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Grieve with Hope

Grieve with Hope

Why would anyone think Chrisitans do not grieve?

Christians grieve the loss of loved ones, but we grieve differently because even in death we have hope of a better life.

At the Feet of Jesus

At the Feet of Jesus

Where should followers of Jesus find themselves?

Phil Ware reminds us about the battle for our lives and that Jesus is the only one with control over the demons, the deep, the diseases, and death.

Stop by the Lobby and See My Underwear!

Stop by the Lobby and See My Underwear!

What a strange way to get folks to a display on Memorial Day!

Phillip Morrison remembers a dear friend and patriot and faithful disciple named Bette Johnson.

A No! Church (And how to Avoid Becoming One)

A No! Church (And how to Avoid Becoming One)

Want to make sure nobody bothers you by coming back?

Mark Frost continues a series on Becoming a Yes! Church being done by Interim Ministry Partners Phil Ware, Mark Frost, Greg Anderson, and Tim Woodroof

Fake

Fake

Bet you've faked a photo before

Photos often represent a "reality" that doesn't exist. They focus on the surface level. God looks beyond that, looking at the heart. How do we get our hearts right? God can fix them.

It's a Time to Help, not just Talk

It's a Time to Help, not just Talk

What can we do?

Phil Ware offers some practical and important advice on what to do to help in the devastation caused by tornadoes.

Worthwhile Things Take Time!

Worthwhile Things Take Time!

Perseverance, not slow and steady, wins the race!

Rubel Shelly reminds us of the missing virtue of persistence -- endurance and perseverance mixed with consistency and integrity.

It Was an Earthquake

It Was an Earthquake

It actually bounced me off my seat.. So what did I learn about life from an earthquake?

My earthquake happened without warning and it helped me see what was important to remember about the earthquakes of life.

A Yes! Church

A Yes! Church

What kind of church do you want to be part of?

Phil Ware writes about interim ministry and his partners, and how we can be a 'Yes" church.

Untold Stories: Eve, the Mother of Seth

Untold Stories: Eve, the Mother of Seth

What can we learn by just a few obscure references in Scripture about Seth? A whole lot of hope!

Phil Ware uses the story of Eve and Seth to give us encouragement for those times when we think we've failed as a parent.

Red to Honor, White to Remember

Red to Honor, White to Remember

What will you do to remember?

Phillip Morrison offers Encouraging Words about Mother's Day and the red or white flowers we wear in honor and to remember our mothers.

Trusting

Trusting

You believe… are you ready to trust?

Trusting is a level higher than believing. Trusting God means that we not only believe in Him but that we know without a doubt that he will do what he says and will do it with our best interest at heart.

Finding Our Center when Our World Is Shaken

Finding Our Center when Our World Is Shaken

How do we understand the importance of worship in such a crazy world?

Rick Brown reminds us that in the middle of our chaotic world and the catastrophic things that have happened recently, worship still brings us into the presence of God and gives us a reason to go on!

Untold Stories: Onesiphorus — The Refreshing Gift of Friendship

Untold Stories: Onesiphorus — The Refreshing Gift of Friendship

What can I do that really matters to the Kingdom of God?

Phil Ware begins a short series on Untold Stories from the Bible and shares the story of Onesiphorus refreshing Paul while he was in prison.

The Faith Gap in '42'

The Faith Gap in '42'

Want to know what is missing in this great story of freedom?

Rubel Shelly reminds us that behind the great 42 of Jackie Robinson was a heart of faith and willingness to honor Jesus in the way he dealt with injustice, hatred, and prejudice.

Members

Members

What are we members of?

The church isn't an organization; it's an organism. Membership isn't optional. If we are in Christ, in a saving relationship with him, then we are necessarily members of his body. Christians don't choose to belong to the church; if they belong to Christ,

Rules, Rules, Rules

Rules, Rules, Rules

Baseball is more than just a set of confusing rules. So is Christianity

Christianity is more than a set of rules no one can follow. It is about a relationship with Jesus.

The Wrong Direction

The Wrong Direction

Which way would you run?

Phil Ware continues his series on The Story and focuses on both the events at the Boston Marathon and West Texas and also on Paul's confident hope in the face of his death in a Roman prison.

In Need of a Transplant

In Need of a Transplant

What does the doctor hear when he hears your heartbeat?

Rick Brown reminds us that what we need is a heart transplant from God so our heartbeat is that of Jesus.

Look! It's My Obituary

Look! It's My Obituary

Is that me among the death notices?

I need to think about dying. Not in a scared way, nor some kind of morbid obsession. I need to remember that death is coming… and it's not the end. I need to prepare for my real retirement, the one that will last forever. All of the "busyness" that surrou

A Miracle in Three Poofs

A Miracle in Three Poofs

Have you heard God calling?

Ron Rose talks about hearing God's call to go to Mongolia in three poofs.

The Story: Three Windows of Grace

The Story: Three Windows of Grace

Isn't it time for a little church remodeling?

Phil Ware continues his series on The Story and focuses on the church at Antioch and the grace that empowered the church to be all God intended it to be.

Play Like You're Loved

Play Like You're Loved

Are you trying to earn it?

Rubel Shelley takes a look at coach Scott Nagy of South Dakota State and sees a great slogan: play like you are loved.

The Family Farm

The Family Farm

What is a better legacy than having a farm that has been in the family 110 years?

Our family has owned our farm for 110 years, but that is not our most important family legacy. Faith is.

The Story: Second Incarnation

The Story: Second Incarnation

Can I really experience Jesus today?

Phil Ware continues his series on The Story focusing on the early chapters of Acts and the coming of the Spirit and the work done in the name of Jesus!