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Skeptical Faith: Are Heaven and Hell Real?

The reality of heaven and hell is one that Jesus himself talked about. By looking at what he says about them in the Bible, we get the incredible perspective on what comes next and how we should feel about our place after we’re done on this earth.

Taboo

The path to true healing goes through Christ

“The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. The righteous person may have many troubles, but the…

Taboo

Reach out in love to help those impacted by abuse

“In you, LORD, I have taken refuge; let me never be put to shame. In your righteousness, rescue me and deliver me; turn your…

Who is God?

Not until you bless me

It’s not insulting to be demanding with God. Some Christians, in a desire to be humble, turn all of their prayers into question marks,…

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The spiritual-but-not-religious experiment

Do you know someone who is “spiritual but not religious”? After witnessing a thousand sex and/or stealing scandals and overhearing a million petty fights…

Life’s Challenges

Save us from success!

What do you think of Gideon? In Judges chapters 6-8, we meet a nobody named Gideon whose faith seems remarkably flawed. When Jesus appears…

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Am I Allowed to Work on Sundays?

In Numbers 15, God ordered a man to be stoned to death for gathering wood on the Sabbath. What exactly does keeping the Sabbath Day holy mean for me? I don’t do chores on Sunday, but my husband does. It’s an ongoing debate in our family. This week, Pastor Mike answers tough questions from viewers like you.

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The Israelites aren’t the only ones with a problem

Raise your hand if you’ve ever thought the children of Israel were pathetic. Me too. I mean, really people, God brought down supernatural plagues…

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Stop saying, “It’s okay,” because it’s not okay

About 13 years ago, when I was interning at a church, my boss/pastor said that we would not just preach about forgiveness; we would…

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You’ll be a pro in no time

My teenagers had a day off of school, so on that -9-degree morning, we headed to a nearby training facility. While my teens were…

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When the odds are against you

What are the odds that you’ll resist temptation today? Um . . . yeah. We can quickly answer that question. Despite our willing spirits,…

Who is God?

Your God is beautifully complex

It’s hard to surrender to the paradoxes in the Bible. Sometimes it frustrates me when things seem contradictory. Lately, I’ve been trying harder to…