Articles Tagged 'Abandon'

I Doubt It: World Changers

I Doubt It: World Changers

Despite early Jewish opposition and later Roman persecution and martyrdom, their passion, conviction, and impact could not be stopped.

Phil Ware continues his series called 'I Doubt It' and focuses today on Jesus' call and promise that his eleven apostles and those that followed them would turn the world upside down with their message of good news and hope and grace.

After the Crowd Has Gone

After the Crowd Has Gone

Thanksgiving is over; so what do we do now as we return to the challenges of life?

Phil Ware reminds us that Jesus gave us a great example on how to deal with the challenges we face after a great thanksgiving feast.

The Lord is Near: Assurance

The Lord is Near: Assurance

No matter what life, Satan, or circumstances suggest, we will never be forsaken by our God!

Phil Ware shares his message focused on Paul's promises that the Lord will always be near us, focusing on Jesus' promises to his early disciples and to us!

The Lord is Near: Doubts

The Lord is Near: Doubts

How do we hang onto God's promises when they seem too good to be true?

Phil Ware shares his third in a series of 6 messages on the promise that the LORD is near; this time focusing on our doubts.

Compassion for the Fatherless

Compassion for the Fatherless

Hear the words of one who has lived it: What does an orphan desire most?

This powerful message is from an orphan who was abandoned and abused by family and rescued by a sponsor.

The Lord is Near: Promises

The Lord is Near: Promises

Some promises matter more because of when they are made!

Phil Ware shares his second in a series focused on Jesus' promises to never leave us or forsake us.

The Grace of Dropping Stones

The Grace of Dropping Stones

Would I be willing to drop my stone first?

Tom Norvell reminds us of a well known truth we so often forget and even more infrequently apply.

His Perpetual Presence

His Perpetual Presence

He longs to go with you, wherever and whenever...

Max Lucado reminds us that God longs to be with us and for us to be reassured of his pervasive and blessed presence in our lives.

The Baby Changed Everything

The Baby Changed Everything

How does something like this happen?

Rubel Shelly tells a story about Tommy Luck and the baby that transformed a rough mining town and then reminds us Jesus did the same thing with the world.

YOU Matter to God

YOU Matter to God

Sometimes we just need to be reminded that we matter.

Brian McCutchen reminds us that we are known, loved and valued by God.

Beyond My Broken Prayers

Beyond My Broken Prayers

Is there a way through times of ineffective prayer?

Phil Ware continues his series on Nehemiah and focuses on prayers, especially when prayers seem to go unanswered and we feel alone, frustrated, disappointed, discouraged, and ignored by God.

Icebergs

Icebergs

What do you do about those iceberg dates on your calendar that seem to sink you?

Phil Ware comes in right after Valentine's Day and reminds us about iceberg dates on our calendar that tend to sink us and overwhelm us with feelings of being alone, being failures, and being abandoned but that we can overcome them by crying out to Jesus

Not Left as Orphans

Not Left as Orphans

What can we expect the Spirit to do for us?

Phil Ware continues a short series on the Holy Spirit focusing on John 14 and what it means for Jesus to not leave us as orphans, but to come to us and show himself to us and be in us and make his home with us.

Tortured!

Tortured!

Not what any of us wants in our obituary!

Phillip Morrison writes about a serious situation that was brought to light by an obituary -- child abuse -- and Phil Ware offers some helpful suggestions on ways to bring redemption out of the hurt of this world.

Building a Culture of Honor: Serving

Building a Culture of Honor: Serving

How do you break down the strongest barriers? The secret is simple, watch Jesus!

Phil Ware continues his series on building a culture of honor and focuses on Jesus washing his disciples' feet on the eve of his crucifixion.

Check Your Assumptions

Check Your Assumptions

Why trust in a God we cannot see and seems to never do us any miracles?

Ron Rose deals with a person who has had very difficult times and feels that prayer is not acted upon by God even if he hears them and that miracles are for times gone by.

Fearing the Big 4 No More!

Fearing the Big 4 No More!

Is there really any hope to address our deepest fears?

Phil Ware continues his series the Big Four fears we have, Deep, Demonic, Disease, and Death and reminds us that Jesus has been here, will not abandon us or forsake us, and will see us through.

Jesus' Hand Will Touch You Too

Jesus' Hand Will Touch You Too

Does no one see you, either?

From Max Lucado's "Next Door Savior" comes a story about Jesus touching our face and shoulder and our falling down to worship him.

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.

Horrifying Halloween

Horrifying Halloween

How can it be worse?

Phil Ware writes about children being valued for who they are.

Why Have You Forsaken Me?

Why Have You Forsaken Me?

Will he be there when I most need him?

Phil Ware continues his series on the 7 sayings of Jesus on the cross, this one focuses on Jesus' cry of feeling that he had been forsaken by God.

Where Do I Go from Here?

Where Do I Go from Here?

Where can you go when there's no place left to go?

Tom Norvell reminds us that we have a person to go to, when we have no place to go, and his name is Jesus, our Lord.

And It Was Night?

And It Was Night?

Is there any hope, any light, for our darkness?

Phil Ware talks about the triumphal entry of Jesus and the darkness that Jesus faced for all of us to defeat the darkness and bring us to light.

I Did It for You!

I Did It for You!

Why would he go searching at such great risk?

Rubel Shelly reminds us of a hard story from last year about James Kim who risked everything to get help for his family, and he reminds us that Jesus did the same thing for us in leaving heaven.

Where to Find the Help of a Friend?

Where to Find the Help of a Friend?

Do you have any idea how many there actually are?

With so many lonely people out there, how are we going to be like Jesus and God and minister to their loneliness and isolation?