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They use Jesus against us

Maybe Jesus was having a bad day when he told a story where the hero was a dishonest manager. Maybe he felt discouraged by…

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Don’t be a troll

Do you know about troll farms? Until recently, I lived in blissful ignorance. But then I learned how thousands and thousands of people in…

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If not now, when?

A few years back, I heard a pastor say most people don’t reject Jesus. They just never get around to following him. Each day…

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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.

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Struggling with Self-Control?

Before you can have the self-control to say no to sin, you need to know this important fact first.

Life’s Challenges

Better is good

Forget about perfect. It’s not going to happen. Only God is perfect. I suggest we focus on something more attainable like being better. We…

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Freedom in Forgiveness: I Can’t Forgive Myself

What do you do when you can’t forgive yourself? Pastor Mike shares three situations when it is especially hard to forgive our own actions—and reveals the two offensive truths about us when we think we can’t forgive ourselves.

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For women 18-49 (and those who love them)

If you’re a female under 50, who’s the best person at church to teach you how to live a God-pleasing life? (Hint: It’s not…

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For men 18-49 (and those who love them)

Godliness for younger guys is simple. In Titus chapter 2, Paul gives older guys a long list (be temperate, self-controlled, loving, etc). Older women…

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For women 50 and older (and those who love them)

Paul wrote some curious words about older women: “Teach the older women to be reverent in the way they live, not to be slanderers…

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For men 50 and older (and those who love them) – Part 2

If you’ve ever witnessed a baptism, you might have seen a small crowd of people gathered in front of church. When a child is…

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For men 50 and older (and those who love them) – Part 1

Of all the official members of my church, about 7 percent of them are what the apostle Paul called “older men,” a Greek word…