Friends & Family
Family and friends—we love them! . . . but sometimes it’s not so easy to love them. What does God say about being a parent, family dysfunction, happy marriages, divorce, difficult people, forgiveness, and much more?
Divorce: Be Quick to Listen
Divorce is complex. So be quick to listen.
Why Does God Hate Divorce?
God doesn’t hate divorced people, but he hates divorce.
A God of unlimited resources
Every Christian pastor knows of the growing plague of young people just moving in with each other without the benefit of marriage. We’ve heard…
Divorce: What If I Don’t Feel Anything for Him?
When it feels like there is no love left in marriage, what do you do?
Choose to be patient
One of the reasons marriages fall apart is seeing too much of one’s spouse. Seriously! When you’re dating, you see the other person only…
Is There Grace for Divorcees?
God so loved the world that he gave his only Son. And guess who’s in the world? Divorced people too.
Sacrifices for the truth
We all like to be comfortable. As the saying goes, nobody wants change except for a baby with a wet diaper. Even if we…
Divorce: What the Bible Says
Where in the Bible do you go when you want answers about divorce? Pastor Mike digs into the grace and truth of God’s Word.
Out of Context: “More Than You Can Handle”
The Bible does not talk about God not allowing you to be tempted “beyond what you can bear.” Make sure to read the context! The apostle Paul wrote those words as a warning not to rely on our own spiritual strength and a comfort to rely on the God who can sustain us in all kinds of temptation.
Out of Context: “Where Two or Three Gather”
Jesus spoke these words at the end of his message on dealing with sin in the church. He offered a great comfort to churches that do the hard work of dealing with sin, warning the hardhearted, and practicing church discipline.
Out of Context: “Do Not Judge”
Jesus was not against being judgmental. Yet he was very against the hypocrisy of many judgmental people who overlook their own flaws in a zealous attempt to point out the flaws of others. His words, clearly understood, encourage us to look in the mirror first and judge others in love afterward.
The two most important things I say to my kids
If you were to ask my kids to do an impression of me, they would probably pronounce (in a funny voice, because that’s apparently…