How to Deal With Shame
Shame is the unshakable feeling that we don’t belong, tempting us to run away from God and his people. Shame can be tied to something done to us, something we have done, or something we have continued to do. As hard as it is to open up about shame, it’s even harder to address in the church. Pastor Mike dares us to cross that line and show what can happen when a Christian community learns to deal with shame.
How to Deal With Anxiety
One in five adults deals with anxiety, caught in a snowballing avalanche of what-ifs and worst-case scenarios. As we enter another year of uncertainty and alarming headlines, it seems that, more than ever, people are being overcome by anxiety. There isn’t a quick solution. But Pastor Mike says actively doing these four things, with the work of the Holy Spirit, will help you deal with anxiety.
How to Deal With People
The people in our lives can lead us in different directions, good and bad. There are fools, the wise, and everyone in between. So how do we deal with people? How do we find our people? How do we know whom to trust? And whom to avoid? With the guidance of the wisest man in the ancient world, Pastor Mike gives us biblical insight on how to deal with people.
How to Deal With Yourself
“Be who you are.” “You do you.” That’s what the world tells us. But what does Jesus say? When you’re dealing with all the ups and downs of life, all your strengths and weaknesses, and all the complicating details of your life story, Jesus says the exact opposite: Don’t be you. Pastor Mike helps us understand what Jesus means as we learn how to deal with ourselves.
Am I Strong Enough? I Feel Stuck
You’re not the best, the strongest, the fastest, the most patient, or the most loving. But God isn’t waiting for that day or that year when you finally start winning a few victories. It’s when you feel stuck and at your weakest when you see God’s glory.
Am I Strong Enough? How God Fights for You
“Let my people go,” God said 3,500 years ago to the king of Egypt who enslaved God’s people. God fought to set his people free. And though he no longer uses frogs or flies like he did back then, God still fights for us today. Pastor Mike shares two of those ways in today’s message.
Am I Strong Enough? When You Argue With God
When life gets messy and complicated, we find ourselves wanting to tap out, give up, and object to God. But God doesn’t give up on us. Pastor Mike shows us three things God does to overcome our objections and arguments with him while providing for us during our time of need.
Am I Strong Enough? God Really Works Through Ordinary Me?
God certainly can do miracles. But he normally doesn’t. Instead, he works through the most natural people and natural means. Pastor Mike explores the story of Moses to uncover three ways God works through ordinary people like us.
Abuse: What Does God Say? To the Church
Statistically, whether we know it or not, all of us know and love someone who has been abused. And all of us know and love someone who has been abusive. So how can we be a blessing to both? How can we comfort, confront, and bring healing to our circle of influence? If you or someone you know is suffering from abuse, please go to timeofgrace.org/abuse to find more resources and information for getting help.
Abuse: What Does God Say? To the Abusive
What does God say to those who have hurt others? Can we, like Jesus, be full of both grace and truth to the abusive? Pastor Mike talks about how abusers can move forward—beyond God’s wrath—to a healing and hopeful relationship with God and the church. If you or someone you know is suffering from abuse, please go to timeofgrace.org/abuse to find more resources and information for getting help.
Abuse: What Does God Say? To the Abused
Despite the alarming statistics, the topic of abuse is rarely touched in the Christian community. What does God say about abuse? What does God think about abuse? What does God say to a church filled with unspoken trauma and deep wounds? If you or someone you know is suffering from abuse, please go to timeofgrace.org/abuse to find more resources and information for getting help.
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.