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The story

Posted by Mike Heady on December 8, 2016 with No Commentsas , , , ,

Christmas is, no doubt, the biggest holiday of the year in America. It’s a gigantic event.  And I love the Christmas season – the lights and decorations and music and gift-giving.  It’s a special event.           But some of it bothers me.  Everybody celebrates but many don’t seem to know what’s being celebrated.  Some school […]

Give thanks to the Lord

Posted by Mike Heady on November 21, 2016 with No Commentsas , , , , , ,

Worship based on Psalm 107 During this time of thanksgiving, I’d like to offer this worship activity for you to focus on God’s redemptive story in your life. Psalm 107:1-3 reads: Oh give thanks to the Lord, for He is good, For His lovingkindness is everlasting.  Let the redeemed of the Lord say so, Whom […]

How I stopped being a racist

Posted by Mike Heady on November 17, 2016 with No Commentsas , , , , , , ,

Racism and the division it produces has become a serious issue in the U.S. during the recent few of years. Well, it has always been a serious issue, that’s for certain.  But it has again come to the forefront of our society.  I don’t need to rattle off all the  examples; you know what’s happening. […]

Stormtime

Posted by Mike Heady on June 1, 2016 with No Commentsas , , , , , , , , ,

It’s Springtime. Balmy temperatures, pleasant breezes, gentle showers, budding flowers.  Nice.  But wait – that’s not the whole picture, is it?  Just ask the folks in Texas about gentle showers.  Or ask people in the plains about pleasant breezes.  And today (June 1) is the beginning of the Atlantic hurricane season.  Springtime can be brutal.  One day, […]

Start over

Posted by Mike Heady on April 22, 2016 with No Commentsas , , , , , , , ,

Let’s study one of the most well-known sections in the Bible.  Please read it in your own Bible or click on this text and open the link – John 3:1-21. As I said, this is one of the most well-known sections of the Bible, parts of it anyway.  Everyone knows John 3:16.  Everyone has heard […]

Now that he’s alive

Posted by Mike Heady on March 31, 2016 with No Commentsas , , , , , , , ,

Look with me at the last chapter of the gospel of John. It’s not merely an interesting add-on.  This chapter is an important bridge from the facts of Jesus’ life, teaching, death & resurrection to our lives. John 21:1-19 After these things Jesus manifested Himself again to the disciples at the Sea of Tiberias, and […]

How Jesus became king

Posted by Mike Heady on March 23, 2016 with No Commentsas , , , , , , , , ,

A lion woke up one morning in the jungle and felt pretty proud of himself.  He decided to take a walk.  He came across a monkey eating bananas and yelled, “Hey, monkey, who’s the king of the jungle?” and let out a tree-shaking roar.  The monkey bowed low and said, “You, great lion, you are […]

Radicalized Christians 3

Posted by Mike Heady on March 17, 2016 with No Commentsas , , , , , , , ,

Hey, law, you can move on now       When the Bible speaks of the Law, it is talking about the entire covenant which God made with Israel when he brought them out of Egypt.  It includes the Ten Commandments, the sacrificial system, the temple organization, the feasts and holy days, the moral commands, the social […]

Recovery for your soul

Posted by Mike Heady on March 11, 2016 with No Commentsas , , , , , , , , , ,

This is a guide for encountering Christ for yourself. You probably will need to set aside some time to be alone and uninterrupted. Use it any way you need.  Don’t feel you have to be locked in to what I’ve written; follow the Spirit’s lead for you.  I pray God will meet you and give […]

Radicalized Christians 2

Posted by Mike Heady on February 12, 2016 with 1 Commentas , , , , , , ,

No condemnation       A man pulled up and stopped his car in the street next to my home in a small town in Texas.  I had just parked my own car and gotten out.  I didn’t know the man.  He knew I was a pastor, maybe because I was living in the parsonage of a […]