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A Biblical Theology of Suffering (Part 2)

As we witness the testimonies of courageous persecuted brothers and sisters, it is worthwhile to reflect on the words of Peter, “For this is a gracious thing, when, mindful of God, one endures sorrows while suffering unjustly” (1 Peter 2:19 ESV). In these words, Peter defines grace as being enabled to endure suffering because of …

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New HOPE for China

Anyone following the news today is aware of significant changes to Chinese society. The paranoid leaders of China have implemented a draconian, all-pervasive surveillance of the Chinese population. Video cameras are ubiquitous, capturing the normal routines of the average citizen in overlapping grids. Even churches are required to have cameras. The peer pressure of social …

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Give a Priceless Gift

It was the patriarch, Job, who wrote; “I have not departed from the commandment of His lips; I have treasured the words of His mouth more than my necessary food.” (Job 23:12) His statement supports the words of Jesus; “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth …

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