Articles Tagged 'Born'

Jesus, Be Born in Me

Jesus, Be Born in Me

Like Mary, we don't know fully what we are committing to do, but we know that our ultimate destination is Jesus.

Phil Ware reminds us of the gritty reality of Jesus' birth and Mary choosing to accept the challenge of being Jesus' mother and reminds us of our need to commit to have Jesus born in our lives.

I Doubt It: The Delivery Room

I Doubt It: The Delivery Room

If Nicodemus needed grace despite all his religious accomplishments and his genuinely God-seeking heart, then we desperately need grace, too.

Phil Ware continues his series on 'I Doubt It' by talking about Jesus' encounter with Nicodemus and his need to be born of God, from above, born again.

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

Our prayer is that the Lord Jesus and his abiding presence can be real to you during this special season of grace and joy.

Phil Ware shares a Merry Christmas greeting from all of the Heartlight.org and VerseoftheDay.com family.

The Christmas Interruption

The Christmas Interruption

Pause and let God speak hope rather than giving way to fear and panic.

Max Lucado reminds us that the first Christmas was one big gigantic interruption in the life of unknown shepherds.

Give Me Jesus: Now

Give Me Jesus: Now

God came to us in a way that all of us could find him, know him, and find our way home!

This is part of a 4 part series on Jesus' birth called, "Give Me Jesus," and this one focuses on finding him now.

Give Me Jesus: Then!

Give Me Jesus: Then!

We sometimes forget that Jesus' birth, so wrapped in sentimentality at Christmas, was a real event when the Immortal God chose to wrap himself in the fragile face of a newborn child.

Phil Ware continues his Christmas series, entitled "Give Me Jesus", focusing this week on the specific time, the then, of Jesus' coming.

Give Me Jesus: BEFORE!

Give Me Jesus: BEFORE!

Who is that little child in that manger who looks so tiny and fragile?

Phil Ware begins a four series set of articles for Advent and this first one is called BEFORE and focuses on Jesus being God, pre-existent before the world began.

An Early Christmas Would Be Nice

An Early Christmas Would Be Nice

Despite all the mess and the complications, God came to live among us being born in a place where animals fed.

Max Lucado reminds that Jesus, the Son of God, the Christ and Messiah, came to us in a manger in Bethlehem.

Drought Buster

Drought Buster

With the Holy Spirit, there never has to be a spiritual drought!

Phil Ware reminds us of Jesus' promise to send us living water in the Holy Spirit, water that would never run dry and would well up in us to eternal life.

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.

Hope of the World

Hope of the World

What can this old story powerfully say to our geopolitical messes of today?

Phil Ware shares his series for December 2015 on welcoming Jesus and focuses on the Magi from the gospel of Matthew and lets that story remind us our need to reach out to the lost and foreigner and alien and refugee among us.

His Hands Will Touch You, Too!

His Hands Will Touch You, Too!

When you see this man, who do you see?

Max Lucado writes about the man born blind in John 9 and reminds us that even though no one else notices us as a person, Jesus does.

Born of the Spirit

Born of the Spirit

Without the Holy Spirit, how can there be new life?

Phil Ware continues his series on the Holy Spirit with a focus on being born of the Spirit and its ties to faith, baptism, and repentance.

Christmas is about...

Christmas is about...

So what is supposed to be going on here, anyway?

Rubel Shelly reminds us of the real reason for the season and that we must not forget Jesus in all the holiday trappings and mess and reindeer and Santa.

A Key Tool in the Master's SIGnature Toolset

A Key Tool in the Master's SIGnature Toolset

You mean I am an important tool in God's ministry toolset?

Phil Ware reminds us that God longs to fashion us into a vital tool in The Master's SIGnature Toolset to be used for Kingdom and church ministry.

What Time Is it in Your Church?

What Time Is it in Your Church?

Can your church tell time?

Tim Woodroof shares the final post or article in his series Change in the Life of Church, and talks about a time to be born and a time to die and asks what time is it in our church?

Consecrated?

Consecrated?

Black Friday a part of Thanksgiving, really?

Patrick Odum takes a risk and invites us to not be so pig-headed about how bad Black Friday or even shopping on Thanksgiving might be, but decide for ourselves and let others do the same as long as we do it giving thanks to God!

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.

You Were Born to be You!

You Were Born to be You!

Why are you here? What is your purpose? Can you know?

Tom Norvell reminds us that God made us uniquely to be us and the best thing we can be is to be who we were born and re-born to be.

When Did God Change?

When Did God Change?

Is it me, or has God changed his opinion on grace?

Brian McCutchen talks about the night he was baptized and the fear he felt and his desire to know he was going to heaven and now he is assured of those things because he understands God's grace.

Reality Check

Reality Check

Could the story be true?

The crucifixion and resurrection are at the heart of the good news of Jesus. He came to this world, was rejected and killed, then overcame death and the grave. One day he will come again, and God will judge the world through him. Those who have put their

Good Samaritan Not Appreciated

Good Samaritan Not Appreciated

Why would anyone not be thankful for getting back $1200?

Rubel Shelly tells the story of a man finding $1200 and not being thanked when he returned it and he talks about the principle of being a good Samaritan.

What is Core: Baptism

What is Core: Baptism

Finding God's place for us to connect with Jesus' saving work.

Phil Ware continues his series on What is Core by talking about baptism and why it is important.

In a Dream

In a Dream

What do you do with your shattered dreams?

Phil Ware talks about the recurring phrase in Matthew 1 and 2, in a dream, and how God fills the empty spaces left behind by our broken dreams.

The One Born in Bethlehem Can be Born in You

The One Born in Bethlehem Can be Born in You

When was your last pause to reflect, rest, and renew?

Rick Brown gives some statistical data on Christmas shopping, historical data on the birth of Jesus, and some spiritual insight on how to keep from going under during the busy time we call Christmas.