Articles Tagged 'Conversion'

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.

Don't Give Up!

Don't Give Up!

It's never too late for God to touch someone's heart

Don’t give up! Keep praying for those around you. Keep showing them the example of a godly life. And be ready to share your faith with them when the time is right.

What Time Is it in Your Church?

What Time Is it in Your Church?

Can your church tell time?

Tim Woodroof shares the final post or article in his series Change in the Life of Church, and talks about a time to be born and a time to die and asks what time is it in our church?

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.

History and Mission

History and Mission

Can we really look back to find the way to move forward?

Mark Frost continues a series by http://interimministrypartners.com team members on how a church can discover its mission.

Prayer and Mission

Prayer and Mission

So if they didn't and couldn't, how dare we?

Mark Frost continues the series on discovering your mission before finding your minister with the Interim Ministry Partners team and he focuses on prayer.

Remember When?

Remember When?

Remember when you were baptized?

Remembering the joy of our conversion can help us to live better today

The Light of Grace

The Light of Grace

A simple reminder of grace from one in a difficult place.

Phil Ware shares the sweet prayer request from one of the translators in a predominantly Muslim nation wracked with violence and bloodshed: "Please pray for the terrorists that they know Jesus Christ like Saul who became Paul :)"

So You Think You May Be Interested in Becoming a Christian

So You Think You May Be Interested in Becoming a Christian

There are three questions you must have answered before becoming a Christian.

What do I have to know? What do I have to do? Then what? These are the questions you must have answered to become a Christian.

Faith and Traffic Lights

Faith and Traffic Lights

What does my faith have to do with how I drive?

Rubel Shelly reminds us that our character and our faith are reflected as much by how we drive as how we go to church.

Greater Things: Devotion

Greater Things: Devotion

Aren't you tired of the same ol' things?

Phil Ware begins a series of messages from Acts 2 and 3 on greater things that Jesus does through his followers.

New Roofs and Jesus

New Roofs and Jesus

What can you learn about Christianity from watching new roofs?

The correct way to put on a new roof is to first take off the old roof. That is the same way Jesus gives us new life. Take off the old, put on the new.

Catch & Release: First Importance

Catch & Release: First Importance

Why do we make things more complicated than they need to be?

Phil Ware compares 1 Corinthians 15 and Romans 6 and reminds us that what saves us is Jesus' death, burial, and resurrection and we get to participate and experience these in baptism and the Lord's Supper!

Strange Neighbors

Strange Neighbors

Why would God place us in close proximity to these people?

Phil Ware talks about weird neighbors and who God has sent us to hear so we can lead them to Christ.

The Little Church That Could

The Little Church That Could

Do you think you can?

Larry Davies takes the story of "The Little Engine that Could" and applies it to church.

The Question That Matters Most

The Question That Matters Most

What kind of questions have you been asking lately?

Russ Lawson reminds us that the questions we ask need to be the important ones, not the kind that spark endless arguments and speculation.

Almost Persuaded?

Almost Persuaded?

How long can we put it off?

Paul Faulkner reminds us that we need to decide to respond to Jesus now and honor him with our lives.

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.

Starting Fresh

Starting Fresh

Can we really find something new and fresh in this season of commercialism?

A man's conversion helps Phil remember that life can become fresh and new and he reminds us that the Christmas season can bring all of this to us if we are looking for it.

Never the Same

Never the Same

Are you ready to have your life changed?

Many events in our lives change us forever, our lives will never be the same as a result, and Jesus is one of those life-changing events.

What if We Can?

What if We Can?

Is there any way to really reach the whole world?

Danny Sims, a friend and supporter of Heartlight reminds us that we can reach the whole world through Heartlight.

Born and Adopted

Born and Adopted

How are you a part of God's family?

We are both born and adopted into God's family!

EPIC Conversion

EPIC Conversion

Do we need to go back and re-think the modern conversion experience?

Let's see conversion more wholistically -- an experience of Jesus' death, burial and resurrection in baptism that involves repentance, and confession of Jesus as Lord, and acceptance of him as Lord and Christ.

1 + 1 = Many

1 + 1 = Many

How much does one conversion actually mean?

One soul makes a huge difference in the world and we must not slack up in the work of making disciples.

And Yet ...

And Yet ...

What do you still lack?

We're not there yet if we haven't become a Christian and we're just a good person.