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Hope From Israel: When People Are Different

Sometimes it would be easier if we were all the same. When you see people who are different from you, remember these words . . . and these first-century stones. As we continue to grapple with these turbulent and divisive times, Pastor Mike reminds us of how God loves all his people—people from all walks of life; imperfect, everyday people like us. This series was recorded earlier this year when Pastor Mike was in Israel.

Social Issues

Hope for America

We’re nearly halfway through the year 2020, and what a year it’s been! We’re still dealing with huge implications of a global pandemic that’s…

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It’s Time to Get Going

Jesus’ mission for his followers was clear—Go and be my witnesses in all the earth. Then and now, what matters the most is the message of Jesus, the Savior, who is coming back soon.

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What’s your purpose?

In 1799, 12-year-old Conrad Reed was fishing on his parents’ property in North Carolina when he found a shiny yellow rock. He showed the…

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Good medicine

You are probably aware that the United States leads the world in consumption of antidepressant drugs—one in five adults gets prescription medication of one…

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Plan and pray

So—when you want to accomplish something significant, is it important to plan or pray? The answer, once again, is Yes. It’s another of the…

Depression & Anxiety

It’s the virus

I’m a relatively calm and cheery person, but lately I’ve been on edge and even short-tempered. Obviously, quarantine life is affecting me, but I…

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What am I doing here?

In every board game I’ve ever played, it is absolutely vital that everyone starts out even. In the game of life, however, we all…

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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.

Life’s Challenges

Not safer at home

Not everyone is safer at home. In the U.S. more than 10 million people are victims of intimate partner physical violence each year—an average…

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All in your head?

Years ago a guy told me he had recently switched churches because at his previous church, “People knew a lot about the Bible, but…

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Fame is fleeting

I had some time, so I made a list of famous people I’ve met. When I say “met,” I am using the term loosely….