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1 Peter 4:17-19

1 Peter 4;17-19

Last week, the Chilliwack Progress covered two sad stories on the front cover. One involved a convicted offender who was asking for parole. The other involved a police officer who was killed in the line of duty. And, in both, people asked the question: “Where is the justice?” “How is this fair?” Suffering always raises questions of justice. It alwa...

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1 Peter 4:12-16

1 Peter 4;12-16

To get you thinking about our passage for Sunday, I have a pop quiz for you. How would you finish this sentence? “You can tell someone is a Christian when they __________ .” Some might say: “You can tell someone is a Christian when they profess the name of Christ.” After all, the Bible says a lot about making a profession. The problem, however, is t...

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1 Peter 4:7-11

1 Peter 4;7-11

The doctrine of end times may be one of the most controversial topics around. It has caused more heartache and confusion than possibly any other subject in the Christian life. For example, in the 1800s, some time between the War of 1812 and the Civil War, a popular preacher appeared in America named William Miller saying that the end was coming. As a result, his followers ...

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1 Peter 4:1-6

1 Peter 4;1-6

On December 17, 1927, the USS S-4 Submarine was running maneuvers off the coast of Massachusetts when it was accidentally hit by a Coast Guard Destroyer. The impact left a 2-foot gash in the hull that could not plugged. So the submarine sank to the bottom of the ocean where it sat for 3 days waiting to be rescued. While it was there, it sent messages to other vessels in th...

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