It’s Okay to Cry at Christmas
Christmas can be hard when you’re dealing with loss and trials. Your pain is real. But so is God’s love.
Hope From Israel: Trust God’s Plans
Pastor Mike spent a week in Israel right before the COVID-19 pandemic. Watch the entire series from this past week, as we kick off the first of Pastor Mike’s devotions from Israel, focusing on how we can trust God, his plans, and his promises despite the uncertainties of our world.
Jesus Judges Churches Too: Faith in the Midst of Suffering
It’s tempting to think that being a good enough Christian will lead to a good life. But Jesus warns us that because of our faith in him, we will suffer and have to endure pain. That begs the question: Then why risk everything for Jesus? The answer lies in a short letter from Jesus to a small first-century church suffering unimaginable persecution. It’s an answer that still holds true for us today as we hold on to our faith while battling through the hard times.
About the Speaker
Pastor Jared Oldenburg
Jared Oldenburg is the founding pastor of Eternal Rock Church in Castle Rock, Colorado. In addition to being part of the Grace Talks team, he wrote the book A Change of Story and the interactive iBook Who Is Jesus? Simple Answers. He lives with his wife, Aimee, and their three kids.