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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
Sneaky Learning
July 10th, 2023
From Focus on the Family Service isn’t something that comes naturally to most people. When children are left to their own devices, they are more apt to make selfish choices. Although some may show emp...  Read More
by Mike Hurt
Doctrine of Man and Eternity
June 28th, 2023
We were created in the image of God which gives us great value and great responsibility. We have great value because we were created to know God and to be like Him. We have great value because we are ...  Read More
by Mike Hurt
Doctrine of the Holy Spirit
June 26th, 2023
This Sunday, I challenged the church to live in a relationship with the Holy Spirit because as believers, the Spirit lives in us and is giving us the power to live Godly lives. Paul commanded the chu...  Read More
by Mike Hurt
What Does It Mean to Be Filled with the Spirit?
June 25th, 2023
From Christianity Today Paul tells us to “be filled with the Spirit” (Eph. 5:18), and we all nod approvingly. It sounds like the sort of thing we should do. But think about it for a moment, and it can...  Read More
by Mike Hurt
Doctrine of Jesus
June 21st, 2023
Because our beliefs impact our lives and how we live is determined by what we believe, we are teaching through the core doctrines of our church. We are digging deep into our faith to live it fully.In ...  Read More
by Mike Hurt
How to Help Your Husband Be a Better Dad
June 20th, 2023
Change the way you see him. Look at him as a dad who’s trying. See him as a man with his own unique preload, who needs help and encouragement. After all, isn’t that what you want from him? Once you be...  Read More
by Mike Hurt
Every Dad Can Do It!
June 15th, 2023
From Dr. Meg Meeker When I ask a father what he needs to do in order to be a good dad, I usually get an answer like this. “I want to spend a lot of time with my kids and I want to give them all of the...  Read More
by Mike Hurt
The Problem of Control
June 15th, 2023
From Dr. Henry Cloud Over the years, Dr. Henry Cloud has been a trusted voice in the church with balanced view of God's Word and science of how people think and act.  I have spent one-on-one time with...  Read More
by Mike Hurt
Doctrine of God
June 14th, 2023
This Summer, I am challenging the church to have an uncommon summer as we seek the Lord, serve the Lord, and have fun together.Because our beliefs impact our lives and how we live is determined by wha...  Read More
by Mike Hurt
Where is God?
June 11th, 2023
Today, our All Star Kids groups finished up a series where they discovered that God always keeps His promises and that He is actively working in our world to do what is best for us and to do His best ...  Read More
by Mike Hurt
Guarded Expectations
May 15th, 2023
In Galatians 6:2-5, the Bible teaches us to help one another and carry each other's burdens. This means that when someone is going through a tough time or facing difficulties, we should be there to su...  Read More
by Mike Hurt
Cast Don't Keep
May 8th, 2023
We all deal with stress.  In this broken world, it is inescapable.  That's why the Bible is filled with teaching to help us not only deal with the struggles of the world but do deal with the battle wi...  Read More
by Mike Hurt
Parenting Ahead
May 4th, 2023
In the immediate timeframe, certain day-to-day parenting decisions may seem insignificant, but what we do in the early years matters. Being intentional, however, requires keeping the long view in mind...  Read More
by Mike Hurt
Guarded Future
May 1st, 2023
Guarding our future requires that we let some relationships come to an end. We are Scripturally bound to some relationships such as marriage but other relationships we are free to end if they are a be...  Read More
by Mike Hurt
Guarded Identity
April 26th, 2023
Some think that people’s opinions define who we are.  If they are disappointed in us then we are a disappointment.  If they are angry, then we are unworthy of being loved.  If they are happy with us, ...  Read More
by Mike Hurt
Guarded Heart
April 17th, 2023
Proverbs 4 is packed with perspective and direction to help u live a God-honoring life.  If you haven't read it recently, take a few minutes and read it now.I focused on the last five verses to kick o...  Read More
by Mike Hurt
Lasting Lessons
April 4th, 2023
Recently, I finished up a sermon series where I tackled some of the pressing social issues of our day.  I hoped that the church would know and live Biblical convictions.  I taught about issues that fi...  Read More
by Mike Hurt
Hope Has a Name
April 3rd, 2023
Is this happening because of me?Is this happening to me?Is this happening in me?There is hope no matter your answer to these questions.Keep wrecking your life? You are the reason for all of the drama?...  Read More
by Mike Hurt