James 1:27 (HCSB) 27 Pure and undefiled religion before our God and Father is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself unstained by the world.
Geoff Hartt co-founded Hispanics for Christ with Jorge Osorio in 2004. He has planted churches and trained pastors in Mexico, South America, and Africa. His wife, Lori, and his youngest daughter live in Wilsonville. He also serves as a pastor for The Table, a North American Baptist church in Wilsonville.
Both King Uzziah and the Prophet Isaiah had a mission from God to accomplish. Uzziah, though he started well and “did what was right in the eyes of the Lord’ allowed pride into his life. The pride resulted in sin, judgment, and his being unable to complete the mission God gave him. Replacing spiritual pride with a humility before God is one of the major challenges we face as a church and as Christians in North America.