Everyone wants to live a life that matters. No matter who you are or where you are from, we all want to make a difference. I recently concluded a Bible study in which I did character profiles of important characters in the Bible. One of the driving things of all of them is that they […]Read More Lives That Matter
Have you set goals for yourself this year? If not, I encourage you to do so. You may not be able to reach every goal but setting them will challenge you to, at the minimum, strive for them. The importance of planning and setting goals is addressed many times throughout the Bible, here is one […]Read More Setting Goals In 2019
It’s so hard to find faithful people these days. Whether it’s in our relationship with God or our relationship with people, so few people want to remain faithful. It is so much easier to quit. If you don’t want to remain married or you just want to “play the field”, it’s so easy to get […]Read More Fickle Or Faithful?
I read an article a few days ago that featured Michael Jordan. He admitted that he has felt an emptiness since he left basketball. This happens a lot with entertainers and athletes. They become so accustomed to the spotlight that they can’t handle when it’s not there anymore. Their life seems to no longer have […]Read More An Empty Feeling
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
Over the weekend, Rudy Giuliani, who is most recognised as being the mayor of New York City during 9/11 and who is also one of President Donald Trump’s lawyers, made headlines by saying, “Truth isn’t truth.” Giuliani said the now infamous line in response to Chuck Todd, the anchor of the show he was on, […]Read More Truth Isn’t Truth
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
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
This is one of the profound questions facing our world today and it is often posed to the Christian as a way of disproving the existence of a morally just God. But I have come to the conclusion that I believe we are asking the wrong question. The question should not be “Why do bad […]Read More Why Do Bad Things Happen To Good People?
They had journeyed up a mountain near the Sea of Galilee and there Jesus decided to sit and teach the people. Thousands had gathered on the slopes to, not only hear this Great Teacher, but to witness His miraculous touch. After three incredible days of miracles, signs and wonders Jesus decided he needed to feed […]Read More Empty Your Basket