Articles Tagged 'Dying'

The Lord is Near

The Lord is Near

The Lord longs to be near us when we feel most alone, especially in our last journey through the valley of shadows.

Phil Ware reminds us that in our darkest times the Lord, our good Shepherd, wants to be near us and make his presence known to us.

The Lord is Near: Promises

The Lord is Near: Promises

Some promises matter more because of when they are made!

Phil Ware shares his second in a series focused on Jesus' promises to never leave us or forsake us.

Good News for Christmas

Good News for Christmas

In the dark night of the soul or caught in the foggy haze of confusion, is there good news for me?

Rick Brown writes a beautiful story on the background of Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer and a reminder that Jesus came for all of us misfits so we could know we fit in.

The Scent of Myrrh

The Scent of Myrrh

Have you wondered how long Mary remembered the aroma of myrrh?

Stacy Voss is trying to prepare our hearts for advent and the coming of Jesus by asking us to gather in pungent and hard to smell things.

Christian Graces

Christian Graces

More Kingdom work is done in hospitals than in church buildings

Dying and death come at inconvenient times, interrupting life. Yet, I have become convinced it is at precisely those times that one can see firsthand Christian Graces. Walking with the real people as death interrupts their living, by listening, preparing

Jesus with Dirt on His Face and No Place to Sleep

Jesus with Dirt on His Face and No Place to Sleep

Have you seen Jesus here?

Phil Ware continues his leadership series on the Immanuel Sayings or ways to experience Jesus, this one focuses on compassionate service.

Blessed Assurance

Blessed Assurance

Where is your certainty found?

Phillip Morrison reminds us that our assurance is based on what God does and has done in Jesus, not what we can accomplish for God!

Death

Death

Who's afraid of the big bad grave?

The fear of death is instinctive, but Jesus came to free us from living as slaves to that fear

Mortality: Trying It on for Size

Mortality: Trying It on for Size

A test run at death?

Rubel Shelly talks about a Korean project to help folks not commit suicide by helping them understand what death might be like.

The House That Fear Built

The House That Fear Built

Some people will do anything to avoid dying

The fear of death drives people to act irrationally. There is, however, a way to be set free from that fear.

Solving the Big Mystery

Solving the Big Mystery

When is the last time you stared into the face of God?

Ron Rose talks about Amy who went to Mother Teresa's Dying Destitutes and found that by touching the broken and dying you looked into the face of God, and we can do the same if we take the time to draw close

What the Dying Reveal to Us about the Trinity

What the Dying Reveal to Us about the Trinity

How can we see movement in stillness?

Scott Owings shares how his work in hospice chaplaincy has helped him appreciate the things that the dying can teach us, especially about the difficult concept of the Trinity.

He Saved My Life

He Saved My Life

Who bailed you out?

Ron Rose reflects on the movie "The Bucket List" and a man who gave his life for his friend in Iraq and challenges us to thank our friends like that and to be a friend like that.

Ready to Vanish Away

Ready to Vanish Away

Are you ready?

Alan Smith reminds us that we are all vanishing away, our bodies grow older and we face challenges, but understanding this and what it means to us is dependent upon our relationship with Christ.

Falling Leaves

Falling Leaves

Is death always an intrusion and a tragedy?

Mike Barres reminds us that death, like the falling of leaves in autumn, is a natural part of our world and we need to make sure we honor God when that time comes.

When Your Heart Hurts

When Your Heart Hurts

Is there anyting to really hold on to when your heart aches in the middle of life's messes?

With an onslaught of bad things happening over the last several weeks, Russ is holding on to hope and faith in God and the steadfast love of the Father.

Ageless and Timeless

Ageless and Timeless

How old are you getting to be these days?

We are only as old as we choose to be, since God made us to be eternal.

Fear of Death

Fear of Death

What do you fear?

Jesus came to help us overcome the fear of death.

Home at Last

Home at Last

Not sure about pearly gates, but you can be sure of this!

While many images are used to describe Heaven, the absence of grief, pain, death, and suffering are the ones that connect best with me!

Turn Out the Lights or Light the Fire?

Turn Out the Lights or Light the Fire?

What will you do with the dying of the year?

With the dying embers of a fire, we are reminded of two life choices: letting our passions, hopes, and dreams slip away or having them burst into flame and reigniting us for the New Year.

Touching Jesus

Touching Jesus

Have you ever touched Jesus? You've had a chance to touch him!

When we touch those in need and treat them with dignity, we are touching Jesus.