Articles Tagged 'God'

God of Gracious Love

God of Gracious Love

Life without grace leaves us with a distorted understanding of God.

James Nored and Phil Ware remind us of God's grace: both his common grace and his sacrificial grace meant to save us from our sinful failures and save us to share his gracious purposes with the world.

God Still Cares

God Still Cares

When we have sinned, fallen short of God's plans for us, and have disappointed our heavenly Father, we assume he puts us into his “club for the unwanteds.”

James Nored and Phil Ware continue their messages on God's plan of redemption and how God longs to restore us to himself.

The Gospel According to Nintendo

The Gospel According to Nintendo

How do we leverage creation to cry out for the Creator to be the guiding force in our lives?

Phil Ware continue their series on Finding Our Story in God's Story of Redemption by focusing on the beauty of creation, the arts, and sharing God.

I Doubt It: The Delivery Room

I Doubt It: The Delivery Room

If Nicodemus needed grace despite all his religious accomplishments and his genuinely God-seeking heart, then we desperately need grace, too.

Phil Ware continues his series on 'I Doubt It' by talking about Jesus' encounter with Nicodemus and his need to be born of God, from above, born again.

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.

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.

Made Out of Love

Made Out of Love

Why in the world did the Creator make us and give us such a beautiful place to live?

James Nored and Phil Ware continue their series on Finding My Story in God's Story and listening to what the Bible says about our world, about us, and about where to find life.

God Became Flesh

God Became Flesh

Take a look at this baby and see God... in a manger, come to be with us!

Max reminds us that a baby makes us do crazy things at Christmas and this baby should help us see God!

Give Me Jesus: Then!

Give Me Jesus: Then!

We sometimes forget that Jesus' birth, so wrapped in sentimentality at Christmas, was a real event when the Immortal God chose to wrap himself in the fragile face of a newborn child.

Phil Ware continues his Christmas series, entitled "Give Me Jesus", focusing this week on the specific time, the then, of Jesus' coming.

Something Greater to Come

Something Greater to Come

Waiting for the Lord to come and realizing that his coming is clothed in love.

Phillip Morrison reminds us that waiting and Christmas and Advent involve waiting and the wait is worth the effort when the desire of our hearts comes and fills us with his love.

Give Me Jesus: BEFORE!

Give Me Jesus: BEFORE!

Who is that little child in that manger who looks so tiny and fragile?

Phil Ware begins a four series set of articles for Advent and this first one is called BEFORE and focuses on Jesus being God, pre-existent before the world began.

An Early Christmas Would Be Nice

An Early Christmas Would Be Nice

Despite all the mess and the complications, God came to live among us being born in a place where animals fed.

Max Lucado reminds that Jesus, the Son of God, the Christ and Messiah, came to us in a manger in Bethlehem.

Christmas Can Bring Out the Best  in Us!

Christmas Can Bring Out the Best in Us!

The challenge is to help others celebrate Jesus 365 days a year.

Brian McCutchen shares with us about the need for Christmas to continue year round.

After the Crowd Has Gone

After the Crowd Has Gone

Thanksgiving is over; so what do we do now as we return to the challenges of life?

Phil Ware reminds us that Jesus gave us a great example on how to deal with the challenges we face after a great thanksgiving feast.

The Lord is Near: Shalom!

The Lord is Near: Shalom!

More than an absence of conflict, the Lord wants to give us life to the full!

Phil Ware finishes his six-part series on Paul's promises to the Philippians that the Lord is always near and God and the peace he brings will be with them.

The Lord is Near: Acorn

The Lord is Near: Acorn

The power of the oak is in the acorn!

Phil Ware continues his series that the Lord is near focusing on the power of this promise found in the Lord's faithfulness, love, and grace.

Keep Singing the Song

Keep Singing the Song

As followers of Jesus, isn't it time the world heard what we are for when it comes to sexuality?

Phillip Morrison brings Sara Barton's writings into the moments of our headlines of today with a story from long ago that reminds us that God's word still has the ultimate love song.

The Lord is Near: Doubts

The Lord is Near: Doubts

How do we hang onto God's promises when they seem too good to be true?

Phil Ware shares his third in a series of 6 messages on the promise that the LORD is near; this time focusing on our doubts.

Compassion for the Fatherless

Compassion for the Fatherless

Hear the words of one who has lived it: What does an orphan desire most?

This powerful message is from an orphan who was abandoned and abused by family and rescued by a sponsor.

The Lord is Near: Promises

The Lord is Near: Promises

Some promises matter more because of when they are made!

Phil Ware shares his second in a series focused on Jesus' promises to never leave us or forsake us.

Drawing Near

Drawing Near

We can approach God without fear!

Because of the sacrifice of Jesus, those of us with faithful, sincere hearts, who have been washed in the blood of Jesus, may confidently enter the presence of God.

The Lord is Near: Longing

The Lord is Near: Longing

We are not alone in longing to know that the presence of the Lord is with us!

Phil Ware begins a series called the Lord is near and reminds us that the Lord is close and we have a right to long to know his presence is real and is near.

Hank and the Mop Bucket

Hank and the Mop Bucket

Changing direction in life is not tragic. Losing passion in life is.

Max Lucado reminds us that God is not finished with us yet and still speaks to us.

Staking God's Claim on Our Lives

Staking God's Claim on Our Lives

God's Word is powerful in our lives when we go public with our faith and commitment to Him!

Steve Hemphill reminds us of the great power for those of us who believe God is still the Great I AM and who intervenes to bless and empower his people today.

He Paid My Debt!

He Paid My Debt!

As children of our Father, we are called to live up to the God standard!

Phillip Morrison reminds us that we are saved by grace and God expects us to be gracious.