Articles Tagged 'Clean'

Your Feet in His Hands

Your Feet in His Hands

We say, “No! Don’t wash their feet, Jesus. Tell them to wash Yours!”

Max Lucado writes reminding us of our need for being washed and made clean by Jesus.

Primal Fears

Primal Fears

Instinctive? Maybe. Pervasive? Absolutely! Primal fears have plagued humanity for as long as we have told stories and laid awake at night... afraid!

Phil Ware looks at Jesus and how he brings us victory over our worst fears as adults.

I Doubt It: You Still Have a Lot to Offer

I Doubt It: You Still Have a Lot to Offer

Yes, we've all blown it at some point, yet Jesus does more than remind us we're valuable; the Lord calls us back to service!

Phil Ware continues his 'I Doubt It' series and reminds us that Jesus not only forgives and cleanses, but he restores and calls us back to ministry.

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.

Simple Words, Great Grace

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.

The Baby Changed Everything

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.

A Charcoal Fire & the Smell of Redemption

A Charcoal Fire & the Smell of Redemption

Why make someone relive his or her sin, why not just ignore it?

Phil Ware continues his Saved at Sea series focusing on Peter's denials, his promises, his arrogance, his failure, and his restoration.

Willing!

Willing!

If you are willing and able, Jesus can make you clean?

Patrick Odum reminds us that Jesus majors is making the unclean clean and taking the outcast and bringing them back home into community.

Why Faith Is an Answer to Prayer and Prayer Is an Answer to Faith

Why Faith Is an Answer to Prayer and Prayer Is an Answer to Faith

How is faith an answer to prayer?

Ann Voskamp reminds us that faith and prayer are a two street and the both are intertwined with each other and when this happens, grace, joy, and healing flow into Shalom, peace, wholeness and fullness of life.

Are You Trying too Hard?

Are You Trying too Hard?

We must not treat sin cavalierly, but we also must not think we have to earn God's grace!

Rubel Shelly risks being misunderstood by talking about the frustration of trying to win God's grace by living perfectly and over-analyzing our sins, failures, mistakes, and missteps.

Stray Dogs and Jesus

Stray Dogs and Jesus

How rescuing stray dogs makes me think of Jesus.

We are like stray dogs: unwanted, not clean, wounded. Jesus brings us home to His family.

As Far as the East Is from the West

As Far as the East Is from the West

Take time to be thankful

There are lots of reasons to give thanks. It doesn't always seem that way, but if we put our mind to it, we can usually think of more reasons for being thankful than for complaining.

Sunny Morning

Sunny Morning

One morning seemed brighter than all the rest

There is no cleansing like the one that God gives us when we give our life to Him.

Minister Selflessly

Minister Selflessly

How can we do it when it is often so hard?

Phil Ware continues his SHIFT series by talking about Nicodemus and how he was moved to minister selflessly to Jesus after he really understood God's love and Jesus' sacrifice at the cross.

Whiter Than Snow

Whiter Than Snow

How can a muderous adulterer be cleaned whiter than snow?

God's forgiveness can make even the darkest life new, clean, and pure.

SpiritFire - Unforgivable?

SpiritFire - Unforgivable?

Do you worry about this?

Phil Ware shares insight into the unforgivable sin against the Holy Spirit, or blasphemy of the Holy Spirit, and offers a four point way to invite the Holy Spirit into our world each day.

My Coffee/Chocolate/Coke Cup

My Coffee/Chocolate/Coke Cup

Sometimes life is like my coffee cup.

Just as my coffee cup could be washed clean from the accumulated remains of my drinks, so can our lives become clean in Christ.

An Anniversary with a Message

An Anniversary with a Message

How can it be right when you are wrong?

Rubel Shelly reminds us of the New Coke debacle and also reminds us to not let our pride keep us from admitting we were wrong.

Glue Lines and a Pink Lamp

Glue Lines and a Pink Lamp

How do you put a shattered life back together?

Phil Ware talks about a broken horse figurine and a shattered pink lamp and how God not only forgives, but also purifies us.

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.

If the Lord Kept Records

If the Lord Kept Records

Aren't you glad God forgives?

Tom Norvell reminds us that forgiveness means the Lord erases our records of sins.

Where to Place the Blame

Where to Place the Blame

Where do you unload the baggage and guilt of our mistakes?

Russ Lawson talks about unloading the blame and guilt of our sin by admitting it and trusting God to handle it, completely.

Cleaning Up Our Act

Cleaning Up Our Act

Are we using cleaning agents that are toxic to others and their faith?

Rubel Shelly reminds us that we need to allow new Christians and inquirers to have time to grow and mature and not subject them to over scrutiny to the point of killing them with caustic cleanliness.

How Much Dirt?

How Much Dirt?

When does a little filth become too much?

Russ Lawson challenges us to look at the way filth and dirt get into our lives and contaminate them and challenges us to pursue holiness and purity.

Bzrp-cha-ta-bzrp!

Bzrp-cha-ta-bzrp!

What in the world is that sound?

Phil Ware looks back on an old reel-to-reel recording and editing session and reflects how he could sure use that same kind of thing in his life!