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Life’s Challenges

Ask questions; state God’s truth

Sad things have been on my mind. A high school friend said goodbye to his wife after her long battle with cancer, and someone…

Living My Faith

Jesus Judges Churches Too: Faith in the Midst of Suffering

It’s tempting to think that being a good enough Christian will lead to a good life. But Jesus warns us that because of our faith in him, we will suffer and have to endure pain. That begs the question: Then why risk everything for Jesus? The answer lies in a short letter from Jesus to a small first-century church suffering unimaginable persecution. It’s an answer that still holds true for us today as we hold on to our faith while battling through the hard times.

Life’s Challenges

Then I am strong

I struggle to figure out why everyone doesn’t at least want the message of the Bible to be true. It seems pretty awesome to…

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…

Depression & Anxiety

Help carry the load

On January 30, Cheslie Kryst, Miss USA 2019, died by suicide. With a law degree and an MBA, she was a civil attorney, a…

Life’s Challenges

Accepting

I have an acceptance disorder. It’s because I buy into the idea that “everything is possible for one who believes” (Mark 9:23). That creates…

Life’s Challenges

What About My Suffering?

We come to Jesus with a million wishes. But he doesn’t always give us what we think we need.

Life’s Challenges

How to Deal With Yourself

“Be who you are.” “You do you.” That’s what the world tells us. But what does Jesus say? When you’re dealing with all the ups and downs of life, all your strengths and weaknesses, and all the complicating details of your life story, Jesus says the exact opposite: Don’t be you. Pastor Mike helps us understand what Jesus means as we learn how to deal with ourselves.

Social Issues

Reflecting on kids and crisis during Christmas

I recently attended a seminar held in my city about mental health, suicide, and crisis prevention. The statistics and stories from my part of…

Life’s Challenges

Something to give

I remember the exact date, time, and where I was when things started going downhill for our family this fall. We all experience it…

Life’s Challenges

The Lord hears

Joseph Scriven was born in Ireland in 1819. He grew up, earned a degree, and fell in love. The night before his wedding, his…

Life’s Challenges

Overcoming Vulnerability

Watch the entire devotional series from this week as Pastor Jeremy helps us overcome our vulnerabilities, reminding us that no matter what we feel, we will be OK.

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