Articles Tagged 'Helpful'

Refresh

Refresh

If the gospel we believe doesn't cause us to liberate people from the chains of our prejudices and selfishness, then perhaps we don’t understand it.

Patrick Odom uses the short letter of Paul to Philemon to remind us what is important in Christ.

A Plea to Fellow Believers

A Plea to Fellow Believers

If you could ask your fellow believers one thing, what would that be?

Tom Norvell makes a plea to fellow believers to think before speaking and acting and try to line up both with our example of how Jesus spoke and acted toward others.

A Humble Suggestion

A Humble Suggestion

What can this former Whitehouse staffer teach us about humility and forgiveness?

Kasey Pipes shares very personal observations about Washington, D.C., politics, humility, blogging, writing, and pride.

A No! Church (And how to Avoid Becoming One)

A No! Church (And how to Avoid Becoming One)

Want to make sure nobody bothers you by coming back?

Mark Frost continues a series on Becoming a Yes! Church being done by Interim Ministry Partners Phil Ware, Mark Frost, Greg Anderson, and Tim Woodroof

It's just a little Thing... not Really!

It's just a little Thing... not Really!

When are little things not little things — most of the time!

Tom Norvell reminds us that little things are not really little things and that they often are the difference between life and missing out on life.

Good Samaritan Not Appreciated

Good Samaritan Not Appreciated

Why would anyone not be thankful for getting back $1200?

Rubel Shelly tells the story of a man finding $1200 and not being thanked when he returned it and he talks about the principle of being a good Samaritan.

What Are We Known For?

What Are We Known For?

So how's your reputation as a Christian?

Ron Rose reminds us that we can be someone who argues or someone who is known for loving others.

Would Someone Please Help?

Would Someone Please Help?

You've been there, haven't you, where you needed help and wondered if anyone was there?

Phil Ware talks about using our summers to do God's work.

A Little Something Extra

A Little Something Extra

What do you have to share with others that is a little extra?

Katha Winther shares a tradition she picked up from her mother and that we should pass along to others along the way: give a little something extra.

What's Your Purpose?

What's Your Purpose?

Is there something more than being saved from sin?

Tom Norvell reminds us that we were saved from what we were to be what we are: God's people created with purpose to do good works.

Helpfulness

Helpfulness

So what can you do to make yourself a blessing to others?

Rubel Shelly shares insights on being helpful and how it's part of our being created in the image of God.

Time for Some Faith Tracking

Time for Some Faith Tracking

Can you see how the Lord has guided your path?

Rose Rose carefully and respectfully challenges us to launch out in faith and see the great promises gives to us.

Last Thoughts or Long Commitments?

Last Thoughts or Long Commitments?

Would Timothy make it, and if he did, would he be faithful?

Phil Ware uses Timothy's release from prison to be an opportunity to look at how we are to live in a culture opposed to Christianity.

The Main Thing

The Main Thing

Are we losing focus?

Phil Ware shares a reminder that not only must we do good and live morally, but we must not forget the main thing, letting others know about Jesus!

A Choice

A Choice

Do I really have a choice in my day?

Tom Norvell talks about the struggles of moving and the way people in customer service promise more than they can deliver.

Hard Times Good for You?

Hard Times Good for You?

Can they really be a blessing?

Rubel Shelly reminds us of how hard times can actually shape us for the better and help us see our role in making the world a better place.

The Power of Human Kindness

The Power of Human Kindness

Can kindness really melt the heart of stone?

Rubel Shelly shares a great story of how simple kindness and candy help heal old wounds and made friends out of enemies.

How Money Buys Happiness

How Money Buys Happiness

Money can buy happiness?

Rubel Shelly helps us see how money buys happiness, by using it to help others who are in need!

Thoughtfulness

Thoughtfulness

When's the last time you let them know you were thinking of them?

Mike Barres reminds us to be thoughtful to others and one way to do that is to remember those who have been thoughtful to us.

The Aroma of Christ

The Aroma of Christ

So what do you smell like today?

Tom Norvell reminds us that we are to carry the aroma of Jesus with us wherever we go -- some will like it, some will not, but God will be pleased!

The Fred Factor

The Fred Factor

How many opportunities will you miss today?

Steve Higginbotham shares with us the opportunity to be Fred, like Jesus, to those around us.

Thankful for Simple Things

Thankful for Simple Things

Why give thanks for that?

Mike Barres talks about a hunting trip with his wife and how they were so thankful for just heat and food and the simple things of life.

God on eBay?

God on eBay?

You can find God in the most unusual of places!

Lisa Mikitarian shares with us an experience she had buying New Balance shoes on eBay and how the seller blessed her life in a special way.

The Value of Small

The Value of Small

How much do you value small things?

Tom Norvell reminds us of the importance of small things and to not get so hung up on big things.

The Staying Power of Our Words

The Staying Power of Our Words

Why do some of these things stick in our heads for so long?

Katha Winther reminds us of the weird and yet powerful staying power of many of our words and reminds us to use them to be a blessing to others.