Articles Tagged 'Darkness'

Seed, Towel, Promise, and Torchlight: The Seed

Seed, Towel, Promise, and Torchlight: The Seed

Go ahead, plant a seed. See it disappear into the dirt. But, don't forget!

Phil Ware continues his four week series on seed, towel, promise, and torchlight focusing on the power of the Seed to overcome dirt, darkness, and death.

Beginning in Endings #1

Beginning in Endings #1

We have new life because Jesus gave up his. We have a fresh beginning because Jesus chose to submit to an earthly ending.

Phil Ware reflects on the last tens days of Jesus' life before his crucifixion and points us to the hope of a new beginning found in Jesus' life ending.

God Has a Plan

God Has a Plan

Be assured, God has a pattern and plan for you!

Max Lucado reminds us that despite the work we have to do in the darkness, God is doing something special in us and with us.

A Little Light Please

A Little Light Please

Sometimes a little light can make a world of difference!

Rubel Shelly reminds us of the powerful quality of a simple flashlight to dispel darkness.

Let There Be Light

Let There Be Light

How deep is the darkness where you shine your light?

Phil Ware continues his dialogue on darkness and light and emphasizes the importance of shining our light in the darkness and

Darkness

Darkness

Am I alone in my darkest hours?

Phil Ware reminds us that darkness is the place where God can meet us, redeem us, deliver us, and save us from death and disaster.

how to learn the language of happiness

how to learn the language of happiness

Arguing kids and the morning's first sunlight lead to thanksgiving?

Ann Voskamp takes a morning breakfast, washing, dishes, arguing boys, and books in multiple languages and turns it into a time of joy, happiness, and eucharisteo.

But Herod's Time Ended!

But Herod's Time Ended!

The cycle of violence is heartbreaking — will it ever end?

Phil Ware reminds us of the simple, yet powerful words found in the hard story of Jesus' birth and Herod's attempt to murder him at Bethlehem -- But Herod came to an end.

The Story: The Hour of Darkness

The Story: The Hour of Darkness

What do you do when darkness descends and envelopes everything?

Phil Ware continues his series on The Story and this week focuses on the The Hour of Darkness, Jesus' time on the cross and his crucifixion and passion.

When Our Star first Began to Shine

When Our Star first Began to Shine

It's Been up There a long, long Time!

Phil Ware writes about the Christmas star that actually began to shine many years before the Magi found it!

What Do You Learn from the Darkness

What Do You Learn from the Darkness

When life is tough, how does faith really help?

Ron Rose writes about hard times and hospital visits and Job and Israel and what we do with the darkness we find ourselves in.

I AM: God's Handwritten Message from Heaven - Light

I AM: God's Handwritten Message from Heaven - Light

Why do we love the darkness so much?

Phil Ware continues his series on Jesus, I AM, and his claim to be God with us, who brings light into our lives.

Light for the Dark Places

Light for the Dark Places

What's shining in that darkness?

Rubel Shelly talks about how important it is for us to be light for the dark places of our world.

Tell Them How Much!

Tell Them How Much!

So what do we do now that we've left the table?

Phil Ware begins his series on God's Riches for Us at the Table of the Lord and reminds us that we are called to share with those close to us what the Lord has done for us.

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.

Transition out of Darkness

Transition out of Darkness

Are you helping transition those you love out of darkness?

Phil Ware continues his series of light on the dark side of the mountain and reminds us of Samuel, the great transitional leader of God.

The Scarlet Cord

The Scarlet Cord

What can a pro from the city and two spies teach us about the dark side of our mountain?

Phil Ware continues his series called Light on the Dark Side of the Mountain, and reminds us of the faith of Rahab and the two spies and how it changed everything for future generations.

Even When the Rain Falls

Even When the Rain Falls

Are you washed by the water?

Tammy Marcelain shares her experience at a recent baptism and reminds us of the mercy and grace that are ours in Jesus.

Your Half Full Glass

Your Half Full Glass

What are you doing with all the negative news?

Rubel Shelly takes on the negative sentiment of the day and confronts it head on.

True Peace

True Peace

What happens after I leave the calm place?

Bill Sherrill shares about finding a quiet space where he can share in the joy and blessing of the Lord's peace, but he also talks about the times and places the Lord blesses him in the middle of terror, storm, and fear.

Cries in the Dark

Cries in the Dark

Who will rescue those that cry out in the darkness?

There are people crying out for help all around us, if we will only just listen. What they need can only be supplied by our God, the rescuer.

Wake Up Call

Wake Up Call

Are we awake or have we chosen to fall asleep?

Russ Lawson talks about events that shocked us and awakened us from our lethargy, but reminds us that we often just sink back into our old habits.

Putting Up Christmas Lights

Putting Up Christmas Lights

Have you got your strings of light hung yet?

Rob Frazier writes about why he puts up Christmas lights and how each of us has some light to share with others.

Season of Joy

Season of Joy

Can you find the joy right now?

Phil Ware reminds us of the story of Zechariah and Elizabeth, lived out in hard times, when God did the glorious and amazing things and longs to do them again in our day.

Brother, Can You Spare a Light

Brother, Can You Spare a Light

Don't curse the darkness, but light a candle!

Bill Sherrill reminds us that it is much easier to be critical than to do something, but the good that is done is really done by people willing to try.