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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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My temper

I can sure tell when other people are losing their tempers. I hear the pitch of their voices rise. I note the sharpness of…

Life’s Challenges

Skeptical Faith: Am I Naturally Good?

Are we really born sinful? That’s a hard pill for many people to swallow. What if we asked Moses, Paul, and Jesus this question? What would they say? Take a closer look at the Bible’s teaching about the human heart, and the answer is clear.

Life’s Challenges

Live with confidence

Brittany was diagnosed with brain cancer and had 14 months to live. When the doctors told her that her death would be painful, Brittany…

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Are My Loved Ones Watching Over Me From Heaven?

Do our loved ones in heaven watch over us? And are guardian angels real? This week, Pastor Mike answers tough questions from viewers like you.

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Lies: If I avoid my problems, they’ll go away

Most of us feel that we have about as much stress as we can handle. So it’s understandable that we would postpone tough jobs,…

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What About My Unbelief?

You know the evidence and believe Jesus is who he said he is. But you still struggle with unbelief . . . Pastor Ben helps you figure out your next steps.

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Thorns protect the flowers

I never want to romanticize suffering. I take it very seriously. But I can’t overlook what God has done through suffering people. Suffering made…

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When death seems to win

This year I’m really struggling with writing about Easter. For me that’s pretty weird, because I love Easter. I love Jesus. I love that…

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Save us from success!

What do you think of Gideon? In Judges chapters 6-8, we meet a nobody named Gideon whose faith seems remarkably flawed. When Jesus appears…

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Get out of Satan’s mouth

The apostle Peter warned, “Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour” (1 Peter 5:8). A good…

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The gift you didn’t know you gave

God bless you if you were a good kid. God bless you for not causing trouble. God bless you if creating drama for others…

Life’s Challenges

God is in the wilderness

What is your wilderness?  Nobody on this planet lives in such paradise that he or she never experiences the wilderness. Some of us know…