Posts with the tag “mike-bergman”

Daily Devotional
October 19th, 2021
This is one of those verses that brings back my AWANA memories. It’s one of those memory verses that always stuck with me, and it is a good one. There is a lot of good meat in this verse and let's fac...  Read More
by Michael Bergman
Daily Devotional
October 5th, 2021
Have you ever been talking to someone about spiritual things and the question is asked, “are you a Christian?” Or maybe someone has said, “well I think I am a Christian,” or “I consider myself to be a...  Read More
by Michael Bergman
Daily Devotional
September 21st, 2021
The human race has done some pretty remarkable things over the centuries. We have tamed many seemingly uninhabitable parts of this world, we’ve built great machines that have let us explore, fly, and ...  Read More
by Michael Bergman
Daily Devotional
September 8th, 2021
Living on earth it is often easy to forget about higher things, heavenly things. We can get lost in the trivial, in our day-to-day lives, and focus only on what we can see with our own eyes. This vers...  Read More
by Michael Bergman
Daily Devotional
August 26th, 2021
Do you remember being in school and having to write papers that had a word count requirement? As a college student back then, I learned how to pad my language, to say the same thing three different wa...  Read More
by Michael Bergman
Daily Devotional
August 11th, 2021
Are you familiar with the phrase “patience is a virtue”? I would imagine most are, however I think it is a phrase that no one, at least in America, really believes anymore. We are a “I want it now” cu...  Read More
by Michael Bergman
Daily Devotional
July 29th, 2021
I don’t know about you, but for me it is easy to often view God in human terms. We think of God as a friend, and He is, but so much more than that as well. If we are not careful we can put God in a bo...  Read More
by Michael Bergman
Daily Devotional
July 15th, 2021
I don’t know about you, but when someone wrongs me my first thought is not to bless, do good for, or even pray for them. In my human condition my instinctive reaction is to get mad, and then get even....  Read More
by Michael Bergman
Daily Devotional
July 1st, 2021
Hope, that is what this verse speaks to me. It is a hope for the future, that there will be an end to all the misery and pain, the sorrow and death, and all the other realities of this life on this si...  Read More
by Michael Bergman
Daily Devotional
June 17th, 2021
You ever have those days where you feel you just can’t do it. Maybe you can do some of it but there is just too much, or it’s too hard, or too out of reach. Whatever it is, your best does not seem to ...  Read More
by Michael Bergman
Daily Devotional
June 3rd, 2021
Forgiveness, what a difficult thing for us humans to do. Yet we long desperately for it when we are in need of it ourselves. We sinful sheep are such a contradictory and hypocritical lot, are we not? ...  Read More
by Michael Bergman
Daily Devotional
May 20th, 2021
As we look around at our world right now it can be so easy to focus on the negative. We are living in the middle of a pandemic that has shut down the world economy, kept people at a distance from each...  Read More
by Michael Bergman
Daily Devotional
May 7th, 2021
I recently saw a video online of a sheep stuck in a ditch, head first, frantically wiggling its legs. In the video a man comes over and with great effort pulls the sheep out from the ditch and sets it...  Read More
by Michael Bergman
Daily Devotional
April 20th, 2021
What a comfort this verse is! There are two points that jump out at me in the first half of this verse; first, “be still.” For many of us this is actually a very hard command. In this day and age, the...  Read More
by Michael Bergman
Daily Devotional
April 6th, 2021
At the time I’m writing this it was only yesterday that we celebrated Easter, Resurrection Sunday. It is a wonderful time to reflect on the amazing sacrifice Christ made on the cross for us. It causes...  Read More
by Michael Bergman
Daily Devotional
February 5th, 2021
Having been a Christian for many many years, it always does me well to come back to some of the fundamentals of the faith. Pastor Jim often speaks of the basic tenets we know as salvation in Christ al...  Read More
by Michael Bergman
Daily Devotional
November 24th, 2020
It has always struck me as odd that the day after Thanksgiving, a day set aside to be thankful for all the things we do have, is regarded as the biggest shopping day of the year. We spend a day reflec...  Read More
by Michael Bergman
Daily Devotional
November 10th, 2020
I think of this verse in light of our nation’s recent election for President and am reminded that I am first and foremost a citizen of Heaven! Many people these days are now dealing with election resu...  Read More
by Michael Bergman
Daily Devotional
October 21st, 2020
What timely hope there is in this promise from God! This is the road map for how to heal our broken and sinful land. It is so simple, and yet it is also difficult for us at the same time. You see, God...  Read More
by Michael Bergman
Daily Devotional
October 8th, 2020
This is a powerful verse, a convicting verse, and the answer to anyone who asks, “Do I need a savior?” The answer to that question is of course a very solid YES. The great equalizer among humans is th...  Read More
by Michael Bergman
Daily Devotional
September 24th, 2020
For anyone that has ever been in AWANA this verse should sound very familiar. This is AWANA’s theme verse and where it derives its name, which is an acronym for: Approved Workers Are Not Ashamed.Growi...  Read More
by Michael Bergman
Daily Devotional
August 21st, 2020
This verse comes in the middle of a passage, verse 12-17 describing the character of the “new person in Christ.” I would encourage you to read the whole passage a reminder of what our life should look...  Read More
by Michael Bergman