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30-minute study of God’s Word with Pastor Mike. See how you have full access to God—right now!

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  • Seriously, God? How Am I Supposed to Comfort Others?

    05.17.24. How should we respond when people we care about are in pain? We want to say the right words and do the right things. But we don't know exactly what those right things are, making it easy to get it wrong and cause more pain. Instead, here are two big ideas Pastor Mike shares on what we c...

  • Seriously, God? I Should Praise God Even Though I'm Hurting?

    05.10.24 When life is hard and it doesn't feel like God is doing enough to relieve us of the pain, we start to question God and his love for us. But, Pastor Mike warns, to do that is exactly what the devil wants. Instead, we can follow the example of a man named Job who suffered a level of pain ...

  • Seriously, God? This Is Why God Lets Me Suffer?

    05.03.24 If God has the power to end all our pain and provide answers for all the hurt we've been through, why doesn't he? Why does he let bad things happen to good people? Pastor Mike takes these often-asked questions, flips them, and challenges us to examine our motives: Why do we love God? Or...

  • Seriously, God?

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    This two-word question has been asked by believers, former believers, and never believers, calling into question the goodness and very existence of God. Even committed Christians wrestle with God’s plan for their lives when pain, confusion, and grief interrupt their personal plans for the future....

  • Forgotten Blessings

    04.26.24 How blessed we feel may depend on what we consider to be blessings, which means we may forget that we have blessings right in front of us every day. Pastor Mike challenges us to shift our mindset and open our eyes to the really good things from God that we often don't think about. In tur...

  • Burned Out? Emotionally

    04.19.24. There are three lies we fall for that lead to burnout: we need to be perfect, we must make everyone happy, and thinking we're “fine.” Pastor Mike tackles these lies head-on, helping us replace them with truths from God’s Word... Transcript: https://bit.ly/4aMK8Zz

  • Burned Out? Spiritually

    04.12.24 Just like our bodies need food and rest to avoid crashing and burning, our souls need the rest of Jesus and the food of his Word. By fixing our eyes on the invisible gospel and the glory that is ours through Jesus, we are inwardly renewed day by day, the spiritual fuel that we need to t...

  • Burned Out? Physically

    04.05.24 You are not an angel. You are not a spiritual being who has no need to eat, move, or sleep. We humans are human, body-and-soul beings that God created to function in specific ways. Fighting burnout often begins with recognizing this reality and organizing our lives according to it, which...

  • Jesus #nofilter: Why You Need Jesus

    2.23.24. Reading about who Jesus claimed to be and what he said in the Bible can be quite shocking and even offensive. In this first message from the new series about the unfiltered Jesus, Pastor Mike explores two really hard things about Jesus that have not only made people uncomfortable but hav...

  • Whose Truth Do I Trust?

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    Out of the millions of conflicting mesages that we absorb from our feelings, our parents, our friends, our culture, our media, and our churches, each of us will accept some things as true while rejecting other things as false. But how do we know if we believe the truth? In a world where billions ...

  • How to Deal

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    If this year is anything like last year, we are going to have a lot to deal with. The next 12 months will confront us, surprise us, challenge us, tempt us, bless us, and make us want to stay home and watch Netflix until Jesus returns. But God has a mission for us to go out into a messy world with...

  • Tackling Tough Topics

    12.29.23. Are there questions you'd love to ask your pastor but feel uncomfortable doing it? Are there topics you'd like to hear more about but are afraid to approach at church? This special episode of "Time of Grace" is full of curious questions from church members directed at Pastor Mike. What ...

  • Is Christ in Your Christmas Carols?

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    Christmas is a time when music is everywhere (and we notice it). While Jesus' birth might have been a silent night, it hasn't been so recently. Yet Christmas music often offers us much more than nostalgia and fuzzy feelings; in its lyrics we find a God so good that he came down from glory, took o...

  • Choose Gratitude Over Grumbling

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    We live in a culture big on grumbling and small in gratitude. There is always something to lament on the news or vent about in our lives, a "thanks for nothing" spirit in our hearts. Yet, in the midst of our imperfect world, God is showering us with blessings, from daily bread to eternal salvatio...

  • How to Talk About Jesus 101

    11.03.23. If the good news about Jesus is so good, then why don't Christians share more about it? Maybe it's because we feel inadequate and don't know what to say. Or we are terrified of how our friends and family would react. Pastor Mike can relate. And that's why in today's message, he opens up...

  • What if I Don't Understand the Bible?

    10.27.23. The Bible is challenging to read. There are weird words and weird names in it. There’s an Old Testament and a New Testament. There are prophecies and prophets. And if you’re new to the Bible, if you’ve never deeply studied it, it can leave you confused. That's why in this message, Pasto...

  • Screens & Souls

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    The average person on planet Earth spends seven hours staring at a screen each day. That means that most living humans use devices more than they eat and play and almost as much as they work and sleep. What effect do our digital habits have on our souls? What wisdom guides us as we seek to levera...

  • God's Blueprint for a Happy Home

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    We all know the importance of a happy home. You can have good grades, a good job, and make good money, but an unhappy home makes for an unhappy life. Conversely, a happy home is a refuge when everythng else in life seems to fall apart. So how do we come home to homes like that? What guidance and ...

  • What Is Love?

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    Why is there so much hatred in the world? If most everyone agrees that we should love one another, why is love such a rare species? And why do some people call hate what others think is love? This four-part series explores, from a biblical perspective, what love and hate mean, what God loves and ...

  • Abuse: What Does God Say?

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    Despite the shocking statistics, the topic of abuse is rarely touched in the Christian community. What does God say about abuse? What does God think about abuse? What does God say to a church filled with unspoken trauma and deep wounds? In this three-part series, Pastor Mike takes on this issue f...

  • What's the Point?

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    Sometimes we look at our life situations and wonder, "What's the point?" It can be hard to see purpose through the daily grind and struggle, leading us to wonder if God is even present in our lives. Yet through the book of Esther—a book of the Bible that does not even mention God's name—Pastor Mi...

  • Trends vs. Truth

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    Be you. Love is love. Do not judge. Repetition has a way of making things sound true, but what's trending isn't always entirely true. This five-part series looks at some of the most common phrases used in modern culture and holds them up to the light of God's Word to see what is God-approved and ...

  • Hard Words, Loving Truths

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    Jesus' half brother Jude lived long enough to see the early Christian church face some tremendous challenges from within and from without. Driven by love, Jude wrote a short letter packed with tough love and tender compassion, a letter that God wants us to read today. In the 21st century, Jesus' ...

  • Don't Miss Moments

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    There are moments in all our lives that are essential to understanding who we are. That was true for Jesus too. His baptism, temptation, transfiguration, and resurrection are just a few of the moments that compel us to worship him as Savior and King.