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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: Prayer

by Shari Dobyns

Living life in the Son means living a life of prayer. As easy as that may sound, living a life of prayer is not always so easy. Why do we pray? What do we pray for? How can we grow in prayer? These are just a few of the questions we may have about prayer. […]

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 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 […]