Faith is one of the most misunderstood concepts in the entire Bible. If you ask ten different people you might get ten different answers. But Hebrews 11:1 tells us exactly what faith is. It is “the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” The word “substance” in the Greek refers to […]Read More Where Is Your Faith?
With every presidential election there is a renewed sense of hope. When we vote we hope that whoever gets elected will represent our interests, and provide a better hope for our future. Yet, it seems that we are always disappointed. No matter who is elected in any election, we never seem to be able to […]Read More The Hope For America
One of the most awesome things about this life is the power to choose. But as Spider-man’s wise Uncle once said, “With great power comes great responsibility.” It is true that the ability to choose is a very wonderful and powerful thing. But it’s also true that the ability to choose comes with very weighty […]Read More The Power of Choice
Trust is a word that is misused and abused a lot these days. It’s also a concept that is seriously lacking in our generation. No one trusts anyone anymore. And for good reason. It’s hard to find people that you can fully trust, even among your friends and family. But there is someone who you […]Read More Absolute Trust in An Absolute God
The resurrection of Jesus Christ is the pillar of the Christian faith. If one could disprove the resurrection, they could find the ultimate flaw of Christianity. In 1 Corinthians 15 the Apostle Paul himself said that if there is no resurrection then our faith is in vain. This is why there is a movement in […]Read More The Importance of the Resurrection
Jesus. Just the mention of his name causes controversy. Athletes and famous people will thank God, but very few will actually mention his name. Many, including Muslims and Buddhists, will say that Jesus was a good man, but nothing more than that. Pull 10 people aside and ask them who Jesus is and you just […]Read More Why Choose Jesus?
No doubt when you read that title you are wondering what in the world I am talking about. How can the lead Pastor of a church make such a ridiculous statement? It’s very simple. Pastoring does stink, and I will prove it to you. First, let me introduce myself. My name is Mike Hackathorn and […]Read More Pastoring Stinks
Ever since God said, “Be holy for I am holy,” people have argued about exactly what he meant. Everyone has their own version and opinion of what holiness is. So what is holiness? To understand what holiness is, we first have to understand what it is not. Holiness is not a list of rules and […]Read More What Is Holiness?