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Skeptical Faith: Are Heaven and Hell Real?

The reality of heaven and hell is one that Jesus himself talked about. By looking at what he says about them in the Bible, we get the incredible perspective on what comes next and how we should feel about our place after we’re done on this earth.

Life’s Challenges

Skeptical Faith: God Loves Science?

How do we reconcile the tension of science and religion? What are we supposed to do when we feel like we need to walk away from Jesus for the sake of hard evidence? Pastor Mike gives us five compelling ideas to remind us that, according to the Bible, we don’t need to choose between head and heart.

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Skeptical Faith: Aren’t Christians Hypocrites?

Hypocrites are everywhere, pretending to be one thing when they’re really something else. What do we do when we meet one or—worse yet—when we have BEEN one? In this message, we examine our own identity and see who we are as seen through the eyes of Jesus.

Life’s Challenges

Skeptical Faith: Am I Naturally Good?

Are we really born sinful? That’s a hard pill for many people to swallow. What if we asked Moses, Paul, and Jesus this question? What would they say? Take a closer look at the Bible’s teaching about the human heart, and the answer is clear.

Bible 101

Skeptical Faith: Can I Trust the Bible?

Is the Bible really a HOLY book? What makes it unique from all the other books of other religions? Pastor Mike lays out the reasons why we can lean heavily on the accuracy and truth of this ancient text.

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Easter From the Holy Land: Where Death Lost Its Sting

What does Christ’s resurrection mean for you? Join Pastor Mike in Israel as he shares the good news of Easter from the place where some scholars believe Jesus died and was buried. Learn about the three amazing truths that the empty tomb brings to your life.

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Forgiveness Is Offensive: I Can’t Forgive Myself

What do you do when you can’t forgive yourself? Pastor Mike shares three situations when it is especially hard to forgive our own actions—and reveals the two offensive truths about us when we think we can’t forgive ourselves.

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Forgiveness Is Offensive: I Forgave. Now How Do I Heal?

Does forgiving someone mean you act like their sin against you never happened? And then even if you forgive, how do you heal? The apostle Paul tells you exactly what you need to do.

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Forgiveness Is Offensive: When Forgiving Feels Impossible

Forgiving someone can be one of the hardest things God calls you to do. But how are you expected to do it when it seems impossible? Pastor Mike shows how our relationship with Christ is key in how we behave toward those who have wronged us.

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Forgiveness Is Offensive: You Must Forgive EVERY Day

Where do you start the journey of forgiveness? Is forgiveness a “one and done”? Or is it a process we need to deal with daily? What the Bible has to say about forgiveness is not only helpful and powerful; it’s shockingly offensive.

Bible 101

Out of Context: “Plans to Prosper You”

Jeremiah 29:11 is a popular Bible verse that can be found on coffee mugs, Pinterest art, and memes: “For I know the plans I have for you.” God does have great plans for his people, but the way that verse has been used today is not the way God intended it.

Bible 101

Out of Context: “More Than You Can Handle”

Christians love to say, “God won’t give you more than you can handle” when they encourage friends and family who are overwhelmed. Except there’s a major problem with this: that’s actually not a verse in the Bible. There’s a verse similar to it in the New Testament. When the apostle Paul wrote his words, he wrote them as both a warning and a comfort.