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

Man – A divine creation

This morning’s devotion is focusing on the book of Beginnings. Genesis is about the beginning of the universe, the creation of the heavens and the earth. All things were created by God. Humanity is the pinnacle creative work of a Sovereign God. Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And … More Man – A divine creation

Freeing those in bondage

In the Life Principles Daily Bible by Charles F. Stanley, the readings are: Exodus 3:1-4:31; Psalm 16:1-6; Proverbs 5:1-6; Matthew 18:1-20. Reading the particular life lessons included in the passages – a theme about going before and setting the captives free. Moses was called by God to go before the Pharaoh in seeking the freedom and liberation of the … More Freeing those in bondage

Our Daily Bread | Making bricks without straw

Jennifer Schuldt provides insight in how God works behind the scenes in our lives: even during the worst times of our lives (via Our Daily Bread).  Many of us face the challenge of working with limited resources. Equipped with less money, less time, dwindling energy, and fewer helpers, our workload may remain the same. Sometimes, it … More Our Daily Bread | Making bricks without straw

Becoming a Temple unto God

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has reported dates for the open house and dedication of the Fort Lauderdale Temple in Florida. This will make the 143rd temple in operation by the Mormon Church. These buildings are exquisite in their architectural designs, with beautiful landscape, and interior artistic designs. In these buildings, faithful Latter-day … More Becoming a Temple unto God

An honest reflection | My purpose in seeking transformation toward a more enduring authentic Christian life

Yesterday, I had an opportunity to visit the Mars Hill Church in Shoreline, Washington. The sermon finished up a series based off the book of Malachi and left me contemplating much in my own life as to being an authentic Christian. The title of the sermon series is: Living for a Legacy. I bring this … More An honest reflection | My purpose in seeking transformation toward a more enduring authentic Christian life