Articles Tagged 'Change'

The Journey with Jesus to Transformation

Why does the character we long to have take so long to develop?

Phil Ware's first in a four article series on Jesus' work of transformation in us.

Into His Likeness

God loves you, so he's at work to transform you!

Max Lucado reminds us that God is at work in us to make us and transform us to be like Jesus.

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.

New Wine and Old Skins

Can we keep growing, or do we have to stop just because we age?

Phil Ware shares an insight on older people in the Bible and today who kept growing and changing through the years because they wanted to be more like Jesus.

The Baby Changed Everything

How does something like this happen?

Rubel Shelly tells a story about Tommy Luck and the baby that transformed a rough mining town and then reminds us Jesus did the same thing with the world.

Live Beyond

I want to invite you to join me in living beyond the horizon of our children's faith!

Phil Ware writes about leaving a legacy with his children and grandchildren to pass on faith and be passionate disciples of Jesus.

Your Bible is Not Safe

Be careful, reading this can lead to all sorts of changed behavior!

Rubel Shelly reminds us that the Bible is far from safe and is dangerous to read because it challenges us and changes us and brings us to Jesus to be transformed.

Revisionist History

There is only person who can truely revise your history.

Revisionist history makes us look better but changes nothing about our past. Jesus does.

Sorry Happy for You

How in the world be sorry and happy both?

Stacy Voss writes about her pain and a friend's pain at finding out that their husbands have been unfaithful and had repeated adulteries.

Fifty Shades of Grace:Exchanging Gods

What do we say and do in today's charged climate of expectation and demand?

Phil Ware begins a seven week series of posts called Fifty Shades of Grace and will focus on Scripture and the Bible and God and the holy plan for fulfillment and sexuality in Scripture.

In the Power of the Spirit

We can't help it: we live where we look!

Phil Ware continues his series on the Holy Spirit focusing on Jesus and our need for Jesus to be the transforming presence in our lives.

'...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.

'If it Aint Broke, Don't Fix It?'

Sometimes we need a mission change even when things are working well!

Phil Ware continues his 3 series of articles on Sagrada Familia in Lima, Peru and talks about the need to change missions occasionally for the sake of a grander goal and greater return.

Defining Faithfulness

Is fighting for the status quo and defending the way we've always done it really faithfulness?

Tim Woodroof continues his series on "Change in the Life of the Church" and focuses this week on faithfulness and how we define it and how Jesus and Paul define it -- staying on the journey and responding to changes faithfully rather than trying to do thi

The Plateaued Church

What happens when culture passes us by?

Tim Woodroof continues his series on the ways we need to freshen our approach to church if we are going to connect with people in today's world and how we react to our own church issues.

Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes

Do you feel as if our world has completely changed in its attitude toward faith?

Tim Woodroof of Interim Ministry Partners shares the introductory article on changes facing the church today and comparing it to the early church we find in the book of Acts.

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.

Do Our Churches Prefer Cushions over Crosses?

When sports fail to bring us together as one, then what will we do?

Rubel Shelly reminds us of MLK, Martin Luther King, Jr., and how he taught us we were all equal in God's eyes and that Jesus was the answer to uniting us into one people under God.

What Jesus Said Is a Life-Changer: The Sozo Habit

One perspective change, one life change, and salvation can flood in!

Ann Voskamp shares the flash of insight that changed everything and began the journey of a 1000 God gifts and eucharisteo and thanksgiving.

Building a Culture of Honor: Prayer

Prayer changes something much more important than our circumstances!

Phil Ware continues his series on building a culture of honor focusing this week on prayer, especially prayer as a redemptive tool of offering forgiveness and blessing to those who are our enemies and who mistreat us.

The Light of Grace

A simple reminder of grace from one in a difficult place.

Phil Ware shares the sweet prayer request from one of the translators in a predominantly Muslim nation wracked with violence and bloodshed: "Please pray for the terrorists that they know Jesus Christ like Saul who became Paul :)"

WOOHOO! Let's Do this Thing!

Is your life a little short on the adventure scale? Then come along and follow Jesus!

Lisa Mikitarian reminds us that life with the Lord really is an adventure because when we love him and are called according to his purposes then he works in our life through adventure to bless us and bring him glory.

Influence: Not a Church Word!

Can we really start over?

Ron Rose reminds us that influence and starting over and being a new creation is something God does all the time and we just need to begin.

Don't Rush God

Can we really become all God has made us to be if we rush ourselves to God's goal?

Rubel Shelly reminds us that rushing around to get where we think God wants us to be is seldom God's plan and seldom accomplishes what God wants to do in us.

Fake

Bet you've faked a photo before

Photos often represent a "reality" that doesn't exist. They focus on the surface level. God looks beyond that, looking at the heart. How do we get our hearts right? God can fix them.