4 Teachings of Jesus That His Followers (Almost) Never Take Seriously | Brandan Robertson

It’s no secret that those of us who claim to follow Jesus Christ consistently fall short of living up to the way of life of our Rabbi. Being a disciple of Jesus is a lifelong journey towards conforming ourselves to the image and way of life that Jesus taught. However, so often, followers of Jesus … More 4 Teachings of Jesus That His Followers (Almost) Never Take Seriously | Brandan Robertson

How four secret ingredients is able to ignite and sustain an authentic Christian life

Want to know the four secret ingredients to a happy and sustaining authentic Christian life? Sure you do, especially if one is struggling with a crisis of faith, doubt, or moderately curious as to what the Christian life has to offer them. These four secret ingredients are simple and practical. Want to boost your faith … More How four secret ingredients is able to ignite and sustain an authentic Christian life

Know the Holy Scriptures

Today’s lesson comes from an old Melchizedek Priesthood Manual Come to Me Priesthood Personal Study Guide 1983/1987. The purpose of this lesson is to increase your commitment to regularly studying and coming to know the scriptures. This lesson is presented as part of our ongoing understanding, and journey, of what it looks like to live an authentic … More Know the Holy Scriptures

Admonitions, useful for an authentic spiritual life in Christ

Reader’s Note: The following articles are from a small book “Imitation of Christ.” Published by H. M. Caldwell Company. Written by a monastic monk, Thomas A. Kempis. The copy I possess has no publication date, however, has an introduction by H. C. Beeching, M.A. These articles are presented here as a devotional for continued meditation … More Admonitions, useful for an authentic spiritual life in Christ

Going Forward in Christ

Note to the reader: These devotionals are from Evenings with Jesus – A series of devotional readings for the closet and the family. Taken from the late Reverend William Jay.  Speak unto the children of Israel, that they go forward… Exodus 14:15 We may consider this command three ways: 1. In reference to the journey of the Israelites. Now, … More Going Forward in Christ

Why knowing about Jesus Christ is not enough | Christianity Today

The letters (or epistles) Paul has written to the various Christian community Churches are becoming more inspiring. In a new article series Christianity Today is running, we read what Alister McGrath has to say about Phillipians Chapter 3. In the community group for Ballard Church, we are discussing this very nature and idea of what … More Why knowing about Jesus Christ is not enough | Christianity Today

What is the Gospel?

Gospel – what does it mean? For the Christian, it means the Good News. It is the summation of Salvation. Yet, is there more to this understanding of the Gospel? Pastor Rob Stewart of Ballard Church explores the Gospel and what it means through the lenses of the Epistle Paul wrote to the Christians in … More What is the Gospel?

On being “poor in spirit” to inherit the kingdom of Heaven

If one were asked, “What does it mean to be a Christian?” What will the answer be? Each one of us may offer a different response. This may range from, “It means to follow Christ” to “Having acknowledged and received Christ as one’s personal savior.” Yet, how many of us actually considered the question in our … More On being “poor in spirit” to inherit the kingdom of Heaven

How religious pretense is a danger to authenticity

Within the cultivation of an authentic Christian lifestyle, there is a sacred religious piety that evolves within the individual. This piety is not fulfilling any type of rote of religious practice. Piety is the hallmark of one’s reverence toward that which is sacred and holy. There is genuine piety in a person’s relationship with a … More How religious pretense is a danger to authenticity

Inauthentic Christian living a model of holiness?

Mark Galli published an interesting article in the Soulwork column of Christianity today. This article focuses on the nature of Christian living and how one lives within a given social context that is contrary to their own core values and belief systems. The comparison he draws upon is a character from Downton Abbey named Tom Branson. … More Inauthentic Christian living a model of holiness?