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Jesus’ Growth Plan for Me: Why Jesus Allows Bad People Among Us

There’s always another awful headline, another hypocrite, another problem we want to fix in our broken world. If only it were as easy as plucking out the bad people from the good. But we know it’s not that simple. It’s for these moments of frustration that Jesus told this particular story of the weeds and the wheat to give us hope.

Living My Faith

Jesus’ Growth Plan for Me: Why I Must Give Up My Treasures

It’s going to cost us to follow Jesus. He was upfront about us needing to give up the things we treasure. But, Jesus also said, joyfully giving up the things we have is possible when we find a superior treasure. Through two short parables Jesus told, Pastor Mike helps us see what this treasure is.

Bible 101

How to Understand the Gospels: But There Are Differences in Each Book

The New Testament has four distinct biographies about Jesus. Though there are different perspectives, Pastor Ben reminds us that when it comes to these big ideas, they all agree.

Bible 101

How to Understand the Gospels: But Which Book Should I Read First?

Which book of the Bible should I start with? Pastor Ben’s suggestion is a simple but profound book.

Living My Faith

Jesus’ Growth Plan for Me: When Average Moments Are Okay

We live in a culture that often says bigger is better, as we easily dismiss the small and mundane as too insignificant to be powerful. But believing this common trope can be spiritually dangerous. Pastor Mike walks us through two of the smallest stories Jesus ever told that give us a really big message for the average moments of our spiritual lives.

Living My Faith

Jesus’ Growth Plan for Me: What Are the Threats to My Faith?

God’s Word doesn’t always seem to work in our lives. We share it, read it, and hear it, but it doesn’t seem to change us spiritually. That’s because the Word of God, Jesus said, is like a seed—it’s packed with potential, but it is also small and vulnerable. How vulnerable? Pastor Mike identifies these everyday threats to God’s Word that can stop us from growing in our faith.

Living My Faith

Have Faith Like a Child

Watch the entire devotional series from this past week as Pastor Dave helps us see why it’s important for us to have faith like a child.

Living My Faith

Are You Done Growing in Your Faith?

It’s easy to think you’ve got it all figured out. But whether you’re 9, 19, or 91, there is still room to grow.

Life’s Challenges

Faith’s foothold

My friend Roman was a rookie warden in the 1960s, training for mountain rescue in the Canadian Rockies. A farm boy, he’d never climbed…

Who is God?

Back to basics

I’ve been going to church since I was born. I went to a Christian grade school, high school, and college. Plus, for much of…

Bible 101

Better Than Heaven

Watch the entire devotional series from this past week as Pastor Ben guides us through what we can expect when Jesus comes back and restores his heavenly kingdom.

Bible 101

A World Without Pain?

Yes, there is pain in this world, but it’s pain with a purpose.