Articles Tagged 'Genuine'

Knowing Jesus

Knowing Jesus

Don't you want to know more than just facts about Jesus?

Phil Ware reminds us that there is simply no substitute for truly knowing Jesus!

Jesus Promises His Presence

Jesus Promises His Presence

Can we really expect to meet Jesus!

Phil Ware continues his series on The Andrew Effect and reminds us that Jesus promised to be present with us as we live out the four moves of the Andrew Effect.

If You Can’t Trust a Panda

If You Can’t Trust a Panda

If you can't trust a panda, who can you trust?

Faking Christianity may score points with your friends and neighbors. Living the Christian life can fill your life with purpose and meaning, giving you a powerful hope for the future.

Experience Immanuel

Experience Immanuel

Why do we settle for so much less of Jesus than He promised us?

Phil Ware finishes up his 5 part series on experiencing Immanuel and summarizes the content of the four previous articles.

It's a Time to Help, not just Talk

It's a Time to Help, not just Talk

What can we do?

Phil Ware offers some practical and important advice on what to do to help in the devastation caused by tornadoes.

The Ring of Authenticity

The Ring of Authenticity

Can you tell if the imperfections have been cleansed?

Rubel Shelly visits a kiln that fires ceramics and helps us think through the importance of purifying our imperfections.

Christians Behaving Badly

Christians Behaving Badly

So how should they have reacted?

Rubel Shelly talks about Christopher Hitchens' illness and the way Christians react to it and the defense of our faith.

Don't Forget to Wish for the Best

Don't Forget to Wish for the Best

When was the last time you sat down with the

Rick Brown finds a Black Friday experience that pushes him back to the real meaning of Christmas and the old Sears Wish Book.

Gratitude that Costs Us Something

Gratitude that Costs Us Something

How can we be thankful without doing something significant?

Patrick Odum talks about gratitude and thankfulness for the grace we have received and all the blessings we have in Christ and in life.

Lord, Please Hear Our Prayers

Lord, Please Hear Our Prayers

When's the last time you waited on the Lord in prayer?

Tom Norvell reminds us of the importance of praying honestly to God about all the challenging times in our lives.

Mother's Day in Retrospect

Mother's Day in Retrospect

Now just how good a Mother's Day gift is a rubber tree plant?

Russ Lawson talks about what husbands and sons should do for the mothers and wives for Mother's Day.

Sawdust and Two-by-Fours

Sawdust and Two-by-Fours

What are we overlooking in ourselves to criticize others?

Patrick Odum writes about firefighters burning down their own station, hypocrites, criticism, and our desire to run others down.

But Can She Sing?

But Can She Sing?

What's more important, style or substance?

Rubel Shelly talks about the shallowness of the Chinese to place appearance above all things and then pass it off as something else.

The Art of Saying, 'I am Sorry'

The Art of Saying, 'I am Sorry'

Simple words, so why don't we say them more genuinely?

Steve Higginbotham reminds us that saying "I'm sorry" means truly apologizing.

Luxury Addiction

Luxury Addiction

How much has your stuff become your owner?

Patrick Odum challenges us with some real truths about luxury and greed and what it does to our walk with God and our genuine opportunities to be happy.

With Gentleness and Respect

With Gentleness and Respect

How do we change the anti-Christian perspective of our culture?

Phil Ware talks about the need to live the life of Jesus before the world or our witness doesn't mean anything at best and creates hostility at worst to Christianity.

The Real Thing

The Real Thing

Do you have anything that is really genuine?

So many things are fake and not genuine, but God wants to give us the real thing.

Love Words

Love Words

How sloppy are you with your words for affection?

We are sloppy in the way we use words for love, so why not see how the Bible does and especially see how Jesus demonstrated it and evaluate our lives based on his model?

More Than a Façade

More Than a Façade

Will your character collapse under pressure?

Are we anything more than a facade, or does our character run deep and can it be seen in the world of quiet and inner places in our lives.

Don't Forget to Vote

Don't Forget to Vote

So who will win the election you're voting in today?

What we do is our vote and if we are disinterested, that vote shows up too, so let's vote with integrity each day.

The Least of These?

The Least of These?

How do you treat those that you don't have to be nice to?

How we treat the folks we don't HAVE to be nice to reveals a whole lot about us.