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YOU are the moon

“You are the light of the world.” If Jesus didn’t say it, we might think it was false teaching. But he did say it…

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Let there be lights

A few years back, our family took a tour through Mammoth Cave in Kentucky. At one point in a deep, open part of the…

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If you build it, they will come

“If you build it, they will come.” That was the classic line from the classic baseball movie Field of Dreams. A mysterious voice from…

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No time for spiritual retirement

The Johnny Depp trial and the latest Top Gun movie have shown me, among other things, that my generation isn’t as young as it…

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Jesus Judges Churches Too: Do We Compromise Sexual Morality?

Churches today face the temptation of believing they are faithful while subtly compromising their values, especially when it comes to biblical sexual morality. It’s an uncomfortable topic that needs to be addressed, Pastor Mike says, in order to enjoy God’s gift of sex, to understand the consequences of falling to sexual temptations, and to see how God helps us through it all.

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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.

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The Book of Revelation

Watch the entire devotional series from this week as Pastor Jon takes us through the book of Revelation—and gives us the most important takeaway.

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The Book of Revelation: The Risk of Being Lukewarm

Are you too complacent in your faith? too comfortable in your life?

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Jesus Judges Churches Too: Does My Church Love?

What would Jesus say if he came to your church? Would he say the same thing he said to the church in Ephesus—one of the seven churches he addresses in the book of Revelation—that your church is passionate about the truth even if it is costly? But wait: Jesus doesn’t just care about truth . . . would Jesus say that your church also loves?

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Jesus Judges Churches Too: What if Church Is Boring?

What do you do when church doesn’t feel interesting enough? If you’re discouraged about your church experience, Pastor Mike says the best thing you can do is read the first chapters of the book of Revelation. But this isn’t an end times sermon series. Rather, we see how Jesus shows up in ordinary churches.

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A place for lost sheep

Is there a place in your heart for lost sheep? They’ll return if we don’t give up on them, if reclaiming them is our…

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“You suck”

My son, husband, and I were listening to a presentation by a mental performance coach. He invited a dozen high school football players to…