Posts tagged “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.
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.
In God’s house
“Lord, I love the house where you live, the place where your glory dwells” (Psalm 26:8). David loved God’s house. When he was away,…
A common text
Every year my wife and I try to read the same current book. It’s usually nonfiction. Sometimes it’s devotional in nature. Sometimes it’s historical,…
Let’s be presumptive positive
Two months ago I didn’t even know the words presumptive positive could go together. Then, in the beginning of August, 77 NFL players’ COVID-19…
The Power of “And”: Confront and Comfort
We must share that God is here with us right now. And we must know when to say, “Stop it,” when others deviate from God’s Word. Pastor Mike teaches how we can know when people try to add man-made rules to God’s Word and when they subtract truth from it.
Job, the Old Testament believer, was at a loss. God had stripped him of so much. Worldly goods. Family. Friends. Dignity. Respect. Health. If…
Lies About God: “God Wants Me to Be Happy”
God doesn’t want you just to be happy; he wants something more.
The Power of “And”: Spiritual and Religious
Those who lead the church have a high and holy calling. They can bring many people to Jesus or damage those whom God loves dearly. Therefore, the apostle Paul gives Titus–and us–high standards for our message and personal lifestyle.
The Bible uses military language to characterize the good fight of faith. The Holy Spirit issues “swords” and “shields” to us so we can…
The Power of “And”: Me and God
Life can change drastically when we listen beyond just one part of the story. Add an “and” and listen to all of it. Pastor Mike digs into the book of Titus to show how this word, “and,” can make a difference by seeing where God is in life.
Keep Doing Hard Things
Why are you motivated to do hard things? Pastor Mike was in Israel right before the COVID-19 pandemic. Here in Capernaum where Jesus did his ministry, Pastor Mike encourages us to keep serving even when it’s difficult.