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When Dads Can’t Be Superheroes

When Dad can’t be the superhero in his children’s lives and protect them from danger, what can he do? As we get ready for Father’s Day this year, we’re bringing back this 2018 series from Pastor Jon about what it means to be a father of faith.

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Are You a Fix-It Father?

Sometimes fathers run into problems they can’t fix. What then? As we get ready for Father’s Day this year, we’re bringing back this 2018 series from Pastor Jon about what it means to be a father of faith.

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Do You Idolize Your Kids?

Parents who love their kids too much: God’s asking you to give up your kids. Pastor Jon explains. As we get ready for Father’s Day this year, we’re bringing back this 2018 series from Pastor Jon about what it means to be a father of faith.

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Josiah, the boy king

Was there ever a child champion like Josiah, who became king of Judah as a second grader? His father, an evil man, was assassinated…

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Family feud

People have been using money to buy their way out of problems for centuries. No, millennia. Money can buy good attorneys, silence accusers and…

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Dads, What Are You Teaching Your Kids?

Rather than having kids who think their dad always gets it right, give them the father who’s full of faith. As we get ready for Father’s Day this year, we’re bringing back this 2018 series from Pastor Jon about what it means to be a father of faith.

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Don’t Be the World’s Greatest Dad

God isn’t calling us to be the world’s greatest dads. He’s calling us to something even bigger. As we get ready for Father’s Day this year, we’re bringing back this 2018 series from Pastor Jon about what it means to be a father of faith.

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Believers bring blessings

I wonder if Potiphar had any idea that his sudden burst of prosperity was due to the Israelite slave that he had brought into…

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Hope From Israel: Whose Will Be Done?

What’s one of our worst problems? Always wanting our way and not wanting to submit. Pastor Mike spent a week in Israel right before the COVID-19 pandemic. Here at the Garden of Gethsemane in Jerusalem, where Jesus submitted to his Father’s will, Pastor Mike helps us learn to submit.

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Choose your friends wisely

How did you end up with the friends you have? Did they choose to hang out with you? Did life (work, school, leisure activity)…

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Mother’s Day disappointment

Woodrow Wilson meant well when he made Mother’s Day a national holiday, but he probably didn’t anticipate how Mother’s Day would become a day…

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Lord, give me patience with my kids

My children are grown now, and I often indulge in a fuzzy and hazy sentimental nostalgia for the days when they were all little…