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Life’s Challenges

How Do I Know if I’m Significant?

We all want to be significant. But we often go about it the wrong way, thinking it’s about prominence. Instead, Pastor Matt says, it’s the opposite of that. In this series, Pastor Matt walks us through the account of a blind man and Jesus—and how we can use this to find our significance.

Living My Faith

You should be proud

What are you proud of? Maybe you’ve made it through rigorous schooling or run a marathon or lost a bunch of weight or you…

Who is God?

3 Reasons to be religious

Fewer and fewer of today’s people practice organized religion. So permit the Bible a few minutes to make its claim why religion is important….

Living My Faith

#beautiful

When I look in the mirror, I see what lots of 40-somethings presumably see: sags and wrinkles and thinning hair. You older folks are…

Life’s Challenges

Peace at all costs

Right now you may be feeling some tension with someone in your life. Maybe you did something to create the tension. Maybe the other…

Social Issues

Why does racism exist?

A few years ago, I tried to explain racism to my kids. I defined racism as the belief that races are not distinct equals…

Life’s Challenges

You were not meant to carry your burdens

Young adults and the elderly seem to share the ability to be transparent. On New Year’s Eve, a young man sat in my living…

Bible 101

Humble and happy

Have I ever told you about my note cards? One of the few stories I repeat often in my teaching is the research I…

Living My Faith

What if I Don’t Agree With Jesus?

What do you do, what do you think, and how do you deal with Jesus when you don’t agree with him? Pastor Mike gives two reasons why when you disagree with Jesus, you should give up the seat of authority and willingly die to trying to have the last word.

Living My Faith

Ordinary isn’t bad

Nothing about me in high school screamed “popular.” I mean, you only have to look at pictures of my hair and ask about my…

Life’s Challenges

What goes before a fall?

Things had been going so well. King Uzziah had been enjoying the Lord’s favor, and military security and economic prosperity followed. But Satan never…