Articles Tagged 'Hold'

More than Meets the Eye

More than Meets the Eye

Exhausted, bone-weary, and insufficient to meet the task at hand? Ah, you may just be in the place where Jesus can use you most powerfully!

Phil Ware looks into Jesus feeding the five thousand and reminds us that he longs to do amazing things through us, too!

Until He Comes!

Until He Comes!

The Lord's Supper is our regular reminder that Jesus is coming for us to share in his victory!

Phil Ware continues our focus on the Lord's Supper called Beyond Bread and Wine: this week our focus is on Jesus' return in glory!

Joy Comes Because Jesus Comes

Joy Comes Because Jesus Comes

You have not lived one moment when you were not loved.

Max Lucado reminds us that Jesus appeared to Mary and what this exchange means to all of us.

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.

Center

Center

My eyes are on Him!

Phil Ware reminds of the Bible's repeated call to make the LORD the center of our lives and our focus and how Jesus must be that for us if we dare call ourselves Christians.

Losing Your Footing?

Losing Your Footing?

What do you do when you lose your grip?

Rubel Shelly reminds of where to go in our troubling times.

Defining Faithfulness

Defining Faithfulness

Is fighting for the status quo and defending the way we've always done it really faithfulness?

Tim Woodroof continues his series on "Change in the Life of the Church" and focuses this week on faithfulness and how we define it and how Jesus and Paul define it -- staying on the journey and responding to changes faithfully rather than trying to do thi

Broken Things

Broken Things

What good are things when they are broken?

Russ Lawson reminds us of broken things and how God uses them to bless us and bless others if we don't hold on to thing that are unimportant.

Building a Culture of Honor: Accountability

Building a Culture of Honor: Accountability

Holding each other and ourselves accountable for our growth toward Jesus it often the forget piece in building a culture of honor.

Phil Ware continues his series on building a culture of honor with a focus on accountability -- both holding others accountable and holding ourselves accountable for our growth in the Lord.

Bill Knapp's Keeps Me up at Night

Bill Knapp's Keeps Me up at Night

How can an out of business restaurant speak to churches?

Mark Frost of Interim Ministry Partners shares a powerful parable about Bill Knapp's restaurants and America's quick fix mentality about the North American church and its troubles.

Discovering the Character of Your Church: Core Values

Discovering the Character of Your Church: Core Values

What really do we value?

Mark Frost of interimministrypartners.com shares insights into transition times for churches who are looking for a minister or pastor and helps them discover ways to determine their core values.

Let Christmas Deny the World?

Let Christmas Deny the World?

Christmas deny the world?

Rubel Shelly reminds us that the world can deny us of many things, especially love and joy and peace and so let's use Christmas as our opportunity to deny the world it's hold on our heart.

Rescue in Process: Hold On!

Rescue in Process: Hold On!

Light is coming from above!

Rubel Shelly writes about the trapped Chilean miners and the incredible rescue efforts that involved so many different peoples and how this mirrors heaven's efforts to rescue us.

Getting a Firm Grip

Getting a Firm Grip

Are you holding on to God?

Russ Lawson uses an old story about street cars to remind us of our need to hang on to God and our relationship with him.

What Christmas Teaches

What Christmas Teaches

Can you escape the traps?

Rubel Shelly reminds us that Christmas can be a time where we escape the realities of the world and rejoice.

Hold Your Head Up!

Hold Your Head Up!

What's got you so down you won't even believe what God says about you?

Phil Ware continues to share with his own children the values his father taught him.

How Long, Lord?

How Long, Lord?

Can you keep hanging in there?

Tom Norvell leads us to Psalm 6 and helps us ask, "How long, Lord?" because we all have times when we can barely hang on any longer.

Gallows?

Gallows?

Why in the world would anyone keep this around in their basement?

The old Gallows of the city of Chicago were left in the basement for years and years and this reminds Patrick of things that we allow to sit around in our hearts and fester and destroy us for years.

No Longer New?

No Longer New?

How long can you keep the newness alive?

The newness wears off and we get bored and we lose interest and we give up.

Hold to His Hand

Hold to His Hand

Whose hand do you hold when things get tough?

In the middle of our struggles, we need to remember that we need to reach out for God's unchanging hand.

Hold Up?

Hold Up?

Are you helping, hurting, or just in the way?

We can stand in the way of reaching the lost or we can open the highway to let folks come to Jesus!

Finishing

Finishing

So you started well, but how did you finish?

While starting well is important, finishing is the most important thing of all!