Articles Tagged 'Encouragement'

I Doubt It: Real Food

I Doubt It: Real Food

Can we really find genuine nourishment and satisfaction in Jesus?

Phil Ware continues his series on doubt focusing on Jesus' statement that doing the Father's will was the basis of finding fullness in life.

We Thank God for You!

We Thank God for You!

We want to tell you how thankful we are for you with words that are greater than our ability to express!

heartlight.org, verseoftheday.com, ayearwithjesus.com all want to say thank you in the words of Scripture for your prayers, love, support, and encouragement.

Tortured!

Tortured!

Not what any of us wants in our obituary!

Phillip Morrison writes about a serious situation that was brought to light by an obituary -- child abuse -- and Phil Ware offers some helpful suggestions on ways to bring redemption out of the hurt of this world.

All Undone

All Undone

Can the Lord help put me back together so I can keeping serving those I server for Him?

Michele Howe shares with us a poignant story of a woman caregiver and the loss of a client, or patient, and friend, and how it wipes her out and discourages her until she finds a way to bless this friend and her family and goes to the Father in prayer.

What is Core: Worship

What is Core: Worship

Why do we put so much emphasis on worship in the box and not in our everyday lives?

Phil Ware finishes his series on What is Core by talking about worship and the importance of meeting together in big and small groups, but also living out the life God has called us to lead, being a reflection of the righteous character and gracious compa

I Felt so sorry for Them

I Felt so sorry for Them

I felt sorry for the people I saw at the hospital... but not the ones you think

I feel sorry for the people in hospital waiting rooms who sit alone.

Writing on Tablets

Writing on Tablets

So what are you writing on?

Stacy Voss talks about writing and also writing on the hearts of her children.

What Kind of Church?

What Kind of Church?

There are two kinds of faithful leaders, groups, and churches. Which are you?

Phil Ware shares with us two kinds of early leaders and churches and groups, Paul and Barnabas become examples of those kinds of churches; each is faithful, takes risks, and faces opposition from the evil one.

Good News for Our Broken World

Good News for Our Broken World

What hope is left when life is shattered?

Brian McCuthchen reminds us of the place of hope, refuge, and help when our world is broken.

Measuring Japan's Tragedy

Measuring Japan's Tragedy

What can we do and what should we do?

Rubel Shelly talks about the disaster in Japan and our need to help.

Touched by an Angel

Touched by an Angel

Have you received or given this touch?

Ron Rose talks about the angels and holy moments in our lives and calls us to recognize them and be them for those who need a touch of God's grace.

Miracles from a Lighthouse

Miracles from a Lighthouse

When was the last time you truly shined the light for someone else to see?

Larry Davies talks about us being lighthouses to others, and sometimes that means being a steady stream of light and sometimes it means being a blazing beacon of hope.

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.

A Simple Phone Call

A Simple Phone Call

Isn't it amazing the difference one simple phone call can make?

Tom Norvell talks about a phone call he received on his 57th birthday from an old friend and mentor and how special and important it was to him.

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.

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.

Playing Second Fiddle?

Playing Second Fiddle?

Why is it so hard to not be the one recognized?

Russ Lawson describes why it is hard and important to be willing to play second fiddle in the Lord's orchestra.

Have You Heard these Words?

Have You Heard these Words?

Just a few words and our presence can make all the difference in the world!

Ron Rose reminds us that a few words and our physical presence can make all the difference in the life of someone else, just like Al Ware made a difference in Ron's life.

This Is What I Told You ...

This Is What I Told You ...

What difference does it make that Jesus knew and did it anyway?

Phil Ware continues his series of articles based on Jesus' LifeWORDS, the words he spoke after his resurrection. This week the focus is upon Jesus knowing and predicting he would be crucified and raised and what difference does it make to us today.

He Knows My Name!

He Knows My Name!

Does He really speak to people today?

Phil Ware shares insights on Jesus calling Mary by name and speaking to us today.

A Gift from a Friend

A Gift from a Friend

What can one person do at such a painful time?

Kelly Breece shares the important lesson about friendship and helping a grieving friend by just being present.

Always Saying the Right Thing

Always Saying the Right Thing

Is this even possible?

Russ Lawson reminds us to say the right thing all the time.

A Step

A Step

Remember, it is a beginning!

Tom Norvell reminds us that a step in the right direction is a good beginning.

A Prayer for My Words

A Prayer for My Words

What's going to come out of our mouths next?

Tom Norvell reminds us to guard our words by praying for speech coming out of Psalm 143

More to Celebrate ...

More to Celebrate ...

Is that person really so bad?

Rubel Shelly reminds us of the incredible importance of how we view people.