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1 Peter 3:13-17

1 Peter 3;13-17

What are you hoping in? Bart Erhman is the James A. Gray Distinguished Professor at the University of North Carolina who abandoned the Christian faith because of the problem of evil. He said that he could not understand how a good God could let people experience so much pain. However, in his book, God's Problem, he went on to state: 'When I fell away from my faith not ju...

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1 Peter 3:8-12

1 Peter 3;8-12

What are you hoping in? Bart Erhman is the James A. Gray Distinguished Professor at the University of North Carolina who abandoned the Christian faith because of the problem of evil. He said that he could not understand how a good God could let people experience so much pain. However, in his book,God's Problem, he went on to state: "When I fell away from my faith not ju...

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1 Peter 3:7

1 Peter 3;7

According to a 2016 study, more British Columbians love their pets than their spouse. To quote the Global News website, "A new poll found that 54% of British Columbians admitted to having days when they loved their dogs more than their spouses. Guess a dog really is 'man's best friend." While that sounds funny, it is actually very sad because it disagrees with Scripture. ...

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1 Peter 3:1-6

1 Peter 3;1-6

According to the latest statistics, four out of ten marriages in Canada end in divorce and, for the first time in history, there are more unmarried adults than married ones. You can add to this that 30 percent of Canadians now live alone, with numbers on the rise. Why is this? Why are people running away from marriage? There are probably a lot of answers to that question ...

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1 Peter 2:21-25

1 Peter 2;21-25

Three little boys once had a contest to see who could walk the straightest line in the snow. To do it, they picked a tree as their final destination and, when they had finished, they noticed that one little boy's tracks were by far the best. So they asked him why and he said, "Because I kept my eyes on the tree. The rest of you guys kept staring at your feet." That is wha...

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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? More to ...

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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 18marks 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 evil world and ...

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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 able to...

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1 Peter 2:4-8

1 Peter 2;4-8

On September 11, 2001, Lieutenant Coronel Brian Birdwell was walking through the U. S. Pentagon when the building was hit by a hijacked plane flown by terrorists. As a result, 60 percent of his body was burned and both of his lungs were seared in the fire. After 6 excruciating surgeries, the doctors gave him a less than one percent chance of survival. But he did survive ...

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