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Hope From Israel: God’s Imperfect People

As we continue to grapple with these turbulent and divisive times, Pastor Mike reminds us of how God loves all his people—people from all walks of life; imperfect, everyday people like us. This series was recorded earlier this year when Pastor Mike was in Israel.

Life’s Challenges

Hope From Israel: You’re Not Perfect, and That’s Okay

Jesus didn’t come for perfect people. So if you’ve made mistakes in your life, don’t panic. As we continue to grapple with these turbulent and divisive times, Pastor Mike reminds us of how God loves all his people—people from all walks of life; imperfect, everyday people like us. This series was recorded earlier this year when Pastor Mike was in Israel.

Bible 101

Hope From Israel: You Can See the Joy God Sees

You can enjoy life as God sees it. Joy is even better. Pain is endurable. So how do you get there? Pastor Mike was in Israel right before the COVID-19 pandemic. Here at the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem, Pastor Mike shows us how we can get closer to God’s perspective.

Living My Faith

Fake News/Real Jesus: The Satisfaction You Crave

When a “bad Samaritan” met Jesus, she was shocked by his behavior. He engaged her, confused her, and then saved her, turning her into the Bible’s most unlikely missionary. This message reminds us that Jesus is still offering the Water of Life to the most unlikely people in the most unlikely places.

Living My Faith

Fake News/Real Jesus: You Must Be Born Again

Many Christians know the famous words of John 3:16. But when did Jesus speak them? And why? And to whom? This message teaches that powerful verse in the context of the powerful verses around it, reminding us of the new life that only the born again can find.

Living My Faith

Fake News/Real Jesus: Turning the Church Upside Down

Jesus turns the church upside down . . . in order to keep the church right side up. In an age when greed, sin, secrecy, and scandal have driven people away from church, Jesus is passionate about protecting the places where his resurrection is proclaimed.

Living My Faith

Fake News/Real Jesus: Finding Joy in the Unexpected

Jesus’ first ever miracle was making 150 gallons of alcohol! Turning water into wine was not only proof of Jesus’ identity as God but also a reminder that God’s great goal for our lives is joy, to celebrate in his presence by the miraculous work of his Son, Jesus.

Living My Faith

Fake News/Real Jesus: Why Jesus Is Who You Need

How can an imperfect person fall asleep without guilt? How can the abused live without shame? How can a sinner end up in the presence of God? The Bible’s answer—a Lamb. A spotless substitute, accepted by God’s own design.

Living My Faith

Entitlement sickness

In our country the consumer is king. Or queen. Businesses fall over each other trying to give consumers what they want, or the herd…

Life’s Challenges

God & COVID-19: Pain Is to Prevent Perish

Maybe God is using COVID-19 as a megaphone to rouse the world and let you know that he wants to give you something the coronavirus can’t take away.

Life’s Challenges

God doesn’t wash your mouth with soap

Naughty words. We hear them. We read them. We say them. We write them.  Back when I was a kid, naughty words were followed…

Living My Faith

Fake News/Real Jesus: Meet the Real Jesus!

Was Jesus a good man? a wise teacher? a religious guide? a prophet? a god? John answers those questions in the opening words of his gospel. Jesus is the Word, both with God and himself God. Jesus is the way God communicates with us, showing us the darkness of life without him and the bright light of trusting in him.