What is wrong with wanting to be popular?
We were born to be loved. We love applause and attention, and want to be admired. The mark of a Christian, however, is to seek God and love others well. Nancy Fitzgerald says when we fall into pride, we no longer focus on others, but rather love ouselves. Scripture helps us refocus and reflect Christ in all we do.
"Time to memorize the Beatitudes!" Why? Jim Strietelmeier says the sooner we bring the Word of God into our hearts/souls, our mind will and emotions, the better we live rightly. "Having the framework of historical text is useful, but Jesus' words, His love letter to us, is evidence daily mercy, stretching us into new a new completed work.
Maturity in Christ is taking the Beatitudes from the pages of scripture and applying them to real life. We're inviting God to be in your city, church and family. Salt without it's saltiness is pointless. We need to BE available.
Carmel native, Nancy Fitzgerald is known for her golfing ability; she is an amateur golf champion on the state and national level. Nancy was inducted into the Indiana Golf Hall of Fame. She's also the Founder and Executive Director of Anchorsaway. Anchorsaway Christian Worldveiw Curriculum prepares seniors in high school and college students to live out and share the truths of the Christian worldview. It equips this younger generation for personal regeneration, moral revival and cultural restoration.
A Moody Bible Institute gradutate, Jim Strietelmeier now serves as Head Pastor of the Neighborhood Fellowship in downtown Indianapolis. Jim's vision is to expand the kingdom by developing disciples, one heart/life at a time. He serves the broken-hearted, down-and-out, and uplifts his congregration through hands-on ministry. Strietelmeier is a regular guest on Moody Radio, with extensive Bible memorization, and a leader in compassion and relationships.
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