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Get Over Yourself

What gets in the way of you going to heaven? Not your mistakes and sins; otherwise, who would go to heaven? Instead, Pastor Mike says that the biggest barrier to spiritual maturity and heaven is . . . being stupid. Explore with Pastor Mike in this message how we are to receive the people and help that God sends us so that we don’t become proverbial fools.

Life’s Challenges

What you can’t see

Did you get to see the great conjunction on December 21? I didn’t. This was the date that Jupiter and Saturn were in the…

Bible 101

Two-way Christmas traffic

Of the many, many astonishing features of the events of the first Christmas, one of the most astounding is how few people noticed anything…

Bible 101

Thankful for heaven

Call it the “light at the end of the tunnel” effect. Isn’t it amazing how much adversity we can stand if we can see…

Life’s Challenges

Rest for the weary

The year 2020 has been wearisome. I don’t know that I’ve gotten more or less sleep, but politics and the pandemic have left me…

Living My Faith

Your alive and well and for-sure future

There is, perhaps, no more misunderstood word in the Bible than hope. In English, the word hope is used for any random wish, no…

Life’s Challenges

Canceling Thanksgiving

I spoke recently with someone who works for a major airline. She said that flight cancelations around Thanksgiving have been staggering. I talked to…

Living My Faith

Evolution of Faith: To Inexpressible Joy

It’s tempting to think that we just need to wait out this broken world until Jesus comes back, to think that joy only begins with heaven. But the apostle Peter tells us that right now, even during our struggles and challenges, an inexpressible joy is possible.

Living My Faith

Evolution of Faith: From Fear to Peace

What happens if something gets in between you and the promise of heaven? At first glance, the Bible’s answer may sound contradictory. But as Pastor Mike digs into the apostle Peter’s letter that he wrote to friends who were being persecuted, we see why we can turn our fear into peace.

Bible 101

Is there really a heaven?

There is good news here on the skepticism front—polls consistently show that more people believe in the existence of heaven than hell. Hurray! Unfortunately,…

Bible 101

Is there really a devil?

Charles Darwin’s 1859 theories on natural selection and survival of the fittest initiated a large-scale abandonment of the Bible’s teachings on creation. Among the…

Living My Faith

Use worldly wealth to gain eternal friendships

Some things that were valuable in 2019 have no value in 2020. For example, the plane tickets I purchased in 2019 had no value…