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Chris Crain
St. Clair County, Alabama
St. Clair County, Alabama
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Check out my new post on "Five Essentials for a Guest-Friendly Church."
Five Essentials for a Guest Friendly Church
Five Essentials for a Guest Friendly Church
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Waiting for Jesus' Return
We are called to live our lives
with expectancy. The early believers inspire us by their outlook; they expected
Jesus Christ to return in their lifetime.   Here are ways they expressed their faith that Jesus Christ could come at
any moment:   Romans 13:12 (...
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Ready to Give a Defense
For the past two weeks, we have been watching the news about
the tragic deaths in Orlando. A gunman walked into a nightclub and gunned down
people without discrimination. The attacker took the time to call 911 and express his allegiance to a terrorist
organ...
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Living the Way Jesus Wants
God loves us. His love is
immeasurable and profound. God’s love, as demonstrated on the cross, teaches us
how we are to love others. The entirety of God’s Law is summed up in “love God
and love people.” What does love look like, practically speaking?   Love...
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God's Plan for Marriage
At the close of chapter 2, Peter wrote to the slaves in the
churches. He encouraged them to follow the example of Jesus Christ. Eventually,
the Gospel was the undoing of slavery in the Roman Empire. Before the end of
slavery, Christian slaves demonstrated t...
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Living Under Authority
Around Memorial Day, we sometimes talk
about how great it is to be a citizen of this nation. Being a citizen of the United States is great! People from other countries also believe that it is great to be a
citizen here. Many of those who have moved here hav...
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A Chosen People
For the past three Sundays, we have been learning from the
letter of 1 Peter. The first week we talked about hope. Last week we talked about holiness . Holiness is more than
religion; it is a lifestyle. If you eat Krispy Kreme doughnuts all week long,
drink...
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Set Apart: What Does it Mean to Be Holy?
Around AD 65, Peter wrote to
believers who were facing persecutions and challenges. He called the scattered,
persecuted church to live in hope in 1 Peter 1:1-12. In verses 13-25, he
emphasized living in holiness. Hope and holiness go together.   If we condu...
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Living in Hope
Of the 84.5 million mothers who live in the U.S., many
struggle with feelings of hopelessness. [1] Consider the findings of a recent poll of moms by the polling firm PSB in March
2016.   ·          Moms are concerned about the
education of their children. A...
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When Things are Out of My Control
The Serenity Prayer is
the common name for a prayer authored by the American theologian Reinhold
Niebuhr (1892–1971). The best-known form is:   God, grant me the serenity to accept the
things I cannot change,         Courage to change the things I can,     ...
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