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1 Peter 1:3-9

1 Peter 1;3-9

Providence has been called "The hand of God in the glove of human events." It is the doctrine that God moves and guides and controls the universe. Psalm 115:3 says, "But our God is in the heavens, He does whatever He pleases." Isaiah 46:9-11 says, "I am God, and there is no one like Me, Declaring the end from the beginning...I have planned it, surely I will do it." The pro...

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1 Peter 1:1-2

1 Peter 1;1-2

William Cowper wrote one of the most beloved hymns of all time ("There is a Fountain Filled with Blood") but is little known today because he struggled tremendously with depression. There were times when he could hardly get out of bed and go on with life. In fact, it got so bad that in December of 1763 he tried to kill himself and was admitted into an insane asylum where t...

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The Suffering Church

The Suffering Church - Web

C. S. Lewis was once asked if the righteous suffer. "Why not?" he said. "They are the only ones who can handle it." The Bible is very clear that the righteous suffer alongside the wicked. It minces no words in explaining that believers suffer right alongside non-believers. 2 Timothy 3:12 says, "Indeed, all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will be persecuted." Phili...

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Acts 5:1-11

Acts 5;1-11

The word "commitment" has fallen on hard times today. For example, statistics tell us that four out of ten marriages end in divorce, the average person holds up to 15 different jobs, and they move a staggering 12 times before finally settling down somewhere. And Christians are no different. It has been said that the average Christian has two kids, two cars, one house, one ...

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Romans 10:9-10

Romans 10;9-10

Who can join the church? The answer to that question is simple: Christians. Christians can join the church. But how can you tell if someone is a Christian? The answer to that question is simple too: confession. Romans 10:9 says, "That if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved." But what does...

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