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In I Peter 3:15, Peter wrote to his primarily Gentile audience instructing them to set Christ aside as holy in their hearts. The Gentile believers were being persecuted, and these sufferings and trials were the result of these believers living faithfully in a pagan and hostile world. Peter went on to instruct and challenge these Gentile believers to be ready to share their...

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I can still taste the country ham my grandmother served us for breakfast when we would visit her on her farm in Kentucky. The ham had a distinct salty flavor that gave it that savory taste. But my grandmother also shared with me that the purpose of the salt was not only to make the meat tasty but it was also the preservative that kept the ham from going bad. How simple, ye...

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In Love with Jesus

Have you ever met someone who was completely and fervently in love with Jesus? I'm talking 100% devoted and committed to an intimate love relationship with our Lord? D.L. Moody once said, "The world has yet to see what God can do with a man fully consecrated to Him". In a world of shallow, half-hearted relationships, I believe God is longing for us to be that fully consecr...

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July 4th

Can you believe we have reached the mid-way point of 2012? It is at this time of year that we annually turn our attention to our next holiday, the July 4th celebration. Many have family traditions that will be observed such as meeting at the beach with family, or simply meeting at the park to enjoy good food, time with family and friends, watermelon, and possibly a round o...

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In the gospel of John chapter 9 Jesus shared with his disciples this truth, "While I am in the world, I am the Light of the world." In the preceding verse Jesus had announced to His disciples that, "We must work the works of Him who sent Me as long as it is day; night is coming when no one can work." The phrase, "while it is day" could reference the years of Jesus' earthly...

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Elder's Corner - Reflecting Light

From my early years as a child I have always favored daylight over darkness. Whatever the source of my nighttime fears, they vanished with the dawning of a new day. I remember staying with my grandmother on her farm during summer-breaks from school and running around with my uncle as he managed his farm operations. During the days, life was all good. However, when the sun ...

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Elders Corner

The DiscipleNow (DNow) 2012 event is officially over but for those youth who had their lives changed at this year's event, the adventure lives on. God is at work among our youth at Morningside as they have each been challenged to "Get R.E.A.L." as a Christian. The challenge to "Get R.E.A.L." as a Christian does not stop at the doorway of the Student Center. That challenge ...

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