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Mysteries, polka dots, California Rolls, TJ Maxx, cozy blankets, rainy days and getting the first spoonful of peanut butter out of the jar make me smile. Spiders, rude people, cold fingers and toes, baby leashes, people that don't wrap their packages before going to the Post Office, poison ivy and Math (pretty much all of it) make me want to scream. My perfect day would be spent with my wonderful husband and sweet girls- watching movies in our jammies! Of course, having the movie theater to ourselves would be great, too. Please pass the popcorn and M&M's.:) I am saved by the grace of God. He is my constant companion and hears my every prayer. What a blessing! I'd love to hear from you! Lori at toosillysisters@cox.net

Saturday, February 18, 2012

1 Peter Finding Encouragement in Troubling Times- Week 6

   Week 6 in my 1 Peter Finding Encouragement in Troubling Times study we read 1 Peter 3: 8-12.  It discusses the qualities of the ideal church and how important it is to love one another as brothers and sisters in the family of God.  The qualities of the Ideal Church are as follows:

1- Harmony
2- Sympathy
3- Love
4- Humility

Sounds easy enough, right?
Not really.

     Christians are just like other people.  Sinners, but thankfully saved.  Without God's help we have a tendency to gossip, judge others, and occasionally stir up conflict.  Thank goodness we have God waiting to get us back on the right track!:)  
     I have met people in life that have rejected the Lord due to the church.  Members have made them feel unloved and unwanted, which is a tragedy.  They fall out of love with God because of wrongs that have taken place in church.  When I see this it really hits home how important it is for churches to strive to achieve the above 4 qualities.  Christians are not perfect, by any means, but we must attempt to support fellow believers, not reject them.  How sad it is for God to see people turn away from Him because of church members!  Be a light unto others, dear friends...

*I was given a copy of 1 Peter Finding Encouragement in Troubling Times by Kregel Publications in exchange for my honest opinion.  No other compensation was received.*

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