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Beyond Change and Decay

April 30th, 2017 · No Comments

1 Peter 1:3-4 (New Living Translation) 3 All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. It is by his great mercy that we have been born again, because God raised Jesus Christ from the dead. Now we live with great expectation, 4 and we have a priceless inheritance—an inheritance that is kept […]

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What God has Called Me to Do

October 1st, 2016 · No Comments

1 Peter 3:9 (New Living Translation) Don’t repay evil for evil. Don’t retaliate with insults when people insult you. Instead, pay them back with a blessing. That is what God has called you to do, and he will grant you his blessing. Here is a little different contemplation on this verse. I usually read this […]

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Living for What is Right

August 14th, 2016 · No Comments

1 Peter 2:24 (New Living Translation) He personally carried our sins in his body on the cross so that we can be dead to sin and live for what is right. By his wounds you are healed. Why did Jesus the Messiah die on the cross? One of the reasons is so that I can […]

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An Identity

August 13th, 2016 · No Comments

1 Peter 2:10 (New Living Translation) “Once you had no identity as a people; now you are God’s people. Once you received no mercy; now you have received God’s mercy.” Who am I? What is my title? What do people call me? What is it I want people to call me? What identity do I […]

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Your Former Friends are Suprised

August 9th, 2015 · No Comments

1 Peter 4:4 (New Living Translation) Of course, your former friends are surprised when you no longer plunge into the flood of wild and destructive things they do. Why don’t you… Why aren’t you excited about… Why won’t you… What’s wrong with you? People say these things to Christians. Old friends from high school or […]

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A Different Way

August 8th, 2015 · No Comments

1 Peter 3:8-10 (New Living Translation) 8 Finally, all of you should be of one mind. Sympathize with each other. Love each other as brothers and sisters. Be tenderhearted, and keep a humble attitude. 9 Don’t repay evil for evil. Don’t retaliate with insults when people insult you. Instead, pay them back with a blessing. […]

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Eternal Life Through the Good News

January 31st, 2015 · No Comments

1 Peter 1:23-25 (New Living Translation) 23 For you have been born again, but not to a life that will quickly end. Your new life will last forever because it comes from the eternal, living word of God. 24 As the Scriptures say, “People are like grass; their beauty is like a flower in the […]

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Great Expectation

July 28th, 2013 · No Comments

1 Peter 1:3 (New Living Translation) All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. It is by his great mercy that we have been born again, because God raised Jesus Christ from the dead. Now we live with great expectation, God is merciful. God’s mercy gives us a new birth, and, with […]

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If We Want to Enjoy Life…

December 23rd, 2012 · No Comments

1 Peter 3:10-12 (New Living Translation) 10 For the Scriptures say, “If you want to enjoy life and see many happy days, keep your tongue from speaking evil and your lips from telling lies. 11 Turn away from evil and do good. Search for peace, and work to maintain it. 12 The eyes of the […]

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You are Free

February 18th, 2012 · No Comments

1 Peter 2:16 (New International Version) For you are free, yet you are God’s slaves, so don’t use your freedom as an excuse to do evil. We are free. We are free from silly human stuff that chokes our lives For example, our cares choke our lives. Such as: I care about what you think […]

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