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.
Christmas Buzzwords: Love
How do you define the word love? We all agree that love is what our world needs more of, but what exactly is it? Is love tough or tender? strong or sweet? How do we know what true love is and, more important, where to find love that lasts throughout our lives?
Christmas Buzzwords: Peace
How do you define the word peace? Is it merely the time when nations and people are not at war, when fighting and conflicts cease? The Bible’s answer is . . . kind of. The peace that the angels sang about the night of Jesus’ birth is something much more, something we all deeply long for, something that can only be provided from one source.
Christmas Buzzwords: Joy
How do you define the word joy? When that word appears on the latest Christmas card, where does your mind go? Is it just another word for happy, or is it something more? something deeper?
Christmas Buzzwords: Hope
How do you define hope? We all agree that hope is a good thing to hold on to, but what exactly is it? And what happens if you put your hope in the wrong thing? This message will help you define one of Christmas’ important words—hope.
Choose Gratitude Over Grumbling: Even if You’re Living With Pain
For people living with constant pain, it’s tempting to believe the lie that God is not good. Pastor Mike shares a verse from Jesus’ brother James that gives us three things to remember in order to resist believing that deception.
Choose Gratitude Over Grumbling: Even When You’re Hurting
To be grateful for the hard times in your life is difficult. Pastor Mike asks: Do you think it’s possible that you could only get to certain places spiritually if you had first passed through the difficulties of pain, suffering, and hardship? The apostle Paul, a guy who was incredibly grateful and went through an incredible amount of suffering, is going to help us thank God even when we hurt.
Choose Gratitude Over Grumbling: Because of 14 Spiritual Gifts You Already Have
If you struggle with gratitude, Pastor Mike says to read and chew on this 202-word sentence from the apostle Paul. Because it will remind you that you already have everything.
Choose Gratitude Over Grumbling: Because of Eternal Joy
When God takes away your health or your security or the life you long for, it feels like you have more reason to grumble than to be thankful. How can you be grateful when so many things go wrong? Today’s message has the apostle Paul’s powerful answer.