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Life’s Challenges

The problem with coping mechanisms

Each day seems to bring a new announcement or policy concerning the pandemic that challenges our normal way of life. At the church where…

Who is God?

Not a coincidence

God is subtle, isn’t he? He’s so quiet that some people can go through their entire lives and not notice his work at all….

Who is God?

The Spirit gives spiritual life

You probably have some stressful memories of being dumped somewhere and left to fend for yourself. Maybe your parents pushed you into some kind…

Prayer

You’ve got God’s phone number

Last year J. J. Watt, an NFL football player, made news when he gave out his phone number and invited people to connect with…

Who is God?

The triune God makes real news

Identifying fake news isn’t easy. Do I like or share a social media post or picture? Or is it fake? One reason Christians celebrate…

Bible 101

Not lost in translation

I consulted with a group of Christians in the former East Germany shortly after the Berlin Wall came down. Democracy was beginning to take…

Who is God?

I’m alive because of the Spirit

It’s not too hard to envision God the Father. In your mind you can see the Ancient of Days on his sapphire throne, timeless,…

Living My Faith

Jesus’ Love, My Life: Expect Pushback

Jesus never promised a warm and fuzzy Christian life. Rather, he was honest about hatred, persecution, and even death. Yet Christian persecution is proof of our connection to Christ. So don’t go astray! Let the Holy Spirit remind you of Jesus, whose eternal blessings are worth a lifetime of suffering.

Living My Faith

Jesus’ Love, My Life: Love Leads to Action

God wants us all to be “fruitful,” to do good things according to his will. How? By staying connected to Jesus, trusting in God’s “pruning” work, and remembering the love we have received from the Father and the Son.

Living My Faith

Jesus’ Love, My Life: Holy Spirit, HELP!

The Holy Spirit often sparks questions and confusion among Christians today. But Jesus’ words, though deep, are clear. The Spirit is our counselor, our teacher, our “reminder,” and our source of peace. This message teaches us to rely on one of Jesus’ greatest gifts, the Holy Spirit.

Who is God?

The masks of God

Is God working in your life right now? Are you able to sense his presence and see all the ways he’s active in blessing…

Living My Faith

What’s your action plan?

Death made headlines again. Immediately after the news of Kobe Bryant’s helicopter crash spread, the posts on social media were begging us to hug…