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1 Peter – Back in the Old Testament 1 Peter 1:10-12

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1 Peter 1:10-12  Of which salvation the prophets have enquired and searched diligently, who prophesied of the grace that should come unto you: Searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify, when it testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ, and the glory that should follow. Unto whom it was revealed, that not unto themselves, but unto us they did minister the things, which are now reported unto you by them that have preached the gospel unto you with the Holy Ghost sent down from heaven; which things the angels desire to look into.


Last time we talked about “Back in the Old Days” with an earthly meaning.  Now it is time to transition that thought to spiritual matters.  In 1 Peter 1:10-12 Peter talks about the old days when God’s children were still waiting on the coming of Messiah.

Better Than the Prophets

Ever considered the time we live in compared to other times?  What would it be like to live in mid-evil times?  How about the American Revolution?  In the revolution there were many prominent people, Ben Franklin, John Hancock, John Adams & Thomas Jefferson to name a few. Many of the signers of the declaration of independence lost their fortunes in the war.  They believed so fervently in the cause of freedom that they gave everything to see the colonies become a nation.  Most of these men never enjoyed the fruit of their labor like we do today. Read the rest of this entry »


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Pocket Fuzz


Parts of this story from my childhood will likely be a shared experience for many of you: my grandfather always wanted to give us something when we came to visit him.  We would usually get a quarter, it meant a little more back then, and a firm pat on the head.  I remember one time my father and an uncle visited at the same time; with five grandchildren at one time this put the quarter payout in jeopardy.  As far as I was concerned the US Mint for quarters was in my grandfather’s pocket so I wasn’t worried.  Things started as usual; my grandfather put his hand into that left trouser pocket and pulled out… pocket fuzz. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on September 24, 2013 in Lessons from A Servant


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