Articles Tagged 'Sin'

Promises! Promises?

Promises! Promises?

Is God good enough and big enough to make all of his great promises come true?

James Nored and Phil Ware remind us that God keeps his promises and Jesus is the ultimate proof that God's promises can be trusted!

Dinner at Levi's House

Dinner at Levi's House

They're unsettling. They're uncomfortable. They're troubling. So, we don't ask, at least not out loud!

Phil Ware asks a bunch of troubling questions as he looks at the story of Jesus and his call of Levi and the party Levi had at his house afterwords.

Until...

Until...

We wait in eager expectation until we share in our reunion with Jesus in glory!

Phil Ware reminds us that The Lord's Supper is not a time to just look back, but also a time of great anticipation and eager expectation for the Lord's return.

Eating and Leftovers

Eating and Leftovers

Why the connection between Jesus and 'the leftovers' and why does the modern church not have the same relationships?

Phil Ware reminds us that our times at the Lord's Table should be filled with the same kind of people who joined Jesus at the table when he was on earth!

Ancient Wisdom, Today's Grace: Singing the Jesus Song

Ancient Wisdom, Today's Grace: Singing the Jesus Song

What can reach our hearts and call us to be like Jesus with power and emotion?

Phil Ware continues his series on 'Ancient Wisdom, Today's Grace' and challenges us to follow Paul's example of using our songs to call us back to Jesus.

The Whole World

The Whole World

Why is our sight so short-sided that we cannot see the whole world at Jesus' Table of grace?

Phil Ware continues his series on 'Beyond Bread and Wine' focusing on Jesus' death for the sin of the whole world and a special Sunday in Bangkok, Thailand.

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.

God of Gracious Love

God of Gracious Love

Life without grace leaves us with a distorted understanding of God.

James Nored and Phil Ware remind us of God's grace: both his common grace and his sacrificial grace meant to save us from our sinful failures and save us to share his gracious purposes with the world.

I Doubt It: Never Die

I Doubt It: Never Die

Can Jesus really promise us that we will never die?

Phil Ware continues his "I Doubt It" series focused today on Jesus' promise to Mary that those who believe in him will never die.

Something Simple, Something Glorious

Something Simple, Something Glorious

Don't be fooled by the simplicity of this meal, but be reminded that Jesus makes simple things glorious!

Phil Ware reminds us that though the bread and wine of this meal are simple, so were Jesus' words to Jairus' daughter, and those words changed everything.

What Happened?

What Happened?

Why do death, disease, disasters, and devilish influences steer our world, our humanity, into such mess?

James Nored and Phil Ware remind us that human sin and rebellion have left our world a broken mess, not the world God intended for us.

Greater Things

Greater Things

Anchored in the context of the Last Supper, Jesus promises greater things!

Phil Ware reminds us that Jesus made great promises in the context of his Last Supper and one of them promised that we would do greater things than he did.

He Entered Your World

He Entered Your World

God drew near to us in Jesus, so why would we not come to him with our challenges, troubles, and trials?

Max Lucado reminds us that Jesus longs for us to draw near to him in our times of troubles, problems, challenges, pain, and trials.

Beautiful to Broken

Beautiful to Broken

Why reject the goodness of God and all he has done to choose our own way?

James Nored and Phil Ware continue helping us find our story in God's story, this time looking at the Fall.

Broken Bread

Broken Bread

Why is it so important to recognize that the bread is broken? Because we are broken, too!

Phil Ware continues his series of Communion Devotionals called Beyond Bread and Wine that focuses on all the depth, meaning, and significance to the Lord's Supper.

Touchable Hope

Touchable Hope

What the resurrected Jesus gave to his shocked disciples who disbelieved for joy was tangible proof he had risen from the dead!

Phil Ware begins the new section with a reflection on the Lord's Supper and what it can mean for us.

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

Our prayer is that the Lord Jesus and his abiding presence can be real to you during this special season of grace and joy.

Phil Ware shares a Merry Christmas greeting from all of the Heartlight.org and VerseoftheDay.com family.

A Baby Changes...

A Baby Changes...

When a child enters the world, that baby changes everything for everyone involved!

Rick Brown challenges us to look at some of the words that surround Jesus' birth and take seriously what they can mean to us.

After the Crowd Has Gone

After the Crowd Has Gone

Thanksgiving is over; so what do we do now as we return to the challenges of life?

Phil Ware reminds us that Jesus gave us a great example on how to deal with the challenges we face after a great thanksgiving feast.

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!

Like Michelle!

Like Michelle!

How do we have an infectious love of people and life that it changes us and those around us?

Brian McCutchen reminds us of the joyous and infectious virtues of a heart gladly surrendered to Jesus, like Michelle's.

It's All About People!

It's All About People!

Through the years and all the changes, one thing remains true about the heart of God.

Phillip Morrison reminds us in the shadow of Independence Day about the many inconsistencies when principles are first applied, yet he also urges us to be patient and gracious and open to the needs of all people.

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.

Because Jesus Wants You to Be

Because Jesus Wants You to Be

If Jesus was baptized and if Jesus wants you to be baptized, what's holding you back?

Phillip Morrison reminds us of the most simple and basic reason of all to be baptized: Jesus wants us to be!

Touch

Touch

Without the personal touch, full healing never comes.

Phil Ware continues his series on Jesus' healing the man with Leprosy in Mark 1:35-45 and focuses in this post on Jesus' touch.