Articles Tagged 'Angels'

Far Beyond the Monotony of Low Expectations

Advent is rooted in the work of God in history, through real people, to do the miraculous in the most human of things, through the birth of a child.

Phil Ware reminds us to celebrate Advent and not simply settle for Christmas, especially in a hard year like this one.

Our Intersection with Joy

God's long story of grace intersected the mess of our world, and the rest of this story is our good news of great joy.

James Nored on video and Phil Ware with words remind us that the circumstances of the moment can be swallowed up in the greater joy of God's long story of grace that came to us in Jesus of Nazareth.

Resurrection!

Have you read the story lately? Are you celebrating life made new by our resurrected Savior?

A Bible description of Jesus' resurrection taken from a harmony of the Gospels.

The Birth of Jesus

Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord.

This is the Biblical account of Jesus' birth from Matthew 1 and Luke 2 from the NIV 11 version of the Holy Scriptures.

Our Intersection with Joy

God's long story of grace intersected the mess of our world, and the rest of this story is our good news of great joy.

James Nored on video and Phil Ware with words remind us that the circumstances of the moment can be swallowed up in the greater joy of God's long story of grace that came to us in Jesus of Nazareth.

Far Beyond the Monotony of Low Expectations

Advent is rooted in the work of God in history through real people to do the miraculous in the most human of things, the birth of a child.

Phil Ware reminds us to celebrate Advent and not simply settle for Christmas.

Angels Among Us!

You never know who a stranger is or the special person who is helping you out of an embarrassing mess!

Brian McCutchen reminds us of the special role God has for angels in our lives.

Jesus. Birth!

Three different ways to tell the story of our Savior's birth — short form, Bible verses, video!

Phil Ware wishes everyone Merry Christmas for the Heartlight team and shares 3 different ways to share the story of Jesus at Christmas: a short form, the Bible text from "The Voice" Compass Bible and from a Worship House Media video about a child coming.

Beginnings in Endings: Mary Did You Know?

Mary's simple life was about to come to a dramatic end!

Phil Ware finishes the year 2012 with two powerful posts or articles about Jesus' birth and the people gathered around him, and emphasizes that God's greatest beginnings are found in hard endings.

Pope Benedict 'Debunks' Christmas?

What's going on here with our traditions?

Rubel Shelly reminds us of what is most important and truthful and what is legend about the Christmas story.

Get Your Head Out of the Clouds!

Move beyond resolutions to Kingdom living!

Phil Ware begins the New Year with an article or post about the book of Acts and the power of Jesus and the Holy Spirit to take broken people and use them powerfully to change the world.

Why Shepherds?

Of all the people to announce the coming of heaven's glory, why did God choose this bunch?

Phil Ware looks at the birth of Jesus and asks the very simple question: why did God reveal the birth of his Son to shepherds first?

Down the Hill, Waiting for the Return

How can you compare these two things?

Phil Ware continues his series on the mission trip to Sagrada Familia, The Community in Lima, Peru, and ties it in this article or post to Jesus' ascension.

After the Angel Leaves

So how do we keep on keeping on after the angel leaves?

Phil Ware begins a 4 part series on Mary, the mother of Jesus, called Windows to Wonder, and talks about how the angel left Mary and Mary's life began to unfold with challenges and difficulties, but she maintained faith.

Face of God?

How do we recognize God when He shows up in our world?

Phil Ware takes an incident of love and laughter with his foster grandson and learns a powerful insight into God, who chose to let us see his face and hear his voice in Jesus.

It's Almost Time ...

Are you ready for the big day to arrive?

Tom Norvell describes what it is like to be ready for Christmas on Christmas eve and wonders what it was like for God on the eve of His Son's birth into the world.

What Christmas Teaches

Can you escape the traps?

Rubel Shelly reminds us that Christmas can be a time where we escape the realities of the world and rejoice.

There When Daddy Can't Be!

Who can help your daughter when you can't be around?

Phil Ware shares a memory from over ten years ago about his daughter and an angel.

On Tiptoe!

I wonder what it was like when the angel learned he would bring the news?

Whether Christmas comes on December 25 or not doesn't really matter, what does matter is that Jesus came and the angels declared it and that we celebrate it with great joy.

Born That Man No More May Die

Why was Jesus born?

Jesus came to face our world and give us deliverance both from and through what we fear.

Open Our Eyes!

What do you see around you?

God has his protection for us all around us if we will only ask for eyes to see.

Mission of Mercy

Can mercy still take flight today?

Jesus gave up everything for us to bring us to God; we can see that same spirit of sacrifice in the angels of mercy flights.

Bethlehem

Come on and let's go!

Let's find a fresh joy in going back to Bethlehem for the birth of our Lord!