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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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For years my husband and I took a perverse pride in not owning a cell phone. We reasoned that everyone else had one, so…

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I’ll be happy when . . .

I’ll be happy when I’m done with school. I’ll be happy when I’m married. I’ll be happy when I have kids. I’ll be happy…

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What are we for?

We Christians often state what we’re against. That way of arguing is called polemics. It’s taking others down by picking apart their belief systems….

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Rockin’ to the oldies

My apologies to any of you who don’t have oldies yet. You will. I think often of my former students who are trapped in…

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A battle worth fighting

“You have to pick your battles.” In other words, there are some things that are either just too small to worry about or battles…

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Is God There?

What’s going on when it feels like God’s not growing us in our faith? Pastor Matt helps us dig into the parable of the sower to give us clarity.

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Take Our Mistakes Seriously

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

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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 we should be like children.

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Life Hurts

Watch the entire devotional series from this past week as Pastor Jeremy helps us overcome our hurts.

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Where Is God When I’m Hurting?

Where in the world is God when we are in pain and hurting? This seemingly minor detail from Jesus on the cross is a stark reminder of how much Jesus feels our pain—and cares for us.

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I Can’t Save Myself From All This Hurt

With everything that life throws at us, we are often incapable of saving ourselves. But because of this one important thing we have in common with Jesus, we are saved.

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Life Hurts. What Does God Expect Me to Do?

When life hurts, rather than asking what we can expect of God, ask what we should do for God. What does God expect of us when we’re hurting?