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.
Too much? Too little?
Everybody would like to strike it rich. From the gold fevers of the mid-1800s to today’s sophisticated investors like arbitrageurs of Wall Street, from…
How to Deal With Family Dysfunction Compilation
Watch the entire devotional series from this week, as Pastor Dave helps us deal with the challenges and dysfunctions our families face.
How to Deal With Family Dysfunction: Ridicule
The ridicule you’re going through, know that God’s working it out for your best.
He knows you by name
How many people know you? I mean, really know you? Your spouse or close family members, your best friend, someone you’ve worked closely with…
How to Deal With Family Dysfunction: Lies and Deception
Lies and deception can be destructive. But they can also be forgiven.
Look in the windshield, not the rearview
Is a sharp memory good? Depends. It’s good when you remember names, birthdays, anniversaries, appointments, and promises. It’s bad when you remember past slights,…
Roots and Fruit: Give Generously
The apostle Paul was unashamed to say that being financially generous is a key to joy, blessing, and so much more. In the same way, many Christians have learned that it is more blessed to give than to receive!
Sins of the sons
I know about pain that doesn’t go away. I wrote a book about it. I’m writing about it again, but not because of my…
Don’t Block God’s Blessings
Watch the entire devotional series from this week, as Pastor Jon recounts the little known story of Mephibosheth to help us see how God blesses us regardless of the challenges in our lives.
Don’t Be Afraid Before God
God shows kindness to us even though we don’t deserve it.
Chariots of fire
Gehazi, servant to the prophet Elisha, had no difficulty seeing his problems. Ben-Hadad II, the evil king of Aram, had sent an entire company…
How to switch from reacting to preventing suicide
I met her at the airport. Within a few minutes, the woman told me, “I’ve been at two funerals in the past two months—and…