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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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Pattern recognition

I’m looking forward to the changing of the guard. I’m hoping that young people who aren’t jaded by tribalism will go into church work…

Friends & Family

How to Deal With Family Dysfunction: Ridicule

The smirks, the digs, and the venom that you face—how does any good come from that?

Friends & Family

The apple can fall far

Are you ever shocked that Jesus was Jewish? If that doesn’t blow your mind, you haven’t read the story of the Jewish people. It’s…

Life’s Challenges

Good leaders delegate

It’s terrible to have a leader who doesn’t do anything. But the reverse is worse—a leader who won’t let go of anything. Why do…

Friends & Family

How to Deal With Family Dysfunction: Lies and Deception

Lies and deception can be destructive. But they can also be forgiven. How?

Life’s Challenges

God-given tension

I rewrote my sermon six times. I was attempting to write a sermon about Deborah from Judges chapter 4, and the tension was tearing…

Life’s Challenges

Justice Against Evil

Watch the entire series from this past week as Pastor Jon gives us an unconventional perspective of dealing with the evil in our world by looking at the Bible book of Habakkuk.

Life’s Challenges

My procrastination

I get a lot of laughs from “demotivation” posters—you know, the ones designed to look like inspirational office artwork but that instead have a…

Life’s Challenges

This Is Evil’s Worst Enemy

Of course we want to stop evil dead in its tracks. But sometimes, Pastor Jon says, because of the nature of evil, there’s a better way to stop it.

Life’s Challenges

How Do We Fight Evil?

Are you type A or type B when it comes to combatting evil? More important, how does God want you to approach evil?

Life’s Challenges

The prayer of a struggling believer

Father, I’m struggling right now. My heart is heavy, and I don’t even fully understand what I’m feeling. I know I’ve messed up. I’ve…

Life’s Challenges

How Long Must We Wait for Justice?

Everything else in our world moves at lightning speed. Why is God’s justice against evil so slow?