Articles Tagged 'Faith'

Failure Isn't Fatal...

Failure Isn't Fatal...

More than just celebrating the coming of the Holy Spirit on Pentecost, we should also celebrate the power of the Lord to forgive and restore us beyond our sinful stumbles.

Phil Ware reminds us of a powerful truth that lies behind Pentecost Sunday and the failure of the apostles that Jesus didn't consider ultimate failure.

Simple Obedience

Simple Obedience

Heeding God’s Word Is Fighting God’s War.

Max Lucado reminds us of the need and the blessing of obedience.

I'm Gorgeous Inside!

I'm Gorgeous Inside!

Would it really be nice if we could really see what was on the inside of people — their hearts?

Phil Ware challenges us to pursue the faithful love, righteous character, and gracious compassion of God from our hearts.

Beyond Wimpy Faith

Beyond Wimpy Faith

We can experience a genuine faith that brings life both to us and to those around us.

Phil Ware reminds us that faith is something much more than just believing in our heads, but it is something that leads us to obey what Jesus asks of us so that we can find the life he longs to give us.

Now What?

Now What?

Easter is over, so

Now that Easter has passed, what are we going to do with Jesus? How about spending time with him in the gospel of John so we can know him for ourselves?

This Brutal World

This Brutal World

Life is a dangerous endeavor. We pass our days in the shadows of ominous realities.

Max Lucado reminds us to be courageous in our times of trouble for we have put our faith in the one who has conquered.

We've Got to Listen Before We Speak

We've Got to Listen Before We Speak

Don't focus on what you're going to say!

I've come to believe that's the wrong focus. Instead of thinking of what we're going to say, we need to focus on listening. What will we hear? How will we get the other person to open up? Can we learn enough about them to help them draw closer to God

When the Cost Is too High!

When the Cost Is too High!

Greed is not defined by what something costs; it is measured by what it costs you.

Max Lucado reminds us the real price tag for greed.

No Fear Here!

No Fear Here!

Do we let love drive out our fear, or are we still holding back?

Phil Ware reminds us what we know, but often don't practice; our love must have no barriers.

This is Our Story, Too!

This is Our Story, Too!

We want our lives to be part of Jesus' story of redemption, and then we want to share that redemption with others!

Phil Ware and James Nored continue to share God's story of redemption and focus this week on Jesus as the fulfillment of God's promises to Abraham and David and the genealogy of Jesus that displays God's grace.

Sharks, Life, and Sharing Jesus

Sharks, Life, and Sharing Jesus

A Great White shark jumped into the boat. You never know when someone is going to realize they need help.

Sometimes it takes a major life crisis for people to realize they need Jesus. Be ready to share your faith.

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?

Honesty with God on Our Journey of Faith

Honesty with God on Our Journey of Faith

Thankfully the Bible is honest about the flaws of our heroes so we can know that we can be a person of faith useful to God, too!

James Nored and Phil Ware remind us that Abraham's journey of faith wasn't easy, his life was not perfect, and his questions for God were real.

Sharing Good News

Sharing Good News

There's nothing more natural than sharing good news

We forget that the story of Jesus is good news, something that should be naturally shared with people we know.

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.

My Response to God's Call

My Response to God's Call

Will I follow on the journey, or will I choose to let where I am, where I'm comfortable, and what I have hold me in bondage?

James Nored and Phil Ware remind us of the call of the Lord to leave and follow no matter the cost.

Ancient Wisdom, Modern Grace: Passing It On

Ancient Wisdom, Modern Grace: Passing It On

How do we learn to live with broader horizons and greater risk-taking for the Kingdom of God?

Phil Ware completes his four-part series called 'Ancient Wisdom, Modern Grace.' He reminds us of our need to be a risk-taking group of Jesus followers

Is Anything Sacred?

Is Anything Sacred?

Why do we try to change God's standards?

Max Lucado reminds us that God's holiness standards do not change and that we must not compromise on what we feel called to do.

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: The Well

I Doubt It: The Well

Phil Ware invites us to join a weary woman who is all alone at the well in the middle of her daily grind and whose life was changed by a divine encounter!.

Phil Ware continues his series on Jesus and series of encounters where people say to him or heard him and thought, 'I doubt it!'

I Doubt it: Stepping Out of the Boat

I Doubt it: Stepping Out of the Boat

Jesus didn't give up on Peter and his 'little faith' and he won't give up on us!

Phil Ware reminds us that it is not the storm or our "little faith" that is the problem: it's losing sight of Jesus!

Finding My Story in God's Story

Finding My Story in God's Story

Life's ultimate questions need answers. Do you know where to find them? Do you know how to share them? Do you know how your story fits into God's big picture?

James Nored begins to share his great video series on the Story of Redemption, entitled Finding Your Story in God's Story.

The Lord is Near: Acorn

The Lord is Near: Acorn

The power of the oak is in the acorn!

Phil Ware continues his series that the Lord is near focusing on the power of this promise found in the Lord's faithfulness, love, and grace.

Strongholds

Strongholds

Where does the Loch Ness monster of your soul dwell?

Max Lucado reminds us of what we don't want others to know about us and we don't want to admit ourselves -- we have strongholds that require drastic action to tear down and we have to invite God into every area of our lives for that to happen.

Simple Words, Great Grace

Simple Words, Great Grace

Where would this woman be without a risk-taking faith that moved her to bold action?

Phil Ware reminds us that faith always involves action that demonstrates its reality and Jesus saves in more than the miraculous; he saves us in every way a person can be saved.