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Roman 12:12 “Rejoicing in hope, preserving in tribulation, devoted to prayer.” We as Christians must be faithful in tribulation knowing that God will be with us. We need to continue in our trust in God and keep on obeying the will of God. God will be there for us, to give us the strength to overcome all the adversities that we face without fear. We need to continue in prayer knowing we cannot do it alone, we need God. God does answer our prayers, not only when we think we need them, but every day of our lives.

Romans 12:13 says “contributing to the needs of the saints, practicing hospitality.” Christians are to help other Christians who are in need. We are family, we need to take care of each other. Also, we need to remember what Paul said in 1 Timothy 5:1-16. Relatives ought to take care of their own and not charge the church. Also in 2 Thessalonians 3:10, “If a man does not work do not let him eat.” But we need to remember that there are many cases of genuine need among us and we must take care of these. At the end of verse 12 is says “practicing hospitality,” The idea is that Christians must be active in the pursuit of hospitality. It must be done or given in a cheerful and loving manner.

Verse 14 continues with more applied Christianity. “Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse.” Implied in persecution is unjust and malicious maltreatment. It is because one is a Christian, not because he or she has done wrong (1 Peter 3:13-17). When one is persecuted unjustly, there is a temptation to want to get revenge, but this is forbidden for a Christian because he or she is to act right, because of who he or she is, not to react to what people do to him or her. He is to return good for evil, and that implies that he or she will pray for the one who is persecuting him or her. It is not always easy to practice applied Christianity, but that is who we are. We must be kind, tenderhearted and forgiving.

 

 

 

  Most, if not all, of us are well aware that Memorial Day is a day set aside annually to remember all of those who are no longer with us. While much of the attention and the “festivities” (parades, etc.) are focused upon those who have sacrificed themselves for our country, the occasion is also a time to remember those who have made an impact on our lives in other ways. It remains to be seen what impact the lack of the usual gatherings and festivities this year, will have on the “celebration” of this very special day in our Nation. While it is easy to get caught up in all of the “pomp and circumstance” that is part of most Memorial Day observances, the solemnity of the occasion should never be degraded or forgotten. For the most part, on this special day in May, we Americans pay homage to those who have meant so much to us in our personal lives and/or as citizens of the United States. And rightfully so! However, the real essence and profoundness of this day is that the people that we honor, and the occasion for which we honor them, have a unique meaning…

  •                 In the history of mankind, God’s people were “challenged” to make a freewill contribution or offering as their heart was “moved” to do so.  In Exodus 25:1-2 we read the LORD’s words to Moses: “…tell the sons of Israel to raise a contribution for Me; from every man whose heart moves him you shall raise My contribution.” The purpose of the contribution, or heave offering, was to construct a sanctuary for God…

  •             It was God Who created MOTHERHOOD and His scriptures are filled with instructions and insight into regarding the role of MOTHERS and examples of proper MOTHERHOOD:  Gen. 3:20: Now the man called his wife’s name Eve, because she was the MOTHER of all the living.                                                                                                                                             Deut. 5:16: Honor your father and your MOTHER, as the LORD your God has commanded you, that your days may be prolonged and that it may go…

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We are so excited to welcome the Threlfall family to Ripon! Matt will become our fulltime minister in January. We had a wonderful potluck lunch and welcome party for the Threlfalls yesterday. We are looking forward to serving the Lord together!

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