Posts with the tag “pastor-michael-hammond”

Daily Devotional
September 10th, 2020
My wife and I love to read. The natural consequence of this is that we have a lot of books. Having a lot of books means that we need a lot of shelf space to display them all and this is why our books ...  Read More
by Pastor Michael Hammond
Daily Devotional
August 24th, 2020
In February of 2015 a single question took the internet by storm…“Is the dress blue and black and or white and gold?” If you don’t know what I’m talking about, here’s a picture… If you’re like me, you...  Read More
by Pastor Michael Hammond
Daily Devotional
August 17th, 2020
Growing up I attended Hume Lake summer camp every year. There were lots of things I looked forward to when summer camp approached. I got to hang out with my friends for a week, play awesome recreation...  Read More
by Pastor Michael Hammond
Daily Devotional
August 13th, 2020
We serve a great God. He is great in might, in power, in love, in wisdom; in every way we can imagine. Not only is God great, but His greatness is unsearchable. Unsearchable literally means “not capab...  Read More
by Pastor Michael Hammond
Daily Devotional: Impact
August 6th, 2020
We truly don’t know the long-term impact of the things that happen today. Every choice we make, every interaction we have, every conversation that takes place can have ripple effects that we couldn’t ...  Read More
by Pastor Michael Hammond
Daily Devotional: Impact
August 5th, 2020
My spiritual life is impacted in many ways. I’m impacted by time in the Bible, by time in prayer, by time talking with other brothers and sisters in Christ, and also by time spent in worship. I was re...  Read More
by Pastor Michael Hammond
Daily Devotional: Impact
August 4th, 2020
Right now, Pastor Wil and I are co-teaching the students a series about the questions and doubts that we all have at one time or another. In our most recent video, we talked about the fact that God do...  Read More
by Pastor Michael Hammond
Daily Devotional: Impact
August 3rd, 2020
Right now, I’m reading through the four Gospels in a way that is called a “Harmony” of the Gospels. The idea is to take the four Gospel accounts and divide them up so that they are all compiled togeth...  Read More
by Pastor Michael Hammond
Daily Devotional: Security
July 31st, 2020
Change is something that is completely normal. Every 12 month period that we call a year has some amount of change in it. We’re only 7 months into 2020 and we’ve seen tremendous change on a daily, som...  Read More
by Pastor Michael Hammond
Daily Devotional: Security
July 30th, 2020
English is the only language I can speak. I’ve taken classes in Spanish and Greek, but I didn’t leave those classes fluent (or even conversational). Since I’ve always been surrounded by others who als...  Read More
by Pastor Michael Hammond
Daily Devotional: Security
July 28th, 2020
On November 20, 1980, a drill rig was doing some exploratory drilling in a 10-foot deep lake in Louisiana. A few moments later the very large (and expensive) drill rig mysteriously disappeared complet...  Read More
by Pastor Michael Hammond
In Hindsight - Vol. 8
July 25th, 2020
I heard a story several years ago about Christopher Columbus. While he traveled across the Atlantic he daily wrote in his journal. As the journey began there was plenty of exciting news to record. The...  Read More
by Pastor Michael Hammond
Daily Devotional: Hope
July 20th, 2020
The Bible often tells us to do things we would likely not do without being told. Being patient in tribulation goes against our normal inclinations. Being constant in prayer requires constant effort. B...  Read More
by Pastor Michael Hammond
Daily Devotional
July 15th, 2020
Today my 7-year-old daughter asked me a question; “How has God always been there?” As we discussed this her response kept coming back to, “But I don’t understand.” We continued to talk, and I explaine...  Read More
by Pastor Michael Hammond
Daily Devotional
July 14th, 2020
Just as a body needs oxygen to survive, a relationship needs communication. Prayer is communicating with God and is more than just a good idea; it is essential in our relationship with Him. Notice tha...  Read More
by Pastor Michael Hammond
Daily Devotional
July 10th, 2020
This verse is great news! When it comes to power, there’s no one who even comes close to the power of God Almighty. Not only is He powerful, but He is also slow to anger. To get an idea of how great t...  Read More
by Pastor Michael Hammond
Daily Devotional
July 8th, 2020
In a perfect world, all would live in peace with each other. It doesn’t take long to be reminded that we do not live in a perfect world. It’s easy to be discouraged by the lack of peace we see on a re...  Read More
by Pastor Michael Hammond
In Hindsight - Vol. 7
June 24th, 2020
     At one time or another we've all had a "gut feeling" about something  We couldn't really put it into words, but we just knew that something "felt" right or wrong. We all know that our stomach doe...  Read More
by Pastor Michael Hammond
Daily Devotional
June 23rd, 2020
John the Baptist had a ministry before Jesus. When Jesus came on the scene, John’s influence started to diminish. In John 3:26 some of John’s followers point out, “Rabbi, he who was with you across th...  Read More
by Pastor Michael Hammond
Daily Devotional
June 22nd, 2020
What would you be willing to do to get wisdom?  In the New Testament, James teaches that we can ask God for wisdom and he will give it to us generously and without reproach (James 1:5).  But that does...  Read More
by Pastor Kenton Rahn
Daily Devotional
June 18th, 2020
Like most proverbs, this verse is sometimes easier to put into practice than other times. There are certainly instances when we hear advice and know we should immediately put it into practice, but the...  Read More
by Pastor Michael Hammond
Daily Devotional
June 9th, 2020
Before the death of King Saul, David was at a place called Ziklag for 16 months. While he was there, many came to support him instead of Saul to be king of Israel. 1 Chronicles 12 is essentially a lis...  Read More
by Pastor Michael Hammond
Daily Devotional
June 8th, 2020
We’re all familiar with the childhood game of “hide and seek.” It’s a great game because it requires no extra items to play, needs nothing to be setup ahead of time, and is relatively simple to explai...  Read More
by Pastor Michael Hammond
Daily Devotional
June 5th, 2020
Some may look at James’ words here and think they are little nihilistic, but when read in context they are a reminder of how relatively short our lives on earth are, and how foolish it is for us to ma...  Read More
by Pastor Michael Hammond
Daily Devotional
June 4th, 2020
The commissioning of Isaiah is such an inspiring section of Scripture to me. God asks a simple question, “Whom shall I send…?” and Isaiah promptly responds, “Me!” When I was in college, I had a profes...  Read More
by Pastor Michael Hammond
Daily Devotional
June 2nd, 2020
The little book of Joel is an interesting read. An unprecedented event happened in Judah that affected all levels of society; a plague of locusts has destroyed all the crops. In any ancient culture th...  Read More
by Pastor Michael Hammond
Daily Devotional
May 19th, 2020
On this very day 13 years ago, my wife Megan and I were married. Though we became husband and wife that day, we continue to live out that reality every day of our lives. My brother and best-man said s...  Read More
by Pastor Michael Hammond
Daily Devotional
May 13th, 2020
I have a book called, “Today in History.” The book takes each day and gives a list of things that happened on that day throughout the years. For example, on this very day in 1821 Samuel Rust of New Yo...  Read More
by Pastor Michael Hammond
Daily Devotional
May 4th, 2020
Today might not seem any different from yesterday or tomorrow, but today is unique. We have lots of Monday’s, we even have lots of May 4ths, but only one today. What do I mean? We literally only get t...  Read More
by Pastor Michael Hammond
In Hindsight - Vol. 6
April 29th, 2020
In John 18:38 Pontius Pilate asks Jesus a very simple question; "What is truth?" Was Pilate cynically viewing truth as relative, or was he genuinely asking? While the intent behind Pilate’s question i...  Read More
by Pastor Michael Hammond
Daily Devotional
April 22nd, 2020
What do you have confidence in? Think about it; on a daily basis we place our confidence in so many things! I have confidence that my alarm will go off, that the light will come on when I flip the swi...  Read More
by Pastor Michael Hammond
Daily Devotional
April 16th, 2020
In ancient times a city set on a hill had an obvious advantage; you could see it from far away. As day turned to night and those in the city lit their lamps, the city became more noticeable. Think abo...  Read More
by Pastor Michael Hammond
In Hindsight - Vol. 5
April 14th, 2020
He is risen! I have to say, that was one of the more unusual Easter's I've ever had. Not a lot on the surface was different; we still "went" to church and even dressed up (a tradition upheld at the in...  Read More
by Pastor Michael Hammond
In Hindsight - Vol. 4
April 8th, 2020
I love history. I love history so much that I once read a history text book for fun (in my defense I didn't know it was a text book when I bought it...but I did enjoy it!). In my limited time spent st...  Read More
by Pastor Michael Hammond
Daily Devotional
March 25th, 2020
Things are certainly changing on a daily (more like hourly) basis! With so much change happening so rapidly, it can feel overwhelming, almost like running down a hill a little bit faster than you know...  Read More
by Pastor Michael Hammond
In Hindsight - Vol. 3
February 3rd, 2020
“Why?” This is a question we’ve all heard, and at one time or another all have asked. As a father of a two-year-old, this is a question I hear several…thousand times a day. On the surface “Why?” is a ...  Read More
by Pastor Michael Hammond
In Hindsight - Vol. 2
December 16th, 2019
Merry Christmas! Like most people, I always look forward to this time of year. One of the things I enjoy most about Christmas is the music. I love Christmas music so much that if it were up to me, the...  Read More
by Pastor Michael Hammond
In Hindsight - Vol. 1
November 16th, 2019
One of my favorite passages of Scripture is Deuteronomy 6:4-7. It’s a foundational section of Scripture that holds such simple and beautiful truths. Deuteronomy 6:4 begins by saying, “Hear, O Israel: ...  Read More
by Pastor Michael Hammond

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