Articles Tagged 'Ability'

I Remember Mimi as the Fireflies Dance

I still remember the feeling of holding my mouth perfectly still while she put lipstick on my lips, the smell of the old wig on my head making me want to sneeze.

Melissa Troyer shares her memories of her grandmother, Mimi Margaret, and tells her children about the safest place of her childhood.

ToGather: Look to El Shaddai (April 25, 2021)

We can have hope for the future because of our eternal and faithful Father, the LORD God, El Shaddai, even when everything we think is lasting crumbles into dust.

Demetrius Collins and Phil Ware lead us in a virtual, DIY, worship through words and music using YouTube videos to glorify God as El Shaddai, our Abba Father, and God Almighty.

Cruciformed #4: Only by Prayer

Unlike the father of the boy with the tormenting spirit, we don’t confess our unbelief and then ask for help in believing more is possible.

Phil Ware continues his series of posts from the discipleship section of Mark chapters 8-10, this time focusing on the boy the disciples of Jesus could not heal.

His Power Becomes Our Power

When we wait on the Holy Spirit, we are anticipating God's power to work through us to God's glory!

Max Lucado reminds us to wait on the Holy Spirit to come with power.

Closing Time

Sooner or later you have to say good bye, but what does good bye really mean?

Phil Ware finishes the third in a series of posts that focus on the 2014 July mission trip to Lima, Peru and Sagrada Familia children's home and he focuses on the last day of saying good bye and welcoming new children into the family of God.

Building a Culture of Honor: Accountability

Holding each other and ourselves accountable for our growth toward Jesus it often the forget piece in building a culture of honor.

Phil Ware continues his series on building a culture of honor with a focus on accountability -- both holding others accountable and holding ourselves accountable for our growth in the Lord.

God Put His SIGnature on You!

Can you see God's signature on his masterpiece?

Phil Ware reminds us that we are all God's gifted children and that God has put his signature on each of us in three different ways.

To Tell the Truth

Does truth matter to us much these days?

Rubel Shelly addresses the issues of honesty and integrity and the importance of telling the truth and the sin against each other and ourselves when we lie and do not tell the truth.

An age old Answer to an ages old Question

Yes, you are your brother's keeper

From Cain to Jesus to Paul to us, we are responsible for each other. We are our brother's keeper. But, and this makes all the difference, we are to hold each other accountable to the teachings of Jesus as members of a family, wanting the best for each oth

I Prefer 'Evil'

Why is it so hard to call it what it really is?

Rubel Shelly reminds us that some people and some things are simply evil and no other term is appropriate or speaks the truth about the situation.

Re: Vision 2020

What do we see when we look at how the early church met?

Phil Ware talks about the public and house-to-house size gatherings that the early church used to grow and take care of itself.

Health My Way

Is it possible to belong to Jesus without being part of a church?

Being serious about following Jesus means being involved with people that will help you accomplish that.

I'm Afraid I Can't Live Up To It ...

God knows you need help to remain committed.

God provides the Holy Spirit and a community of believers to help us fulfill our commitment to Him.

His Strength in My Weakness

How can weakness be our moment of greatest strength?

Tom Norvell talks about the overwhelming challenges of trying to minister to people when it is beyond his power or ability and he hears the words of the apostle Paul about God's grace is sufficient and God's power is made perfect in weakness so that when

Reluctant Leadership?

What does God see that we don't?

Mike Barres reminds us about the power of leadership and encourages us to prayerfully step up if asked.

Community and the Homebound: Part 2

Follow up to the continuing discussion

Phil Ware continues his discussion on serving those who are homebound in our church communities.

Radical Community

Does community like this actually exist?

Phil Ware looks at Matthew 18 and radical community in our churches.

Quality People

Who do you have in your life?

Bill Denton reminds us of how important quality people are to our lives as we face challenging times.

Radical Surgery

removing sin takes radical surgery

Removing sin from our lives demands radical, aggressive action.

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.

Patience ... My Left Foot!

How much do you really have?

Paul Faulkner tells about a paralyzed friend and his patience, but reminds us that all of us need patience if we are to be what God wants to grow us to be.

Same and Different

How are we all the same and yet all different?

Rubel Shelly reminds us that we are all unique and different and yet we must all take responsibility for our actions.

Longing for Friendship

Are you willing to take the risk?

We all need a friend or brother or sister with whom we can confess, share our story, and find deep and meaningful friendship.

Men and the Struggle for Purity

How are you doing in your struggle to be pure?

Men have a real struggle to live pure lives, but a small group that holds us accountable and confession can help.

The Chin Hair

So what do you see in your mirror?

Kimberli looks in the magnifying mirror and sees things she doesn't like on her face and also in her life.