Posts tagged “Hope”
Keep the Faith: GOD Cares
You may be drinking with the devil and not even know it. Beware because there are three shots the devil would love for you to drink that will shake your faith. Know what these lies are and how to combat them so you can stay sober with God’s truth.
Hope From Israel: Trust What You Can’t See
God never claims that his plans or purposes will make sense to you. So what should you do when you’re uncertain? Pastor Mike spent a week in Israel right before the COVID-19 pandemic. We kick off his Israel devotions this week, as we look at how we can trust God even when we don’t understand what’s going on.
Is Humility the Toughest Lesson?
Sometimes God uses our best skills to humble us. As our country continues to grapple with the coronavirus, we want to keep providing more perspective through God’s Word. We brought back this 2018 series from Pastor Jared about the tests and trials God allows in our lives.
Jesus’ Love, My Life: Let My Love Do the Talking
Why doesn’t God just take his kids out of this broken world? Answer: Because God wants more people to believe and be saved. This is how Jesus closed his epic prayer in John chapter 17, a fact that reminds every Christian of the incredible calling we have to share our Savior with the world.
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.
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.
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.
Jesus’ Love, My Life: I Can Be Fearless
Fear filled the hearts of Jesus’ friends the night before he died. But that made Jesus’ promise all the sweeter. He was going to prepare a place for us. He would be the way to get to the Father. We could trust in him when our hearts are troubled. That’s the peace we need when we realize the sinfulness of our hearts.
Leave No One Behind: Even When Church Hurts
Many kids get disconnected from church because they or their parents get hurt by someone at church. The pastor. The church council. A fellow member. Without the right reaction, these sins/hurts can uproot entire families for generations to come. This message is meant to prepare people for the next time church hurts. What do you do? What do you say? When do you go?
Leave No One Behind: Embrace Your Role
Pastors, teachers, church members, godparents, older siblings, friends, aunts/uncles, grandparents, etc. all have a role in training the next generation. Singles and non-parents have a role too because they are people who, like Paul himself, may not produce the next generation, but absolutely want to see them in heaven with Jesus.
Leave No One Behind: Start Young
This message reminds parents of what matters most—the training up of their children. What you do when they are young will probably shape what they believe when they are older. So, what should you do? God gave Moses the answer. Seek God with a personal passion, based off his unbeatable promises, and then talk about that God as often as you can.
How to Be Positive
Watch the entire devotional series from this past week, as Pastor Jared helps us learn to become and stay positive.