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Be Not Afraid

Be Not Afraid

By Clifton Angel

“But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear” (1 Peter 3:15, KJV). This passage is often quoted to encourage memorization of Scripture and the knowledge of God’s Word. While these are very important, and the principle may be present in the passage, the context provides a very different meaning. 1 Peter 3:15 is not about memorizing Scripture. Continue reading “Be Not Afraid”

What are you thankful for?

Thanksgiving is a great holiday. It is great for many reasons although I have to admit that I am still grateful for the food. Most of all, I am grateful for the time with family. However, I am still grateful for leftovers that will last for days. Despite our fondness of food, Thanksgiving has to be more than food. Continue reading “What are you thankful for?”

We are God’s Billboards.

 2 Corinthians 9:12-14

12 For the ministry of this service is not only supplying the needs of the saints, but is also overflowing in many thanksgivings to God. 13 By their approval of this service, they will glorify God because of your submission flowing from your confession of the gospel of Christ, and the generosity of your contribution for them and for all others, 14 while they long for you and pray for you, because of the surpassing grace of God upon you.” (Used by permission, ESV)

Continue reading “We are God’s Billboards.”

Thanksgiving and Overindulgence.

I must admit that I really like Thanksgiving. It is a great holiday. A time where we are encouraged to reflect on the past and present with a positive viewpoint. We are told to be thankful; told to look at all the great things our God has given us. Continue reading “Thanksgiving and Overindulgence.”

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