Posts with the tag “mike-bergman”

Daily Devotional
November 23rd, 2022
This week many are preparing for Thanksgiving, the overshadowed holiday. I call it that because you may have noticed in the last several years that Christmas seems to start earlier and earlier to the ...  Read More
by Michael Bergman
Daily Devotional
November 9th, 2022
At the time of writing this we had just wrapped up our Glow Outreach and both our Maple and Palm sites. For those that don’t know, Glow is a carnival style outreach event on Halloween in which we invi...  Read More
by Michael Bergman
Daily Devotional
October 26th, 2022
As some of you may know, I have been facilitating a class here at Campus Bible Church for a number of years now called Financial Peace University. It’s a nine week course by Dave Ramsey to help people...  Read More
by Michael Bergman
Daily Devotional
October 12th, 2022
The other night I was approached by a young man in the Church parking lot who was passing by. He said he knows in his heart that God exists but was struggling attending a particular church that was ma...  Read More
by Michael Bergman
Daily Devotional
September 27th, 2022
When was the last time you got away from the city at night, somewhere remote, and looked up at the night sky? If it has been a while, it's time to do it again, to be taken in by the vastness of space ...  Read More
by Michael Bergman
Daily Devotional
September 14th, 2022
This is one of those verses that for me when I read it, I can easily think, yeah I can do that. But then someone wrongs me, and my thoughts immediately turn to revenge. I think it’s a primitive view o...  Read More
by Michael Bergman
Daily Devotional
August 31st, 2022
Here in 1 John we see a verse that looks very similar to John 3:16. A summing up if you will of God’s salvation plan for us. However this passage differs a little in that it focuses more on the love o...  Read More
by Michael Bergman
Daily Devotional
August 17th, 2022
I don’t think I have to tell you that we are living in perilous times. We see disaster, strife, depravity, and suffering all around us in various forms. We are bombarded with it on the news every nigh...  Read More
by Michael Bergman
Daily Devotional
July 20th, 2022
Why do we celebrate holidays, or have days of remembrance? Well, I suppose the answer is obvious… to remember right? Yes, why would we need to do that? Well in my experience, and maybe yours too, huma...  Read More
by Michael Bergman
Daily Devotional
July 6th, 2022
Salvation and sanctification, two big theological words, but what do they mean for us? Well Salvation is the act of God through Christ on the cross to save us from the punishment for our sins. We all ...  Read More
by Michael Bergman
Daily Devotional
June 24th, 2022
Our world is getting uglier every day and along with that, anyone who points out the ugliness of it, is ridiculed, threatened, and shamed. For most of our country’s history, being a Christian in it ha...  Read More
by Michael Bergman
Daily Devotional
June 8th, 2022
We must remember that as Christians we are called to be set apart. We should look different to the world. These verses describe in part what that should look like, that we should be full of mercies, h...  Read More
by Michael Bergman
Daily Devotional
May 25th, 2022
I don’t know what you are experiencing today, or this week, or what you may experience in the near future. But it is always good to have some scripture to hold onto during times of difficulty. In thos...  Read More
by Michael Bergman
Daily Devotional
May 11th, 2022
When was the last time you took a moment and wondered at all the creation around you. It is really easy to get micro focused in our busy lives and just go about our day to day without ever taking time...  Read More
by Michael Bergman
Daily Devotional
April 27th, 2022
We just celebrated Easter last week and in the midst of the celebration and joy that we experience in our church services it can be easy to forget just how dark the world is becoming around us. Howeve...  Read More
by Michael Bergman
Daily Devotional
February 16th, 2022
At the time of writing this, the 2022 Winter Olympics are currently underway in Beijing, and I am always amazed by the talent, poise, strength, and endurance that the athletes display. We are watching...  Read More
by Michael Bergman
Daily Devotional
February 2nd, 2022
These days it is not uncommon to hear the christian walk being touted as nothing but a prosperous one. God is love and wants the best for you so everything will always be ok. If you are really walking...  Read More
by Michael Bergman
Daily Devotional
December 29th, 2021
Wow 2022 is right around the corner and I don’t know about you but I have trouble keeping the events of 2020 and 2021 straight. With all that has gone on with the lockdowns, restrictions, vaccines, an...  Read More
by Michael Bergman
Daily Devotional
November 17th, 2021
Anywhere in this world I think, but especially here in America it is easy to lose sight of the eternal while chasing after the material and temporel. As Christians we are called to follow the cause of...  Read More
by Michael Bergman
Daily Devotional
November 3rd, 2021
As the world seems to descend further into darkness around us, I think it is timely to remember that we as christians were not guaranteed an easy or prosperous life here on earth. Rather we have actua...  Read More
by Michael 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