Articles Tagged 'End'

The Perfect Tree

The Perfect Tree

The search is on for the perfect Christmas tree!

Max Lucado reminds us that just as we carefully pick out the perfect Christmas tree, God has carefully chosen and placed us.

Beyond Description

Beyond Description

The beloved disciple wants us to know and love Jesus like he does!

Phil Ware looks at the gospel of John chapter 1 and reflects on all the titles, names, and descriptions given to Jesus in this one chapter and what it really means for us.

Forever Friends!

Forever Friends!

As followers of Jesus, we are blessed to have forever friends from all over the world!

Phil Ware reminds us that in Jesus, we are friends, and our friendships reach around the world, across cultures, and unite us in one family.

Knowing the People Makes the Difference

Knowing the People Makes the Difference

It's all about who you know

Who do you know that needs your prayers and your help? What else can you do to help them because knowing the people makes the difference!

Willing to Be Powerful

Willing to Be Powerful

Dear God in heaven, we’d sure like to have a little bit of power to alter our irrelevance, lighten the burdens of others, and heal the wounds of the broken and despairing.

Phil Ware writes out of the context of recent disasters and the loss of a mother and child to remind us that being a servant, offering ourselves in sacrificial love, is never a waste!

I Have Found the Answer!

I Have Found the Answer!

Here's what seems to be most needed in our harsh and cruel world.

Tom Norvell reminds us of the needed virtue in today's harsh world.

Anticipation!

Anticipation!

While we remember Jesus, let's also remember all those who love Jesus that make up our huge, worldwide, family.

Phil Ware continues his reflections on Holy Communion by reminding us of coming reunion that The Supper ensures will happen!

More than Meets the Eye

More than Meets the Eye

Exhausted, bone-weary, and insufficient to meet the task at hand? Ah, you may just be in the place where Jesus can use you most powerfully!

Phil Ware looks into Jesus feeding the five thousand and reminds us that he longs to do amazing things through us, too!

Kryptonite of Grace

Kryptonite of Grace

Why in the world would Mark tell this story about what Jesus couldn't do after telling about four powerful miracles Jesus did?

Phil Ware challenges us with a hard truth about our low expectations of what we believe Jesus can do with us, for us, and through us -- are we, the church, the Nazareth of today?

Dinner at Levi's House

Dinner at Levi's House

They're unsettling. They're uncomfortable. They're troubling. So, we don't ask, at least not out loud!

Phil Ware asks a bunch of troubling questions as he looks at the story of Jesus and his call of Levi and the party Levi had at his house afterwords.

God Made Touchable

God Made Touchable

That is God with curly dark brown hair and wood shavings in his hair and callouses on his hands. That is God come live among us.

Phil Ware challenges us to remember that Jesus was God made touchable and that Communion makes God touchable to us again.

I Will Believe for You Until You Can Believe for Yourself

I Will Believe for You Until You Can Believe for Yourself

During times of cascading badness, friends sometimes need to believe for those caught in the crush of seriously bad stuff.

Phil Ware reminds us of Mark's story about Jesus and the four friends who dug a hole in the roof to get their buddy to Jesus.

More Mess than Ministry?

More Mess than Ministry?

When we choose our way, when we think we must be true to what we feel rather than what Jesus said, we find ourselves opposing the work of Christ.

Phil Ware reminds us that authentic ministry involves listening for the will of God in time in God's presence, genuine compassionate and personal care for those who are broken, and obedience to Jesus as our Lord.

The Struggle to Find Faith

The Struggle to Find Faith

I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!

James Nored and Phil Ware look at C.S. Lewis and his struggle to find faith and our own challenges in believing.

I Doubt It: Dirty Feet & Open Hands

I Doubt It: Dirty Feet & Open Hands

Learning the art of loving and sacrificial service in a room full of dirty feet.

Phil Ware continues his series called, 'I Doubt It,' focusing this week on Jesus' tender act of washing the disciples' feet.

The Gospel According to Nintendo

The Gospel According to Nintendo

How do we leverage creation to cry out for the Creator to be the guiding force in our lives?

Phil Ware continue their series on Finding Our Story in God's Story of Redemption by focusing on the beauty of creation, the arts, and sharing God.

The Capacity of Compassion Within Us

The Capacity of Compassion Within Us

Jesus said that there is no greater love!

Phillip Morrisson reminds us of four men of great courage and compassion who gave all they had to help others find God and survive tragedy.

Finding God's Will

Finding God's Will

How in the world do we know what God wants?

Max Lucado reminds us of the most important thing as we seek to know God's will for our lives.

Someone for Us

Someone for Us

We all need a 'Someone-For-Us' Friend!

Phil Ware reminds us of Jesus' idea of greatness and challenges us to follow the example of the often forgotten Onesiphorus, a "One-Who-Is-For-Us" friend.

Give Me Jesus: Now

Give Me Jesus: Now

God came to us in a way that all of us could find him, know him, and find our way home!

This is part of a 4 part series on Jesus' birth called, "Give Me Jesus," and this one focuses on finding him now.

After the Crowd Has Gone

After the Crowd Has Gone

Thanksgiving is over; so what do we do now as we return to the challenges of life?

Phil Ware reminds us that Jesus gave us a great example on how to deal with the challenges we face after a great thanksgiving feast.

Keep Singing the Song

Keep Singing the Song

As followers of Jesus, isn't it time the world heard what we are for when it comes to sexuality?

Phillip Morrison brings Sara Barton's writings into the moments of our headlines of today with a story from long ago that reminds us that God's word still has the ultimate love song.

Harmony!

Harmony!

We need each other just like a band needs a tuba... and a flute... and a drum beat!

Max Lucado reminds us of our need to be part of a band to make beautiful music no matter what part we play.

He Paid My Debt!

He Paid My Debt!

As children of our Father, we are called to live up to the God standard!

Phillip Morrison reminds us that we are saved by grace and God expects us to be gracious.

A Circle of Love: Too!

A Circle of Love: Too!

When Jesus' family loves each other, even in our worst moments, we can find ourselves being carried!

Phil Ware takes us back to an old article from twenty years ago about a circle of love and a family that was sustained through tragedy and loss because of the love of friends.