Articles Tagged 'Begin'

God's Message to Jesus... and You!

God's Message to Jesus... and You!

What does God long to say to you?

Phil Ware reminds us of the importance of baptism to Jesus as a new beginning and how that should be important to us.

Welcoming the Dawn of a New Year

Welcoming the Dawn of a New Year

What will you do about a New Year?

The beginning of the New Year brings challenges and the potential for fear and reluctance, but with God we can welcome it and use it for his glory.

Now, so what?

Now, so what?

So you believe in God, big deal, what are you going to do about it?

Phil Ware challenges us to ask the 'Now, so what?' question to our own faith in Jesus and God and to make life changes based upon it.

Prayer for 2014

Prayer for 2014

Let's begin with prayer!

Rubel Shelly re-shares a prayer for the New Year and a fresh start on life.

A little Bit of Mission Stubbornness

A little Bit of Mission Stubbornness

Can we have a dash of stubborness in our mission stew?

Greg Anderson completes the series on seasons in the life of a church and its vision, mission, and focus.

Take a Step!

Take a Step!

Come on, you don't have to be stuck on that escalator!

Ron Rose reminds us that we don't have to be stuck on an escalator, we can just take a step and start the process of a new journey and a great escape.

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.

Out of Chaos

Out of Chaos

How in the world did we get into this mess?

Phil Ware continues with The Story and focuses on the first eleven chapters of Genesis and the Fall and the brokenness of our world.

What You Need to Move Ahead

What You Need to Move Ahead

Does the New Year already seem like an old one?

Rick Brown reminds us that even though we may have already begun to slip back into the old way of living, the New Year can be bring us fresh life if we remember this.

Design with No Designer?

Design with No Designer?

Did he completely miss the target?

Rubel Shelly challenges some of the assertions of Stephen Hawking's latest booklet.

No Regrets

No Regrets

It's not too late to start today!

Mike Barres reminds us that it is never too late to begin pursuing God's dreams and plans and purposes for us.

New Year - New Options

New Year - New Options

Are you tuned up to face the New Year?

Rubel Shelly gives us some practical advice and a challenge to face the New Year with expectation and also reminds us to take one day at a time.

A Small Step?

A Small Step?

When's the last time you stepped out to begin, even if the step was small?

Tom Norvell reminds us not to discount the small steps we make in our lives because out of them come the big ones!

A Step

A Step

Remember, it is a beginning!

Tom Norvell reminds us that a step in the right direction is a good beginning.

Cleaning Up Our Act

Cleaning Up Our Act

Are we using cleaning agents that are toxic to others and their faith?

Rubel Shelly reminds us that we need to allow new Christians and inquirers to have time to grow and mature and not subject them to over scrutiny to the point of killing them with caustic cleanliness.

A New Year's Prayer

A New Year's Prayer

Why not pray your way into the New Year?

Rubel Shelly shares a prayer for the New Year as we begin 2008.

New Wood

New Wood

What will you do about a New Year?

We can continue to grow and mature and flourish if we choose to do so, even until we are quite old.

Prayer for the New Year

Prayer for the New Year

What are you praying for this year?

This is simply a prayer for us to use the New Year wisely and well.

A Blank Page

A Blank Page

Where does it all start?

All the big events in our lives and even many of the daily routines all begin with a blank page, including the grace God gives us to start fresh each day with a blank page.

Fresh and New

Fresh and New

What will you do with this fresh and shining new year?

It's a bright and shining new year so let's do something with it to bless the Lord and his kingdom.

Beyond Intentions

Beyond Intentions

What really matters to the emerging group of young adults?

Rather than fearing the new group of young adults, we should embrace them and hope to influence them for Christ.

The New Year and The Blood of The Lamb

The New Year and The Blood of The Lamb

Can we learn to center on what is most important?

At the start of a New Year, let's make a commitment to remember the meaning of the Lord's Supper and Jesus' sacrifice.