Articles Tagged 'Anger'

Rules for Building a Snowman?

Rules for Building a Snowman?

So there are actually rules for this?

Rubel Shelly reminds us of the keys to following Jesus by pulling our leg about a bunch of rules for building a snowman.

Fighting Terror

Fighting Terror

Will technology be the difference?

David Capes uses The Voice translation to drive home the point that technology is not going to save us from ourselves, but only gracious trust that Jesus is Lord and our following Jesus into the world of forgiveness.

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.

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.

Beginnings in Endings: Mary Did You Know?

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?

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.

The Long Wait

The Long Wait

Aren't you glad Christmas is coming even on Thanksgiving?

Phil Ware talks about how important it is that Thanksgiving is followed by Christmas and he shares a personal story to remind us it is true!

Getting Our Worship Cart out of the Ditch

Getting Our Worship Cart out of the Ditch

So how are we to worship?

Phil Ware continues his series on The Story this week focusing on David and Uzzah and the Ark of God.

Faith and Traffic Lights

Faith and Traffic Lights

What does my faith have to do with how I drive?

Rubel Shelly reminds us that our character and our faith are reflected as much by how we drive as how we go to church.

Motel 6

Motel 6

When is a cup of coffee a whole lot more?

Thom Lemmons tells us a story that gets to the heart of danger in sexual temptation and lust and a need for a friend.

Remembering Odessa Porterfield

Remembering Odessa Porterfield

What difference can one old woman make in your life?

Rubel Shelly remembers a beloved African American woman who forever changed his life as a little boy through manhood.

From Drift to Shift

From Drift to Shift

Where are you going to end up when you get there?

Phil Ware begins a series called shift and warns about the dangers of drifting with culture and losing our way.

Communion and Christmas

Communion and Christmas

What does all of this mean ... to you and me ... today?

Danny Sims shares insights into what God is saying in Jesus using the Communion we share at Christmas.

Praying for the Dawn

Praying for the Dawn

Where do you see the light?

Rubel Shelly talks about when we can see the dawn and tells a rabbinic story about when we see the light in someone else's eyes and welcome them, even if they are a stranger.

Transition out of Darkness

Transition out of Darkness

Are you helping transition those you love out of darkness?

Phil Ware continues his series of light on the dark side of the mountain and reminds us of Samuel, the great transitional leader of God.

Daring to Take Risks!

Daring to Take Risks!

Why do we not explore when there is so much to be discovered?

Rubel Shelly reminds us that we need more risk takers and that there is still so much of the world to be explored.

Strangers and Foreigners, No More

Strangers and Foreigners, No More

Have you ever been a stranger in a strange land?

As Christians, we have family around the world. Some of our family members speak other languages, but we are still family

Life, at Best, Is Transitory

Life, at Best, Is Transitory

This world is not our home

We are supposed to be in the world but not of the world. As followers of the Messiah, we are to be different, with our focus on heaven.

That He Might Be Glorified

That He Might Be Glorified

How can such a disaster be a time for glorifying God?

Donna Riggs shares how God used a snow storm to prevent disaster for her church family.

Christmas Is Near

Christmas Is Near

So what do you celebrate during the holiday season?

Rubel Shelly reminds us that if we celebrate a holiday, we should do it to honor the Lord.

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.

How Much Dirt?

How Much Dirt?

When does a little filth become too much?

Russ Lawson challenges us to look at the way filth and dirt get into our lives and contaminate them and challenges us to pursue holiness and purity.

God Gets Mad

God Gets Mad

If it makes God mad, shouldn't we get angry, too?

Rubel Shelly reminds that God hates and gets angry at evil and calls us to be stirred to anger and action.

Away in a Manger

Away in a Manger

I wonder why that little nativity baby never seems to grow up

We have to remember that the cute little baby in the nativity scene grew up to die on a cross. As Christians, we need the power of the risen Lord who is much more than a tiny baby.

The Change You Want to See

The Change You Want to See

If you could change the world, what would you want to see?

Rubel Shelly reminds us that a better world begins with what we do in the small acts of righteousness and kindness in the world around us.