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The Importance of Gratitude

Gratitude is a choice, not a feeling. Ken Boa teaches on the importance of a gratitude mindset, and how we cultivate it: by remembering God’s faithfulness and goodness in the past, His benefits in the present, and His promises for the future.

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1 Peter Study, Part 16 (at Christ Church): A Living Sacrifice

This entry is part 16 of 26 in the series 1 Peter Study (at Christ Church)

Peter continues to prepare his readers for upcoming persecution and opposition.  He encourages them to always be prepared to make a defense for the hope that is in them.  Dr. Boa expounds on this notion of turning from fear to faith and sanctifying Christ as Lord in our hearts so that the shalom within us becomes evident to others.

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1 Peter Study, Part 13 (at Christ Church): Spheres of Authority II

This entry is part 13 of 26 in the series 1 Peter Study (at Christ Church)

Dr. Boa continues his discussion of the practical application of the spheres of God ordained authority.  Peter transitions from governing authorities to that of the work place.  There is no dichotomy between the sacred and the secular. We are called to do our work as to the Lord rather than for men.  As we look to Him as the Source and to Him for the outcome, we pursue a higher standard than we would otherwise.

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1 Peter Study, Part 9 (at Christ Church): Embracing God’s Narrative

This entry is part 9 of 26 in the series 1 Peter Study (at Christ Church)

Peter invites his readers to embrace God’s narrative not the world’s narrative; to embrace a biblical perspective on life and not what we often would construe for ourselves.  This epistle gives a perspective of wisdom, faith, hope, and love and calls us to put our hope in the Living God and His unchanging character and promises.

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