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5 Great Things: (#2) The Great Example

Great persecution was coming on the early church.  Peter wrote, “Beloved, do not think it strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange think happened to you” (1 Peter 4:12).  It is not always … Continue reading

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5 Great Things: (#1) The Great Salvation

The key word in the book of 1 Peter is “suffering.”  It appears in some form 16 times [suffer (2:20; 3:14; 3:17; 4:15; 4:16; 4:19); suffered (2:21; 2:23; 3:18; 4:1(x2); 5:10); suffering(s) (1:11; 2:19; 4:13; 5:1)].  It was not easy … Continue reading

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Life’s Setbacks, Don’t Let Them Stop You

Louis Pasteur (1822-1895) accomplished many things as a young man and in middle age.  He was a Professor of Physics by age 24, and a Professor of Chemistry by age 26.  He was the Dean of Science at the University … Continue reading

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Mercy Series: Be Like-Minded

“Therefore if there is any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any affection and mercy, fulfill my joy by being like-minded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one … Continue reading

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Lester Tipton

 You might sometimes wonder if your good deeds of kindness are really making positively difference in the lives of others. You might wonder if  you are leaving a lasting positive influence on others. I’m here to tell you that you may well be, far more than you ever … Continue reading

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“I Worship God At Home”

Several years ago,  I was studying with an individual.  I had convinced this person of many things.  Yet, I never could get this person through the doors of the church building and into the assembly.  As I encouraged him to … Continue reading

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