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Christianity Seems Foolish

Watch the entire devotional series from this week as Pastor Ben helps us see that what looks foolish to the world actually gives us great hope.

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Foolish Christianity: What’s up With the Bread and Wine?

There are many things that can divide us. But we should focus on being unified by creating a holy community through this simple, seemingly foolish meal.

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You were not meant to carry your burdens

Young adults and the elderly seem to share the ability to be transparent. On New Year’s Eve, a young man sat in my living…

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How to Deal With Shame

Shame is the unshakable feeling that we don’t belong, tempting us to run away from God and his people. Shame can be tied to something done to us, something we have done, or something we have continued to do. As hard as it is to open up about shame, it’s even harder to address in the church. Pastor Mike dares us to cross that line and show what can happen when a Christian community learns to deal with shame.

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How to Deal With People

The people in our lives can lead us in different directions, good and bad. There are fools, the wise, and everyone in between. So how do we deal with people? How do we find our people? How do we know whom to trust? And whom to avoid? With the guidance of the wisest man in the ancient world, Pastor Mike gives us biblical insight on how to deal with people.

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Arise and shine. God is here!

Christmas joy and Christmas grief are the unavoidable extremes of Christmas. Parents of young children, the healthy, and those who have successfully had more…

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When church is a pain

Sometimes church is a pain. Then there’s the church sign with good intentions, inviting everyone to learn what the Bible teaches about hell. The…

Friends & Family

Abuse: What Does God Say? To the Church

Statistically, whether we know it or not, all of us know and love someone who has been abused. And all of us know and love someone who has been abusive. So how can we be a blessing to both? How can we comfort, confront, and bring healing to our circle of influence? If you or someone you know is suffering from abuse, please go to timeofgrace.org/abuse to find more resources and information for getting help.

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Abuse: What Does God Say? To the Abusive

What does God say to those who have hurt others? Can we, like Jesus, be full of both grace and truth to the abusive? Pastor Mike talks about how abusers can move forward—beyond God’s wrath—to a healing and hopeful relationship with God and the church. If you or someone you know is suffering from abuse, please go to timeofgrace.org/abuse to find more resources and information for getting help.

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Abuse: What Does God Say? To the Abused

Despite the alarming statistics, the topic of abuse is rarely touched in the Christian community. What does God say about abuse? What does God think about abuse? What does God say to a church filled with unspoken trauma and deep wounds? If you or someone you know is suffering from abuse, please go to timeofgrace.org/abuse to find more resources and information for getting help.

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Where two or three gather

One of the Bible’s most beautiful passages just might be one of its most misquoted. Ever heard Jesus’ famous words: “For where two or…

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Backline and nonessential workers: You were made for such a time as this

A few weeks back, I read an article about the ICU staff working with COVID patients in England. The article stated that these frontline…