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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.

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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…

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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,…

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Don’t ever say, “just a layperson”

No Christians want weak pastors at their congregations. Church members want a pastor who is a good speaker; a hard worker; a good manager;…

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Love is both roses and thorns

If disciplining children is hard and at times hurts you more than it hurts them, it’s love. If discussing your friend’s bad behavior makes…

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What most married people forget

Do you know the difference between most dating couples and many married people? In a word—effort. When we date someone, we usually put in…

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Thank God for good followers

A friend recently told me he thinks that for every leadership conference people attend, they should have to attend two follower conferences. The more…