Hallowed Be Your Name

"Hallowed be your name" is the first petition that Jesus taught his disciples to pray in this model prayer. How does God hallow his name, and how are we to do…

Our Father in Heaven

Always near us (omnipresent), able to do all his holy will (omnipotent), and knowing everything, including all possibilities (omniscient) – this is our Father in heaven. He has given us every…

Our Father

Why did Jesus teach his disciples to address God as "our Father?" Was it to teach them (and us) that we can approach God as members of his family, children…

The Gift of Grace upon Grace

December 27, 2015
God came to us in the incarnate Son not to hide himself, but rather to reveal himself to men in the fullest way possible, in a manner that we can…

Living Consistently between Christ’s Advents

December 20, 2015
We live between the advents of Christ. As you celebrate his birth during this season, remember that he came the first time to destroy the works of the devil in…

Who Will Reward You?

December 13, 2015
Giving, praying, fasting - these were important acts of piety for God's people in Christ's day and for us today. But Christ goes to the heart of the matter:  why…

Love Your Enemies

December 6, 2015
Can we really love our enemies and sincerely pray for them? Yes, and in so doing you will walk in Jesus' footsteps, bearing the family image of a godly pity…

Following Christ by Denying Yourself

November 29, 2015
Don't resist evil? Don't defend your rights in court? Let enemies bully? Give to beggars? What was Jesus thinking? Should we aid and abet oppressors and freeloaders? Pastor Mike clears away…

Be Known for the Truth

November 22, 2015
In the glorious renewed creation to come, there won't be lying or liars. Until then, oaths and vows serve a good use in this fallen world. But Christians should be…