Special Features 2009 Archives

There Is No Tomorrow

There Is No Tomorrow

Does it really make any difference?

Bill Sherrill talks about not worrying about tomorrow, because we are not able to accurately predict it and Jesus and James tell us not to worry.

I'll Be Happy When?

I'll Be Happy When?

What are you waiting for?

Russ Lawson shares some insight into why we put off being happy and worrying about tomorrow.

I've Got Nothing!

I've Got Nothing!

What do you do when you don't feel like you have anything to offer?

Tom Norvell reminds us to listen to God when we feel like we have nothing to offer, and if we do, we will realize that is enough.

Always Saying the Right Thing

Always Saying the Right Thing

Is this even possible?

Russ Lawson reminds us to say the right thing all the time.

Who Will Roll Away the Stone

Who Will Roll Away the Stone

Was there any reason to expect a good Sunday?

Bill Sherrill reminds us that even women of great faith can sometimes be lost in the mundane details.

Under the Passover Moon

Under the Passover Moon

So why did those friends of Jesus fall asleep on him?

Lois Tverberg shares from her blog on the Jewishness of Jesus and about why the disciples fell asleep on the night of Jesus' betrayal.

In God We Still Trust

In God We Still Trust

You may not be Moses, but isn't God still God?

Russ Lawson shares a story of remarkable faith and the line, I am not Moses, but God is still Jehovah.

Compliment Guys

Compliment Guys

Now aren't you nice!?

Patrick Odum shares about the compliment guys and how they bless people and how we can, too.

And the Cure Is ...

And the Cure Is ...

What can help us get over us?

Ron Rose reminds us that the way we come together in unity and the way we put ourselves in perspective is found by humbly praising Jesus.

True Peace

True Peace

What happens after I leave the calm place?

Bill Sherrill shares about finding a quiet space where he can share in the joy and blessing of the Lord's peace, but he also talks about the times and places the Lord blesses him in the middle of terror, storm, and fear.

Emergency?

Emergency?

Is this really a situation that demands a 911 call?

Patrick Odum tells about a woman who didn't get her chicken McNuggets and called 911 three times to report it because she thought the situation was an emergency.

Only a Keystroke Away

Only a Keystroke Away

Are our emails, IM's, and text messages really enough?

Russ Lawson talks about the the blessings of our high tech communication, cyberspace-style communication, and challenges us to face-to-face encouragement.

Full Disclosure

Full Disclosure

Would you have come clean?

Mike Barres holds himself accountable for telling the truth, the full truth, and not deceiving others when it is in his best interest.

Dibs

Dibs

Where are you going to park in Chicago anyway?

Patrick Odum uses a humorous tradition in Chicago about reserving parking spaces after the snow plow passes and compares it to the year of Jubilee in the Old Testament.

From 'Now What?' to 'What's Next?'

From 'Now What?' to 'What's Next?'

Why do we keep getting up?

Ron Rose talks about getting up after we have fallen down again and again, and keep on going.

Get Our Hopes Up

Get Our Hopes Up

How do we find the bright lining in the dark clouds?

Tom Norvel talks about being disappointed in a predicted snowfall that was nothing more than a light dusting.

God Has a Plan for Us

God Has a Plan for Us

Where do you fit into God's plan?

Tom Norvell writes about God's plan for us from Ephesians 1 and reminds us that we are chosen and God has something special for us to do!

The Ally of God's Grace

The Ally of God's Grace

When's the last time you heard a call for real life change?

Bill Denton reminds us that we are not only saved from something but for something, and we need to display that salvation through repentance and life that is changed into what God made us to be.

Sawdust and Two-by-Fours

Sawdust and Two-by-Fours

What are we overlooking in ourselves to criticize others?

Patrick Odum writes about firefighters burning down their own station, hypocrites, criticism, and our desire to run others down.

In Christ

In Christ

God does the unthinkable to bless us immeasurably, in Christ!

Patrick Odum shares a clear message from God's word, 2 Corinthians 5:17-21, and talks about all God has done to make us worthy in Christ.

That He Might Be Glorified

That He Might Be Glorified

How can such a disaster be a time for glorifying God?

Donna Riggs shares how God used a snow storm to prevent disaster for her church family.

Wake Up Call

Wake Up Call

Are we awake or have we chosen to fall asleep?

Russ Lawson talks about events that shocked us and awakened us from our lethargy, but reminds us that we often just sink back into our old habits.

Air Traffic Controller

Air Traffic Controller

How will we make it through?

Tom Norvell talks about an air traffic controller landing a plane and how his dad was a blessing.

Because We Are Human

Because We Are Human

What is the purpose of God sending Jesus?

Tom Norvell looks at our humanity and sees behind it all our need for Jesus.

Don't Let the Grass Grow Here!

Don't Let the Grass Grow Here!

Where does your private path lead?

Danny Sims talks about having a well worn path to the place of prayer because we are so close to God!