Hope Has a Name

What oxygen is to your lungs, hope is to your soul. It’s essential, not optional. Hope is something we’re all looking for right now, and so today yChurch pivots to a new series that’s all about that—reality-based, time-tested, rock solid hope. I want you to know that generations before us have walked through crises not…

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I’m really hesitant to say this because some are going to misunderstand, but here goes: I hope you come to love Jesus, but give up on religion. Because Jesus sees people with the eyes of a doctor, while religion sees people with the eyes of a judge. There’s a whole backstory about what drew me…

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It’s no secret that people are scared right now. I spoke with someone this week where both husband and wife are out of work and have lost their income. They still have to put food on the table, and put on a brave face for their kids. Others are feeling lonely and detached from friends…

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“Christ is risen!” “He is risen indeed!” For generations, Christians around the world have echoed that faith-filled call and response each Easter Sunday. Today is no exception. Although we are physically separated, Jesus Christ is still risen, He is still Lord, and He is still with us and for us, whatever comes. My Dad is…

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Norman Rockwell Paints Self Portrait

I want to take you to a Scripture today in which Jesus speaks directly into our fears. But for you to really grasp what the Lord wants to say to you, we need to start with an insight from the world of art. This is a favorite painting of mine by American artist Norman Rockwell.…

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The Book of Mark

Today we start a walk with Jesus in the most concise of the four gospels, the book of Mark. There are a lot of things you can focus too much on, but you can never go wrong when you bring it back to Jesus. That’s where we are going for the several weeks, leading up…

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Kairos Living In a Chronos World James Gleich has written a book whose cover brilliantly captures the time we find ourselves in. The full book title is “Faster: The Acceleration of Just About Everything.” But to drive home the message immediately, the cover features in big bold letters, all caps, FSTR! “FSTR!” You immediately catch…

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Fishers YMCA

Welcome to the Well The story is told of a guy from Colorado who moves to Texas. There, he builds a custom home with a huge glass wall on his great room, from which he can view hundreds of miles of Texas prairie. He’s on the phone with an old friend from Colorado describing his…

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Earth from Space

Good morning! Welcome to the continuation of our series on Seeing As God Does. We began with what the Bible says about seeing yourself as God does. What we heard from Scripture is that if you trust in Jesus Christ as your Savior and Lord: God loves you God sees you God knows you God…

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One of the most jarring medical tools we used when I was an EMT were smelling salts. One early morning, for example, the call came that an adult was unconscious on someone’s front lawn. We checked and found a good pulse and respiration, but he was sound asleep. So we cracked a vial of smelling…

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