Special Features 2007 Archives

Peace?

Peace?

Have you found the source of peace for every season?

Tom Norvell describes Jesus as the only source of peace in any season.

It's Still Christmas

It's Still Christmas

Don't let go of Christmas!

Rubel Shelly reminds us that Christmas can open our eyes to faith and what the world willfully does not want to see.

With Us!

With Us!

Where did God most clearly reveal Himself?

Bill Denton shares insight into the incarnation of God in Jesus Christ and what it means for us.

A Jesus Sign?

A Jesus Sign?

How are your neighbors going to know?

Patrick Odum tells about a gaudy, JESUS Christmas sign in the yard that tells everyone that the owners of the home believe Jesus is the reason for the season.

Just Beyond My Vision

Just Beyond My Vision

As I drove along the highway on the brow of one of the mountains near us, I would occasionally look to my left catching a glimpse of the view. Every-once-in-a-while, there would be a break in the tree line and I could see for miles across the valley below

Tom Norvell shares insight into taking time to really get a vision of what is out there.

Human Interface Device

Human Interface Device

Does this make sense to you?

Russ Lawson gives us an insight into Jesus' ministry by comparing him to a human interface device -- a keyboard.

Praise the Lord

Praise the Lord

Do we have to have a special reason?

Tom Norvell reminds us that we need to praise the Lord on all occasions and for many reasons.

They're Expecting You

They're Expecting You

So really, why go?

Rubel Shelly talks about persevering simply because we there are somethings that just need to be done.

Falling Leaves

Falling Leaves

Is death always an intrusion and a tragedy?

Mike Barres reminds us that death, like the falling of leaves in autumn, is a natural part of our world and we need to make sure we honor God when that time comes.

Checking Off Boxes?

Checking Off Boxes?

How can we move away from this demeaning habit?

Russ Lawson reminds us that we need to give up our check off the boxes mentality when it comes to thanking God and just respond to his grace genuinely from the heart.

The Value of Small

The Value of Small

How much do you value small things?

Tom Norvell reminds us of the importance of small things and to not get so hung up on big things.

Rest for the Weary

Rest for the Weary

Where can we turn when we are worn out and discouraged?

Tom Norvell reminds us and prays for us to find rest from our weariness in the Lord.

Praise the Lord Anyway

Praise the Lord Anyway

How in the world can you praise the Lord at a time like this?

Mike Barres reminds us that life is full of hardship and curve balls, but we can learn to praise the Lord anyway.

It Won't Ever Happen to Us!

It Won't Ever Happen to Us!

Why is it so easy for us to live in denial?

Larry Zinck talks about the wildfire destruction and how people can live so close to the danger zone and think it won't ever happen to them.

A Cup of Cool Water

A Cup of Cool Water

How can we help?

Disaster Relief sites are given for the California fires

A Rose by Any Other Name Might Be ... Jim!

A Rose by Any Other Name Might Be ... Jim!

So what really is your name?

Patrick Odum talks about a humorous situation where his neighbor repeatedly called him Jim even though that was not his name.

Is It Time Yet?

Is It Time Yet?

Does he really act at just the right time?

Russ Lawson reminds us that even though it is hard to wait patiently, God always responds to our prayers at just the right time and we should never give up asking him for his help.

The Final Flight

The Final Flight

What's your ultimate destination?

Russ Lawson reminds us that we will all have a final flight and we want to make sure the destination is the good one, God!

The Brevity of Life

The Brevity of Life

Don't the years seem to pass more quickly now?

How can we discern the time we have and number our days in a proper manner -- we cannot unless we look to the Lord for his help, his presence, and his guidance.

Igniting People's Passion

Igniting People's Passion

What does it take to set your church on fire?

Larry Davies reminds us that igniting people's passion is what it's all about in the life of the church and we need to do that, then turn them loose and let them go!

Missing It

Missing It

How badly have you missed it or messed it up?

Tom Norvell reminds us to praise God for what he has done in our lives, not explain it away.

Beauty in Silence

Beauty in Silence

What can be said without words?

Rubel Shelly remembers famed mime Marcel Marceau and how the silence is powerful and helps us hear, especially hear the voice of God.

Consider Your Words

Consider Your Words

How many words are too many words?

Tom Norvell makes a short and simple point about not using too many words.

Servin' Safari

Servin' Safari

Now what are we hunting on this one?

Patrick Odum reminds us that we shouldn't get weary in doing kind acts of service simply because we can't see the results, because do good is a result all by itself.

Spiritually Muddled

Spiritually Muddled

How clear is your thinking?

Mike Barres reminds us that we often confuse our muddled thinking, our inability to decide what to do, not because the decision is difficult, but because we don't want to obey.