by Stan Coffey

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How to Be Happy in the Family of God (7 of 12)
Series: Dynamic Truths For Difficult Times
Stan Coffey
I Peter 3:8-10

I want you to take God's Word and turn to I Peter 3:8. And today I would like to talk to you about "How To Be Happy In The Family Of God." How to live a happy life in the family of God. There is a song that this verse comes from it talks about that will be glory for me to dwell up above with those that we love, that will be glory. But to dwell here below with those that we know that is a different story! And that is the way it is in a lot of churches, amen? And a lot of people are in the family of God but they haven't learned how to live happily and successfully in the family of God. And there are many parts of the family of God that are involved in squabbles, involved in division, involved in all kinds of strife, and people need to learn how to be happy and to live in the family of God.

Now Peter is writing to people who are persecuted, people who are going through difficult times, and people who are having problems. And the last thing that the body of Christ needs to do in difficult days is to attack one another or is to fight one another or to be detrimental one to the other. If ever there was a time when the church of Jesus Christ needed to unite and stand as one man and march under the banner of the cross it is in this day and this hour in which we live. And that is what Peter is talking about. Here are people that are going through tough times, they have lost jobs, the economy is bad, it is difficult, many of them are actually being persecuted for their faith and Peter is saying to them, in times like these, you need one another more than you have ever needed one another before. And he tells them how to live in these tough times and be happy in the family of God.

1 Peter 3:8-10 "Finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous: Not rendering evil for evil, ...

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