Pete Miller

Pete Miller is co-owner of The Writer's Friend, an editing and pre-publication business for authors, business owners and marketing managers. Prior to opening his business, he spent several years in the editing department of a daily newspaper. Pete grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area during the sixties and has been an avid student of the Bible since 1971. Pete is currently enrolled in Bible college and resides in Southern Oregon with his wife and two children.

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Who Was David The Psalmist? The life of David was an important period in the history of Israel. Following Saul's failure, David took the kingdom to a position of worldwide superiority. He established a capital city for the nation, assembled the most powerful military, and provided the arrangements and organization for the central location of worship to the One True God.
A Christian Should Be Active In The Church The neighbors Jesus spoke were not always the people next door or across the street. The neighbors to love most of all are fellow believers. Most of all, do good to the faithful believers.
A Christian Should Not Seclude Himself From Society The churches and households of faithful Christians need to be the refuges and houses of healing for the drained and disillusioned, for broken, lost and frightened people seeking safety and security. This is the Christian’s duty to society.
A List of All The Miracles of Jesus Jesus Christ was not the first to do miracles. There were many miracles of God in the Old Testament. But Jesus’ miracles were distinctive. They were signs and mighty works which authenticated His divinity and His mission.
Abijam, King of Judah Abijam continued in the sinful ways of his father, Rehoboam, unfaithful to the Lord in his heart. But because of God's promises to David, God blessed Abijam's reign.
Access To The Throne Room of God When Jesus died on the cross, three of the Gospels state that the veil separating the Holy Place and the Most Holy Place was torn in two. This was symbolic, indicating that direct access to the presence of God was now available for all believers.
Adam and Eve Before The Fall As long as they lived within the established orderliness, Adam and Eve enjoyed stability and tranquility. God must have delighted as His children discovered daily the many wonders of His creation.
Adam and Eve in Shame After The Fall Their eyes were opened, but the so-called enlightenment that the serpent had promised was sickening. Like every sensational lie of the enemy, it was nothing like what was advertised, and it was not only extremely disappointing, but vile. They felt dirty, violated, and hurried to cover themselves.
Adam and Eve in Unity In The Garden Of Eden When a husband and wife are in agreement in their walk with God, that makes a three-fold cord. Like a braided rope, it is not quickly broken. When God's truth prevails, there is personal integrity, transparency and open communication. No stress, no secrets, no confusion.
Adam Names the Animals In The Garden Of Eden While one might think this either mythical or an impossibly daunting job, God's Word is truth, and Adam's brain was flawless and fully functional. Whatever Adam called the animals, that was the name that stuck.
Adam Receives the Blessing of Multiplication Adam and Eve were perfect and sinless. God's original design and desire was for His children to reign over all of the creation, to have dominion over all living creatures. He wanted these flawless ones to be fruitful and multiply.
Adam Was Made in The Image of God In the first chapter of Genesis is the introduction of God's magnum opus, the purpose for all of His effort. He formed man of the dust of the ground, breather into his nostrils and made him a living soul, and created in man His Spirit. This was Adam and Eve'sunion with the heavenly realm.
Ahaz, King of Judah The Lord brought Judah to its knees because of Ahaz, for he had been continually unfaithful to the Lord and promoted moral decline in Judah. Instead of seeking the Lord in his time of distress, he sacrificed to the gods of Damascus, which angered God exceedingly.
Ahaziah, King of Judah Jehoram's son, Ahaziah, was 22 years old when he became king, and reigned only one year in Jerusalem. His mother was Athaliah, Ahab's daughter. As Ahaziah and his mother were the only survivors of the execution of Jehoram's family, Ahaziah looked to his mother and was greatly influenced by her, and followed in the wicked and idolatrous ways of the house of Ahab
Am I Accountable For My Sin? Hebrews 4:13 teaches that nothing and no one is unseen by God "<i>but all things are naked and open to the eyes of Him to whom we must give account."</i> Accountability keeps people honest and reminded of their commitments, to God first, and to people.
Amaziah, King of Judah Amaziah endeavored to do what was right. He assembled a substantial fighting force to protect Judah, and obeyed God's Word spoken by the man of God. But soon he became overconfident, and arrogant, and ultimately, it cost him everything.
Amon, King of Judah Amon was ignorant and untrained, and no construction projects or military contributions mark his reign. The silence in God's Word regarding King Amon's reign is deafening. The only positive thing about his life was his son, Josiah.
Asa, King of Judah Asa was the first king of Judah mentioned that did what was right in the sight of the Lord. Asa began his reign with a zeal to remove idolatrous objects from the land, and ban idol worship. But at the end of his life, Asa fell away from following the Lord.
Athaliah, Queen of Judah Athaliah was the daughter of Ahab and Jezebel, two of Israel's most evil rulers. With the death of her son, Ahaziah, Athaliah decided to take the throne herself. But God protected the true heir.
Authority of God and the Power of Christians God created the heavens, formed the earth, made it and established it. Therefore, it's understood that God didn't create the world to be a waste or a place of chaos, rather a place of order and purpose. And as the creator, God has the first word and the last. His Word is His will. God means what He says and He says what He means. God also gives and takes away authority on earth.
Be Diligent -- Trusting God in Hard Times God set up the principles of sowing and reaping, and the law of giving and receiving extends to diligence and conscientiousness in one's work. Many Proverbs commend diligence, and bring to light the results of laziness.
Be Thankful -- Trusting God in Hard Times Life is more than food and clothes and houses and cars and stuff. Life is not all about accumulation of things. He who dies with the most money or the most toys, still dies. Life for the Christian is about loving God and loving others, and introducing people to the Lord Jesus Christ. People are to be loved and things are to be used, and never the opposite.
Before the Fall - Adam and Eve Unashamed in the Garden Adam and Eve were unlimited, free to learn about all the things in the garden, the animals, the sun, moon and stars, and each other. The world was fresh and uncontaminated and they had an uninterrupted connection with God.
Believers Will Be Persecuted - Nature of Christianity Persecution is one of the last things a Christian would consider a spiritual blessing. Like suffering, no one needs to seek it out. Jesus did not avoid this subject, but spoke boldly that those who choose to live uprightly and stand for God and speak the truth will be persecuted.
Beware of Covetousness -- Trusting God in Hard Times History is filled with wealthy people whose lives were cursed with ill health, or marital wreckage and family maliciousness. The lives of most lottery winners are utterly ruined by instant wealth. Studies have revealed people recklessly spending it all and ending up in debt, with friends and families embittered, and others becoming drug addicts and even imprisoned. Therefore, it becomes even more important to trust God in hard times, depending on his provision and his guidance.
Bible Old Testament Kings - Joash of Judah Joash was seven years old when his reign began, and he was king over Judah for 40 years. Under Jehoiada's guidance, Joash did what was right. But after Jehoiada died, at a vulnerable point in the life of Joash, he listened to and followed the wrong crowd.
Biblical King Saul Saul made dreadful decisions. His armies were disillusioned, his staff was terrified, and even his son, Jonathan, knew that his father was becoming problematic for Israel. With Saul's failure to carry out God's commands, Samuel pronounced God's displeasure and the end of Saul's reign. The Spirit of the Lord departed from Saul, and he became obsessed with killing David.
Calming the Storm - Miracles of Jesus In the story of Jesus Calming the Store, Jesus spoke to a raging windstorm, and it immediately stopped. He knew God&rsquo;s Word and knew what He was destined to do, how He would ultimately die, and that His life and the lives of His men were not in jeopardy that day on the water.
Cast Your Cares on God -- Trusting God in Hard Times The key to trusting God is to spend more time in His Word, and less time reading or listening to the news, or any media. Today's hard times necessitate trusting God. It may be disastrous not to. Whatever happens, refuse to fear. Whatever challenges one faces, the best reaction is positive action, and the best action is to turn to God, to seek His help, to go to the God of wisdom.
Centered in the Will of God -- Trusting God in Hard Times Crisis brings out the best and the worst in humanity. The media has a way of finding the most depraved acts of humanity and turning them into headlines that sow fear in the hearts of people. Trusting God can become habitual. The key is to spend more time in God's Word, and less time reading or listening to the news, or any media.
Christ-Centered Atmosphere in the Workplace Although tasks may be mundane and repetitive at times, the individual that is influenced by God working in and through them radiates a Christ-like essence. Though the workplace may not be Christ-centered, they create their own Christian-inspired environment.
Christian Bible New Years Resolutions Traditionally, many people in the world get inebriated, only to wake up sometime the next day not knowing what they might have said, what happened, or with whom. As a safe and sane alternative to the typical New Year&rsquo;s bash, Christians can gather together with music, food, games, perhaps an inspirational message, and some powerful prayer. Then go home, go to bed, and enjoy the next day without a smashing headache or an upset stomach.
Christian Can Judge True Belivers By Their Fruits To love one's self, Biblically speaking, is not selfish or self-serving in the wrong sense. For the Christian, real self-love is cultivating the new man (Christ) within.
Christian Humility As Evidence Of A True Believer Proverbs has many verses about humility, contrasting pride and haughtiness with humbleness. The pride of man will bring him shame, but with the humble is wisdom. Haughtiness precedes destruction, but humility leads to honor. These are promises and benefits that should discourage pride in a person, and encourage one to learn true humility.
Christian Miracles - The Annointing Of The Holy Spirit God's Word declares that Christians have Christ within and are complete in Him. Therefore, Christians have everything need for success in the Kingdom of God.
Christian Principles of Stewardship Stewardship, by Biblical definition, simply refers to the management of household and financial matters. A steward is a manager, one who is faithful, diligent, has impeccable integrity and honesty, and is skillfully competent.
Christians Needs to Be Servants The opportunity to serve is truly a spiritual blessing, because God has empowered His people. At this time, the need for Christian service has never been more urgent.
Compromise Hurts Your Testimony As A Believer There is no place for compromise in the Kingdom of God. There is no middle road, and there is no fence to sit on. The gate is narrow and the way can be difficult. Be hot or cold, a friend or an enemy. Love the world or love God. Serve the Lord. Choose life!
Developing and Launching a Christian Businessmen's Breakfast A Christian Businessmen's breakfast can be a unique time for men in the church to enjoy fellowship with other working men, and starting the day with God and His truth. It is also an opportunity to invite men outside of the church since the only criteria for attendance is that the men are running a business, starting a business, or aspiring to launch a business.
Did Noah Build The Ark? Noah was uniquely honorable, and believed God's revealed Word at one of the most perilous times in the history of humanity. Noah obeyed God and built an Ark in the midst of exceeding hatred and riotous rejection. As a result, Noah's son, Shem continued the lineage which ultimately produced the Lord Jesus Christ.
Do Not Lean On Your Own Understanding Believers are challenged to put more confidence in God's ability than in their own, to not try to analyze and figure out every detail themselves, but to place their belief in God's wisdom, love and strength, to lean on God instead of relying on themselves or anyone else.
Do Not Panic -- Trusting God in Hard Times Fear is the believer's greatest enemy. When a believer has fear, he cannot have believing faith. Fear paralyzes, frustrates and cripples. Fear also involves torment as 1 John 4:18 states.
Draw Near to God -- Trusting God in Hard Times If ever there was a time to get closer to the Creator, now is the time. It's not a time to be self-serving, or wasteful, thoughtlessly squandering money or time. Although the secular world says that time is money, in reality, time is life! Trusting God in hard times can become second nature when time is spent in daily reading of His Word, being prayerfully in His presence.
Eternal Hope - Put Your Hope In God Old Testament believers waited for the promised Messiah, whose first coming was greatly anticipated. Today, there is another hope, the return of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Evangelism - The Mandate Of Every Christian Christians have the God-given right to share the message of Jesus Christ, the God-given responsibility to hold forth the Word of life.
Eve Listens to the Lies of the Snake When Satan lied to Eve, she was sold. She was mesmerized. She was captivated. It was too irresistible to walk away. She didn't say another word. She didn't ask Adam for advice. She followed her senses right into sin.
Eve Punished with Painful Childbirth Since Eve did not bear a child before God&Atilde;&fnof;&Acirc;&fnof;&Atilde;&sbquo;&Acirc;&cent;&Atilde;&fnof;&Acirc;&sbquo;&Atilde;&sbquo;&Acirc;&euro;&Atilde;&fnof;&Acirc;&sbquo;&Atilde;&sbquo;&Acirc;&trade;s punishment, it&Atilde;&fnof;&Acirc;&fnof;&Atilde;&sbquo;&Acirc;&cent;&Atilde;&fnof;&Acirc;&sbquo;&Atilde;&sbquo;&Acirc;&euro;&Atilde;&fnof;&Acirc;&sbquo;&Atilde;&sbquo;&Acirc;&trade;s impossible to know what sort of birthing experience she could have had, or what God may have originally had in mind for the childbearing process. Some understanding of the Hebrew words used might shed some light on what God said to Eve.
Every Believer Can Do Warfare Against Satan For some Christians, the concept of warfare is unpleasant. Usually, the Christian message is about love, forgiveness, salvation by grace, telling people about the victorious life Jesus came to bring. All of these are important elements of Christianity, but there is something critical for Christians to understand -- there can be no victory without a fight.
Exodus - Wandering the Wilderness, A Journey Begins Part 2 After escaping from Egypt, some of the Israelites said, "It would have been better for us to serve the Egyptians than that we should die in the wilderness." In the intensity of the moment, Moses likely let this complaint go in one ear and out the other. This was only the first of many grievances Moses would endure.
Faith as a Mustard Seed - Trusting in God in Hard Times God isn't concerned with the amount or size of a person's faith, rather their complete trust in Him. This article uses the metaphor of the mustard seed to bring understanding to this concept.

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