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August 6, 2015

Weight of a Flame: The Passion of Olympia Morata (Chosen Daughters)

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Book Description

Olympia Morata (1526–1555) is her father’s finest student and a girl far ahead of her time. A quick tongue and a ready pen are her mind’s tools to record her vivid thoughts, poetry, songs, and opinions. Appointed tutor to Duchess Renee’s children, Olympia looks forward to a bright future—when suddenly, evil rumors threaten to turn her world upside down. In the midst of it all a young doctor comes courting. Will their love survive the danger waiting on the other side of the Alps?

The Chosen Daughters series highlights the lives of ordinary women who by God’s grace accomplish extraordinary things.

Simonetta Carr

Simonetta Carr

About the Author

Simonetta Carr, mother of eight and homeschool educator for twenty years, has worked as a freelance journalist and a translator of Christian works into Italian. She is the author of the series Christian Biographies for Young Readers.

Source: P&R Publishing

Book Details

220 Pages
Publisher: P&R Publishing Company
Publication Date: November 2011
ISBN 10: 1596381582
ISBN 13: 9781596381582

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August 6, 2015

Honor the Emperor (1 Peter 2:13-25)

Mr. Robert Mossotti, OPC Licentiate

Mr. Robert Mossotti, OPC Licentiate

On Sunday, July 26, 2015, Robert Mossotti preached “Honor the Emperor” from 1 Peter 2:13-25.

Sermon Details

The sermon today is divided into three parts, the first deals with verses 13 to 17, and it is called, “Dual Citizens;” the second part covers verses 18 to 23, and it is called, “Respecting the Boss;” and the last part covers verses 24 and 25 and it is called, “Sin and Righteousness.”

Source: Sermon Audio

Sermon Text

Be subject for the Lord’s sake to every human institution, whether it be to the emperor as supreme, or to governors as sent by him to punish those who do evil and to praise those who do good. For this is the will of God, that by doing good you should put to silence the ignorance of foolish people. Live as people who are free, not using your freedom as a cover-up for evil, but living as servants of God. Honor everyone. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the emperor.

Servants, be subject to your masters with all respect, not only to the good and gentle but also to the unjust. For this is a gracious thing, when, mindful of God, one endures sorrows while suffering unjustly. For what credit is it if, when you sin and are beaten for it, you endure? But if when you do good and suffer for it you endure, this is a gracious thing in the sight of God. For to this you have been called, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, so that you might follow in his steps. He committed no sin, neither was deceit found in his mouth. When he was reviled, he did not revile in return; when he suffered, he did not threaten, but continued entrusting himself to him who judges justly. He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed. For you were straying like sheep, but have now returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls (1 Peter 2:13-25 ESV).

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