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Biblical Hope in Times of Loss

Below are some Scriptures, plus links to other resources, that provide perspective and encouragement at times of loss. These verses are good texts for reading at funerals or at other times in the face of loss of various kinds.

Watch a video of Ken teaching on the subject of hope amidst loss. 

Job 14:14:

If a man dies, will he live again?

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Practicing the Presence of God: Part 23

This entry is part 23 of 34 in the series Practicing the Presence of God

Dr. Boa teaches that the “good life” (by the world’s definitions) will never be enough for us, because we were made for something much better. We can break out of the cages of the world’s way of thinking, living on the level of intimacy with God while also being present with people.

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1 Peter Study, Part 24 (at Christ Church): Qualities of Leadership II

This entry is part 24 of 26 in the series 1 Peter Study (at Christ Church)

Dr. Boa discusses the importance of maintaining a proper balance in the spiritual leadership of local assemblies.  He addresses potential dangers to avoid and three components of leadership that apply to all of us as we lead in our particular spheres of influence.

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1 Peter Study, Part 19 (at Christ Church): Agents of Light

This entry is part 19 of 26 in the series 1 Peter Study (at Christ Church)

Peter invites his readers to see that our outlook will determine the things we pursue and treasure and value.  And so we want to pursue the will of God and His promises.  We want to live a life that demands an explanation as an agent of light, grace and love; giving rather than expecting in return and entrusting ourselves to Him for the outcome.

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1 Peter Study, Part 18 (at Christ Church): Arming for Adversity

This entry is part 18 of 26 in the series 1 Peter Study (at Christ Church)

Dr. Boa encourages us as Peter encouraged his readers to arm ourselves for adversity by keeping an eternal perspective in this temporal world.  We want to treasure the not yet over the now even when this world presses in upon us.  Biblical faith invites us to contextualize this brief earthly sojourn with the eternity of heaven.

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