Articles Tagged 'Cross'

A Manger, A Cross, and an Empty Tomb

A Manger, A Cross, and an Empty Tomb

How could it happen like this?

Bill Sherrill reminds us that the manger and the promises given to Mary would make the Cross seem impossible to understand until the empty tomb and the resurrection brought back the praise the angels gave on the day he was born.

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.

Remembering

Remembering

Every sacrifice matters, that's why he came!

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Let Jesus ...

Let Jesus ...

What do these words mean and whose words do we trust?

Phil Ware weaves in the 7 sayings of Jesus on the cross with the sense of forgiveness and mission that should be ours in the cross and resurrection of Jesus.

Minister Selflessly

Minister Selflessly

How can we do it when it is often so hard?

Phil Ware continues his SHIFT series by talking about Nicodemus and how he was moved to minister selflessly to Jesus after he really understood God's love and Jesus' sacrifice at the cross.

Communion and Christmas

Communion and Christmas

What does all of this mean ... to you and me ... today?

Danny Sims shares insights into what God is saying in Jesus using the Communion we share at Christmas.

Heaven's Light

Heaven's Light

Can you find that light that chases away the shadows?

Phil Ware continues his series on When Spirit Becomes Flesh and talks about Jesus as heaven's light.

Dawn of The New Way: Lifted Up

Dawn of The New Way: Lifted Up

Do you think James was really there through all of this mess?

Phil Ware shares some insight and background on James the brother of Jesus and how he disbelieved, but came to faith.

Promises Kept!

Promises Kept!

How do you know you can trust the promises of Jesus?

Phil Ware talks about the promises of Jesus and how we know we can trust them: because he kept the hard and painful promises to die for us.

Follow Me

Follow Me

What will you do with

Phil Ware talks about theodicy, why good people suffer and the call to follow Jesus no matter what.

It's Personal

It's Personal

Jesus died for me ... it doesn't get any more personal than that

Jesus' death on the cross was personal. He died for each one of us personally. It's not about theology; it's about Jesus' living and dying for you and for me.

Memory and More

Memory and More

What a Centurion can teach us on Memorial Day Weekend!

Phil Ware looks at the Centurions in the New Testament and reminds us that they believed in Jesus, a nice thing to remember on Memorial Day.

Giving What Can't Be Kept

Giving What Can't Be Kept

If you can't keep something, why not give it up?

There is nothing foolish about turning our back on the things of this life in order to gain a life that has no end.

He Died for Me!

He Died for Me!

How are we to respond to such an extravagant gift?

Phil Ware thinks through the implications of Jesus' death for us.

Marcus Welby, Jesus Christ Superstar, & Bill Parcels

Marcus Welby, Jesus Christ Superstar, & Bill Parcels

So who are you based on your living?

Danny Sims takes a weird mixture of folks and reminds us that we are what we are, so look at your life and see if that is who you want to be!

More Than Everything

More Than Everything

How do you solve the unsolvable and not remain anxious?

Rob Woodfin ponders the imponderable and seeks answers to our greatest question, how do I not let anxiety control me, and reminds us of God's grace.

Splash Down

Splash Down

Do you know where you will splash down?

Phil Ware concludes his series on the 7 sayings of Jesus from the Cross, this one about "into your hands I commit my spirit" and comparing it to a child learning to jump off the edge of a pool toward his or her parent.

Woman Behold Your Son

Woman Behold Your Son

What's a mom supposed to do in a time like this?

Sarah Stirman shares insight stirred by her son's second injury to his ankle and it reminds her of Mary's sacrifice at the cross.

It Is Finished

It Is Finished

Will you ever get it all done?

Phil Ware reflects on Jesus' statement, "It is finished" and how he can ever be finished in his life.

Symbol and Reality

Symbol and Reality

Just how important is the cross as a symbol?

Bill Sherrill reminds us of the importance of the cross as both a symbol and a reality of our center as believers in Jesus.

Thirsty

Thirsty

How can so much be caught up in one word?

Phil Ware continues his seven sayings of Jesus on the Cross and talks about how the words "I thirst" make Jesus' incarnation real.

Why Have You Forsaken Me?

Why Have You Forsaken Me?

Will he be there when I most need him?

Phil Ware continues his series on the 7 sayings of Jesus on the cross, this one focuses on Jesus' cry of feeling that he had been forsaken by God.

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.

No Honor Among Friends....

No Honor Among Friends....

In his own house a prophet is without honor.

"Only in his home town, among his relatives and in his own house is a prophet without honor." Mark 6:4

The Golden Rule

The Golden Rule

What if the Golden Rule was enforced?

“So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets” (Mathew 7:12). This phrase of Jesus spoken during the Sermon on the Mount is referred to as the Golden Rule. I am curious how the world would