“Real Life With Pastor Mike”

A Daily Devotional
Christmas Every Day!
December 9th, 2021
“When he took the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb. Each one had a harp and golden bowls filled with incense, which are the prayers of the saints. And they sang a new song”Revelation 5:8-9Before the days of Spotify, Apple and Amazon, Pandora and YouTube, and a plethora of other music streaming services, if we listened to the radio during the mo...
How Did You Know?
December 8th, 2021
“Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift!”2 Corinthians 9:15Have you ever received a gift from someone that caused you to say in almost disbelief, “How’d you know?” as the gift given wasn’t even one you had asked for but as soon as you opened it you realized it was exactly what you needed. That’s what Christmas is all about. In just a a couple of weeks, billions of people will celebrate Christ...
Jesus Is The Reason For The Season
December 7th, 2021
“when the fullness of the time came, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the Law, so that He might redeem those who were under the Law, that we might receive the adoption as sons.”Galatians 4:4–5Growing up my Mom and Dad would have the Andy Williams Christmas album playing in our house. I heard the song so many times I could sing it in my sleep…“It's the most wonderful time of the ...
The Gift's In You
December 6th, 2021
“As each one has received a gift, minister it to one another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.”1 Peter 4:10Have you unwrapped the gift? Why wait until Christmas Day when God has a gift for you to receive today? Have you ever wondered what your purpose is in this life? Have you lost sleep laying in bed thinking to yourself, “why was I born” or “what on earth am I here for?” If you hav...
Living Like A Kid Again
December 2nd, 2021
Jesus said, "Assuredly, I say to you, unless you are converted and become as little children, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven.”Matthew 18:3As we head into the month of December and closer to Christmas there will be plenty of social media clips of old home movies floating around the internet capturing Christmas through the eyes of a child.  There is something special about the look...
The Thrill of Hope
December 1st, 2021
“For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.”Luke 2:11  My online dictionary described hope this way. “For those who believe in Jesus, we will not perish but are promised the hope of forgiveness, eternal salvation, and everlasting life. We experience God's constant presence, power, and love through the indwelling presence of the Holy Spirit.” What a thr...
Christmas Tree or No Christmas Tree?
November 30th, 2021
“Thus says the LORD: “ Do not learn the way of the Gentiles; do not be dismayed at the signs of heaven, for the Gentiles are dismayed at them. For the customs of the peoples are futile; For one cuts a tree from the forest, the work of the hands of the workman, with the ax. They decorate it with silver and gold; they fasten it with nails and hammers so that it will not topple.” 
      Jeremiah 10:2...
A Christmas Wish
November 29th, 2021
 “Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.”Ephesians 3:20-21  With the news of another variant of the COVID virus on the horizon there is much uncertainty heading into this Christmas season. It was Lord Coggan the Archbishop o...
My Father's House
November 25th, 2021
In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.John 14:2Thanksgiving always reminds me of heaven and what it will be like one day as we sit in the Father’s House sharing in a very special meal. After all, the home I share with my wife was previously the house my own Father and Mother shared up until the day they each went home to b...
I'm Not Talking Turkey
November 23rd, 2021
“Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage.”Galatians 5:1If you are in Christ, you have much to give thanks for on Thanksgiving Day, mainly that you have been pardoned by God, you have been set free. That was the thought that came to mind as I watched the news report this past week of the President pardoning a Turkey....