Articles Tagged 'Confess'

A Spiritual MRI

A Spiritual MRI

Can I let go of my regrets, guilt, and shame?

Max Lucado reminds us that we can ask God to both examine us and cleanse us; such is the grace of grace!

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.

Blame Game

Blame Game

What? I haven't done anything wrong...!

Phil Ware uses a traffic incident and a crazy, cursing woman to help him make a point about blaming others rather than owning our sin and asking forgiveness for it through confession.

Closing Time

Closing Time

Sooner or later you have to say good bye, but what does good bye really mean?

Phil Ware finishes the third in a series of posts that focus on the 2014 July mission trip to Lima, Peru and Sagrada Familia children's home and he focuses on the last day of saying good bye and welcoming new children into the family of God.

Lose One and You're Done

Lose One and You're Done

What's true about the NCAA Basketball Tourney and life?

Phi Ware reminds us that while the one and done principle is true in much of life, Jesus changed it for us in regard to sin.

The Waiting Is the Hardest Part

The Waiting Is the Hardest Part

O how our hearts ache till all our precious ones are in Jesus!

Phil Ware shares his heart about someone who is precious to him who needs to come to the Lord and has not yet done so.

Out Came this Calf!

Out Came this Calf!

Is it sin if it

When Aaron made the golden calf, he claimed that it just came out of the fire that way. We can't be that way with our sin. We must own up to what we've done and seek forgiveness.

What's Keeping You from Joining the Party

What's Keeping You from Joining the Party

Have you missed the story about the other son?

Rick Brown writes about the prodigal son parable and reminds us that there are two sons who are lost and need to come home to the heart of the father and join the party he longs to throw for both of them!

Who Is this Man?

Who Is this Man?

If we follow Jesus outside the box, what will we find?

Phil Ware begins a series on Jesus called "Outside the Box" and challenges us to follow Jesus and ask the question, "Who is this man?" because it is the most important question in the world.

What is Core: Baptism

What is Core: Baptism

Finding God's place for us to connect with Jesus' saving work.

Phil Ware continues his series on What is Core by talking about baptism and why it is important.

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.

When You Can't Hide Your Mistakes

When You Can't Hide Your Mistakes

What do you do when you've failed and you can't hid it?

Max Lucado reminds us that pride often keeps us in failure and compounds mistakes and sinks us deeper in sin.

Speaking of Recovery

Speaking of Recovery

Why go public with this?

Rubel Shelly uses Josh Hamilton's public confession about a slip in alcohol use to remind us of our need to be truthful about the addictions that enslave us.

Better Broken: The Plan

Better Broken: The Plan

What was God's plan to help Jesus' broken and flawed followers accomplish his mission?

Phil Ware continues his series called Better Broken that focuses on how God used flawed, broken people to change the world by sharing the message of Jesus and this involved Purpose: to be witnesses, Plan: to release God's power through prayer; People: the

When It's Your Time, Take a Stand — Own Up

When It's Your Time, Take a Stand — Own Up

What do you do when you mess up?

Ron Rose reminds us to own our mistakes, stand up, and look for God's presence to carry us going forward.

The One No One Ever Had

The One No One Ever Had

How do you grab ahold of something this illusive?

Rubel Shelly reminds us that while perfection is an ideal, we must not set it as our only goal or we will never attain what we reach to achieve and never be satisfied with our blessings.

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.

The Awful Shame of Shame

The Awful Shame of Shame

When guilt is right and why shame can be destructive!

Rubel Shelly reminds us that feeling guilty isn't necessarily bad, but shame can be destructive and lead to denial or living a self-fulfilling prophecy about our badness.

Catch and Release: One

Catch and Release: One

Don't you hate to have to choose!

Phil Ware talks about Jesus' identity, our reluctance to choose, and how we have to choose one way or the other about Jesus' identity.

Which Way Does Your Name Tag Face?

Which Way Does Your Name Tag Face?

Christianity is not a secret commitment.

Christianity is a public commitment. It must not be hidden.

Lord, Please Hear Our Prayers

Lord, Please Hear Our Prayers

When's the last time you waited on the Lord in prayer?

Tom Norvell reminds us of the importance of praying honestly to God about all the challenging times in our lives.

Splinters

Splinters

How do you extract a splinter from your soul?

Just like a splinter can infect our body if left too long, sin infects our souls if we don't get it out. The old saying is true, "Confession is good for the soul."

Lord and Christ

Lord and Christ

Jesus must be more than just a Savior!

Mike Barres rejoices in the birth of Jesus as our Savior, but also reminds us that He must also be our Lord!

The Hatchet

The Hatchet

When I was a teenager

When I was a teenager some friends and I would frequently get together on a weekend night to go camping.

The Art of Saying, 'I am Sorry'

The Art of Saying, 'I am Sorry'

Simple words, so why don't we say them more genuinely?

Steve Higginbotham reminds us that saying "I'm sorry" means truly apologizing.