Articles Tagged 'Commitment'

Dear Husband, You're Worth It!

Dear Husband, You're Worth It!

What happened last weekend felt hopeless and dark. But this weekend says it wasn’t.

Jordan Harrell captures the reality of the good times and challenging times in a marriage and what God is up to in all of it if we will keep on loving each other.

Dinner at Levi's House

Dinner at Levi's House

They're unsettling. They're uncomfortable. They're troubling. So, we don't ask, at least not out loud!

Phil Ware asks a bunch of troubling questions as he looks at the story of Jesus and his call of Levi and the party Levi had at his house afterwords.

Someone for Us

Someone for Us

We all need a 'Someone-For-Us' Friend!

Phil Ware reminds us of Jesus' idea of greatness and challenges us to follow the example of the often forgotten Onesiphorus, a "One-Who-Is-For-Us" friend.

Heaven's Window

Heaven's Window

Doesn't discipleship involve more than just saying the right words?

Phil Ware shares his second post in his four article series on Peter's confession, focusing this time on our tendency to reduce faith to words and not actions and discipleship.

The Last Letter

The Last Letter

Death is done for

Today, now, as our world continues to spiral from disaster to warfare, to inhumanity, we must also proclaim the Urgently Important: that our Savior, Jesus Christ, has abolished death and brought life and immortality to light through the Gospel.

The Old Spy's Request

The Old Spy's Request

To wholly follow the holy God

While the lessons are numerous when studying the life of Caleb, the single ever present aspect is his commitment to following God whether on a secret mission, unsuccessfully arguing to take the land, waiting 40 years or finally defeating the enemy.

Fifty Shades of Grace: Submission

Fifty Shades of Grace: Submission

The power of grace, the gift of life in marriage.

Phil Ware continues his series called 50 shades of grace that focuses on the intimacy between a husband and wife in marriage.

Strong and Courageous?

Strong and Courageous?

Is there something that can move us beyond being frozen in fear?

Phil Ware reminds us that Joshua 1 and God's famous charge to Joshua to be strong and courageous is as much a promise and faithfulness from God as it is commitment and trust from us.

Making God Look Good, Regardless

Making God Look Good, Regardless

What, even in bad times make God look good!

Ron Rose, the faith coach, tells of his own and another time of great trial when he and another decided to live for God despite the hurt.

Worthwhile Things Take Time!

Worthwhile Things Take Time!

Perseverance, not slow and steady, wins the race!

Rubel Shelly reminds us of the missing virtue of persistence -- endurance and perseverance mixed with consistency and integrity.

Sitting in the Hen House Doesn't Make You a Chicken

Sitting in the Hen House Doesn't Make You a Chicken

Just like sitting in the hen house does not make you a Christian, sitting in the church house does not make you a Christian.

Church is about so much more than just showing up. It is about being with God.

Tyrannized by Our Feelings

Tyrannized by Our Feelings

Are you enslaved by your emotions?

Rubel Shelly reminds us that we don't have to be ruled, enslaved, and tyrannized by our feelings, but our emotions can be channeled and overcome by the power of commitment, the Holy Spirit, and love.

Fit Fat

Fit Fat

Christians sometimes practice false advertising.

You cannot be healthy without effort. It is the same with Christianity.

What Kind of Jesus Do You Want?

What Kind of Jesus Do You Want?

Jesus did not come to give us what we want... but to give us what we need.

Jesus does not call us so He can fit into what we want. He calls us to fit into what He wants.

I'm Afraid I Can't Live Up To It ...

I'm Afraid I Can't Live Up To It ...

God knows you need help to remain committed.

God provides the Holy Spirit and a community of believers to help us fulfill our commitment to Him.

The Power to Risk

The Power to Risk

So is it really better to be safe than sorry?

Phil Ware talks about the old adage, better to be safe than sorry, and shows what Jesus says about it: the follower who takes this approach will be condemned.

A Leader's First Duty

A Leader's First Duty

Whatever happened to faithfulness in leaders?

Rubel Shelly reminds us that the first duty of leaders is to be faithful, loyal, and trustworthy with the people closest to him.

The Problem with Commitments

The Problem with Commitments

Can you finish what you start?

Rubel Shelly shares his thoughts on following through with our commitments using an "eternal flame" that is not so eternal and has been turned off as an example of not counting the cost.

Beyond Barely Saved?

Beyond Barely Saved?

Why should we be content to remain immature in Christ?

Mike Barres challenges us to seek spiritual maturity.

The Last Letter

The Last Letter

It’s called

Today, now, as our world continues to spiral from disaster to warfare, to inhumanity, we must also proclaim the Urgently Important: that our Savior, Jesus Christ, has abolished death and brought life and immortality to light through the Gospel.

Irreconcilable Differences

Irreconcilable Differences

What really is the cause?

Warren Baldwin encourages us to try harder in our marriage relationships to prevent divorce using the standard irreconcilable differences as our reason for splitting up a marriage.

Easier Said Than Done

Easier Said Than Done

You climb 294 steps up a steep winding staircase

Following Jesus demands an all out commitment. It is not enough to just make a decision.

Commitment Sunday

Commitment Sunday

How much would Mildred Budge commit?

Mildred Budge goes to church decked out on commitment Sunday.

Healing and the New Way

Healing and the New Way

There is more to salvation than forgiveness!

Conversion is more than just a one time forgiveness, it is about learning a new way of life.

Cutting Corners

Cutting Corners

Most important things require us to hang in and hang touch to get to our destination!

So often we look for short cuts or ways to cut corners to get to a goal that can only be reached by hard work, perserverance, and a willingness to keep on working over time.