Witnessing Without Words, Part 1

1 Peter 3:2

08/25/2022 Stephen Davey

Society is loud today. From social media platforms to review sites strong opinions are rampant. Out-yell and out-argue everyone else "that's... read more

Submitting to a Sinner

1 Peter 3:1

08/24/2022 Stephen Davey

Feminist messages are flying at women from all angles. Submission? That's weakness. Gentleness? That's insecurity. Humility? That's old fashioned. As... read more

Surprising Saints, Part 2

James 2:25

08/23/2022 Stephen Davey

In this message Stephen reminds us that God doesn't just save undeserving people . . . He saves the least deserving! read more

Surprising Saints, Part 1

James 2:25

08/22/2022 Stephen Davey

In this message Stephen reminds us that God doesn't just save undeserving people . . . He saves the least deserving! read more

In the Court of Public Opinion

James 2:21-24

08/19/2022 Stephen Davey

When James makes the bold statement that we are not only justified by faith but by works as well, how can we reconcile that with the Apostle Paul's... read more

More Than a Motto

James 2:19-20

08/18/2022 Stephen Davey

The Apostle James takes us beyond the veil of the demonic world to reveal that belief in Christ and believing in Christ are very different things.... read more

Show and Tell, Part 2

James 2:14-18

08/17/2022 Stephen Davey

Here's James chapter 2 in a nutshell: faith without works is a faith that doesn't work. read more

Show and Tell, Part 1

James 2:14-18

08/16/2022 Stephen Davey

Here's James chapter 2 in a nutshell: faith without works is a faith that doesn't work. read more

Sodom & Gomorrah: Act II

Judges 11:1-28

08/15/2022 Stephen Davey

Homosexuality used to be a sin that was only practiced outside the walls of the Church. Today, the homosexual lifestyle is condoned, and homosexuals... read more

Home-Made Gods

Judges 17:1 - 18:31

08/12/2022 Stephen Davey

The nation of Israel is adrift spiritually and morally. No more judges will appear on the scene to fight or pray or preach. It is no surprise that... read more

O Be Careful Little Eyes

Judges 16:1-31

08/11/2022 Stephen Davey

When Samson can no longer see physically, he finally sees spiritually. When everything else is stripped away, he finally understands what really... read more

The Man Who Had it Made

Judges 13:1 - 14:20

08/10/2022 Stephen Davey

In this message Stephen takes us through the journey of Samson's life to warn us that spiritual potential doesn't always lead to spiritual success.... read more

Cross Your Heart and Hope to Die

Judges 11:20-40

08/09/2022 Stephen Davey

Has it ever occurred to you that what you believe determines how you behave? What you believe about God affects everything about you. The decisions... read more

Unbelievable Grace

Judges 11:1-28

08/08/2022 Stephen Davey

The unbelievable grace of God does not care about heredity. It is not limited by the social, parental, and environmental factors that men consider... read more

Hooray for the Housewife

Judges 4:1 - 5:31

08/05/2022 Stephen Davey

Do you know why God has given us armor to fight with? Because He wants believers to fight! God wants to teach us how to wage spiritual warfare! There... read more

Winning the Second Generation

Judges 1:1 - 2:23

08/04/2022 Stephen Davey

The Old Testament book of Judges is a story of a nation gone mad with sin and rebellion. One generation would serve God, but then the ones that... read more

One Nation Under Greed

Exodus 20:17

08/03/2022 Stephen Davey

If God really is sovereign and He has promised to meet all our needs, then why do we covet? In this message Stephen reminds us that contentment will... read more

Cosmetics for the Tongue

Exodus 20:16

08/02/2022 Stephen Davey

Our tongue has more influence on people than our income, our figure, our face, our wardrobe, our car, and our home combined. Our tongues can mend a... read more

A Thief in the Light

Exodus 20:15

08/01/2022 Stephen Davey

Stealing is wrong. We know that because it's one of the Ten Commandments. But why is it wrong? What harm does it really do? Why does God hate it so... read more

Caging the Beast Within

Exodus 20:14

07/29/2022 Stephen Davey

We are constantly bombarded with images of sexual promiscuity in our modern culture and they come under the title, "sexual expression." But the Bible... read more

The Industry of Death

Exodus 20:13

07/28/2022 Stephen Davey

The church has sent mixed messages to the world about the issue of abortion. 'Choice' is the buzzword of the day. Stephen indicates that the One who... read more

A Parent's Bill of Rights

Exodus 20:12

07/27/2022 Stephen Davey

What does God mean when He tells us to honor our fathers and mothers? Is this just a rule for kids or is it for adults as well? In this message... read more

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About Wisdom for the Heart

Wisdom for the Heart is a daily radio broadcast / podcast based on the preaching ministry of Stephen Davey. Stephen pastors The Shepherd's Church in Cary, North Carolina. The broadcast is heard each weekday across the United States. Our messages are also being translated into seven additional languages for distribution around the world. 

We have edited these messages to fit a radio time slot. The complete, unedited version of all Stephen's teaching is available by clicking the "Full Length Sermons" link at the top of this page. 

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