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Life’s Challenges

Rest for the weary

The year 2020 has been wearisome. I don’t know that I’ve gotten more or less sleep, but politics and the pandemic have left me…

Living My Faith

Go and Tell

Jesus told his followers to “Go” and share the good news. But what if you don’t feel qualified? What if you think you have made too many mistakes? Well, if you think you’re really messed up, then you might just be the perfect person to go and tell the world about Jesus.

Social Issues

Divisiveness: Why Christianity is our only hope

In a previous post, I focused on the source of division in our country, namely the devil. In this post, I want to defend…

Life’s Challenges

When saying “Thanks!” is hard

I got the text while I was at work. “We can’t come,” it read. Oh no. The visit we had been looking forward to…

Living My Faith

The Power of “And”: Divide and Unite

What do we do with people? In a world where some people pull us away from God and others encourage us toward him, how do we determine which people to allow into our lives? The apostle Paul’s wisdom is as needed as ever, wisdom that forces us to think of the best “And.”

Life’s Challenges

3 words that will change your election-year fear

The year 2020, it appears, is the year of fear. As I write these words, there’s no emotion that seems to have gripped more…

Living My Faith

The Power of “And”: Knowing It and Living It

Some Christians talk all about grace and not much about works. Others focus on obedience after breezing past Jesus on the cross. The apostle Paul picks a middle ground and focuses on something else.

Life’s Challenges

Refreshments

There’s a phrase in the English language that’s better than most things one can hear in life. I’m speaking, of course, of the statement:…

Social Issues

It will be okay if we make it okay

I want you to feel better at the end of this devotion. It will all be okay. God is in control. And you are…

Living My Faith

The Power of “And”: Grace and More Grace

This world is filled with so many temptations that leave us looking for more self-control. How do we say no to worldly passions that would make us feel so good in the moment? God already gave us the greatest power source to do this. Pastor Mike reveals the number-one way God motivates us to change.

Living My Faith

Use worldly wealth to gain eternal friendships

Some things that were valuable in 2019 have no value in 2020. For example, the plane tickets I purchased in 2019 had no value…

Living My Faith

The Power of “And”: My Good and God’s Glory

Doing good things in life is hard, even though the Bible gives us so many reasons to do good. Digging into the book of Titus, Pastor Mike talks about the most important reason to do good, a reason that many of us often forget.