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Jesus served time to free me

I think about time a lot at the beginning of a new year. How do I use time? How do I manage it? Or,…

Life’s Challenges

We’re only as sick as our secrets

Over the last few years, a number of high-profile Christians have been caught in scandals. Most recently, it’s been reported that the late apologist…

Living My Faith

God’s Biggest Goal for You

It’s the start of a new year, which means we’ve made our resolutions and set goals. But Pastor Mike flips the idea of New Year’s resolutions and goal setting on its head by asking: What does God want for us? Spoiler: It’s not for us to be more patient, more generous, or more loving. His goal for us is much bigger and better.

Living My Faith

Evidence of the Spirit: Peace

Do you have any “drama mamas” in your life? You know who they are—they thrive on conflict and tension. They love gossip (rebranding it…

Life’s Challenges

Take the best of 2020 into 2021

“It was the best of times; it was the worst of times.” If we didn’t know better, we might think Charles Dickens was referring…

Living My Faith

The Christmas truce

World War I was one of the deadliest conflicts in human history. New weapons were used in old-style combat. Enemy forces dug in right…

Bible 101

An Abnormal Christmas

This year has been full of unpleasant surprises, and 2020 will conclude with an abnormal Christmas. But Pastor Jeremy helps us keep our perspective this week by looking at when an abnormal Christmas was very normal.

Bible 101

An Abnormal Christmas: Where Can I Find Peace in My Heart?

Over this past year, how hard has it been for you to live with some of your mistakes? Has it taken peace away from your heart? This year has been full of unpleasant surprises, and 2020 will conclude with an abnormal Christmas. But Pastor Jeremy helps us keep our perspective this week by looking at when an abnormal Christmas was very normal.

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

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.

Social Issues

Divisiveness: Why Christianity is our only hope

In a previous post, I focused on the source of division in our country, namely the devil. In this post, I want to defend…

Life’s Challenges

3 words that will change your election-year fear

The year 2020, it appears, is the year of fear. As I write these words, there’s no emotion that seems to have gripped more…