Welcome

Thank you for choosing to spend some time together. As a proud husband, son, brother, friend, and believer in Jesus Christ, you will notice that my writing focuses primarily on family, faith, relationships, and ministry. I also share thoughts on what I'm reading, learning, and pursuing. It has been my privilege to share the good news of God’s grace throughout the United States and abroad. As you read and listen, I hope you find encouragement, hope, and grace for your journey.

 

Currently, I serve as senior pastor of the New Life Seventh-day Adventist Church in Hampton, Virginia, the place where hope grows and love shows. My “Bermudaful” wife and I enjoy good music, Italian cuisine, and international travel.

Grace 101

Heaven's Healing for Human Hearts

What do you think of when you hear the word grace? The subject of a theological debate? The topic of a powerful sermon? The theme of an inspirational hymn? What about Algebra, Pepto-Bismol, or Buckingham Palace? Can these portray grace, too?

 

Grace 101: Heaven’s Healing for Human Hearts is a 31-day devotional that will introduce some and reacquaint others with heaven’s most valuable gift—grace in Jesus Christ. Combining compelling personal anecdotes, contemporary object lessons, and captivating Biblical stories, Grace 101 will deepen your understanding of grace and strengthen your appreciation for the God of grace. 

 

“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God.” Ephesians 2:8

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Steps

A Guide to Knowing God's Will for Your Life

You and I have something in common. We both want to know God’s will for our lives. We are not alone either. We share the company of thousands, even millions, who also desire to live their lives squarely in the will of God. You may be wondering, “Can I really know God’s will for my life?” You can, and the prayer of this resource is that you will. As you embark on this journey, I pray that you come to know God better than you do right now. For, seeking God’s will ultimately begins and ends with seeking God. 

 

Each chapter of this book begins with a passage of Scripture followed by a devotional thought. I encourage you to read prayerfully and ask God for confidence in His Word, closeness to His heart, and a clear understanding of His will for your life. You can read all eight chapters in one sitting or read one at a time. However you approach it, know that God wants to reveal Himself and His will to you in His manner and in His time. Trust His process and His heart.

 

It will be worth it.

Richard D. Martin 2019