Posts by Ron Tippens

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LIFE IN THE SON: LIVING LIKE GOD’S KIN-FOLKS

by Ron Tippens

Someone once said, “You can master church history. You can spout high-sounding theological words into the air. You can quote verses of scripture eloquently. But only when I see your kindness, your care, only then do I really begin to see your faith.” It is a principle that should guide our entire church. That principle […]

Life in the Son: Faith

by Ron Tippens

If you could “weigh” the words of the Bible we would discover that one of the “heaviest” ones would be faith. From the beginning to the end of the Bible almost on every page is faith. God’s faithfulness marks the beginning of the Christian life and is that which characterizes our entire journey. The great […]

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 […]