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  • March 7, 2024By JB Shreve

    Episode 3: The Heart of the Revolution Manifesto: Life, Politics, and Reality in the Kingdom of God In episode 3 we look at the core of the revolutionary message Jesus presented as the Kingdom of God – the heart!   What we traditionally refer to as the “Sermon on the Mount” was actually a revolutionary

  • March 6, 2024By JB Shreve

    In episode 2 of our series “The Manifesto: Life, Politics, and Reality in the Kingdom of God,” we look at the setting and cast of characters in first-century Palestine when Jesus presented the foundational teaching of His Sermon on the Mount. You might be surprised how relevant those times were to our own today. We

  • February 29, 2024By JB Shreve

    What we traditionally refer to as the “Sermon on the Mount” was actually a revolutionary manifesto for a new way of life in the Kingdom of God. In today’s unsettling and polarized age, the teachings of this Kingdom Manifesto are as relevant and vital as ever. In this multi-part series, JB Shreve and Faithful Considerations

  • January 22, 2024By JB Shreve

    Throughout this devotional series, we have looked at the power of gratitude toward God to activate change, stability, endurance, and strength in our lives. Gratitude operates as a transformational agent. Imagine a glass full of water and bleach. We stir it and stir, but no matter how much activity we apply to the mixture, nothing

  • January 15, 2024By JB Shreve

    Several times in the gospels, Jesus referenced the sign of Jonah. But He answered and said to them, “An evil and adulterous generation seeks after a sign, and no sign will be given to it except the sign of the prophet Jonah. For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of

  • January 14, 2024By JB Shreve

    The 2024 US Presidential election season will kick off tomorrow with the first caucuses in Iowa. This week’s current events brief looks at how we can expect 2024 to be unlike any other election, full of confusion at first, then comes the chaos. Amid the confusion and chaos, people of faith must stand strong. Our

  • January 8, 2024By JB Shreve

    Thankful people are people who spend time in the Word of God. If you want to live a life of peace and contentment, live a life in the light of the Word of God. This is essential Christian discipline, yet many still need to follow through on this. Gratitude and the Word of God work

  • January 1, 2024By JB Shreve

    So far, in this devotional series, we have explored the power and priority that a posture of gratitude can hold in our spiritual lives. Gratitude fosters an indomitable lifestyle. Thankfulness opens a doorway to God for faith and understanding to flow. It is a transforming agent that empowers us for maturity. But there is one

  • December 18, 2023By JB Shreve

    Scripture calls us to live as spiritual beings, not mere fleshly men and women ruled by our carnal environment. We can incorporate many disciplines into our lives to encourage and strengthen this posture to set our minds on things above rather than the things of this world, and they are all to our benefit. Think

  • December 11, 2023By JB Shreve

    In our last post in this series, we looked at the prophet Daniel’s routine to give thanks to God three times a day, every day. His circumstances did not shift this standard for the prophet. No matter how good or bad things became, Daniel thanked God every day, three times a day. There is something

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