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No Box Works!

No Box Works!

You can try to make Jesus into the Messiah you want him to be, but he's too big for your job description!

Max Lucado reminds us that Jesus defies description and won't fit into any boxes that limit him and make him manageable.

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The "Lost" Chapter

Which are you: coin, sheep, or son?

The 15th chapter of Luke’s gospel consists of three parables of Jesus. I call it the “Lost” chapter because the coin, the sheep, and the son are lost. The irony is that the three didn’t know they were lost.

Unleashing God's Holy Fire

Unleashing God's Holy Fire

The Father has given us access to holy power and a way to bless each other through prayer if only we will take advantage of it!

Phil Ware completes his four part series on growing to become like Jesus through the transformative work of the Holy Spirit, the transformation that Jesus promises us when we choose to follow him as his disciple.

A New Name

A New Name

Jesus has the power to change everything about us if we will let him!

Max Lucado reminds us of the importance of Jesus' power to change us and make us new and give us a new name -- he points to the apostle Paul, who was once Saul, the persecutor.

Dancing with the Spirit

Dancing with the Spirit

To become more like Christ, we must allow the Lord to lead us in the dance of grace to the music of the Holy Spirit.

Phil Ware shares article three in his four part series on being transformed to become like Jesus.

You Be You!

You Be You!

Don't try to be someone else, God made you to be you for his purposes.

Max Lucado reminds us that God didn't call us to be anyone else, but calls us to be the person whom he made for his purposes.

Rescued

Rescued

Sometimes we need more than a lifeline

Lenny Skutnik dove into the Potomac River to save a woman too weak to grasp the lifeline she's been thrown. In the same way, God reached out to save us when we were powerless.

Keeping My Eyes on the Prize

Keeping My Eyes on the Prize

God isn't after change, that happens all the time: God wants transformation!

Phil Ware continues his series on Jesus and transformation and focuses today on our walking with Jesus each day in the gospels and learning his words and talking with him and taking on on his character and compassion as the Spirit transforms us.

God's Claim on You!

God's Claim on You!

No matter what anyone else may say about you, you are precious to your Creator!

Max Lucado reminds us that we are precious to God and he has done everything he can to help us see that we are precious to the Creator of the universe.

Time to Stop the Whine

Time to Stop the Whine

We can expect God to show up if we will invite future generations to experience his power and presence with us!

Phil Ware shares a redemptive way of looking toward the future and committing to live so generations have faith.

The Journey with Jesus to Transformation

The Journey with Jesus to Transformation

Why does the character we long to have take so long to develop?

Phil Ware's first in a four article series on Jesus' work of transformation in us.

Into His Likeness

Into His Likeness

God loves you, so he's at work to transform you!

Max Lucado reminds us that God is at work in us to make us and transform us to be like Jesus.

Great Sin, Great Forgiveness, and Now What?

Great Sin, Great Forgiveness, and Now What?

David needed more than forgiveness for his sin. So do you.

David repented and asked for forgiveness. He was also restored to a life of purpose.

 The Foolish Man's House Went...

The Foolish Man's House Went...

How can we avoid the foolish man's crash?

Phil Ware reminds us of the harsh truth about knowing more than we put into practice, we are certainly called to be much more than a biblical thumb drive.

A Tiny Seed, A Tiny Deed

A Tiny Seed, A Tiny Deed

Don't let your self-doubt rob God of His miraculous power through you!

Max Lucado reminds us that God uses tiny seeds and tiny deeds to make big things.

What a Prayer Partner

What a Prayer Partner

Most folks don't even know about this promise about Jesus!

Phillip Morrison reminds us of Jesus' incredible role in interceding for us always and living to make that intercession in our defense.

Loose Lug Nuts and the RagTag Band

Loose Lug Nuts and the RagTag Band

Will we make the Lord's Table like Levi's table?

Phil Ware reminds us that we want to not only share in the Lord's Supper, but we also want our table to be like Levi's table of grace and friendship.

What Love Says

What Love Says

When others say unkind things about people, what do you say?

Max Lucado reminds us that love protects when others speak untruth, spread gossip, or destroy reputations.

Don't Give Up!

Don't Give Up!

It's never too late for God to touch someone's heart

Don’t give up! Keep praying for those around you. Keep showing them the example of a godly life. And be ready to share your faith with them when the time is right.

Would I Dig a Hole?

Would I Dig a Hole?

What would you not do to save the life of a friend?

Phil Ware talks about four friends who dig a hole in the roof to get their friend to Jesus so he could be healed; so what would we be willing to do to get our friends to Jesus to be saved?

The Unspoken Source of Anxiety

The Unspoken Source of Anxiety

How can we lay down this concrete block that weighs us down and sinks our lives?

Max Lucado talks about being released from the chains of guilt from the sin in the past and set free to live for God by grace.

A Good Ending

A Good Ending

We don't have to live in the mess of our mess up!

Tom Norvell reminds us that as far as failure goes, Peter pretty much leads the way, but he also leads the way in turnarounds and being called back to significant ministry.

'My Child, Get Up!'

'My Child, Get Up!'

In the face of such hard grief, what do we have to offer?

Phil Ware pauses and looks at the pain of grieving parents at the loss of a child and reminds us to forgo easy answers and cling to the stories and promises of Jesus.

Anger Lives in Sorrow's House

Anger Lives in Sorrow's House

Underneath our grief lurks the monster of anger waiting to tear into us.

Max Lucado reminds us that sorrow can open the door for anger to overwhelm us because we cannot figure out why bad things happened, but we hold onto the reality that God is good.

An Answer for the Times When There Are No Answers

An Answer for the Times When There Are No Answers

What do you say when to the hard questions that seem to have no answers?

The death of a child is one of those times when it seems there are no answers. But there are.