You are here: Home

Filter:
Living My Faith

Sexpectations: Sex Is Good

In the beginning, when everything was very good, there was sex. God’s idea. God’s invention. God’s gift to husband and wife. In a world where too many of us have been victims of sexual sin or victims of an anti-sex church culture, we need the reminder that sex by God’s design is still very good.

Living My Faith

Flawed but Blessed: How Boldly Can I Pray?

What does a strange story of an old man physically wrestling with God have to do with us and our prayer lives? A lot. Pastor Mike drills deep into this scene from the life of Jacob in the Old Testament to show us how we can hold God accountable to his promises.

Living My Faith

Flawed but Blessed: How Does Grace Change Me?

What goes around, comes around, right? . . . Not so fast. In every human heart is the temptation to speed up the process of karma and pay people back what we think they deserve. But, Pastor Mike warns, karma is dangerous. And instead, we should focus on karma’s counterpart. How?

Living My Faith

Flawed but Blessed: Is God Here?

One sentence composed of three words and nine letters can change everything about your life. It reminds us of the power of presence and has the power to give us peace and happiness. Pastor Mike takes us on a deep dive of finding that peace and joy.

Living My Faith

Flawed but Blessed: Why Does God Love Liars?

We know that honesty is the best policy, even when we are tempted to lie because the truth will cost us. Yet we lie anyway. But perhaps even more damaging is when we fall for the two biggest lies we’ve been told most of our lives—lies that we even tell ourselves.

Living My Faith

Flawed but Blessed: Why Does God Love Me?

How do we find more self-control in our lives? The Bible gives us a clear answer. Spoiler: It’s not where most self-help books would direct you. And what does it mean when you lose self-control and mess up? Does God still love you? Pastor Mike digs into Genesis and looks at the life and family of Jacob to find the answers.

Social Issues

Abortion: What Does God Say? Abortion and the Government

What guidance does God give us on how to deal with government and the moral dilemma over issues such as abortion? Pastor Mike talks about the relationship between church and government, how issues such as abortion fit into the mix, and what we can learn from the New Testament Christians.

Social Issues

Abortion: What Does God Say? Abortion and the Church

God loves life. Throughout the Bible, God has much to say about the lives of people who are outside of the womb. Poor lives. Struggling lives. Trapped lives. Scared lives. What would it look like if God’s people felt the same way and deeply cared about each life? How might the abortion discussion change if every Christians was pro (every) life?

Social Issues

Abortion: What Does God Say? Abortion and the Womb (Part 2)

Abortion is one of culture’s most complex debates, spilling onto street corners, courtrooms, and social media. But what does the Bible say about this issue, if anything? How should followers of Jesus feel personally about abortion, given the multitude of reasons that unplanned pregnancies are ended? Part 2 of 2.

Social Issues

Abortion: What Does God Say? Abortion and the Womb (Part 1)

Abortion is one of culture’s most complex debates, spilling onto street corners, courtrooms, and social media. But what does the Bible say about this issue, if anything? How should followers of Jesus feel personally about abortion, given the multitude of reasons that unplanned pregnancies are ended? Part 1 of 2.

Friends & Family

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.

Friends & Family

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.