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1 Peter 2:18-20

1 Peter 2;18-20

According to a recent survey, only 50 percent of Canadians actually enjoy their jobs and, of those who do, many would leave if they had a better offer. The same survey ranked Canada 17 out of 35 countries in job satisfaction, which raises an important question: What do you do when you don’t like your job? What do you do when you want to quit and go somewhere else? Mo...

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1 Peter 2:13-17

1 Peter 2;13-17

Bruce Waltke, the former Old Testament Professor from Dallas Theological Seminary, tells the story of the time he was walking in the forest with his daughter and came across a butterfly emerging from a cocoon. As he did so, he thought, "I will just help it out a little bit" and he took out a knife and split part of the shell. When he did so, the creature fell out and died ...

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1 Peter 2:11-12

1 Peter 2;11-12

Why are we starting with a series on suffering? August 18 marks my eighth month anniversary at the church and, as I look back on our time together, I cannot help but ask myself, "Why are we starting with a series on suffering? Certainly there must be something more positive to talk about. Why did I pick such a gloomy topic?" Then I remember that we live in an evi...

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1 Peter 2:9-10

1 Peter 2;9-10

In the spring of 2000, James Montgomery Boice, the pastor of Tenth Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia, was diagnosed with liver cancer and only given a short time to live. On May 2 of that same year, he gave the following report to his church: "Should you pray for a miracle? Well, you’re free to do that, of course. But my general impression is that the God Who is a...

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