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Devotional Spirituality: Part 8—Seasons of Dryness & Darkness

This entry is part 8 of 21 in the series Devotional Spirituality

The spiritual life involves alternating patterns of sorrow and joy, delight and emptiness, warm experience and feelings of abandonment. During these times, showing up before God on a daily basis is critical, Ken Boa explains in this eighth part of his “Devotional Spirituality” series.

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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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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 23 (at Christ Church): Qualities of Leadership – Part I

This entry is part 23 of 26 in the series 1 Peter Study (at Christ Church)

As Peter continues to prepare the people for the upcoming fierce persecution, he stresses the importance of leadership.  Times of persecution demand spiritual leadership.  Dr. Boa expounds on the qualities of leadership and the necessity of godly authority to carry the people.

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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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