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Dare To Be Different Part III

by Russ Peters

Continued from Part II Let us fast forward to the book of Acts, in the New Testament. The beginning of the Christian Church by the outpouring of the Holy Spirit is described in chapter two. In Acts chapter seven, just a few years later (between 34 and 39 AD), a young man by the name […]

Dare To Be Different Part II

by Russ Peters

Dare To Be Different Part II As time went on, Nebuchadnezzar began to forget his awe at Daniel’s God, and instead dwelt on the fact that he was that “head of Gold,” representing the greatest gentile kingdom portrayed in his dream which Daniel had interpreted. Chapter three of Daniel describes how his heart was lifted […]

Dare To Be Different Part I

by Russ Peters

Tuesday, July 4, 2017, was the 241st birthday of the United States of America, a country founded on Christian principles. In the early days the USA was considered to be a Christian nation, whose citizens conducted themselves in such a manner that the nation has been greatly blessed by God. Though the USA has only […]

Keep a Civil Tongue in Your Head

by Russ Peters

The title of this blog came to my mind as I was reading the Bible in my devotions this morning. It is an expression that was common in those long ago days of my youth. This expression is actually defined in the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary and Thesaurus thus: “Keep a civil tongue in your […]

The Human Body

by Russ Peters

The Centerpiece of Easter I hesitate to use the word Easter, and do so only because in the English-speaking world it is by far the word most used when speaking of the resurrection of Jesus’ body and the celebration thereof. Hereafter, I will use “Jesus’ Resurrection” for the event and “Resurrection Day” for the annual […]

A Sheltered Childhood

by Russ Peters

My parents married just after World War I ended in 1918, and I was born on April 25, 1920, so my childhood was neatly tucked between World War I and World War II. Thus I had no worries about either war. Though the great drought/depression of the early 1930’s came during my childhood, my Daddy […]

Is Unity a Good Thing?

by Russ Peters

But of course! Why wouldn’t it be? What a stupid question! Well, unity has a number of meanings, so we better get more specific. Since I posted the question, I guess it is up to me to pick the dictionary meaning to be used. In my dictionary it is meaning number five: complete accord among […]

Lament of a Mini-goat

by Russ Peters

Lament of a Mini-goat Maxi-Grandpa Peters It all began with a horse named Happy, Whose disposition was actually very scrappy. A thoroughbred, retired from racing, A handsome horse but always pacing. Annie thought she knew his need, And suggested they buy another steed. Her folks declined and said that such Would end up eating way […]

Mundane Ministries

by Russ Peters

The dictionary defines the word “mundane,” an adjective, thus: (1) of or pertaining to the world, and (2) noting or pertaining to the everyday concerns of this world rather than to spiritual matters. During my sixty-one years as a pastor, or Minister of the Gospel, the bulk of my ministering may have been in spiritual […]

Eli’s Fatal Flaw

by Russ Peters

Once upon a time there was an important man named Eli (actually it was about 3170 years ago, at which time he was ninety-eight years old, and blind). Eli had a lot going for him : His name, Eli, means “God is High”; He was a descendant of Israel’s original High Priest, Aaron, through Aaron’s […]