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The Identity of God’s People

Few passages in all the New Testament identify the people of God as fully and as richly as Titus 1:1-4. If ever there were a section of Scripture that should motivate us in restoring New Testament Christianity, this should be it! In a world of skepticism and religious pluralism, there is another, far better way. [...]

By | May 14th, 2018|Mondays with Mike|0 Comments

Churches: Be Proactive In Strengthening Marriages & Families

Churches will be no stronger than the individuals and family units that comprise them. Many Christians have experienced the heartache of seeing friends and loved ones struggle with broken marriages and fractured families. How can we be more proactive in strengthening marriages and families? How can we do more to help homes before they are [...]

By | April 24th, 2018|Mondays with Mike|0 Comments

Needed: People Who Are Full of God

His story only covers about two chapters in the New Testament, but what an impact he made! He did more in a relatively brief time of living and dying for Jesus than many Christians would do if they lived to be as old as Methuselah! I’m speaking about Stephen. One word best describes his life, [...]

By | April 10th, 2018|Mondays with Mike|0 Comments

God Bless Our Elders

A recent conversation got me thinking about how many elders I have worked with and under as a gospel preacher. After some memory jogging, the number I came up with was 67. A number of these men have gone to be with the Lord; still others are slowing down due to advancing years and health [...]

By | April 2nd, 2018|Mondays with Mike|0 Comments

Buried Treasure

When we were children, many of us imagined what it would be like to find buried treasure.  I recently was able to again experience the child-like joy of finding something of incredibly great value when I came across a treasure in an antique mall in the town where I preach. There it was, still in [...]

By | March 27th, 2018|Mondays with Mike|0 Comments

Jesus – The Author of Our Salvation

“For it was fitting for Him, for whom are all things and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons to glory, to make the author of their salvation perfect through sufferings” (Hebrews 2:10). “For” at the beginning links this verse with the “grace of God” (2:9). It is important to notice that this [...]

By | February 28th, 2018|Mondays with Mike|0 Comments

Guiding Our Children Into the Joy of Worship

Our children are ours for a while so they can be God’s forever. Children are a gift, a sacred trust from God (Psalm 127:3-5). Because parenting is a stewardship, we can be confident the Lord will one day ask, “How have you done with the little one(s) I placed in your care?” One of the [...]

By | February 19th, 2018|Mondays with Mike|1 Comment

A Christ-Centered Heart

The book of Galatians was written in the heat of controversy. There were some who were trying to coerce Christians to be circumcised and to observe various aspects of the Jewish law. Paul saw this as a threat to the very nature of the gospel (Galatians 1:6-9) and said “to them we did not yield [...]

By | February 12th, 2018|Mondays with Mike|0 Comments

What Every Church Needs – Encouragers (2)

His real name was Joseph, but he was known by the early church as “Barnabas” because of his ability to encourage. He so excelled in the quality he was known as “Mr. Encouragement.” Sometimes we have to be around discouraging people and circumstances. There are people who apparently have the “gift” of being able to [...]

By | January 29th, 2018|Mondays with Mike|0 Comments

What Every Church Needs – Encouragers (1)

His real name was Joseph, but he was surnamed “Barnabas,” which literally means “son of encouragement” (or consolation). If he were alive today, he would likely be called, “brother Barney,” and people would say, “Look how he encourages!” If the church of our dear Lord is to be built up and God exalting, there will [...]

By | January 22nd, 2018|Mondays with Mike|0 Comments