No matter how comfortable we feel we are with God, a genuine relationship with the Almighty goes far beyond a few religious rituals, like making time for him at Christmas and Easter.
In a world full of noisy distractions and competing messages, how do we know which voice we should obey and which sign we should follow?
Someone who is without faith in God doesn't yearn for answers for their deepest questions from God. Our questions as believers can be signs that we are reaching out to God for reassurance.
Without forgiveness, bitterness is all that’s left!
As we journey with Jesus down his way of the cross, something grabs our hearts. That drawing power reaches through the centuries.
As Abraham showed us, God's greatest promises often come packaged as our greatest sacrifices, hardest challenges, and longest journeys.
For us to be 'cruciformed' means that we offer our hearts to be reshaped to be like Jesus' heart. It means we offer ourselves to be used by God to bless and serve others.
The final destination of our journey to faith often depends upon the orientation of our hearts.
Inevitably, the darkness will weigh on them, exhaust them, and feel altogether overwhelming to them. Then, they can come to the light to re-charge, but they can't glow in the light!
As our world sinks ever deeper into the abyss of division, evil, hatred, and violence, Jesus’ followers must do more than spout platitudes, post opinions, blame others, go to church, pray, and preach.
A Look at the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives
A 365 day trip through the Gospel accounts of Jesus
God's Power for our Battles
Daily letters from Christ using the 'voice' of Jesus
Charle's Spurgeon's classic devotional
Daily prayers inspired by the Apostle Paul
James Nored and Phil Ware challenge us to be open to God's work in our lives while we continue on our journey of faith.
03/24/2019 by James Nored & Phil Ware
Phil Ware continues his short series on becoming a cruciformed people -- disciples transformed by the cross of Jesus -- by talking about the focus on the story of Jesus' transfiguration.
03/20/2019 by Phil Ware
James Nored and Phil Ware remind us in word and video that faith is not about always having the answers and never having doubts, but persevering on the journey to Jesus.
03/17/2019 by James Nored & Phil Ware