Articles Tagged 'Holiness'

Is Anything Sacred?

Is Anything Sacred?

Why do we try to change God's standards?

Max Lucado reminds us that God's holiness standards do not change and that we must not compromise on what we feel called to do.

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 Journey with Jesus to Transformation

The Journey with Jesus to Transformation

Why does the character we long to have take so long to develop?

Phil Ware's first in a four article series on Jesus' work of transformation in us.

To Fret or to Leave in God's Hands?

To Fret or to Leave in God's Hands?

Why do we fret over our artistic expressions?

Lisa Mikitarian reminds us of our need to honor God with the things he has called and gifted us to do regardless of how they are used or appreciated by others.

A Yes! Church

A Yes! Church

What kind of church do you want to be part of?

Phil Ware writes about interim ministry and his partners, and how we can be a 'Yes" church.

The Story: Rebuild and Restore

The Story: Rebuild and Restore

How can you tell how we are doing with our spirituality?

Phil Ware takes us back to The Story, God's story and our story and reminds us that while rebuilding infrastructure for a city and country is hard, it is even harder to rebuild the morale, moral, and faith foundation.

Getting Clear about Holiness

Getting Clear about Holiness

It's a whole lot more than a list of don'ts!

Rubel Shelly reminds us that holiness is not just what we avoid, but what we do to bless and redeem.

I AM: God's Handwritten Messages from Heaven - Bottom Line Faith

I AM: God's Handwritten Messages from Heaven - Bottom Line Faith

Some things you have to believe or you have nothing worth believing in!

Phil Ware continues his series on I AM, God's handwritten messages from heaven and focuses on the bottom line faith requirement -- Jesus is God come in human flesh.

After Easter

After Easter

When Easter is over, it's time to go fishing

Special religious days can be nice for recharging our batteries, but the Christian life is lived out 24/7, both in holy places and on dirty streets. God comes to meet us anywhere and everywhere. He doesn't just wait for us inside a church building on East

A Manger, A Cross, and an Empty Tomb

A Manger, A Cross, and an Empty Tomb

How could it happen like this?

Bill Sherrill reminds us that the manger and the promises given to Mary would make the Cross seem impossible to understand until the empty tomb and the resurrection brought back the praise the angels gave on the day he was born.

A Healthier Image of God

A Healthier Image of God

What are the two great lies Satan tells about God?

Rubel Shelly talks about the two lies satan tells about God and that we often believe, that God tries to limit us and that when we sin God wants to punish us.

SH!FT my Life: LIVE_holy

SH!FT my Life: LIVE_holy

What is my life really about?

Phil Ware continues his series on Shift My Life and talks about what it means to live holy!

Renewal and Spring

Renewal and Spring

A powerful image of renewal!

Pasquale Mingarelli shares pictures and a Bible study to help us remember that spring is the time for renewal

God's Twin Grace

God's Twin Grace

Why do we often emphasize one, but forget the other?

Phil Ware writes about the grace of God to save us from sin and for holy living.

What the Dying Reveal to Us about the Trinity

What the Dying Reveal to Us about the Trinity

How can we see movement in stillness?

Scott Owings shares how his work in hospice chaplaincy has helped him appreciate the things that the dying can teach us, especially about the difficult concept of the Trinity.

Consider Your Words

Consider Your Words

How many words are too many words?

Tom Norvell makes a short and simple point about not using too many words.

Inviting Darkness Home

Inviting Darkness Home

Who would want to invite this mess home?

If we don't wall pornography off at the source in our lives, then we end up just inviting it home.

Choices: Truth or Lies?

Choices: Truth or Lies?

Do we really have all these choices or is there only one choice?

Righteousness is not a choice but it is defined by God and his will, not by popular culture, media, and we cannot compromise and or flirt with evil.

Learning to Tremble

Learning to Tremble

Have you learned the ultimate act of reverence

Kimberly takes an honest self-appraisal and listens to God to learn that she needs to tremble in awe of God and his grace and at her own sin.

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.

The Fear of the Lord

The Fear of the Lord

Why should I excited about fearing the Lord?

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom and worship, but it is not a terror of the Lord, but an enraptured love-filled walk with a holy God.

Dead Tires and Road Trash

Dead Tires and Road Trash

What will you find at the side of the road this time of year?

Road trash and tire debris challenges Phil to remember exactly who it was that Jesus reached and ask why we don't reach them today?

For Freedom!

For Freedom!

Are you taking care of your freedom?

Freedom in Christ came at a high price and must be protected from legalism and license and can best be understood by flying a kite.

The Inner Self

The Inner Self

What are you doing for the inside?

We are so caught up in looking good and yet do so little to focus on what really makes us beautiful and fit!

All Space is Sacred Space

All Space is Sacred Space

Can we segment our lives into secular and sacred?

All space must be reclaimed as sacred space.