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Living My Faith

Jesus Judges Churches Too: Do We Compromise Sexual Morality?

Churches today face the temptation of believing they are faithful while subtly compromising their values, especially when it comes to biblical sexual morality. It’s an uncomfortable topic that needs to be addressed, Pastor Mike says, in order to enjoy God’s gift of sex, to understand the consequences of falling to sexual temptations, and to see how God helps us through it all.

Social Issues

Stop looking for a savior

Elon Musk just bought Twitter. Some are decrying this development because they don’t like a billionaire having so much control over this app. Others…

Living My Faith

What Is Love? I’m Supposed to Love “Those” People?

We live in a world of us vs. them, a culture of our people against their people. Such divisions are often the line where love stops, even among those who confess Jesus as their Lord and Savior. And that’s dangerous. Instead, Pastor Mike challenges, what would it look like if we listened to Jesus, crossed the line, and imitated the love God shows?

Living My Faith

What Is Love? Isn’t Jesus on MY Side?

Issue after issue, regardless of which side you choose, everyone says Jesus is on their side. But two thousand years ago when Jesus walked the earth, what did he really say, and whose side would he take today? This message takes a close look at Jesus and his words and teaches us how we can learn from his perfect example of love.

Life’s Challenges

In a world of conspiracies, how do you find the truth?

The Netflix documentary The Social Dilemma was prophetic. Granted it is ironic that Netflix produced a movie that bashed addictive media that removes people…

Living My Faith

Whose Truth Do I Trust? The Church’s Truth?

If our hearts can deceive us and the world can mislead us, certainly the church is a good source of truth. Well . . . maybe. Since the hearts of church leaders can be deceived and many people can follow their teaching, how do we know we can trust the church? Pastor Mike explores what we can do so we know when to trust the church.

Living My Faith

Whose Truth Do I Trust? Their Truth?

Think of the top two to three voices that get your attention the most: the cable news networks, talk radio shows, podcasts, friends, family members, pastors, teachers. Now, Pastor Mike challenges, are these voices sources of truth you can trust? How do you know? Pastor Mike looks to the Bible to help us answer if we can trust their truth.

Life’s Challenges

Hold on to the reality of hope

The war in Ukraine adds one more item on our two-year list of collective crises. There is no need for me to rehash all…

Social Issues

A perspective on problems

Life is full of problems. It seems for every one issue that gets resolved there are two more frustrating dilemmas that pop up. The…

Social Issues

America is an idea

“So the land had peace” (Judges 3:11). America is an idea that can be traced back to England and John Locke’s “Second Treatise on…

Life’s Challenges

A nation of laws

God decreed that good governments should be built upon the right kinds of laws. Not just any old laws, but the right kinds of…

Living My Faith

Correctness isn’t political

We should be able to speak our truth in a free society. So should other people. But it’s a rotten lie to suggest belittling…