Posts tagged “Culture”
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…
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.
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…
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…
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.”
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…
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.
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:…
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…
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.
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…
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.