Self-controlled, Sober-minded Sufferers

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In the Lord’s sanctuary, we are protected from the challenges of the world. Here, in worship, we are fed by the Word and we encourage one another in the faith. When we leave this house of worship we enter a world that is difficult to navigate due to the blatant disrespect for the manner of life God intended. Peter reminds us to be self-controlled and sober-minded that we may live healthy lives.

FIL Ministries helps people reach up to God, reach in to each other, and reach out to the world. One of the ways we do that is by providing relevant, helpful, and meaningful messages each week based in the Scriptures, which we believe to be the inspired Word of God. We keep those messages available online at We also make our whole services available online at

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