Posts from 2017

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Life in the Son: Living with eyes open!

by Ron Tippens

Look at the beautiful – open – full of life eyes of this little one. Just think of God’s creation – this beautiful world this child will see. Think of the people he will see: family and then people of every colour and nation. Life in the Son is living with our eyes open to […]

To Miss the Joy is To Miss Everything

by Ron Tippens

“To Miss the Joy is To Miss Everything” Robert Louis Stevenson This next Sunday (6/25) I am going to bring my “bubble wand” and make some great big bubbles in worship. “You’re crazy” you say. And I would say “I know!”. Do bubbles, balloons, Hawaiian leis et. belong in church? They do if we are […]

Life in the Son Means…WE ARE CALLED!

by Ron Tippens

These were the words of Bill Gaut’s letter concerning the 2017 Mission Trip to Tazewell, TN. Bill attached photos of the house and family that ARPC will be ministering to. We are called – first of all to see! “Amazing Grace how sweet the sound – was blind but now I SEE” The composer of […]

How Great is Our God

by Ron Tippens

https://video.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?fr=yhs-mozilla-002&hsimp=yhs-002&hspart=mozilla&p=how+great+is+our+god+chris+tomlin#id=2&vid=03cb8e1706572e14f69efc3bdca15e50&action=click J.B. Phillips – the great N.T. Scholar stated it powerfully to many in the Church of his era… “YOUR GOD IS TOO SMALL!” I find myself so often just in that place: making God over in my own image. God however cannot be put in a box. God is always greater than our language […]

Test the Spirits

by Aaron Moore

What would it be like if all we ever got were compliments? You’re such a great dad! Wow, your contributions at work are outstanding! You sure can cook a mean mac and cheese! What would it be like if everyone simply loved each other and looked after one another’s best interest? This would be a […]

A ‘Sent’ and A ‘Scent’ People

by Ron Tippens

Our church truly wants to reach new people – to share the Good News with them and to welcome them into the fellowship of the church. We truly want to attract unbelievers – to be attractive as a church to them. How do we do that? Is it develop programs, services and events? These things […]

Little Children

by Aaron Moore

See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him. 2 Beloved, we are God’s children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; […]

Don’t Be Afraid

by Aaron Moore

Do not be afraid! I haven’t counted, but my sources tell me that the Bible gives us this imperative no less than 365 times. That’s one, “do not be afraid”, for every waking morning. Before the election I wrote a blog entitled “God’s Got This”. I was focusing on Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, but also […]

Stop Bullying!

by Ron Tippens

He is my great nephew. He is bright, athletic and gifted. He recently graduated with high distinction from Chapel Hill and plans to enroll at Columbia Medical School in New York. He is gay. He is a Christian. During his senior year in high school he was bullied by his “church” in a criminal manner. […]