Faith Over Fear – Part 4

Divine Interruption, Divine Invitation (John 12:1-11)

First reactions to disruption are often negative. But, sometimes disruptions are good! They lead to new opportunities and lend new perspectives. When God allows disruption in our lives, He’s often seeking invent something for us, just as he did for a woman named Mary in John 12. It was the best thing that ever happened to her.

Week Three Daily Readings

For the week following Faith Over Fear Part 4 with Paul Jenkinson
The surface of a dark blue lake with ripples in it.

Day 1: This I Know For Sure

You have often heard it said, “You can only be certain of two things in this life: death and taxes.” In this world, there are so many conflicting messages, claims,
hands praying against a black background.

Day 2: The Power of Forgiveness

If you are anything like me, then you’ve often fallen short of God’s perfect holiness. Because we are all sinners, we struggle with guilt. And over time, the guilt can turn
Waves crashing over large rocks.

Day 3: I’ve Got The Power

We live in a challenging world. Especially right now! In the face of so many challenges, God promises that His STRENGTH is available to those who will trust in
A wooden cross set against a blue sky.

Day 4: The Gift of God

With all that is going on in the world with the corona virus, many people are coming to terms with their own mortality. For many today, it’s a real issue to have some certainty

Day 5: Behind the Scenes

On the surface, Good Friday was not a very good day. The events that took place on that day were awful and showed the very worst behavior that humanity had to

Faith Over Fear – Part 3

It isn’t often that our culture faces a challenge the magnitude of the COVID-19 crisis. As scary as it is, for Christ followers, it’s an amazing opportunity to evaluate the strength of our foundation in Jesus. This weekend pastor Mark Kaminski’s message is based on the parable of the wise and foolish builders in Matthew 7.

Week Two Daily Readings

For the week following Faith Over Fear Part 3 with Mark Kaminski
A dark red brick wall.

Day 1: Mortar and Stone

In Mark’s message this weekend, he focused on what we are building our lives upon. Did you notice the “earthiness” of Luke’s version as you read today? The man digs
A shot looking down on a table filled with food.

Day 2: A Feast for a King

There’s nothing that goes to your heart quite like a story, and that’s what we have here in John 12. Passover is quickly approaching, and the population of Jerusalem
A white gift box with a red ribbon tied in a bow around it.

Day 3: The Extravagant Gift

Then Mary took about a pint of pure nard, an expensive perfume; she poured it on Jesus’ feet and wiped his feet with her hair. And the house was filled with the fragrance
A black and while image of a hand pouring out a glass of water.

Day 5: Poured Out for Us

This week we have been looking at Mary’s extravagant response to Jesus as her Redeemer. Today we focus on Jesus’ ultimate response to Mary and all those who would

Faith Over Fear – Part 2

The challenge COVID-19 presents to our community, our nation, and our world seems huge. However, when we get a glimpse of the immensity of God, even our largest problems pale in comparison. Isaiah 40 is a great passage to remind us that a powerless people can lean on a powerful God in times of crisis.

Week One Daily Readings

For the week following Faith Over Fear Part 2 with Bob Shirock

Day 1: God’s Character

In Bob’s message this weekend, he focused on five attributes of God’s character: Majesty, Immensity, Sovereignty, Power and Personal Care. Which of

Day 2: Rock of Refuge

If you have come to faith in Christ, He is the foundation of your life. When you are resting in Christ, you can build on that foundation. The purpose of a building foundation

Day 3: A Solid Foundation

Luke and James point out that the wiseman is the person who not only hears the words of Jesus but also puts them into practice. Having Jesus as the

Day 4: God of All Comfort

Paul refers to God as, “the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort.” He also goes on to communicate that once we have experienced God’s compassion and

Day 5: More than Conquerors

Paul says that those who have Christ for their foundation are “more than conquerors” in life and death. With this truth firmly rooted in our hearts, how then

Faith Over Fear – Part 1

Psalm 46 begins, “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” This weekend, the pastors from our Oak Pointe family of churches share the stage. Pastor Bob Shirock (Novi), Pastor Paul Jenkinson (Milford) and Pastor Mark Kaminski (Canton) offer perspective and hope in the midst of uncertainty and fear. What does God intend to do through a global pandemic? What does He want us to do?