Posts tagged “Grace”
Abuse: What Does God Say? To the Abused
Despite the alarming statistics, the topic of abuse is rarely touched in the Christian community. What does God say about abuse? What does God think about abuse? What does God say to a church filled with unspoken trauma and deep wounds? If you or someone you know is suffering from abuse, please go to timeofgrace.org/abuse to find more resources and information for getting help.
Someone once asked me why God would make the entry requirement for heaven so high. If he loved the world, why not drop the…
Your sins are not like coffee grounds
It was 5:20 A.M. I was pulling out the coffeepot to pour my first cup when things went tragically awry. (I use the word…
Answering Skeptics: God Gives Me Something for Nothing?
Why would God give me his grace–his undeserved love–and eternity in heaven? Don’t I need to do something to get right with God? This week, Pastor Dave looks at questions and objections that people have when it comes to Christianity.
Skeptical Faith: Aren’t Christians Hypocrites?
Hypocrites are everywhere, pretending to be one thing when they’re really something else. What do we do when we meet one or—worse yet—when we have BEEN one? In this message, we examine our own identity and see who we are as seen through the eyes of Jesus.
The names of God: Redeemer
During the American Civil War, President Lincoln and the U.S. Congress had a desperate need for military manpower, so they instituted a military draft…
Jesus’ forgiving grace
I once heard of a pastor who had the best/most unsuccessful counseling idea. When couples brought their conflicts into his office, he would say…
Easter From the Holy Land: Where Death Lost Its Sting
What does Christ’s resurrection mean for you? Join Pastor Mike in Israel as he shares the good news of Easter from the place where some scholars believe Jesus died and was buried. Learn about the three amazing truths that the empty tomb brings to your life.
Do you tremble at the words of God?
Every Holy Week, amid the sad and somber stories of the crucifixion of Christ, our congregation sings the old spiritual “Were You There?” Do…
Get out of Satan’s mouth
The apostle Peter warned, “Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour” (1 Peter 5:8). A good…
All the “feels”
One thing that stands out in the last week of Jesus’ life is that Jesus went through all the “feels.” If there was a…
Forgiveness Is Offensive: I Can’t Forgive Myself
What do you do when you can’t forgive yourself? Pastor Mike shares three situations when it is especially hard to forgive our own actions—and reveals the two offensive truths about us when we think we can’t forgive ourselves.