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Life’s Challenges

Jesus said, “In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” We have a Savior who knows our struggles and knows our pain, and he will give us the strength to persevere and trust his will for us.

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Life’s Challenges

Thankful for My Pain

Despite the suffering that pain brings, there’s reason to be thankful for it. This week we dug into our vault to bring you this 2017 Thanksgiving series from Pastor Jon. Though we had to brush off the dust, God’s Word is timeless!

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Thankful for My Mistakes

Do you constantly struggle with your mistakes? You can still give thanks because of what that means. Pastor Jon explains. This week we dug into our vault to bring you this 2017 Thanksgiving series from Pastor Jon. Though we had to brush off the dust, God’s Word is timeless!

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Refinement by fire

I find the concept of trial-by-comfort pretty appealing. It sounds so much better than the whole trial-by-fire thing, which is a concept I’m not…

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Thankful for God Saying No

When God says no to you, be thankful because he’s saying yes to something even better. This week we dug into our vault to bring you this 2017 Thanksgiving series from Pastor Jon. Though we had to brush off the dust, God’s Word is timeless!

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Canceling Thanksgiving

I spoke recently with someone who works for a major airline. She said that flight cancelations around Thanksgiving have been staggering. I talked to…

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“I’m Sorry, Daddy”

Do you take your mistakes seriously? But like a child, don’t forget to take seriously God’s forgiveness too.

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Joy in hardship

This Thanksgiving it’s not going to be particularly hard to have thankful feelings in my heart. The year has brought plenty of challenges and…

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Punishment pays for your sin

At Sensō-ji, the oldest Buddhist temple in Tokyo, there’s a shrine to Kume no Heinai. An expert swordsman of the 17th century, Kume killed…

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When Life Seems Impossible

It’s easy to trust God’s promises when our lives are blessed. It’s harder when we’re facing seemingly impossible challenges. What should we do? Pastor Dave says for us to be like children.

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I’m not what I used to be

When you’re young, life’s possibilities seem endless. You may be broke, indebted even, but you’ve got time. Plenty of time. You’ve got energy to…

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How to Be Patient

Watch the entire devotional series from this past week as Pastor Jon helps us learn how to be patient.

Life’s Challenges

Patience in Finances

It’s so difficult to have patience with your finances when you look around and everyone else seems to be thriving while you struggle.