Articles Tagged 'Fall'

Restoring the Creator's Intent

Restoring the Creator's Intent

The divine goodness of our Creator has been ripped apart by human selfishness and suspicion, leaving behind its insidious and poisonous residues.

Phil Ware continues his series on the biblical view of women and God's plan to use Jesus' people to live out his purposes in his kingdom.

The Overflow of Grace

The Overflow of Grace

We not only live in the overflow of grace, we are now the flow of that grace into the lives of those around us.

Phil Ware reminds of the importance and power of grace and that we can live out of the overflow of this grace and bless others.

What Happened?

What Happened?

Why do death, disease, disasters, and devilish influences steer our world, our humanity, into such mess?

James Nored and Phil Ware remind us that human sin and rebellion have left our world a broken mess, not the world God intended for us.

Beautiful to Broken

Beautiful to Broken

Why reject the goodness of God and all he has done to choose our own way?

James Nored and Phil Ware continue helping us find our story in God's story, this time looking at the Fall.

Peter Knows Dogs and Pigs

Peter Knows Dogs and Pigs

What do dogs and vomit, pigs and mud mean to a follower of Jesus.

Dogs go to their vomit and pigs go back to the mud after washing. That is what it is like for a Christian to go back to the world.

A Way Through the Ice Fall

A Way Through the Ice Fall

How do we avoid magical thinking and shortcuts that dangerously risk our doom?

Phil Ware continues his series of articles on churches facing the challenges of the interim season and uses the imagery of high mountain climbing to help us appreciate the challenges.

The Real Root of Brokenness

The Real Root of Brokenness

We must not dare forget to give thanks for how we're blessed and how great the Father is!

Ann Voskamp reminds us again of the incredible importance of giving thanks.

The Missing Link

The Missing Link

What's lacking when see all this failure in positions of leadership?

Rubel Shelly reminds us that the real missing link in so many great athletes, politicians, and business leaders is integrity and character.

Restoring the Creator's Intent

Restoring the Creator's Intent

Hope beyond our world's brokenness!

Phil Ware continues his series on the value of woman in the eyes of God and how we incorporate that value into our belief system, roles, and treatment of women in our church culutures.

Take Heed!

Take Heed!

Watch out for that fall!

Teresa Bell Kindred reminds us of the danger of the wind and of sin and the resulting fall that each can lead us to make.

Building a Culture of Honor: Accountability

Building a Culture of Honor: Accountability

Holding each other and ourselves accountable for our growth toward Jesus it often the forget piece in building a culture of honor.

Phil Ware continues his series on building a culture of honor with a focus on accountability -- both holding others accountable and holding ourselves accountable for our growth in the Lord.

Falling at His Feet

Falling at His Feet

What do all these events in Jesus' life have in common?

Phil Ware continues his series on Luke 8 and 9 and this week he focuses on what each of these events has in common -- in each one, someone falls at the feet of Jesus.

The Second Batch

The Second Batch

When does most awful mess become the opportunity for grace to capture our heart and give us confidence for the future?

Lisa Mikitarian tells us a wonderful story about the Father's grace revealed in a young girl's fall with the cupcakes made to honor her beloved grandmother.

Out of Chaos

Out of Chaos

How in the world did we get into this mess?

Phil Ware continues with The Story and focuses on the first eleven chapters of Genesis and the Fall and the brokenness of our world.

When You Can't Hide Your Mistakes

When You Can't Hide Your Mistakes

What do you do when you've failed and you can't hid it?

Max Lucado reminds us that pride often keeps us in failure and compounds mistakes and sinks us deeper in sin.

The Nones

The Nones

Are you a none?

Rubel Shelly reminds us that the group of those who claim none for religion is growing quickly in the U.S. and that they do so because they are are tired of the hypocrisy.

God in the boring Stuff?

God in the boring Stuff?

What are you seeing God at work doing in your life?

Ron Rose asks us to pay attention to our lives and see God at work, even in the moments he does not appear to be present and especially in the moments that appear to be boring.

Apples in Autumn

Apples in Autumn

So many good things in fall!

Katha Winther talks about the good gifts of autumn and the signs of the fall season.

SpiritFire - Potholes, Ditches, and Freedom

SpiritFire - Potholes, Ditches, and Freedom

Can you avoid the deep ditches?

Phil Ware continues his SpiritFire series and reminds us of the ditches that can trap us on the way to freedom in grace and being led by the Spirit.

Even in Mayberry

Even in Mayberry

Could anything be better than living in Mayberry?

Steve Higginbotham talks about four murders that occurred in the town that furnished the backdrop for Andy of Mayberry and reminds us that we live in a fallen world and need to keep our eyes on our heavenly home.

Glue Lines and a Pink Lamp

Glue Lines and a Pink Lamp

How do you put a shattered life back together?

Phil Ware talks about a broken horse figurine and a shattered pink lamp and how God not only forgives, but also purifies us.

Where to Place the Blame

Where to Place the Blame

Where do you unload the baggage and guilt of our mistakes?

Russ Lawson talks about unloading the blame and guilt of our sin by admitting it and trusting God to handle it, completely.

Majestic

Majestic

Can you see God's glory in your fellow humanity?

Phil Ware describes his visit to Kampala, Uganda, Africa and calls on us to fully celebrate the truth of Psalm 8 and Jesus' commands to love God and love our neighbor.

Don't Let Failure Be Final

Don't Let Failure Be Final

How long has it been since you tried to do it again?

Mike Barres talks about a real mess he made when he tried to cook when his wife was pregnant, but he tries again 28 years later to see if he can do it -- and does, reminding us to not quit with a failure.

Falling Leaves

Falling Leaves

Is death always an intrusion and a tragedy?

Mike Barres reminds us that death, like the falling of leaves in autumn, is a natural part of our world and we need to make sure we honor God when that time comes.