Faith Over Fear Daily Readings

Mission Possible

Mission Possible

Luke describes what the early church looked like as it lived out its mission for Jesus. We see that the early believers were not left to drift apart…

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Fact or Fiction?

Fact or Fiction?

The most important question is, was Jesus raised from the dead? Is the resurrection a fact? Everything depends on this. This is the fundamental tenet…

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Death to Life

Death to Life

On Good Friday, we celebrated the death of Jesus. It is not often that death is celebrated in our culture. What was it about the death of Jesus that…

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Go to readings for days 11-15

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.

Faith Over Fear Daily Readings

Behind The Scenes

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…

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The Gift of God

The Gift of God

With all that is going on in the world with the coronavirus, many people are coming to terms with their own mortality. For many today, it’s a real…

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I’ve Got The Power

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…

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The Power of Forgiveness

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…

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This I Know For Sure

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…

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Go to readings for days 6-10

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.

Faith Over Fear Daily Readings

Poured Out for Us

Poured Out for Us

Are you worshipping Jesus because he’s useful to you, or because you believe He is the Christ the Son of the living God? Be still for a moment and then…

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The Fragrance of Salvation

The Fragrance of Salvation

When Mary breaks open her alabaster jar of perfume, John is the only gospel writer who directs our attention not to the jar being broken beyond repair…

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The Extravagant Gift

The Extravagant Gift

As the party goes on Mary does something extravagant. It’s outrageous actually and turns the whole atmosphere tense. People are angry. It’s absurd!

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A Feast for a King

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…

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Mortar and Stone

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?

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Go to readings for days 1-5

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.

Faith Over Fear Daily Readings

More than Conquerors

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…

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God of All Comfort

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…

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A Solid Foundation

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…

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Rock of Refuge

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…

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God’s Character

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…

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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?