Wednesday, May 1, 2013

What is BrightlySalted.com?

“You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot.
“You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden.  Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house.  In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven."    -Matthew 5:13-16



Official Logo For BrightlySalted.com (April2013)
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A lot of time has passed since Jesus spoke these words, and since that time a lot of people have added and taken away from his words in an attempt to make his teachings fit every person.  In my younger days, I saw the church as a building with a preacher, a choir, pretty windows, brass offering plates, and nice people.  Now that I'm older and have the understanding that the church isn't a building at all--rather the collection of Jesus' followers--I've had to examine a lot of the views I learned as a child and compare them to the Word of God, the Bible.  I am ashamed to say a lot of the things I heard as a child or even concluded for myself at various times didn't measure up to the teachings of Jesus.  I'm positive there have even been times in my past when I was in the role of a teacher, and I have taught the meaning of the Scripture incorrectly.  This is partly why this site has been created--to clarify my errors, to right my wrongs, and more importantly, to examine the Word of our God completely.  

I intend to publish my assembly lessons and sermons here as well as my thoughts on world events, but more than anything, I want to use this site to connect with old friends so we can discuss our faith.  I want us all to be able to investigate our questions together, and find the answers God has for us through His Holy Word.  Hopefully we'll make some new friends along the way too.  

At this time, I only plan to publish here a couple times per month, but there may be occasions where a weekly update is warranted...either way, don't worry about me filling your inbox up with constant emails.  This site is just as much for you as it is for me.  Feel free to send me your prayer requests, and I highly encourage you to send me questions on areas where guidance may be needed.  We'll ask God together to lead us.

For now, I'm just asking you to fill in the subscribe box to the right, hit the "Like" button, and feel free to send any study topics you want to research with me.  We'll get to see this site grow together as I add features in the coming days.






Just a pilgrim here,


Russ






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  1. I'm proud of you, baby. Looking forward to growing with you through this process! I love you!

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    1. Just another path on our journey together....I love you too!

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