Articles Tagged 'Mercy'

Grace Comes After You!

Grace Comes After You!

Is there anywhere we can go to escape God's grace? I don't think so!

Max Lucado reminds us how God's grace pursues, comes after, and seeps into us if we allow it to flood over us.

A Palm Full of Mercy from a Basin of Grace

A Palm Full of Mercy from a Basin of Grace

How can a basin of water mean so much to so many?

Max Lucado reminds us that mercy may be hard, but it is often the only solution and that solution can only be offered by the one offended.

I Doubt It: Dirty Feet & Open Hands

I Doubt It: Dirty Feet & Open Hands

Learning the art of loving and sacrificial service in a room full of dirty feet.

Phil Ware continues his series called, 'I Doubt It,' focusing this week on Jesus' tender act of washing the disciples' feet.

Choosing to Be the 1!

Choosing to Be the 1!

In a world seeking to get and acquire, do we pause to give thanks for all we have?

Phil Ware uses the parable of the 10 lepers to remind us that we want to be the 1 who returns to give thanks even though we live in a world where most people are not very thankful!

Not Enough

Not Enough

What you have to offer isn't enough

What I have to offer God isn't enough. But what God can do with what I offer is more than enough. He can take my unholy life and make it right. He can take my weak faith and help me overcome. He can take my vulnerable humanity and let me say no to tempta

Edited by Grace

Edited by Grace

Now this is a reason to rejoice in hope!

Phil Ware writes about the funeral of his father-in-law Mel Nelson and reminds us what it means to be edited by grace.

The Hardest Lesson Learned

The Hardest Lesson Learned

Why is it so hard to learn this simple lesson on which so much of life hangs?

Phil Ware continues his series on the prodigal son called the Journey home and he looks at the hardest lesson learned, that it is better to be a servant in our Father's house than to be on our own and alone.

No God Could Forgive Me!

No God Could Forgive Me!

I'm bad and no god could forgive me!

There is a God who can forgive all the heinous acts anyone can perform. There is a God who allowed His only Son to save all of us by paying the price none of us deserved. There is a God who can take the worst sinner and transfer him or her into a forgiven

Can I Be Forgiven?

Can I Be Forgiven?

How do you deal with those feelings of remorse?

It doesn't matter what you have done. Your sins can be washed away. You can start over. God will cleanse you and give you a new life.

Worship Is a Lifestyle

Worship Is a Lifestyle

It's not a Sunday morning deal we make with God!

Brian McCutchen talks about worship and how it must be a daily part of our lives or it is not real worship like the early Christians shared and lived.

Pool of Mercy

Pool of Mercy

Have you offered sight to the blind?

Cathy Messecar draws us into the story of the man born blind that was healed by Jesus in John 9 and reminds us that we are here to continue Jesus' ministry of healing and mercy.

When You're Missing Being Loved

When You're Missing Being Loved

Sometimes we don't see that love is defined by surprise and sacrifice.

Ann Voskamp talks about this year's wheat harvest and how it reminds her of God's grace and message of love when she was once in France and how communion is about love and love is about sacrifice.

The Light of Grace

The Light of Grace

A simple reminder of grace from one in a difficult place.

Phil Ware shares the sweet prayer request from one of the translators in a predominantly Muslim nation wracked with violence and bloodshed: "Please pray for the terrorists that they know Jesus Christ like Saul who became Paul :)"

Pray without Ceasing?

Pray without Ceasing?

How can we really do this?

David Bratton shares with us some important ideas about praying without ceasing and obeying, honoring, blessing, and working for the justice that blesses God.

The Gift of Sympathizing Mercy

The Gift of Sympathizing Mercy

Mercy turns in active compassion.

Brian McCutchen reminds us that mercy is active compassion that makes a difference in people's lives and not just a fleeting feeling about bad news.

The Second Batch

The Second Batch

When does most awful mess become the opportunity for grace to capture our heart and give us confidence for the future?

Lisa Mikitarian tells us a wonderful story about the Father's grace revealed in a young girl's fall with the cupcakes made to honor her beloved grandmother.

Taste of Grace, Glimpse of Glory

Taste of Grace, Glimpse of Glory

Where can you actually see and taste a little bit of heaven?

Phil Ware writes about a group of young men and young women interning in Chiang Mai, Thailand, and the cultural and racial melting pot that is the church.

The Story: Three Windows of Grace

The Story: Three Windows of Grace

Isn't it time for a little church remodeling?

Phil Ware continues his series on The Story and focuses on the church at Antioch and the grace that empowered the church to be all God intended it to be.

Jesse's Visit with Jesus

Jesse's Visit with Jesus

What happens when Jesus comes to visit?

Phil Ware uses a story narrative to remind us what it means to live God's will and fulfill the 10 Commandments.

High Cost Forgiveness?

High Cost Forgiveness?

Is it really worth the cost?

Ron Rose reminds us of the need to forgive, not just because we are commanded but because we are imprisoned in bitterness when we don't.

Which Kind Are You?

Which Kind Are You?

Are there really two kinds?

Thom Lemmons reminds us that we all need grace.

More than Mr. Rogers

More than Mr. Rogers

Jesus calls us beyond the narrow caricatures of grace.

Phil Ware continues his series called UNPREDICTABLE about Jesus and his love and grace and call to follow him in holiness and reminds us that grace calls us from sin and death and to a life of holiness.

Why Shepherds?

Why Shepherds?

Of all the people to announce the coming of heaven's glory, why did God choose this bunch?

Phil Ware looks at the birth of Jesus and asks the very simple question: why did God reveal the birth of his Son to shepherds first?

Thankful for the Mercies

Thankful for the Mercies

Here's something you don't want to forget at the table of thanks today!

Rick Brown reminds us to be thankful for God's mercies.

He Did Not Retaliate

He Did Not Retaliate

How did he hold back his power?

Tom Norvell reminds us that Jesus had the power to get even but did not retaliate in word or deed when he was reviled, mocked, belittled, mocked, and ridiculed.