Articles Tagged 'Blessed'

Indescribable

Indescribable

Wow! What a precious addition to our Christmas with these boys. We hope to do something like this every year.

Phil Ware shares a quick thank you for all who have donated and then focuses on establishing a new tradition of teaching his grandchildren to share what they have with others.

Forever Friends!

Forever Friends!

As followers of Jesus, we are blessed to have forever friends from all over the world!

Phil Ware reminds us that in Jesus, we are friends, and our friendships reach around the world, across cultures, and unite us in one family.

Promises! Promises?

Promises! Promises?

Is God good enough and big enough to make all of his great promises come true?

James Nored and Phil Ware remind us that God keeps his promises and Jesus is the ultimate proof that God's promises can be trusted!

Sitting Duck?

Sitting Duck?

What if loneliness has an invitation for a great discovery about God?

Max Lucado reminds us sometimes loneliness is an invitation from God to find his perfect love that can drive out fear and chase away our isolation and fill it with love and promise.

TWENTY!

TWENTY!

The Lord is not finished surprising us with His grace and power if we live for His purposes.

Phil Ware takes time to reflect on twenty years on the web and to give thanks for those who got them there and for the Lord who continues to do miracles among us.

Golden Rule, Golden Door!

Golden Rule, Golden Door!

Some connections God makes inescapable no matter how costly obedience may be!

Phillip Morrison reminds us of the need to be open-hearted to the refugee crisis both as Americans and as Christians and to see this as a moral imperative.

Finding Happiness?

Finding Happiness?

Are we looking in the right places to find happiness for ourselves?

Teresa Bell Kindred reminds us that what we define as happiness is nearly always temporary pleasure that is soon gone and leaves us unhappy; happiness is really on our own shoulders.

'...and thankful!'

'...and thankful!'

So we are supposed to give thanks for this?

Phil Ware continues his 4 part series on Thanksgiving and how important it is for churches to leverage change and growth in in their church families.

Revelation & Transformation in the Wilderness

Revelation & Transformation in the Wilderness

Can something good come from our time in the wilderness?

Mark Frost continues his series on interim ministry and Israel's time in the wilderness

Blessed Assurance

Blessed Assurance

Where is your certainty found?

Phillip Morrison reminds us that our assurance is based on what God does and has done in Jesus, not what we can accomplish for God!

Bless!

Bless!

What do we do in the face of evil and meanness?

Phil Ware continues his series of messages related to "The Story" curriculum, using Abraham's call to be a blessing to be a reminder to us as well.

For Such a Time as This!

For Such a Time as This!

Is this your time?

Phil Ware continues his series on Light on the Dark Side of the Mountain and uses Esther as a jumping off point for more talk about helping children and orphans.

The One No One Ever Had

The One No One Ever Had

How do you grab ahold of something this illusive?

Rubel Shelly reminds us that while perfection is an ideal, we must not set it as our only goal or we will never attain what we reach to achieve and never be satisfied with our blessings.

Catch & Release: Blessings

Catch & Release: Blessings

What makes it hard to be generous with the good news of Jesus?

Phil Ware continues his series on Catch and Release, focusing on sharing our blessings and also seeing sharing Jesus, the good news of Jesus, as a gift of generosity.

Tested and Approved

Tested and Approved

What does it lead us to do?

Laura Baker reminds us that we are tested and approved by God.

I Think I Am ...

I Think I Am ...

Is this something you are ready to admit?

Tom Norvell makes a wide open confession, he likes shoes and they help him realize that he is rich!

Figuring Out the Future

Figuring Out the Future

So what's going to happen with all this mess?

Rubel Shelly reminds us of what we need to hold onto during these uncertain times as we try to anticipate the future.

In Christ

In Christ

God does the unthinkable to bless us immeasurably, in Christ!

Patrick Odum shares a clear message from God's word, 2 Corinthians 5:17-21, and talks about all God has done to make us worthy in Christ.

Who Thanks God for This?

Who Thanks God for This?

How can you see so clearly when your eyes have no sight?

Bill Sherrill talks about Fanny J. Crosby, the great Christian song writer, and her ability to see acutely even though she was blind.

Damocles, Spock, and Paul

Damocles, Spock, and Paul

So when will what you have be enough to be happy?

Russ Lawson talks about the Sword of Damocles, Mr. Spock, the apostle Paul and about being satisfied with life.

It IS More Blessed!

It IS More Blessed!

Have you really experienced the joy of this truth?

Phil Ware describes an experience one of the middle school teachers at his church had while listening to a student talk about receiving presents from a cool church.

Being Rich

Being Rich

How much do you really need?

What we have is not what determines how rich we are and our job is just a means to an end, not the real goal or end.

A Story About A Giant

A Story About A Giant

Are you a giant or a burden?

We stand on the shoulders of giants and have the blessinmgs we have because of their sacrifices.

Vulnerably Successful

Vulnerably Successful

Why is it so hard to let folks minister to us?

So often, ministers and pastors won't let others minister to them, but we need to minister and be ministered to, we need to bless and be vulnerable so we can be blessed.

Blessed!

Blessed!

Are you lucky or just blessed?

We don't like being passive, so we have a hard time recognizing that we have what we have because we are blessed.