Articles Tagged 'Con'

Treasures Old and New

Treasures Old and New

This trek of discovery was our great joy in a year of deep sorrow. In the process, each of us discovered treasures old and new.

Phil Ware continues his series on how the Bible and how God values women and their role in ministry.

Treasure in the Details

Treasure in the Details

Paul could not have made the importance of Phoebe's previous work in Cenchrae and her future work with the church in Rome more clear.

Phil Ware continues his series of reflections on the importance of women in the Bible, the ministry of Jesus, and the early church.

A Prayer for Jesse

A Prayer for Jesse

And then, there’s Jesse. Six-years-old and a bit small for his age with the most genuine gold-capped tooth smile.

Jordan Harrell shares her own struggle to get off her comfortable bed and turn her compassionate feelings into compassionate action.

God's Providence? Perhaps!

God's Providence? Perhaps!

Is this any less amazing than Paul’s unlikely meeting with Onesimus?

Steve Higginbotham connects us with God's amazing work at getting people together and helping them live as brothers in Christ both in Bible times and today!

Of Sacred Value

Of Sacred Value

God didn't make one a first class person and the other a second class person based on gender.

Phil Ware begins a series of posts focusing on the sacred value of women and how we have lost the focus of Jesus.

How Do I View People?

How Do I View People?

Jesus challenges us to examine the everyday processes that we use to strip away the humanity of those around us and dismiss their value to us.

Phil Ware reminds us how Jesus viewed people and challenged us by his example to view each person as someone in whom the works of God need to be done.

Why Forget Verse 17?

Why Forget Verse 17?

For many people, verse 16 is the most beloved verse of the Bible. Why not also verse 17?

Phil Ware asks us to think about a simple, but important question: why is it that we love to quote John 3:16 but leave out John 3:17?

The Good Life: Following the Way of Jesus

The Good Life: Following the Way of Jesus

Jesus went up on the mountain and taught his followers to live the good life — to live as Jesus did!

Phil Ware and James Nored, through word and video, remind us of our need to return to the Jesus-styled kind of life.

Seed, Towel, Promise, & Torchlight: The Promise

Seed, Towel, Promise, & Torchlight: The Promise

Jesus gave his promise to speak comfort and hope into this place of deep longing in their hearts

Phil Ware continues his series on Seed, Towel, Promise, and Torchlight, focusing this week on the power of Jesus' promise in the face of his own impending death.

Breaking Through the Clouds

Breaking Through the Clouds

If you find that you are surrounded by dark clouds and wonder if you will ever break through, keep believing.

Tom Norvell reminds us that our Pilot can land us even though we are surrounded by dark and ominous clouds.

Trust God to Lead

Trust God to Lead

Why do we worry about what lies ahead when we know the One Who is already there?

Max Lucado reminds us to trust God to lead us into the future and not worry about what is ahead.

Jesus, Be Born in Me

Jesus, Be Born in Me

Like Mary, we don't know fully what we are committing to do, but we know that our ultimate destination is Jesus.

Phil Ware reminds us of the gritty reality of Jesus' birth and Mary choosing to accept the challenge of being Jesus' mother and reminds us of our need to commit to have Jesus born in our lives.

Waiting to Be Ready

Waiting to Be Ready

Can any good thing come from having to wait?

Phil Ware turns to some key principles Jesus' lead apostle Peter shared with people in his day to help them be ready for both opportunity and trial.

Treasure

Treasure

How can such a discovery, no matter how badly dirt-encrusted and stained, not be seen as a genuine treasure?

Phil Ware tells us a simple story of a mother's love to remind how our Father sees us as his treasure.

It All Hinges on This

It All Hinges on This

How can we know if our lives make a difference and truly matter?

Phil Ware helps us to better understand both Mark's message about where true life is found and also his outline and organization of his gospel around the hinges to the story provided by the stories of two blind men that Jesus heals.

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.

Is Anything Sacred?

Is Anything Sacred?

Why do we try to change God's standards?

Max Lucado reminds us that God's holiness standards do not change and that we must not compromise on what we feel called to do.

I Doubt It: Jesus Is Risen from the Dead

I Doubt It: Jesus Is Risen from the Dead

Jesus is risen, and we believe because the first disciples had their doubts!

Phil Ware continues his series called 'I Doubt It' and focuses this week on Jesus having risen from death to never die again.

God Still Cares

God Still Cares

When we have sinned, fallen short of God's plans for us, and have disappointed our heavenly Father, we assume he puts us into his “club for the unwanteds.”

James Nored and Phil Ware continue their messages on God's plan of redemption and how God longs to restore us to himself.

I Doubt It: Real Food

I Doubt It: Real Food

Can we really find genuine nourishment and satisfaction in Jesus?

Phil Ware continues his series on doubt focusing on Jesus' statement that doing the Father's will was the basis of finding fullness in life.

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.

A Great Reconstruction

A Great Reconstruction

God promises us a sacred blessing and a sacred delight in these words of Jesus!

Max Lucado reminds us that while the Beatitudes are demanding, they are also life-giving and a privilege to live as an answer to God's call in our lives.

Give Me Jesus: Then!

Give Me Jesus: Then!

We sometimes forget that Jesus' birth, so wrapped in sentimentality at Christmas, was a real event when the Immortal God chose to wrap himself in the fragile face of a newborn child.

Phil Ware continues his Christmas series, entitled "Give Me Jesus", focusing this week on the specific time, the then, of Jesus' coming.

After the Crowd Has Gone

After the Crowd Has Gone

Thanksgiving is over; so what do we do now as we return to the challenges of life?

Phil Ware reminds us that Jesus gave us a great example on how to deal with the challenges we face after a great thanksgiving feast.

The Lord is Near: Shalom!

The Lord is Near: Shalom!

More than an absence of conflict, the Lord wants to give us life to the full!

Phil Ware finishes his six-part series on Paul's promises to the Philippians that the Lord is always near and God and the peace he brings will be with them.