The Generous Widow
by Mike Hurt on October 30th, 2022
PARENTING AFFIRMATIONSI love being a parent. Psalms 128, I make my home a haven for my kids. Romans 12:18, Galatians 5:22-23READ IT41 Jesus sat down across from the place where people put their temple offerings. He watched the crowd putting their money into the offering boxes. Many rich people threw large amounts into them. 42 But a poor widow came and put in two very small copper coins. They w...
The Disciples in the Storm
by Mike Hurt on October 25th, 2022
On Sunday, Russell preached an encouraging message from Mark 4 and the story of Jesus and the disciples in the midst of a storm. A vicious squall hit the disciples while they were crossing the Sea of Galilee. Their fear at this moment went through the roof even though Jesus was with them. In the midst of their fear, what does Mark say that Jesus was doing? He was asleep in the boat resting on a cu...
The Disciples in the Boat
by Mike Hurt on October 23rd, 2022
PARENTING AFFIRMATIONSI love being a parent. Psalms 128, I make my home a haven for my kids. Romans 12:18, Galatians 5:22-23READ IT35 That day when evening came, he said to his disciples, “Let us go over to the other side.” 36 Leaving the crowd behind, they took him along, just as he was, in the boat. There were also other boats with him. 37 A furious squall came up, and the waves broke over th...
The Woman Who Worshiped Jesus
by Mike Hurt on October 16th, 2022
PARENTING AFFIRMATIONSI love being a parent. Psalms 128, I make my home a haven for my kids. Romans 12:18, Galatians 5:22-23READ IT36 When one of the Pharisees invited Jesus to have dinner with him, he went to the Pharisee’s house and reclined at the table. 37 A woman in that town who lived a sinful life learned that Jesus was eating at the Pharisee’s house, so she came there with an alabaster ...
Fix Your Focus
by Mike Hurt on October 11th, 2022
In Luke 10, Jesus joined His friends Mary and Martha for a dinner party. This meal took preparation and one sister, Martha, was doing all of the work. Watching her sister just sit at the feet of Jesus frustrated her and stressed her out beyond belief. So much so that she cried out to Jesus and asked if Jesus was going to do anything about it. Jesus didn't command Mary to get to work instead, He co...
Dealing with FOMO
by Mike Hurt on October 10th, 2022
In a recent message, we learned about the Biblical command to rest based on Jesus' teaching in Matthew 12. You can watch the full message here. Pastor Mike shared that in order to say yes to Sabbath rest we may need to say no to some things that overburden our schedules. This timely message is difficult to put into practice because it requires that we udder that simple word that so many of us, mys...
The Stressed Out Sister
by Mike Hurt on October 9th, 2022
PARENTING AFFIRMATIONSI love being a parent. Psalms 128, I make my home a haven for my kids. Romans 12:18, Galatians 5:22-23READ IT38 Jesus and his disciples went on their way. Jesus came to a village where a woman named Martha lived. She welcomed him into her home. 39 She had a sister named Mary. Mary sat at the Lord’s feet listening to what he said. 40 But Martha was busy with all the things ...
Room for Rest
by Mike Hurt on October 3rd, 2022
On Sunday, I kicked off the Jesus Stories series with a look at the story of Jesus and the man with a withered hand. On the surface, the story seems to be another story of Jesus healing a man with a great need, but the story goes deeper. The healing is a part of a bigger story. The story of our need for rest and the right way to do it in Jesus.In Matthew 12, controversy swirled around the Sabbat...
The Man with the Withered Hand
by Mike Hurt on October 2nd, 2022
Parenting Affirmations: I love being a parent. Psalms 128, I make my home a haven for my kids. Romans 12:18, Galatians 5:22-23READ IT9 Going on from that place, Jesus went into their synagogue. 10 A man with a weak and twisted hand was there. The Pharisees were trying to accuse Jesus of a crime. So they asked him, “Does the Law allow us to heal on the Sabbath day?” 11 He said to them, “What i...
Dealing with Doubt
by Mike Hurt on September 27th, 2022
Doubting or investigating the truth isn't necessarily a sin and isn't the opposite of faith. Rather, it may be an element of faith. It means you are thinking some things through and grappling with the issues. It means you are trying to process certain events or information, wondering how it all fits in with life as you understand it.In John 20, we read the story of Thomas and Jesus. Thomas is kno...
by Mike Hurt on September 25th, 2022
PARENTING AFFIRMATIONGod’s grace is greater than my parenting mistakes. Proverbs 19:21READ IT24 Thomas was one of the 12 disciples. He was also called Didymus. He was not with the other disciples when Jesus came. 25 So they told him, “We have seen the Lord!” But he said to them, “First I must see the nail marks in his hands. I must put my finger where the nails were. I must put my hand into his ...
A Little Faith is a Big Deal
by Mike Hurt on September 19th, 2022
How much faith is enough faith? The answer to this question is counterintuitive. Logically, to trust God for big things, we need to have big faith, but that's not exactly what Jesus taught. Read it for yourself.He replied, “Because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. ...