Articles Tagged 'Coming'

Until He Comes!

Until He Comes!

The Lord's Supper is our regular reminder that Jesus is coming for us to share in his victory!

Phil Ware continues our focus on the Lord's Supper called Beyond Bread and Wine: this week our focus is on Jesus' return in glory!

It's Not Easy Being a Visitor

It's Not Easy Being a Visitor

Everyone is welcome, but they may not know it

We don’t have to change the entire service on account of those who might visit. But we should be aware of their anxieties and uncertainties, going out of our way to make them feel more at ease.

Something Greater to Come

Something Greater to Come

Waiting for the Lord to come and realizing that his coming is clothed in love.

Phillip Morrison reminds us that waiting and Christmas and Advent involve waiting and the wait is worth the effort when the desire of our hearts comes and fills us with his love.

And Yet

And Yet

There is yet hope

So while the world around us tilts ever closer to self-destruction, and the choices being made offer harsh contradictions of almost horrible conclusions, our focus must be on God and His Son.

No Longer Any Sea

No Longer Any Sea

The glorious future when the sea is no more!

Phil Ware concludes his 10 part series on "Saved at Sea" dealing with sea stories in the Bible and how God has always saved his people, this time focusing on the ultimate saved at sea story, Revelation 21:1-5

How to Discredit Christianity

How to Discredit Christianity

Want to know how to make unbelievers disbelieve even more?

Rubel Shelly reminds us that wild predictions about Jesus' return on specific dates often are used by sceptics to discredit Christianity.

Dressing Down for God

Dressing Down for God

How should you present yourself before God?

You may be rich or powerful or beautiful or famous or extremely talented. But when you come to God, you take all that off. You humble yourself and say to him, “Have mercy on me, a sinner.”

I Need More Than Me!

I Need More Than Me!

We were not made to do this discipleship thing alone.

Phil Ware continues his series on experiencing God through Jesus, Immanuel, this time focusing upon our need for spiritual community, family, fellowship.

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.

Restored to Life: Our real Salvation

Restored to Life: Our real Salvation

Saved every way a person can be saved

Phil Ware continues his series on Out of the Box and focusing on the big Four primal fears that Jesus helps us address and he reminds us that salvation involves a from, for, and to component and shouldn't be simply elevator theology.

Getting Ready

Getting Ready

Are you ready?

We know that Jesus will come again. We have to get ready.

Coming Home

Coming Home

Have you ever wondered how God feels on his end of things?

Phil Ware shares about his son coming for Thanksgiving and it reminds him how much God must anticipate his children coming home to him.

Restoration

Restoration

You can come home

Like the Israelites of old, we too can find ourselves ripped from our homes, forced to go places we don't want and become slaves to our emotions and desires. BUT we can go "home" anytime we choose restoration with our Father.

Not Quite as We Have Told It

Not Quite as We Have Told It

It's not the road you think, but it's the destination you seek!

Phil Ware goes over a number of inaccuracies that have crept in to our telling of the story of Jesus at Christmas, but reminds us that the main thing is that Jesus came for everyone and the more we know the story, the more we know it is true.

Why Shepherds?

Why Shepherds?

Of all the people to announce the coming of heaven's glory, why did God choose this bunch?

Phil Ware looks at the birth of Jesus and asks the very simple question: why did God reveal the birth of his Son to shepherds first?

The Thief in the Night

The Thief in the Night

Don't let the signs of the times scare you!

Many try to predict when Jesus will come back. The Bible says His coming will be a surprise. The main thing we need to do is be ready to greet Him, whenever that may be.

Save Your Fork!

Save Your Fork!

Save your fork ... the best is yet to come!

As Christians, we have hope because of what we are waiting, or more importantly, whom we are waiting for.

Freedom from 'The Fear'

Freedom from 'The Fear'

What do you most fear?

Phil Ware continues his 7 sayings of Jesus on the Cross with the meaning of the line today of "you will be with me in paradise" and talks about the hope it brings in the face of death.

Last Hour

Last Hour

Are you ready?

Patrick Odum challenges all of us to live as if it is our last hour on earth.

In My Next Life

In My Next Life

What do you want to be when ...?

Alan Smith reminds us that as tempting as it might be to be a bear, we have something much better in our future for us!

God Never Stops Calling

God Never Stops Calling

Have you heard his voice?

Tammy Marcelain shares about her return home to God and how it was a walk with Jesus that did it.

Everything Is Yours!

Everything Is Yours!

How much difference should it make in our lives to know it all is ours?

Tom Norvell remembers the words of the father to the older brother in the parable of the Prodigal son that everything the father has is his, it belongs to him.

Feeding the Monster

Feeding the Monster

Are you feeding this monster?

The leader of the Girls Gone Wild empire and smut king is facing charges and problems, but the real problem is the sexual addiction that pornography causes in the lives of men and women.

Bananas and Avocados

Bananas and Avocados

How are we like fruit salad in marriage?

Byron talks about the differences between men and women in marriage and compares them with bananas and avocados.

Right Now!

Right Now!

Why do we put it off and then forget?

Mike learns to not put off prayer, but when someone has a need, he says, "Let's pray right now!"