Grace Family Church of Rhode Island http://www.gfcri.org Living and Sharing the Gospel Tue, 21 Jul 2020 14:17:55 +0000 en hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.4.2 http://www.gfcri.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/cropped-FavIcon-3-32x32.png Grace Family Church of Rhode Island http://www.gfcri.org 32 32 What the World Needs Now http://www.gfcri.org/what-the-world-needs-now/ Tue, 21 Jul 2020 14:17:53 +0000 http://www.gfcri.org/?p=3861 In the mid 1960s a very plaintive song was written, pleading with God for more love for everyone in the world. The title of the song was, What the World Needs Now is Love. It decried the many problems of the day as more than enough to last for all...

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Infectious Transmissions from a Broken World http://www.gfcri.org/infectious-transmissions-from-a-broken-world/ Sat, 20 Jun 2020 17:15:38 +0000 http://www.gfcri.org/?p=3759 by Eric E. Peterson Some infectious diseases are especially virulent, resistant to the best treatments we have available.  Being a new strain, we are still learning about the behavior, mutations, and transmission of the novel Coronavirus.  Fortunately, we have highly-skilled epidemiologists working hard to develop a vaccine which will inoculate...

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COVID-19: A Month Later http://www.gfcri.org/covid-19-a-month-later/ Sat, 18 Apr 2020 19:22:46 +0000 http://www.gfcri.org/?p=3436 We live in uncertain times! We heard this buzz phrase thousands of times in this season of COVID-19. Still, there is truth in it. Everything seems uncertain, except for the stress we face, the financial difficulties, and the daily reports and promises. We all feel it in one way or...

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A Message of Hope http://www.gfcri.org/a-message-of-hope/ Sat, 18 Apr 2020 14:54:24 +0000 http://www.gfcri.org/?p=3430 Bewildered?  Feeling lost, isolated and alone?  If you feel this way, keep reading, for there is hope! If your life is full of uncertainty and the path ahead of you is shrouded in fog and mist, you are not alone. Perhaps, like many, you cannot see any recognizable landmarks. The...

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Merry Christmas, World!! http://www.gfcri.org/merry-christmas-world/ Wed, 25 Dec 2019 06:26:52 +0000 http://www.gfcri.org/?p=3096 It’s Christmas!  For Christians it is a joyous time of year!  A time of celebration in remembrance of the birth of the Savior of the world, Jesus the Christ.  A little over 2000 years ago, God stepped into time and into the universe He had created, as a human baby. ...

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What Is the True Spirit of Christmas? http://www.gfcri.org/meaning-of-christmas/ Thu, 12 Dec 2019 20:21:45 +0000 http://www.gfcri.org/?p=3016 “It’s Christmas!” I remember this joyful cry from when I was a child. It brings back memories of family life, of excitement and anticipation for the gifts we would receive, and of sumptuous and festive meals. But as the memories flow through time, it brings back sadness as well. It...

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I Have a Confession to Make… http://www.gfcri.org/have-a-confession/ Sun, 01 Dec 2019 00:02:22 +0000 http://www.gfcri.org/?p=2919 I have a confession to make. I look around, and see so much hype about Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday, and who knows what else.

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A Lesson on Faith http://www.gfcri.org/a-lesson-on-faith/ Sun, 06 Oct 2019 22:10:01 +0000 http://www.gfcri.org/?p=2734 Can someone’s approach to faith actually be self-centered? What causes us to question our own faith when the circumstances of life are particularly difficult? Have you ever found yourself echoing the words of the apostles, when they asked Jesus, “increase our faith”? I know I have. In Luke 17:5 we...

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A Birthplace of Creativity http://www.gfcri.org/birthplace-of-creativity/ Tue, 19 Feb 2019 07:08:24 +0000 http://www.gfcri.org/?p=2355 If you have read Edith Schaeffer’s book What Is A Family? you will probably agree that it belongs among the masterpieces, and is certainly one of the most inspiring and useful books about the concept of family that you can find. A new reading of chapter three, however, can provide...

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Trusting God http://www.gfcri.org/trusting-god/ Sat, 16 Feb 2019 21:30:08 +0000 http://www.gfcri.org/?p=2326 What does the Bible say about trusting God? Is there ever a time in which “trusting” could be too risky? What about false trust? A Matter of Faith Let’s begin by reading Hebrews 11:1-40. It is a passage about faith (our inner or spiritual trust in God and God’s Word)....

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