Articles Tagged 'Faithful'

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.

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 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.

Temptation

Temptation

In an age that has lost any sense of sin, why worry about temptation?

Brian McCutchen reminds us that dealing with temptation is not easy for the Christian and must be dealt with seriously.

A Charcoal Fire & the Smell of Redemption

A Charcoal Fire & the Smell of Redemption

Why make someone relive his or her sin, why not just ignore it?

Phil Ware continues his Saved at Sea series focusing on Peter's denials, his promises, his arrogance, his failure, and his restoration.

Responsible for Your People

Responsible for Your People

You are responsible

As a leader, whether political, military, or religious, you are responsible for your people. If you do not take care of, feed, heal and attend to their welfare, they will become enslaved to others and you will be held accountable for their capture and con

Throw What Stinks Out of God's House!

Throw What Stinks Out of God's House!

What's the greatest danger to participating in a great move of God?

Phil Ware finishes up his series on Nehemiah and emphasizes the importance of leaders being people of integrity.

Keep in Step with the Spirit

Keep in Step with the Spirit

Can you dance with the Holy Spirit

Phil Ware continues his short series on the Holy Spirit focusing on dancing with the Spirit and keeping in step with the Spirit.

Give Me this Hill Country

Give Me this Hill Country

What do you look forward to for the end of your days?

I pray that my life may ever be focused on what I can do, not what I can stop doing. Even if the effects of age force me to limit my activities, may I ever be seeking ways to serve the Lord.

Defining Faithfulness

Defining Faithfulness

Is fighting for the status quo and defending the way we've always done it really faithfulness?

Tim Woodroof continues his series on "Change in the Life of the Church" and focuses this week on faithfulness and how we define it and how Jesus and Paul define it -- staying on the journey and responding to changes faithfully rather than trying to do thi

Going to the Dogs

Going to the Dogs

What can we learn from this faithful friend?

Teresa draws a parallel between what we can learn from our dogs and what we can learn from Jesus.

A Mother's Beautiful and Tenacious Grace

A Mother's Beautiful and Tenacious Grace

This is how much a mother can love!

Cathy Messecar shares a beautiful story about an adoptive mom and dad who have shown tenacious and beautiful love to a young man born with very challenging physical limitations.

Faith and Faithfulness

Faith and Faithfulness

Can't have faith without being faithful

Hiroo Onoda followed orders for more than 30 years, remaining at his post long after the war had ended. Christians need to learn to be faithful to God with that same intensity.

Potholes Ahead

Potholes Ahead

While we cannot accurately predict the future, for most of us, there will be potholes in our path!

Rubel Shelly reminds us to not get knocked off our path when we encounter potholes, even big bad ones that do damage, but to keep pressing on and persevering toward the call of God.

The Mission Matrix

The Mission Matrix

So how does our church sort all this mission stuff out?

Tim Woodroof completes the Interim Ministry Partners, http://www.interimministrypartners.com, series on helping a church determine its mission.

The Vows

The Vows

Honoring vows made more than a half century before

57 years earlier they stood before a minister and repeated the vows, their vows, to each other. "For better or worse, for richer or poorer, in sickness and in health, 'til death do us part."

Living the ultimate Romance

Living the ultimate Romance

How strong can love grow?

Ann Voskamp writes about how much she loves her husband and why.

Yearning for the Presence

Yearning for the Presence

Why do we settle for so much less than the real thing?

Phil Ware begins a series of messages about Immanuel, God with us, The Presence, in our lives that we yearn, ache, thirst for.

Strong and Courageous?

Strong and Courageous?

Is there something that can move us beyond being frozen in fear?

Phil Ware reminds us that Joshua 1 and God's famous charge to Joshua to be strong and courageous is as much a promise and faithfulness from God as it is commitment and trust from us.

Shattered

Shattered

What do you do when things fracture between you and someone important to you?

Phil Ware talks about what to do when relationships are shattered and how it feels easier to trade in those relationships for new ones, but asks if this is really smartest and if it honors Christ and our walk with God.

Stop by the Lobby and See My Underwear!

Stop by the Lobby and See My Underwear!

What a strange way to get folks to a display on Memorial Day!

Phillip Morrison remembers a dear friend and patriot and faithful disciple named Bette Johnson.

Worthwhile Things Take Time!

Worthwhile Things Take Time!

Perseverance, not slow and steady, wins the race!

Rubel Shelly reminds us of the missing virtue of persistence -- endurance and perseverance mixed with consistency and integrity.

Untold Stories: Onesiphorus — The Refreshing Gift of Friendship

Untold Stories: Onesiphorus — The Refreshing Gift of Friendship

What can I do that really matters to the Kingdom of God?

Phil Ware begins a short series on Untold Stories from the Bible and shares the story of Onesiphorus refreshing Paul while he was in prison.

Easter is Still with Us?

Easter is Still with Us?

We're done with leftovers and the eggs are put away, but Easter still remains!

Rubel Shelly reminds us that Easter is not over as long as Jesus' followers, Christians, his disciples, live out the evidence of his resurrection in their lives by the way they treat others.

Prayer: Warrior or Weakling?

Prayer: Warrior or Weakling?

Does prayer feel like sand getting kicked in your face?

Rick Brown reminds us that prayer begins simply, and in the process fo growing we all end up developing and growing in our prayer life.