Genuine faith increases when we are tempted, resist the temptation, and endure. Our glory is eternal life through Jesus Christ. Genuine faith is also increased when we come to understand that God's divine gift is Love and Forgiveness. James speaks on how our temptations do not come from God. What comes from our Heavenly Father is the Light of Christ and all good things that motivate us to love God and others.
Moroni Buries the Plates. Artwork by Katie Payne The Come Follow Me curriculum for this year is covering the Book of Mormon. Fortunately, Book of Mormon Central has produced a massive amount of content that can help individuals dive deeper into the Book of Mormon. This content includes over 500 videos which are featured on … Continue reading 7 Short Videos to Kick Off Your Book of Mormon Come Follow Me Study | Book of Mormon Central
One of the defining characteristics of the Book of Mormon is the invitation for all people - everywhere - to read and ponder the message it contains. It is not just an invitation to read and ponder. It is an invitation to that Jesus is the Christ, Son of the Living God.
Our “Gethsemanes” are those places where our will wrestles to find its way to God’s will. As God patiently wrestled with Jacob and his will, He also wrestled with Jesus the Son of Man, His will and His request in the Garden of Gethsemane. As Adam represented mankind by wrestling his way out of the … Continue reading Having A Gethsemane Experience toward Spiritual Transformation
The past few days (except for today) reminded me of how important rest is to the human mind, body and soul. Since Sunday, I have experienced emotional, mental, and spiritual exhaustion because of an event that had occurred. Normally, I spend either Saturday or Sunday as a day of rest in order to prepare myself … Continue reading Sometimes, you just need to rest
What follows is a snippet from a wonderful article from the website Association of Certified Biblical Counselors. It succinctly describes some of the prevailing issues within the modern Christian Church today. Especially when it comes to dealing with individuals who are in distress and real suffering. I highly recommend reading the full article (link provided below the snippet). … Continue reading TIL 225 | Why is the Church a Last Resort? – Association of Certified Biblical Counselors
If you were to see my bookshelf, there will be a variety of Bible translations. I have had the Hebrew-Greek Key KJV Study Bible, an NASB Thompson Chain Reference Study Bible, English Standard Version Study Bible, and currently have a King James Version Study Bible. I've also had the Scolfield study bible at one point. … Continue reading A Review On The Maxwell Institute Study Edition of the Book of Mormon – A Rare a Possession