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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 […]

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. […]

…And this will be a sign for you

by Aaron Moore

“And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling clothes and lying in a manger.” Luke 2:12 Have you ever asked for a sign? “God, if this is from you, let the next song on the radio be Christmas Shoes!” God can do better than that. If you’re […]

Go Tell It On The Mountain!

by Ron Tippens

  She sang it with all of her heart – four year old Christabelle – at Black Mountain Presbyterian Church’s Weekday School Christmas program… Go, Tell It On the Mountain That Jesus Christ Is Born! With sheer joy she sang it and I am so thankful for the Black Mountain Presbyterian Church loving the Gospel […]