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An Outline Of The First Epistle of Peter

Are things really hopeless in your life?  Listen!  Peter wrote his first letter (epistle) to the scattered and persecuted Christians of Asia Minor, what we today call Turkey.   The word “suffering” occurs at least seventeen times in the five chapters of this little book.   But the real theme is the “living hope” which we believers have amid our hardships.  This hope is…

CHRIST THE KING

Today is the final Sunday of the Christian Church year, sometimes called Christ the King Sunday.   We find ourselves fittingly aware of the last days.  We know the King is coming soon, but we are not given to forecast the day or the hour. For most of us – especially for us Americans – maybe it’s a challenge to identify with Jesus as our King.    After all, we don’t have…

WWJD?

Some years ago a faddish abbreviation took hold among many Christians.  Pretty soon bumper stickers, bracelets and other trinkets were being marketed with the abbreviation WWJD. The abbreviation stands for:  “What Would Jesus Do?” It’s not a new question.  Christian parents and teachers have long used the question to get children to consider how to behave in any given…

“WHEN THE DAY OF EVIL COMES”

In the closing lines of his letter to the Ephesian Christians, Paul encourages us to arm ourselves as soldiers do, to put on “the full armor of God.” Elsewhere he gives similar warnings:  “There will be terrible times in the last days,” and again, “The time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine.  Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around…

FROM THE RAT RACE TO A SOLITARY PLACE

We all talk about the great “rat race” that life can become.  In his book, “Sabbath,” Wayne Muller tells the story of Harvard president Neil Rudenstein.  One morning Rudenstein overslept.  For a perfectionist like him in the midst of a major fund-raising campaign, it was cause for alarm.  After years in a system that rewarded frantic overwork, he was just worn out.   It…
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