Articles Tagged 'Follow'

One Defining Note!

One Defining Note!

Do we realize the grace of getting to tune our lives to Jesus?

Phil Ware and James Nored remind us that the core of our faith is Jesus, that Christ is our defining note around whom all of us must tune our lives and recognize the grace of being called and transformed to be like him.

It All Hinges on This

It All Hinges on This

How can we know if our lives make a difference and truly matter?

Phil Ware helps us to better understand both Mark's message about where true life is found and also his outline and organization of his gospel around the hinges to the story provided by the stories of two blind men that Jesus heals.

Finding God's Will

Finding God's Will

How in the world do we know what God wants?

Max Lucado reminds us of the most important thing as we seek to know God's will for our lives.

You Mean I Have to Go Next Week Too?

You Mean I Have to Go Next Week Too?

Do not let your Christianity be like the Kindergartner who did not realize he had to go back to school the next week too.

Christianity is choosing Jesus every day. Today, and tomorrow, and the next day, and the next. Forever.

Cruciformed Disciple

Cruciformed Disciple

If the Lord can transform Peter with his failures, imagine what the Lord can do with you.

Phil Ware finishes his four part series on Peter and following Jesus by focusing on Jesus transforming and cruciforming him into a great servant for the Kingdom of God.

Dancing with the Spirit

Dancing with the Spirit

To become more like Christ, we must allow the Lord to lead us in the dance of grace to the music of the Holy Spirit.

Phil Ware shares article three in his four part series on being transformed to become like Jesus.

Following Jesus Is Not About You

Following Jesus Is Not About You

Making a decision to follow Jesus is really not about you at all.

The decision to follow Jesus is not about you. If anything, it is about rejecting yourself.

Trophies

Trophies

Are you ready to lay down your trophies?

I know that just as my childhood trophies have lost their value to me, I'll one day look at all the things that seem so important to me now and see that they are like trash compared to knowing Christ. On that day, I'll lay my trophies down and receive wha

Can Jesus Survive Religion's Failures?

Can Jesus Survive Religion's Failures?

How has Jesus survived the messes his followers have made over the centuries?

Jesus and the gospel message about Jesus continues to be more resilient than the failures, foibles, and fractures among his people.

The Old Spy's Request

The Old Spy's Request

To wholly follow the holy God

While the lessons are numerous when studying the life of Caleb, the single ever present aspect is his commitment to following God whether on a secret mission, unsuccessfully arguing to take the land, waiting 40 years or finally defeating the enemy.

Four Errors Do Not Make a Home Run

Four Errors Do Not Make a Home Run

Watching and listening to a Little League made me think about following Jesus

Running around the bases because of errors is not a home run. You cannot change the rules. You cannot change God's rules either.

Walk This Way

Walk This Way

Nik Wallenda walking a tightrope in Chicago was not the most inspirational walk I have seen.

Watching an old man cross the street with his walker taught me about following Jesus in this world.

The God Who Goes Before

The God Who Goes Before

Who's going to go first?

I don't want a God who stays behind while I go first. I don't want a God who waits until I'm in trouble and then comes to my rescue. I want a God that goes ahead of me. I want a God that I can follow, one who will lead me the way I should go.

It Is Not Too Late

It Is Not Too Late

Some older people worry that they have missed their chance to follow Jesus. Not true

It is never too late to follow Jesus. He is still calling you to come to him. Now matter how old.

Following God in the Wilderness

Following God in the Wilderness

Can you hear the sound of trumpets?

Mark Frost continues his four part series on the interim season and comparing it to Israel's time in the wilderness and how God fashioned, shaped, molded, corrected, honed, built, re-built, transformed, his people through their time in the wilderness of t

How Can I Find Out More About Jesus?

How Can I Find Out More About Jesus?

For people who want to know more about Jesus but don't know where to begin.

Here are three very practical ways to begin learning about Jesus.

I May Know Why You Are Reading This

I May Know Why You Are Reading This

What if you are reading this article because God planned it?

God has always found a way to connect his followers with those seeking him.

Asking and Honoring

Asking and Honoring

How could he know for sure?

Stacy Voss reminds us that John the Baptist asked a deep and important question of Jesus and Jesus answered with not only truth, but also words of honor and affirmation.

God at Our Feet

God at Our Feet

Here's a place it's hard to imagine God, but it is the place God often chose to be!

Cathy Messecar challenges us to see the God of Abram, our God, in a new way, the God who will bless and bow to serve us as well as the God who calls us to obey and follow.

Building a Culture of Honor: Serving

Building a Culture of Honor: Serving

How do you break down the strongest barriers? The secret is simple, watch Jesus!

Phil Ware continues his series on building a culture of honor and focuses on Jesus washing his disciples' feet on the eve of his crucifixion.

Where Am I on the List?

Where Am I on the List?

We all want to know where we rank compared to everyone else. So what about God? Does he have a list?

The problem with making a list of who is most likely to get to heaven is that we compare ourselves to other men and not to God.

Time to Get out of the Boat!

Time to Get out of the Boat!

Why are you just sitting there?

Phil Ware finishes his series on Out of the Box with a final call to get out of the boat and follow Jesus.

The Story: Rebuild and Restore

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.

What is Core: Baptism

What is Core: Baptism

Finding God's place for us to connect with Jesus' saving work.

Phil Ware continues his series on What is Core by talking about baptism and why it is important.

Knowing Your Role in the Game of Life

Knowing Your Role in the Game of Life

What position are you trying to play in life's big game?

Rick Brown talks about teaching a Bulgarian friend how to play softball and it reminds him that many followers, disciples, of Jesus need to be given a job description.