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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.

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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,…

Social Issues

Honoring the slain

How would you describe Memorial Day? Somber? Contemplative? Celebratory? All three? Days like Memorial Day are important days where we take time to remember…

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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.

Life’s Challenges

Spring in our steps with God

The groundhog never saw this one coming. Longest. Winter. Ever. I live in Wisconsin; we Midwesterners are used to being stuck inside over the…

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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.

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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.

Life’s Challenges

Not safer at home

Not everyone is safer at home. In the U.S. more than 10 million people are victims of intimate partner physical violence each year—an average…

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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.

Life’s Challenges

When it’s time to let go

How good are you at letting go? Sometimes, despite my best efforts, I worry about what’s to come. I think we’re all feeling some…

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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.

Life’s Challenges

Three quarantine insights

We’ve been “stuck at home/safer at home” for over a month now, and it feels a lot longer than that. And here are a…