Articles Tagged 'Example'

Made a Difference to That One!

Made a Difference to That One!

Moving beyond starfish to children.

Phil Ware writes about the differences we can make in the lives of those who are younger, especially our children.

A Fan

A Fan

Doing right is always good, but not always honored by the world around you.

our culture disregards the "role model" for the "role idol" where everything celebrities do is worshipped including their unseemly behavior and outward expressions. Like Bobby Richardson, there are some celebrities who strive to live the Christ like lif

Making a Connection

Making a Connection

What can we learn from Jesus on how to connect when communicating?

Phil Ware looks at Jesus' interaction with the man with leprosy in Mark 1 and how it is a blueprint for how we need to be in our communication with others.

Inspired Truth?

Inspired Truth?

What makes Scripture inspired truth?

Phil Ware remembers an old mentor who has gone to be with Jesus, Neil Lightfoot, and as he recalls a lesson from John 4 about real faith is also reminded about the nature of inspired truth.

Giving Thanks for Work?

Giving Thanks for Work?

Have you ever thought as your job as your primary place of worship?

Ron Rose reminds us that work is sacred and we should not divide our lives into sacred and secular boxes.

Faith and Traffic Lights

Faith and Traffic Lights

What does my faith have to do with how I drive?

Rubel Shelly reminds us that our character and our faith are reflected as much by how we drive as how we go to church.

We Doubt...

We Doubt...

But it is not so much doubting God as doubting ourselves!

Phil Ware shares insight into sharing the story of Jesus and its power based on his trips to Thailand and Peru and the young men and women with whom he has shared Jesus' story and shared his heart.

Outlive Yourself

Outlive Yourself

Andy and Barney will live on in our memories for a long time!

Steve Higginbotham reflects on the death of Andy Griffith and reminds us of the importance of our influence.

Living in God's Story

Living in God's Story

Ready for a dangerous read?

Rubel Shelly invites us into the dangerous story of Jesus and the Bible and to invite God into our lives to catch us up in his Kingdom work, the real life of faith and integrity.

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.

Learning To Be Watched

Learning To Be Watched

Have you glanced over your shoulder recently?

Ron Rose talks about being an example to others because we are always being watched, especially by those in our own family.

Unveiling of Legacy

Unveiling of Legacy

What will you have to pass on to your children and grandchildren?

Ron Rose shares with us about legacy, faith, children, grandchildren, funerals, and the real inheritance we need to set aside for those who come after us.

The Fred Factor

The Fred Factor

How many opportunities will you miss today?

Steve Higginbotham shares with us the opportunity to be Fred, like Jesus, to those around us.

A Moron?

A Moron?

I'm not sure I'd agree with the assessment that this guy is a moron, do you?

Steve Higginbotham reminds us of a recent news story and disputes the charge that he was a moron, but instead was a man of integrity like we should be?

You Know You're Getting Older When ...

You Know You're Getting Older When ...

Older, better, or simply honoring God?

Russ Lawson begins with a humorous story about aging, but then reminds us of God's perspective and the importance of not worrying about aging, but seeking to live for God each day.

Just Like My Dad

Just Like My Dad

How much are they picking up from us that we don't know?

Rubel Shelly tells about Matt Lovo who saved his dad's truck and prevented a major accident in a tractor trailer rig when he took over driving for his dad even though he was a kid.

Is Faith a Form of Pretending?

Is Faith a Form of Pretending?

Is our faith merely wishful thinking and make believe?

We need to visualize who we are in Christ before it becomes a real part of our daily go to work world, and so we need to pretend we are children of God and the presence of Jesus Christ.

A Story About A Giant

A Story About A Giant

Are you a giant or a burden?

We stand on the shoulders of giants and have the blessinmgs we have because of their sacrifices.

They're Always Watching You!

They're Always Watching You!

So how in the world did they learn to do that kind of thing?

A child buys a car online because he has learned to imitate the actions of his mother on a computer and this is a powerful reminder that our kids are always watching us

Hear the Echo?

Hear the Echo?

What will people hear from you?

We create echoes by our life, so what kind of echo will you hear from the people around you?

The Dancing Duck

The Dancing Duck

Do you know how to make a duck dance on an upsidedown pot?

A duck that dances on a pot reveals the secret to shining our light and keeping our candle lit so that we can influence others.

Fragrance

Fragrance

What, or who, do you smell like?

We are to carry the distinctive fragrance of Jesus with us anywhere we go.

Making Life Count

Making Life Count

What mark will your life leave on the world if you go through it unscathed?

If we want our lives to count, we have to be willing to face hard times.

Here Comes Santa Claus

Here Comes Santa Claus

When was the last time you played this part?

Getting a chance to play Santa Claus opens up a deep joy and a reminder that we need to be Jesus to those around us.

Cloud of Witnesses

Cloud of Witnesses

What do you know about those who have gone before you?

We must remember those who have gone before us and learn the lessons they have left us!