Articles Tagged 'Count'

Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter

So what does this mean for all of us!

Rubel Shelly writes about the current epidemic of racism that has shown up in recent days and has been confronted with the Black Lives Matter campaign.

Who Can We Trust?

Who Can We Trust?

In a world of deception, spin, and verbal hedging, is there anyone we can trust?

Tom Norvell shares with us insight into our skepticism and why we find it so hard to trust anyone.

Building a Culture of Honor: Accountability

Building a Culture of Honor: Accountability

Holding each other and ourselves accountable for our growth toward Jesus it often the forget piece in building a culture of honor.

Phil Ware continues his series on building a culture of honor with a focus on accountability -- both holding others accountable and holding ourselves accountable for our growth in the Lord.

Meeting God Outside the Box!

Meeting God Outside the Box!

Where can we go and meet God?

Phil Ware continues his series on Out of the Box and Luke 8 and Luke 9 and the limiting expectations we have for encountering and meeting God.

An age old Answer to an ages old Question

An age old Answer to an ages old Question

Yes, you are your brother's keeper

From Cain to Jesus to Paul to us, we are responsible for each other. We are our brother's keeper. But, and this makes all the difference, we are to hold each other accountable to the teachings of Jesus as members of a family, wanting the best for each oth

The Aurora Murders

The Aurora Murders

Shouldn't we look a little deeper than simply saying the same ol' things?

Rubel Shelly offers us some wise words in the face of the Aurora murders.

I Prefer 'Evil'

I Prefer 'Evil'

Why is it so hard to call it what it really is?

Rubel Shelly reminds us that some people and some things are simply evil and no other term is appropriate or speaks the truth about the situation.

A Temporary Dwelling

A Temporary Dwelling

Everything happens so quickly!

Tom Norvell reminds us that life is temporary and should mean so much so let's grasp what is good and godly while we are here.

I Love that Kid!

I Love that Kid!

Running the right race!

Rubel Shelly tells the story of Josh Ripley running cross country and helping out a fellow competitor and showing great compassion, kindness, and helpfulness, as a follower of Jesus.

SH!FT my Life: LIVE_holy

SH!FT my Life: LIVE_holy

What is my life really about?

Phil Ware continues his series on Shift My Life and talks about what it means to live holy!

Predicting the Future

Predicting the Future

So how is your bracket holding up?

Tom Norvell talks about his NCAA March madness tournament bracket and compares it to some predictions he is sure of in Scripture.

Re: Vision 2020

Re: Vision 2020

What do we see when we look at how the early church met?

Phil Ware talks about the public and house-to-house size gatherings that the early church used to grow and take care of itself.

Health My Way

Health My Way

Is it possible to belong to Jesus without being part of a church?

Being serious about following Jesus means being involved with people that will help you accomplish that.

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.

What Ever Happened to that Country?

What Ever Happened to that Country?

I want to belong to a country that lasts forever.

The countries and powers of this world do not last. I want to belong to a kingdom that lasts forever. I do.

Try It On First

Try It On First

We should want people to investigate Jesus.

Jesus is worth investigating and Christians should encourage people to take enough time to evaluate his value.

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.

Radical Community

Radical Community

Does community like this actually exist?

Phil Ware looks at Matthew 18 and radical community in our churches.

Wake Up Call?

Wake Up Call?

Is the alarm sounding in your life?

Russ Lawson shares about a pain that awakened him in the night and how it caused him to take a closer look at his life.

Living on Beam Unending

Living on Beam Unending

Who wide is the Cross of Christ and the love He showed us there?

Ann Voskamp comes to a cross behind a country church and is reminded of the grace of Christ to not only save us but to also furnish us the basis of life.

Quality People

Quality People

Who do you have in your life?

Bill Denton reminds us of how important quality people are to our lives as we face challenging times.

Radical Surgery

Radical Surgery

removing sin takes radical surgery

Removing sin from our lives demands radical, aggressive action.

Same and Different

Same and Different

How are we all the same and yet all different?

Rubel Shelly reminds us that we are all unique and different and yet we must all take responsibility for our actions.

A Far Country

A Far Country

How can we protect them?

Letting a child go is a scary thing and when they hurt or they are killed or they go through a traumatic experience, it awful for the parent, so all we can do is ask that God be present and real for them.

Longing for Friendship

Longing for Friendship

Are you willing to take the risk?

We all need a friend or brother or sister with whom we can confess, share our story, and find deep and meaningful friendship.