Posts tagged “Grace”
You don’t know what you don’t know
My almost 18-year-old son is working with a contractor for the summer, mostly landscaping. When he asked if I wanted to make the front…
What’s it like to be right all the time?
I don’t know about you, but I’m right all the time. If you and I have a difference of opinion, there’s just no question…
Hope From Israel: Where Is God’s Grace in Your Life?
Pastor Mike was in Israel right before the COVID-19 pandemic. Watch the entire third series of Pastor Mike’s Israel devotions from this past week, as he helps us see God’s powerful grace in our lives.
Hope From Israel: Good News Just for You
When you feel like your faith isn’t where it should be, remember who Jesus’ good news is for. Pastor Mike was in Israel right before the COVID-19 pandemic. Here at the Basilica of the Annunciation in Nazareth, Pastor Mike reminds us of who Jesus came to save.
Hope From Israel: What if I’ve Denied Jesus?
Have you ever denied Jesus? with your words? actions? inactions? If so, the apostle Peter can teach you a lesson. Pastor Mike was in Israel right before the COVID-19 pandemic. Here at the Church of Saint Peter in Gallicantu in Jerusalem, Pastor Mike reminds us of the encouraging story of Peter and his denial of Jesus.
Hope From Israel: Are You Worthy of God’s Love?
If you know you’re not worthy of God’s love, Pastor Mike says, “Good. You got it right.” Pastor Mike was in Israel right before the COVID-19 pandemic. Here at Magdala in Galilee, Pastor Mike reminds us of Jesus’ love for us.
Hope From Israel: How to Satisfy Your Soul
Instead of spending your life building something impressive to get to the presence of God, remember that Jesus just gives it. Pastor Mike was in Israel right before the COVID-19 pandemic. Here at Caesarea Maritima, on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea, Pastor Mike reminds us how our souls can be satisfied.
There is no grace fatigue
Sometimes consuming religious material is like eating a bowl of Wheat flakes. You know it’s good for you, but there is no snap, crackle,…
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.
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.
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.
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.