Posts tagged “Peace”
Waiting is the hardest part
A few years ago, my just-waking-up child walked into the kitchen and asked for scrambled eggs. I said no—because the bacon, apple, and cheddar…
A desire for meaning
Did you hear about that Hollywood dog who was depressed because she didn’t have a meaningful life? She got carried down red carpets in…
Hope From Israel: God Messes With Your Plans
When God messes with your plans, he has better plans. Need proof? Just look at what God did with the apostle Paul. Pastor Mike spent a week in Israel right before the COVID-19 pandemic. Here at Caesarea Maritima, where Paul was imprisoned for more than a year, Pastor Mike reminds us how God’s plans work for our good.
The Lord will fight for you
The player on the bench couldn’t believe the ref’s call. In the universal gesture of “Are you kidding me?” he raised both arms and…
Get Perspective Through God’s Word
In the midst of the worries of this world, we need to hear that God is still in control and will never leave us. How can we hear that?
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.
Ask for the ancient paths
It is the conceit of the young to imagine that their age is the most enlightened in history, that technology has changed everything, that…
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.
Finding the Fruit of the Spirit
Watch the entire devotional series from this past week, as Pastor Mike helps find the fruit of the spirit in our lives.
Where Can I Find Peace?
How can you find a sense of peace even during the toughest moments? Pastor Mike has a simple answer for you.