Articles Tagged 'Belief'

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Maybe we are too familiar with our modern-day, water-downed, version of Jesus and not in awe of great expectations that the Lord has for us?

Phil Ware continues his reflections from his gospel readings and uses Mark 5 and Mark 6 to remind us that Jesus has greater expectations of what he can do through us than we do!

Finding Our Path to God

The Bible and the early church were both exclusive and inclusive about salvation and fellowship.

James Nored and Phil Ware remind us of both the exclusive claim of Jesus as the only way to God and the inclusive fellowship of welcoming all people who truly believe in him.

Finding Our Path to God

The Bible and the early church were both exclusive and inclusive about salvation and fellowship.

James Nored and Phil Ware remind us of both the exclusive claim of Jesus as the only way to God and the inclusive fellowship of welcoming all people who truly believed in Jesus.

Resurrection 2.5: Sarcastic Ridicule

Jesus knew the sting of sarcastic ridicule and unbelief from his family

Phil Ware continues his Resurrection 2.0 series reminding us this week that Jesus' own family did not believe until after his resurrection.

Resurrection 2.3: Unless...!

If Jesus was truly raised from the dead, then this new reality would call for Thomas to radically re-orient his life

Phil Ware continues his series on Resurrection 2.0 and focuses this week on Thomas.

Does It Really Make a Difference?

They acted on their faith. Crime went down 45% in 18 months.

Steve Hemphill challenges us to rethink our role in spiritual warfare and calls on us to battle for the heart of our cities through prayer and prayer stakes.

Cruciformed #4: Only by Prayer

Unlike the father of the boy with the tormenting spirit, we don’t confess our unbelief and then ask for help in believing more is possible.

Phil Ware continues his series of posts from the discipleship section of Mark chapters 8-10, this time focusing on the boy the disciples of Jesus could not heal.

The Struggle to Find Faith

I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!

James Nored and Phil Ware look at C.S. Lewis and his struggle to find faith and our own challenges in believing.

Simple Words, Great Grace

Where would this woman be without a risk-taking faith that moved her to bold action?

Phil Ware reminds us that faith always involves action that demonstrates its reality and Jesus saves in more than the miraculous; he saves us in every way a person can be saved.

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.

Center

My eyes are on Him!

Phil Ware reminds of the Bible's repeated call to make the LORD the center of our lives and our focus and how Jesus must be that for us if we dare call ourselves Christians.

Have You Stopped Believing in God?

Can you believe in a God who did not answer your prayers?

It is hard to hold on to your belief when it seems God is not listening. Here is how Christians keep the faith.

Jesus Goes Home

Was there something Jesus really couldn't do?

Phil Ware continues his series on inviting Jesus to church and focuses on the question, who is Jesus family, the ones who find it so hard to believe and who will not allow him to act because of their unbelief.

The Waiting Is the Hardest Part

O how our hearts ache till all our precious ones are in Jesus!

Phil Ware shares his heart about someone who is precious to him who needs to come to the Lord and has not yet done so.

Strong and Courageous?

Is there something that can move us beyond being frozen in fear?

Phil Ware reminds us that Joshua 1 and God's famous charge to Joshua to be strong and courageous is as much a promise and faithfulness from God as it is commitment and trust from us.

Check Your Assumptions

Why trust in a God we cannot see and seems to never do us any miracles?

Ron Rose deals with a person who has had very difficult times and feels that prayer is not acted upon by God even if he hears them and that miracles are for times gone by.

Trusting

You believe… are you ready to trust?

Trusting is a level higher than believing. Trusting God means that we not only believe in Him but that we know without a doubt that he will do what he says and will do it with our best interest at heart.

Is Cleanliness really next to Godliness?

But isn't it OK if I think God said it... even if he didn't?

It is dangerous to assume God said something that he did not say. Even worse to think he said something different than what he really said.

I AM: God's Handwritten Messages from Heaven - Bottom Line Faith

Some things you have to believe or you have nothing worth believing in!

Phil Ware continues his series on I AM, God's handwritten messages from heaven and focuses on the bottom line faith requirement -- Jesus is God come in human flesh.

I Am: Handwritten Messages from Heaven - Fear

How in the world do I obey that command?

Phil Ware continues his series on I AM from the Gospel of John and focuses on Jesus' statement that he is I AM and so we should not fear.

When God Doesn't Make Sense

Logic and common sense want to be our gods

The Old Testament story of Naaman teaches us about trusting God, even when we don't understand what's going on.

Faith on the Way Home

How can I believe before I have proof?

Phil Ware continues his series on UNPREDICTABLE and reminds us that faith needs to show itself before proof comes or it's not faith and we're not blessed!

Tim Tebow Can't Win!?

What's a young guy got to do?

Rubel Shelly wades into the Tim Tebow issue with some good insight and a reminder to wait and see how this all turns out.

Don’t Be Afraid; Just Believe

Sometimes, you just have to believe

Because Jesus is more powerful than death, he can tell us to not fear death. Our belief can overcome our fear.

Dawn of the New Way: Risen!

What would it have been like to be Jesus' younger brother?

Phil Ware shares insight on James, the brother of Jesus, and how the resurrection completely changed his life and what he believed about Jesus.