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Want to learn more about the Bible? about God? about Jesus? Dig into these resources for the basics.

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By faith, not by sight

We all have to navigate our way through life, trying to avoid the rocks and reefs that would cause us to shipwreck. Of all…

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Super seniors: Moses

When God intervenes in human history and wants to show that things are not happening by accident, he chooses the number 40. He gave…

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Super seniors: John

You’d think most 90-year-olds would envision a pleasant and secure life in a retirement community, doing a little gardening, talking with friends, reading some…

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Super seniors: Daniel

When I was a young man, I heard a pastor in his 60s speaking longingly of retirement. I chided him for even thinking about…

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Super seniors: Anna

You know, don’t you, which adjective is used most often with old lady? Yep—little, as in little old lady. Somehow small size seems to…

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Naaman’s servant girl

You know, the Bible’s main characters are almost all adults. Almost. But there are some amazing children in the narrative of God’s plan of…

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Divine paradox

The literature on corporate leadership says that one of the most important characteristics of an executive is the ability to be comfortable in ambiguity….

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Hope From Israel: The Power of God’s Word

Pastor Mike was in Israel right before the COVID-19 pandemic. Watch the entire second series of Pastor Mike’s Israel devotions from this past week, as he reminds us just how powerful God’s Word is in our lives.

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Hope From Israel: How Do You Remember God’s Promises?

What can you do to write the words of God on the gates that you go in and out of each day? Pastor Mike was in Israel right before the COVID-19 pandemic. Here at the Zion Gate, one of the gates that lead into Jerusalem, Pastor Mike helps us find ways to remember God’s words and promises.

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Hope From Israel: You Can See the Joy God Sees

You can enjoy life as God sees it. Joy is even better. Pain is endurable. So how do you get there? Pastor Mike was in Israel right before the COVID-19 pandemic. Here at the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem, Pastor Mike shows us how we can get closer to God’s perspective.

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Not lost in translation

I consulted with a group of Christians in the former East Germany shortly after the Berlin Wall came down. Democracy was beginning to take…

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Don’t get too attached

The cities of Sodom and Gomorrah have become legendary as benchmarks for violent depravity and the drastic punishment brought upon them by God. Though…