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Competitive Christians

Watch the entire devotional series from this past week as Pastor Mike walks us through how we can stop making unhealthy comparisons of ourselves against others.

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Competitive Christian: Stop Comparing Your Faith

It’s not a bad thing to notice the differences in spiritual gifts that you have. What IS bad is when you let the differences do what it did to Pastor Mike—make you cry. Here’s how to avoid that.

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Competitive Christian: Stop Comparing Your Social Media

We all want to be noticed—known and applauded with likes, hearts, and thumbs-up on social media. But these outward appearances aren’t what matter.

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Competitive Christian: Stop the Intellectual Comparisons

Whether God made you above-average smart or your grades weren’t that great or you fall somewhere in between, you have this significant thing in common.

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Competitive Christian: Stop the Body Comparisons

How do we stop making constant comparisons with other people’s bodies? Pastor Mike reminds us of these important biblical truths.

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Is It OK to Be a Competitive Christian?

Is it against the will of God to be competitive? Well, Pastor Mike says, it depends on what you do with it.

Taboo

Sex Ed. Ed. (i.e., How to talk to your kids about sex)

Let me set the scene for you: I was a first-year teacher, straight out of college, freshly married, and getting into the groove of…

Who is God?

Too strong for God?

Have you ever heard the conundrum: “Is it possible for God to create a rock so heavy that he can’t lift it?” Umm.  A…

Bible 101

Karma Christianity

Here’s a little quiz for you. True or false? You get good things from God by being good. Sometimes God will cause you to…

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Shut your mouth, holy man (or woman)!

I sort of wish I had someone there to stop me every time I start saying something unkind or unnecessary or in a scathing…

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Flawed but Blessed: Why Does God Love Me?

How do we find more self-control in our lives? The Bible gives us a clear answer. Spoiler: It’s not where most self-help books would direct you. And what does it mean when you lose self-control and mess up? Does God still love you? Pastor Mike digs into Genesis and looks at the life and family of Jacob to find the answers.

Life’s Challenges

Self-control

“Like a city whose walls are broken through is a person who lacks self-control” (Proverbs 25:28). From my personal experience, the attribute that every…