Posts by Ron Tippens

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Life in the Son: Kindness

by Ron Tippens

What in the world does God want from me? from you? from the church? Well, what is the answer? What makes God smile? The answer is given in many in Holy Scripture. But it is given most beautifully in Micah 6:8. “God has shown you, O mortal, what is good; and what does the Lord […]

Life in the Son: LOVE

by Ron Tippens

All through Holy Scripture it always comes back to this: Love Everything Jesus said: Love Everything Jesus did: Love All Jesus wants us to do: Love Life in the Son: Love God and Love People We can never, never, never get away from this. Ultimately it is not your knowledge, popularity, wisdom, achievements, etc. that […]

Life in the Son: Living Without Fear

by Ron Tippens

Life in the Son: Living without fear when trials come.  And the trials will come – and some of them will be very difficult. What trials are you afraid of? The unknown? Pain? Disappointment? Rejection? Death? Failure? We all have fear – don’t we? God says to us many times “Fear Not”. Life in the […]

Life in the Son: Mission

by Ron Tippens

Mission = Having a Big Heart Christ followers are folks who have big hearts because the One they follow had a BIG heart. Jesus’ heart was so big that He was willing to live, suffer and die on a Roman cross for a world that despised him. But because His heart was the heart of […]

Life in the Son: Worship

by Ron Tippens

And that involves singing… It is good to give thanks to the Lord, and to sing praises to thy Name, O Most High; to declare they loving kindness in the morning, and they faithfulness by night, with the ten-stringed lute and with the harp, with resounding music upon the lyre. Music in worship is not […]

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 […]

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 […]