Articles Tagged 'Change'

Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes

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?

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?

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

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

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

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!

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!

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

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

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.

The Story: Rebuild and Restore

The Story: Rebuild and Restore

How can you tell how we are doing with our spirituality?

Phil Ware takes us back to The Story, God's story and our story and reminds us that while rebuilding infrastructure for a city and country is hard, it is even harder to rebuild the morale, moral, and faith foundation.

What Is Core: Love

What Is Core: Love

Becoming like God in His most known virtue!

Phil Ware continues his series on what is core and focuses on love and what it is and how Jesus and God demonstrate it.

Standing on the Edge of a new Adventure

Standing on the Edge of a new Adventure

What does God have in store for this New Year?

Ron Rose writes about redemption and even more of sanctification, the slow work of God to transform us into something new and better and more like Him and reminds us that this is a process.

The Work of My Father

The Work of My Father

What is my Father trying to teach me about his work?

Lisa Mikitarian reminds us that our Father in heaven has invited us into his work just like our earthly parents have sometimes invited us, and taken pride in us, working in their world.

Did You Learn This in Sunday School?

Did You Learn This in Sunday School?

How about this for the discovery of all life has for you?

Ron Rose talks about moving from waiting to tell the story to being the story in someone's life today.

More than Mr. Rogers

More than Mr. Rogers

Jesus calls us beyond the narrow caricatures of grace.

Phil Ware continues his series called UNPREDICTABLE about Jesus and his love and grace and call to follow him in holiness and reminds us that grace calls us from sin and death and to a life of holiness.

The Worst of both Worlds

The Worst of both Worlds

Should we mix and match, hold on to the past, or change — how do we know?

Ruble Shelly helps think through some of the challenges of change!

Change in the Wind

Change in the Wind

How will you face the winds of change?

Ron Rose writes about change and how it is not only inevitable, but it is the answer to life's greatest challenges and the wind upon which faith sails.

The Futility of Resolutions

The Futility of Resolutions

You know you can't change, right?

There is a certain futility in making resolutions. Only God can truly change us.

New Roofs and Jesus

New Roofs and Jesus

What can you learn about Christianity from watching new roofs?

The correct way to put on a new roof is to first take off the old roof. That is the same way Jesus gives us new life. Take off the old, put on the new.

Tired of the Ugliness?

Tired of the Ugliness?

We have some choices, so what will we choose?

Ron Rose asks us to see beyond all the ugliness in the world and use our influence for good, to be light in darkness and be an agent of transformation.

Someone Named Her 'Unwanted'

Someone Named Her 'Unwanted'

How do you ever overcome the name?

Rubel Shelly writes about the name Nakusa in India and how it means unwanted and asks how to you overcome a bad name.

And Faith Survives

And Faith Survives

How has the church been able to endure and weather all of its storms?

Rubel Shelly writes an article parallel to his book and emphasizes that somehow Jesus and his teaching survive all the weird things churches and church movements do.

Oprah and a Big Orange Pot

Oprah and a Big Orange Pot

What's a woman to do with a big orange pot?

Teresa Bell Kindred talks about the graduation of her twins, Oprah retiring and a big orange pot to cook roast in.

A Tribute to a Coach and Friend

A Tribute to a Coach and Friend

Why turn down more money?

Rubel Shelly talks about friend and coach Garth Pleasant of Rochester College and his great coaching career and his training and raising up of young men.