Articles Tagged 'Fresh'

The Weather When Jesus Came

The Weather When Jesus Came

What will your weather be this Christmas?

Phil Ware recalls a refreshing winter morning that reminds him of the weather when Jesus came.

Not a Patch, but a Whole New World

Not a Patch, but a Whole New World

Pursue Jesus. Completely pursue him. You will notice that while you are not religious, you are being drawn to a holy character and gracious compassion that religion longs to impart, but cannot!

Phil Ware continues looking at the gospel of Mark and reminds us that Jesus isn't a patch on religion or a new joy to infuse old and stale religion; he is an altogether all new thing.

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.

God's Message to Jesus... and You!

God's Message to Jesus... and You!

What does God long to say to you?

Phil Ware reminds us of the importance of baptism to Jesus as a new beginning and how that should be important to us.

Welcoming the Dawn of a New Year

Welcoming the Dawn of a New Year

What will you do about a New Year?

The beginning of the New Year brings challenges and the potential for fear and reluctance, but with God we can welcome it and use it for his glory.

Think You Are a 'Hopeless Case'?

Think You Are a 'Hopeless Case'?

The Father is looking to use you, no matter how unlikely it seems possible!

Rubel Shelley reminds us that God does his best work through the most unlikely of people.

The Weather when Jesus Came

The Weather when Jesus Came

What will the weather be this Christmas?

Phil Ware reminds us of the weather when Jesus came, filled with the fresh wind and heavenly breezes of heaven brought by the Holy Spirit.

Prayer for 2014

Prayer for 2014

Let's begin with prayer!

Rubel Shelly re-shares a prayer for the New Year and a fresh start on life.

Influence: Not a Church Word!

Influence: Not a Church Word!

Can we really start over?

Ron Rose reminds us that influence and starting over and being a new creation is something God does all the time and we just need to begin.

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.

Bullying

Bullying

When does it cross the line?

Rubel Shelly reminds us about the problems of bullying and then the cycle we start when we bully the bully.

Let's Talk about Ducks!

Let's Talk about Ducks!

Have you said your duck prayer lately?

Rubel Shelly reminds us to live life expecting it to be an adventure with Jesus in which we are surprised and learn new things again and again.

What You Need to Move Ahead

What You Need to Move Ahead

Does the New Year already seem like an old one?

Rick Brown reminds us that even though we may have already begun to slip back into the old way of living, the New Year can be bring us fresh life if we remember this.

We Need Rest

We Need Rest

Don't you sense this need?

Tom Norvell reminds us of our need for rest and to rest in Jesus, in God, and in the Spirit.

A Walk with Our Shepherd

A Walk with Our Shepherd

What does it really mean for us?

This is a simple meditation on the meaning of the Shepherd Psalm, Psalm 23.

Something Fresh

Something Fresh

Don't you want more than something new?

Katha Winther shares insights on the New Year, fresh starts, and God's work of salvation in us!

New Year - New Options

New Year - New Options

Are you tuned up to face the New Year?

Rubel Shelly gives us some practical advice and a challenge to face the New Year with expectation and also reminds us to take one day at a time.

Ruts

Ruts

How can we get out of those hard and fast ruts?

Mike Barres talks about his gravel driveway and how it gets full of ruts and how he goes about avoiding them and then he challenges us to avoid living in the ruts we have made in our churches and our lives.

A New Year's Prayer

A New Year's Prayer

Why not pray your way into the New Year?

Rubel Shelly shares a prayer for the New Year as we begin 2008.

How Blessed We Are!

How Blessed We Are!

Are you cocooning yourself spiritually from change?

Russ Lawson is blessed and k ows further blessings await when he embraces change and leaves his religious cocoon.

While I Sleep

While I Sleep

What does God do while you sleep?

Phil Ware shares what God does for us when we sleep.

Healing and the New Way

Healing and the New Way

There is more to salvation than forgiveness!

Conversion is more than just a one time forgiveness, it is about learning a new way of life.

When Life Needs a Remote Control

When Life Needs a Remote Control

The trouble with life is that it is so unpredictable. It just happens.

I have the greatest remote control anywhere. It is amazing what it can do with my television. If I miss something, I can replay it until I catch it, and then jump back into real time.

Life's Undo Button

Life's Undo Button

Don't you wish you could erase life's mistakes?

We’ve gotten better and better at correcting mistakes on our computer. God, through His son Jesus, let’s us correct life’s mistakes in an even more amazing way.

New Wood

New Wood

What will you do about a New Year?

We can continue to grow and mature and flourish if we choose to do so, even until we are quite old.