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Adam Navis

Faith in Community

I have a confession: when people say that they hear a calling from God, I have no idea what they are talking about. I am not naturally a jealous person,

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1 Peter
Jon Opgenorth

When the Cares of Your Heart Are Many

Read: 1 Peter 5:6-13 He cares for you. (v. 7) One feature of my Apple Watch is a sensor that can somehow tell when my heart is beating in ways

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1 Peter
Jon Opgenorth

The Best Pastor

Read: 1 Peter 5:1-5 Shepherd the flock of God that is among you. (v. 2) When preaching professor Fred Craddock was asked to name the best preacher in North America,

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1 Peter
Jon Opgenorth

Joyful Suffering

Read: 1 Peter 4:12-19 Do not be surprised at the fiery trial. (v. 12) I have yet to suffer for following Jesus, but I have met people who have. One

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1 Peter
Jon Opgenorth

An Epidemic of Loneliness

Read: 1 Peter 4:7-11 Show hospitality to one another. (v. 9) “You are the first person I have spoken with in two weeks,” a homebound woman said to our youth

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Church Feels Different

During a global pandemic the Church has had to adjust to meeting together. However, all around the world, the Church looks different. The Church has always adjusted to changing circumstance, while still being faithful to the Gospel.

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1 Peter
Jon Opgenorth

Arms like Christ

Read: 1 Peter 4:1-6 They are surprised when you do not join them. (v. 4) Some suffering is common to many. Disease or natural disasters come to mind. Other suffering

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1 Peter
Jon Opgenorth

Once

Read: 1 Peter 3:18-22 Christ also suffered once for sins. (v. 18) The church I attend places a baptismal font in the lobby. As people enter, believers are reminded of

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1 Peter
Jon Opgenorth

Be Prepared

Read: 1 Peter 3:8-17 A reason for the hope that is in you . . . (v. 15) “Be Prepared” is the Boy Scout motto etched into me and everyone