Articles Tagged 'Deeds'

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.

A Plea to Fellow Believers

A Plea to Fellow Believers

If you could ask your fellow believers one thing, what would that be?

Tom Norvell makes a plea to fellow believers to think before speaking and acting and try to line up both with our example of how Jesus spoke and acted toward others.

Faith's Impact on Normal Life

Faith's Impact on Normal Life

Doesn't our faith have to impact the way we live our daily lives?

Rubel Shelly reminds us that our faith must make a difference in our normal lives or it matters little.

Thunder and Lightning

Thunder and Lightning

Does your life back up your words?

He was called Basil the Great. Bishop of Caesarea in the fourth century, he was a staunch defender of the idea of the Trinity. He stood his ground against all opponents, even when the Emperor tried to exile him for his beliefs. Basil may have been bett

An Encouraging Place?

An Encouraging Place?

So why do we get together, anyway?

Brian McCutchen looks at the principles of Hebrews 10:24-25 and reminds us that the assembly, the church gatherings, must be about encouragement.

You Didn't Learn This in Sunday School

You Didn't Learn This in Sunday School

An answer with a twist!

Ron Rose talks about being the Jesus our friends need today, not just having answers for what we believe.

C2K - The Church that Helps People

C2K - The Church that Helps People

What would they say about you and your friends?

Phil Ware continues his call to kingdom series and focusing on having the reputation as the church that helps people.

What's Your Purpose?

What's Your Purpose?

Is there something more than being saved from sin?

Tom Norvell reminds us that we were saved from what we were to be what we are: God's people created with purpose to do good works.

Who Are You?

Who Are You?

Have you lost your identity?

Phil Ware challenges us to look at our identity built around the question of "Who are you?" and the answer framed by the work of Jesus.

Action!

Action!

Does faith really show itself with actions?

Patrick Odum shares his experience on a backlot production center and compares a practical set with a facade and applies it to our spiritual life.

Little Acts of Love

Little Acts of Love

Now what can I really do and does it really matter?

Marsha Jordan reminds us that we may not have the skill set or talents we would choose for ourselves, but we can still change the world through small acts of love.

The Unmentioned Essentials

The Unmentioned Essentials

Do you notice the folks around you who are the true heroes?

Phil Ware shares about two people passing from life and how their quiet lives of service were essential to the work of God's Kingdom.

But Do You Trust Him?

But Do You Trust Him?

Have we really demonstrated that we truly believe?

Bill Sherrill challenges us to go beyond simply believing in God to believing God and doing what he says, which is true faith.

The God of Power

The God of Power

Do you really believe in the God of power?

Bill Sherrill reminds that if we don't believe in the God of power today, it will be hard for those who don't believe in God to listen to us talk about the great deeds of God from long ago.

What Do You Do?

What Do You Do?

How do you honor a servant who is not trying to be noticed?

Phil Ware talks about a university honoring students for their acts of service and it leads him to wonder how we honor God's servants today.

Grace Is Amazing

Grace Is Amazing

What's so amazing about grace?

Grace is amazing because of all the great things it does for us and changes in us.

Bait the Hook

Bait the Hook

What do you expect of yourself when you pray?

While we don't expect to do the work to make prayer work, we must at least engage ourselves in the task we pray for.

Warning Tickets

Warning Tickets

What would be your excuse if God pulled you over?q

We often want God to be a traffic cop who only gives warning tickets.

Get Out of the Car!

Get Out of the Car!

Would you have just driven on by in your car?

So often we don't live a life of faith because we are afraid to get out of the car and get involved!