Articles Tagged 'Apostle'

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.

A Palm Full of Mercy from a Basin of Grace

A Palm Full of Mercy from a Basin of Grace

How can a basin of water mean so much to so many?

Max Lucado reminds us that mercy may be hard, but it is often the only solution and that solution can only be offered by the one offended.

Resurrection Sunday!

Resurrection Sunday!

Have you read the story lately?

This is a harmonization of the accounts from the Gospels, Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, of the resurrection appearances of Jesus on the first day of his resurrection.

A New Name

A New Name

Jesus has the power to change everything about us if we will let him!

Max Lucado reminds us of the importance of Jesus' power to change us and make us new and give us a new name -- he points to the apostle Paul, who was once Saul, the persecutor.

Connecting Those Who Want to Help with Jesus

Connecting Those Who Want to Help with Jesus

In a world of so much hurt and so much need, are we going to remain paralyzed to help because of a lack of faith?

Phil Ware continues his series on The Andrew Effect focusing this week on bringing those who want to help others in need to Jesus and connecting them and their resources to the Lord.

A Charcoal Fire & the Smell of Redemption

A Charcoal Fire & the Smell of Redemption

Why make someone relive his or her sin, why not just ignore it?

Phil Ware continues his Saved at Sea series focusing on Peter's denials, his promises, his arrogance, his failure, and his restoration.

I Wonder What I Don't Get?

I Wonder What I Don't Get?

There's a lot the disciples missed about Jesus, I wonder what I am not getting?

Phil Ware thinks about the disciples not getting Jesus' repeated statements about going to Jerusalem, being rejected, being crucified, and being raised from the dead.

Do You Believe in Miracles? Yes!

Do You Believe in Miracles? Yes!

Do you really believe?

Phillip Morrison challenges us to face the resurrection and believe or disbelieve, and he promotes believing because you can trust the testimony of those who have their throats cut.

First Called

First Called

Have you been called and did you answer?

Andrew becomes one of the four disciples most closely associated with Jesus, he was a speaker on the Day of Pentecost and then he traveled, mostly by foot. Eventually, to be tortured and crucified in the city of Patras on the Peloponnese peninsula of what

After Easter

After Easter

When Easter is over, it's time to go fishing

Special religious days can be nice for recharging our batteries, but the Christian life is lived out 24/7, both in holy places and on dirty streets. God comes to meet us anywhere and everywhere. He doesn't just wait for us inside a church building on East

Better Broken: Forgiveness and Power

Better Broken: Forgiveness and Power

I can actually get better?

Phil Ware continues his series on Better Broken reminding us that God can make us better after we have been broken and use us to do his work in the Kingdom because of two things: forgiveness we receive in Jesus through baptism and the power of the Holy Sp

Better Broken: 11!

Better Broken: 11!

What do you do with the one who is missing?

Phil Ware continues his series, Better Broken, focusing on the problem of there being 11 apostles and how people fail us and what are we doing to do to go on after we've been betrayed.

Down the Hill, Waiting for the Return

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.

Go to My Brothers and Tell Them

Go to My Brothers and Tell Them

Who was the first apostle to the apostles?

Phil Ware shares insights into Jesus' appearance to Mary Magdalene and how he commissioned her to go declare his resurrection to his followers.

Big Reversal

Big Reversal

So who is Jesus to you?

Phil Ware talks about Paul's big reversal from seeing Jesus as a blasphemer to seeing him as everything.

The Final Chapter

The Final Chapter

What will you write?

Tom Norvell reflects on Paul writing the final chapter of his life and finishing his race.

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.

Making the Best of It

Making the Best of It

How do you handle hard times?

Mike Barres reminds us that hardship can often be a time God is using us to make a difference in the lives of many others.

The Gift of Praise

The Gift of Praise

Ruby and diamond rings are half as important as the praise they bring!

A Christmas present of a ruby and diamond ring that is adjustable is a present that evokes praise just like the way God has blessed us should pour forth our praise!

Take One for the Team

Take One for the Team

What are you willing to give up to help find unity?

Unity isn't easy to make happen and the example of Acts 15 really challenges us to give up some things along the way.

50 Days of Grace

50 Days of Grace

What has happened in your life the last 7 weeks?

Jesus used the 50 days after Pentecost to change and transform the broken disciples into world-changers.