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Naaman’s servant girl

You know, the Bible’s main characters are almost all adults. Almost. But there are some amazing children in the narrative of God’s plan of…

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Hope From Israel: The Power of God’s Word

Pastor Mike was in Israel right before the COVID-19 pandemic. Watch the entire second series of Pastor Mike’s Israel devotions from this past week, as he reminds us just how powerful God’s Word is in our lives.

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Hope From Israel: How Do You Remember God’s Promises?

What can you do to write the words of God on the gates that you go in and out of each day? Pastor Mike was in Israel right before the COVID-19 pandemic. Here at the Zion Gate, one of the gates that lead into Jerusalem, Pastor Mike helps us find ways to remember God’s words and promises.

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Don’t get too attached

The cities of Sodom and Gomorrah have become legendary as benchmarks for violent depravity and the drastic punishment brought upon them by God. Though…

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They felt it

These poor fellas never got past Saturday. Maybe it was Monday when they were walking back to Emmaus, but they were feeling like it…

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Abide with me

The risen Lord Jesus gave an extraordinary gift to two disciples from his wider acquaintance, to a man named Cleopas and his friend. Without…

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Easter is about/for real events

The most frequently used words in John’s account of Easter morning is . . . “saw” or “looked” (John 20:1-20). Mary saw the stone…

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Easter is about/for real places

The Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem is believed by most scholars to mark the actual tomb of Jesus. This church was built…

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Easter is about/for real people

Easter is more than a story. It’s history. Because history is about real people, places, and things, which are exactly what we find in…

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Show of force

When tensions rise among nations and their differences are not settled, what can often happen is they resort to a show of force. It…

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Tilting the covenant

For 40-plus years God used ten core laws, peculiar ceremonies, stern warnings, and divine retribution to drag his children through the wilderness and into…

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Unlikely Lenten preachers: Roman soldiers

Foreign soldiers performing garrison duty in a conquered territory that hated them knew to be on their guard at all times. They also quickly…