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2 Timothy 3: Fully Convinced
May 13th, 2024
Does everyone seem to chase after the next "thing," while genuine faith gets pushed to the sidelines? Do you feel challenged to stay devoted to the right things?  You're not alone. Second Timothy 3, a...  Read More
by Mike Hurt
2 Timothy 2: Strong in the Grace
May 6th, 2024
Feeling overwhelmed by the noise and challenges of your day? Does following Christ seem daunting in a world that often prioritizes comfort and self-interest? 2 Timothy 2, a letter from the Apostle Pau...  Read More
by Mike Hurt
2 Timothy 1 Fan the Flame
April 29th, 2024
Feeling like your faith is flickering in the face of life's challenges? You're not alone. Second Timothy 1 opens a powerful letter from the Apostle Paul to his young protégé Timothy, offering a needed...  Read More
by Mike Hurt
2 Timothy A Survival Guide
April 22nd, 2024
Feeling overwhelmed by the noise of the world? Does the constant barrage of information and conflicting opinions leave you unsure of where to stand as a Christian?  Welcome to the club.  Second Timoth...  Read More
by Mike Hurt
Calm My Anxious Mind
April 11th, 2024
On Sunday, I kicked off a new teaching series focused on mental health and the mind shifts we can make based on the Word of God to live happier, healthier, God-honoring lives.   I began with a look at...  Read More
by Mike Hurt
Vanquish the Lies with Truth
April 10th, 2024
Recently, a member of our Port Lavaca family, Sue Wingfield, shared this list of things that God says are true about you, me, and every believer in Jesus.  As you deal with negative thoughts and destr...  Read More
by Mike Hurt
Why Easter Matters for Parents
March 28th, 2024
From The Parent Cue Easter is about a lot of things.  It’s about Jesus keeping His promises. Jesus told the disciples He would leave and then come back, and when Peter, John, and Mary went to the tomb...  Read More
by Mike Hurt
Die to Self
March 18th, 2024
On Sunday, I challenged the church to take their next step as a disciple of Jesus because I believe Jesus calls every believer to be a disciple.  Our call to follow Him personally and to follow Him fu...  Read More
by Mike Hurt
When Trust is Broken
March 12th, 2024
Trust is hard to build and all too easy to break.  When trust is broken, the feelings of hurt, betrayal, and potential loss are real.  That's why we all need to be ready to choose to trust again.  But...  Read More
by Mike Hurt
5 People Not to Trust
March 7th, 2024
On Sunday, I taught one of the counterintuitive truths on trust.   Here it is:  If you are trusting God, there are some people you shouldn't trust. God's Word gives us trustworthiness tests so that we...  Read More
by Mike Hurt
Trust is the Fuel of Life
February 20th, 2024
Trust is the fuel of life.  Trust makes everything work because we have been wired to trust both God and other trustworthy people.   In the days ahead, I pray that God will teach you how to build trus...  Read More
by Mike Hurt
The Anatomy of Trust
February 15th, 2024
We’ve all heard it….” just trust me.” Like that is supposed to make you jump on board when someone says it. It always falls short, and as the neuroscientists tell us, there is good reason. It turns ou...  Read More
by Mike Hurt
Kids & Love
February 15th, 2024
from the Parent Cue Talking to my kids about love scares me. Love feels like such a massive, important topic and I’m afraid I’ll mess it up. My kids are eight and three—how can I distill the grand con...  Read More
by Mike Hurt
Every Day is Revival Day
January 26th, 2024
This past Sunday, we kicked off our Revival Sunday series of worship events at Parkway Victoria and Parkway Port Lavaca. Throughout the year, we will set aside days to seek the Lord through extended w...  Read More
by Mike Hurt
Jesus is proof.
December 25th, 2023
God's love is at the heart of Christmas. The Bible tells us that:  “This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him.  This is love:...  Read More
by Mike Hurt
Jesus is our joy.
December 20th, 2023
When the birth of the Savior was announced to the shepherds in the field, the promise was clear:  we have nothing to fear because the birth of our Savior is good news that brings joy to all people.   ...  Read More
by Mike Hurt
Jesus is our peace.
December 13th, 2023
6 For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders.  And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.  ISAIAH 9:6...  Read More
by Mike Hurt
Surely Goodness and Mercy
December 5th, 2023
On Sunday, I wrapped up our study of Psalm 23 with one of the most encouraging verses in all of Scripture.  David summed up all of God’s care, concern, leadership, and protection in Psalm 23:6 when he...  Read More
by Mike Hurt
Experiencing Abundance in a Scarcity World
November 29th, 2023
In Psalm 23:5, we see a picture of God’s provision for us.   David describes this with beautiful imagery.  Psalm 23:5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head wi...  Read More
by Mike Hurt
In the Presence of My Enemies
November 23rd, 2023
Psalm 23:5 presents our relationship with God as a meal at a table. It’s not just any meal. It’s a special meal with the best of everything. Even better, our host is also the best of everything, and H...  Read More
by Mike Hurt
Seeing the Light in Dark Times
November 14th, 2023
From Lifeway As we continue our study of Psalm 23, I invite you to a familiar oasis where we will see that God is closer than you think in times of crisis.  In the first four verses of Ps. 23, David t...  Read More
by Mike Hurt
Finding Rest in a Restless World
November 10th, 2023
Psalm 23 offers something that we all need today.  It offers us rest and renewal in the midst of our busy lives.   In our always-on, always-available culture, we all want rest and renewal and we are a...  Read More
by Mike Hurt
The Lord is My Shepherd
November 3rd, 2023
Psalm 23 is very personal.  This is David's testimony, his personal experience with God.  There are no references to "we" or "us" or "they," but only "my" and "me" and "I" and "You."  But what comfort...  Read More
by Mike Hurt
Leaving a Legacy
October 24th, 2023
We all leave a legacy.  Some legacies are good.  Others, not so much.  Discover from the life of David how to pass down a legacy worth living.  If you evaluate David as a parent, you are going to see ...  Read More
by Mike Hurt
The Path Back
October 20th, 2023
Through the story of David and Bathsheba,   we learn from the failures of David that there is always a path home to the Lord.  That path back is confession and repentance.  That God gives us a way bac...  Read More
by Mike Hurt
5 Tech Boundaries to Put in Place
October 19th, 2023
From The Parent Cue Blog On Christmas Day, kids across the world rushed to their living room to find a nondescript, squarish box with their name on it waiting under the tree. The device they’ve been w...  Read More
by Mike Hurt
5 Ways to Use Technology with Your Teenager
October 12th, 2023
From The Parent Cue Blog I’m not going to give you a bunch of statistics about how much we’re on our phones, tablets, and computers, because we already know it’s a lot—probably (definitely) too much. ...  Read More
by Mike Hurt
A Life of Worship
October 12th, 2023
David's love for and worship of God is beautifully evident in his Psalms, where he pours out his heart in praise, lament, and adoration.  He bares his soul before God, but David’s love for God isn’t l...  Read More
by Mike Hurt
Solving Technology Issues
October 5th, 2023
From The Parent Cue Blog The next time you go to plug in one of your electronics or one of your kids’ electronics, look at the plug. Have you ever wondered why an electrical plug has 3 prongs? And wha...  Read More
by Mike Hurt
Is Your Child Addicted to Technology?
September 28th, 2023
From The Parent Cue Living and raising kids in a digital world means there are so many devices vying for our kids’ attention. Managing screen time is an ever-present struggle for many parents because ...  Read More
by Mike Hurt
Facing Giants
September 26th, 2023
The story of David and Goliath is one of the most inspiring stories in Scripture.   Read 1 Samuel 17 and you would will see a script that even Hollywood can't match.  It's also one of the most misused...  Read More
by Mike Hurt
7 Scheduling Hacks for Busy Families
September 18th, 2023
If you’re like most people, the calm—sometimes too calm—days of summer have rapidly been replaced by the full—sometimes too full—days of school, sports, and normal life. Enter: the seven hacks we al...  Read More
by Mike Hurt
Beyond Appearances
September 5th, 2023
We tend to focus on external appearances, but God has his sights set on something different than looks, wealth, position, and abilities.  God looks at the heart.  He looks for true character, motives,...  Read More
by Mike Hurt
Balancing Your Marriage and Raising Kids
August 21st, 2023
Busyness can seem necessary and unavoidable in today’s world, but it so easily becomes a habit that takes over a family’s life....  Read More
by Mike Hurt
Find Your People
August 15th, 2023
From Married People Blog by Jim Burns My wife, Cathy, dragged me to our first couples small group. I believe in small groups, but the last thing I needed in my already busy ministry life was another o...  Read More
by Mike Hurt
5 After School Conversation Starters
August 12th, 2023
From the Parent Cue. Us parents long to have a deep connection with our kids, but it’s difficult when the majority of their answers to questions are simply, “Fine.” But we can’t let their short respon...  Read More
by Mike Hurt
How to Set Your Family's Values
August 7th, 2023
From The Parent Cue Blog Every family has a rhythm. For some families, morning is crazy.Dinner may happen all together, or you may have one parent who works at night. Or sports or other activities may...  Read More
by Mike Hurt
Let Them See Your Faith
July 31st, 2023
From The Parent Cue Blog As a kid, do you remember a moment when you realized that grown-ups were real people? Maybe it was standing around the grill with your dad and his friends, or listening to you...  Read More
by Mike Hurt
Communicating at Every Phase
July 24th, 2023
One of the hardest things you’ll ever have to do in your parenting is learn how to communicate with your kid. Communication in and of itself has never been easy, but add an age gap, youthful angst, an...  Read More
by Mike Hurt
Doctrine of the Church
July 17th, 2023
In any town or city of any size, where do you find the most imperfect people?  Do you find them in the bars, in the jails, or on the streets?  Nope, nope, and nope.  The most imperfect people can be f...  Read More
by Mike Hurt