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Refuse to Make Jesus Boring

Refuse to Make Jesus Boring

How can we make the message of life so boringly predictable?

Phil Ware begins a series of 5 messages on Inviting Jesus to church; this one focuses on not making the message of Jesus boring.

The Plateaued Church

The Plateaued Church

What happens when culture passes us by?

Tim Woodroof continues his series on the ways we need to freshen our approach to church if we are going to connect with people in today's world and how we react to our own church issues.

When You Lead

When You Lead

Serving to bless is also the foundation on which we lead.

Rubel Shelly reminds us of the real definition of a leader as someone who serves others because leadership is always for the sake of others.

I Preached My Dad's Funeral

I Preached My Dad's Funeral

I learned some very important truths when I preached my Dad's funeral.

Preaching my Dad's funeral taught me important lessons about my own life... and my own death.

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.

Daddy!

Daddy!

Father, Daddy, means so much more than just the oldest man in the house!

Phillip Morrison reminds us of the role and importance of a dad and father on Father's Day.

A Saved Life

A Saved Life

Have you seen someone pass from death to life?

Brian McCutchen talks about Connie, her cancer, and her coming to Jesus in faith and baptism and leading many of her family to join her.

The Night I Was Argentine

The Night I Was Argentine

Sometimes, everyone gets to be a part of things

My status as an Argentine was a fleeting thing. It ended when the World Cup celebration was over. But my right to be a part of God’s people will never end.

Nothing Left But the Center Stripe

Nothing Left But the Center Stripe

What do you do when all the lanes seem closed?

When there seem to be no good answers, we need to have some strategies to help us deal with life's problems.

The Rhythms of the Kingdom

The Rhythms of the Kingdom

In the ups and downs of church life, is it good to be on a plateau?

Tim Woodroof continues his series on change in the book of Acts and the changes facing the church today.

My Refrigerator Kid

My Refrigerator Kid

She had jumped off my fridge and into my heart.

MeLissa LeFleur shares the her story about sponsoring a child through Compassion International.

Do You Want to Live Longer and Be Happier?

Do You Want to Live Longer and Be Happier?

Getting married and going to church makes a difference... just not the way you think.

Do not be a Christian so you will be healthier and happier. Be a Christian so you will live.

Somewhere Down the Road

Somewhere Down the Road

Do you ever long for someone who has gone home before you?

Phil Ware reminisces about his father's death and the years that have gone by and the reasons things happen and how we will know it all at the end of the Road, just like Amy Grant sings.

Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes

Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes

Do you feel as if our world has completely changed in its attitude toward faith?

Tim Woodroof of Interim Ministry Partners shares the introductory article on changes facing the church today and comparing it to the early church we find in the book of Acts.

All Undone

All Undone

Can the Lord help put me back together so I can keeping serving those I server for Him?

Michele Howe shares with us a poignant story of a woman caregiver and the loss of a client, or patient, and friend, and how it wipes her out and discourages her until she finds a way to bless this friend and her family and goes to the Father in prayer.

Heaven and Hell

Heaven and Hell

If you believe in Heaven, then you must believe in Hell.

If you believe in life on this earth, then you must believe in life after death because scripture talks about both. If you believe in Heaven, then you must believe in Hell. And if you believe that God wants all of his people to go to Heaven, then you have

Faith, Hope, Love & Deployment

Faith, Hope, Love & Deployment

For those on the front lines and face loss daily.

Heather Gray shares a devotional on death and love and the power of God through it all for families who are deployed in harms way and she speaks with the authenticity of someone who knows because her husband David Gray was killed in Afghanistan.

Following God in the Wilderness

Following God in the Wilderness

Can you hear the sound of trumpets?

Mark Frost continues his four part series on the interim season and comparing it to Israel's time in the wilderness and how God fashioned, shaped, molded, corrected, honed, built, re-built, transformed, his people through their time in the wilderness of t

Listen to the Rain

Listen to the Rain

When was the last time you purposely paused to listen to the rain?

Teresa Bell Kindred shares her love for the rain, being still, thinking about the reason and purpose we are here, and Amy Purdy.

Discovering Jesus

Discovering Jesus

What if Jesus isn't who you expect him to be?

When the promised Messiah arrived, the Pharisees rejected him and plotted to have him killed, despite having spent their entire lives reading about his coming. Why? He wasn't what they expected him to be.

Let There Be Light

Let There Be Light

How deep is the darkness where you shine your light?

Phil Ware continues his dialogue on darkness and light and emphasizes the importance of shining our light in the darkness and

Revelation & Transformation in the Wilderness

Revelation & Transformation in the Wilderness

Can something good come from our time in the wilderness?

Mark Frost continues his series on interim ministry and Israel's time in the wilderness

The Thing about Sorrow

The Thing about Sorrow

What can we do when we can't walk in the shoes of another in grief?

Lisa Mikitarian shares from current events and from her own experience about the grief and sorrow those we love face and how to help them -- support them, come alongside of them to support, care, and love them.

Alzheimer's and Jesus

Alzheimer's and Jesus

My Dad has Alzheimer's and it makes me think about Jesus.

It is hard to see the real person behind the Alzheimer's. But they are there. Someday they will be whole again. I believe.

Mom, You're the Real MVP

Mom, You're the Real MVP

For all you do, Mom, we think you are the best.

Phillip Morrison talks about Kevin Durant's MVP speech and his own mom as the MVP.