Articles Tagged 'Action'

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Waiting to Be Ready

Waiting to Be Ready

Can any good thing come from having to wait?

Phil Ware turns to some key principles Jesus' lead apostle Peter shared with people in his day to help them be ready for both opportunity and trial.

Strongholds

Strongholds

Where does the Loch Ness monster of your soul dwell?

Max Lucado reminds us of what we don't want others to know about us and we don't want to admit ourselves -- we have strongholds that require drastic action to tear down and we have to invite God into every area of our lives for that to happen.

Heaven's Window

Heaven's Window

Doesn't discipleship involve more than just saying the right words?

Phil Ware shares his second post in his four article series on Peter's confession, focusing this time on our tendency to reduce faith to words and not actions and discipleship.

Act(s) 1: Scene 2 — Glory Days

Act(s) 1: Scene 2 — Glory Days

Everything seems better than it relaly was.

Mark Frost of Interim Ministry Partners shares the second in his series on Acts and nostalgia and doing the work of God in bringing the Kingdom of God.

Making a Connection

Making a Connection

What can we learn from Jesus on how to connect when communicating?

Phil Ware looks at Jesus' interaction with the man with leprosy in Mark 1 and how it is a blueprint for how we need to be in our communication with others.

Living the ultimate Romance

Living the ultimate Romance

How strong can love grow?

Ann Voskamp writes about how much she loves her husband and why.

The Gift of Sympathizing Mercy

The Gift of Sympathizing Mercy

Mercy turns in active compassion.

Brian McCutchen reminds us that mercy is active compassion that makes a difference in people's lives and not just a fleeting feeling about bad news.

Superman and Jesus?

Superman and Jesus?

Is there a link between our desire for Superman and our need for Jesus?

Rubel Shelly comments and describes the difference between Superman and Jesus.

Distracted

Distracted

Are you paying attention?

When it comes to finding your way through this world, no GPS can help you. No map program will get you there. You need directions from someone who really knows the way. The book of Psalms says, "Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path" (Ps

What Is Core: Love

What Is Core: Love

Becoming like God in His most known virtue!

Phil Ware continues his series on what is core and focuses on love and what it is and how Jesus and God demonstrate it.

The Aurora Murders

The Aurora Murders

Shouldn't we look a little deeper than simply saying the same ol' things?

Rubel Shelly offers us some wise words in the face of the Aurora murders.

Leaving the Classroom and Living the Life

Leaving the Classroom and Living the Life

Sooner or later, we have to leave school and start living what we know!

Rick Brown talks about discipleship being more than sitting and learning, it involves going and doing.

Each Has a Name

Each Has a Name

Let's begin somewhere, doing something, and not just talk about it!

Phil Ware talks about our broken world, spring, the tsunami and earthquakes in Japan, and the Lord's prayer.

Too Much, Too Many, & Too Little

Too Much, Too Many, & Too Little

What do you do when there you find yourself in the

Tom Norvell reminds us that there is simply too much, too many, and too little.

More Than Mere Words

More Than Mere Words

How do we make our faith more than mere talk?

Rubel Shelly reminds us that religion has to do something and not just talk about a lot of things -- it must walk the talk, practice what you preach, and put your life where your mouth is.

You Didn't Learn This in Sunday School

You Didn't Learn This in Sunday School

An answer with a twist!

Ron Rose talks about being the Jesus our friends need today, not just having answers for what we believe.

C2K - Go Smaller to Go Deeper

C2K - Go Smaller to Go Deeper

Why worry about this smaller thing?

Phil Ware talks about our need to go deeper into the will of Jesus by getting with a group with whom we can grow and follow Jesus.

C2K - The Church that Helps People

C2K - The Church that Helps People

What would they say about you and your friends?

Phil Ware continues his call to kingdom series and focusing on having the reputation as the church that helps people.

Rejections and Reactions

Rejections and Reactions

How can we fail forward?

Rubel Shelly talks about how badly rejection hurts and our temptation to react in negative ways, but also uses Warren Buffett as an example of someone who failed forward.

Action!

Action!

Does faith really show itself with actions?

Patrick Odum shares his experience on a backlot production center and compares a practical set with a facade and applies it to our spiritual life.

Step into the Water

Step into the Water

Isn't it time to get off the bank and step into the water?

Russ Lawson uses the Israelite's crossing of the Jordan River at flood stage to be a reminder that God is waiting for us to step out in faith so he can act in our lives.

Putting My Life Where My Mouth Is

Putting My Life Where My Mouth Is

Are we up to our talk?

Phil Ware challenges us to leave behind intention and move out into the world of action as we seek care for our broken world and overcome the criticism that we are uncaring hypocrites who are not willing to help.

Don't Lose Focus

Don't Lose Focus

What distracts you most easily?

Mike Barres reminds us to not be distracted with the things going on around us but fix our eyes on Jesus.

Damocles, Spock, and Paul

Damocles, Spock, and Paul

So when will what you have be enough to be happy?

Russ Lawson talks about the Sword of Damocles, Mr. Spock, the apostle Paul and about being satisfied with life.

A Jesus Sign?

A Jesus Sign?

How are your neighbors going to know?

Patrick Odum tells about a gaudy, JESUS Christmas sign in the yard that tells everyone that the owners of the home believe Jesus is the reason for the season.