Articles Tagged 'Fast'

FEPDO

In cornbread English, these loose lug nuts didn't have a clue about what to do next, so they looked to God for guidance.

Phil Ware talks about a discovery he made in Acts 1 -- that the early disciples chose to depend upon God's guidance for their direction, decisions, and future.

ToGather: Where Do I STAND? (January 17, 2021)

People "stand for" or "stand on" many things that waste their time, efforts, and lives on causes that don't really matter.

Demetrius Collins and Phil Ware lead us in virtual worship through words and music using YouTube videos encouraging us to stand in grace.

Desert of Trial

Because he knew the true and living God, the heart behind the Scriptures, he could recognize the forger, the fraud — Satan — who tried to distort and misuse truth and Scripture.

James Nored and Phil Ware discuss the temptations and trials of Jesus and why they are important to us and what they have to say to us as people who are part of God's story.

Let the Show... End!

Why is it so hard to do things quietly and without drawing attention to ourselves

Tom Norvell reminds us that true piety is about quiet, anonymous, kind acts of service and generosity for others done to honor God and not ourselves.

Go Fast!

Life does 'go fast' so make the moments count and live for your grandchildren to pass on faith!

Phil Ware talks about his NASCAR Experience and his father and passing on faith to future generations.

Fast or Full?

The old saying is that life happens fast, but can we live like that and enjoy its fullness?

Tom Norvel reminds us that life happens quickly, fast, and if we are not careful, we can get so busy that we miss life in all its fullness, abundance, and joy.

The Story: Rebuild and Restore

How can you tell how we are doing with our spirituality?

Phil Ware takes us back to The Story, God's story and our story and reminds us that while rebuilding infrastructure for a city and country is hard, it is even harder to rebuild the morale, moral, and faith foundation.

Beware the Quick Fix

Why do we so easily swallow the lure for the quick fix?

Rubel Shelly warns us about the lure of the quick fix and reminds us that there are no short cuts to what is valuable and that perseverance is necessary for character.

Welcome One Another

How could I feel at home so far away from home?

Phil Ware looks at Romans 15:7 and shares an experience from Thailand about feeling accepted and connected to people very different from himself.

Fast for the President

Let's pray for our leaders!

Bob Sjogren reminds us the importance of fasting and praying for the president.

On Our Knees

Let's be in prayer!

Phil Ware reminds us of the importance of prayer before and after this election.

Doing the Best I Can

What happens if your best isn't good enough?

Mike Barres reminds us that we all reach times in our lives when our best efforts are not enough, but God can do what needs to be done if we will persevere, fast, and pray.

Jesus Is the Same

Why does everything have to change all the time?

Tom Norvell reminds us that in the world of massive change, Jesus is the same.

Real Perseverance

Do we even know what it means to truly persevere?

Mike Barres contrasts our whiny little attempts at perseverance and compares it to the real martyrs in the world and calls us to genuine perseverance.

Just Keep Singing

What do you do when you can't think of anything else to do to hang on?

Phil Ware talks about the death of a friend who died with friends singing praises to God and how we can sing our way through anything.

Breakfast in Bed

What lessons are your kids learning?

Steve Higginbotham tells about his daughter learning the most important lesson of all, wan ting to be like Jesus.

Amazing Grace

Have you found out what is truly amazing this time of year?

Jesus is the reminder of God's unconditional love and willingness to search and sacrifice to find us and bring us home as our love-sick father.

More than the Wrapping Paper for Christmas

Can we move beyond the fluff to the focus of God's heart?

We get so caught up in the fluff we forget the focus of God, like justice and mercy.

Exercising the Spirit: Fasting

Are you really hungry for God?

Fasting is a way to draw closer to God.

Free Breakfast

What can you learn at the morning continental breakfast?

The continental breakfast allows from some people watching and friend making.

I Must Follow

Will you follow him?

While we will have a great deal of help, ultimately, making it through depends upon us sticking to it.

The One Egg Special

How can they be the same and yet so different?

Sometimes differences aren't as large as they appear in the big scheme of things.

Fast Food or Truly Full

Are you really full with all that you have been eating?

Have you found real nourishment? Not unless you know Jesus.

Refuse to Be Slicked

Have you been slicked lately by the ads?

Just like the fast food ads decieve us by making their product look too good to be true, so also satan deceives and tempts us.

The President Visits Daytona

What spiritual lessons can be learned from the President and NASCAR?

The President can only come for a drop in visit at NASCAR, but Jesus comes to stay in our daily lives.