Articles Tagged 'Holy Spirit'

Welcome to the Dance

Welcome to the Dance

All of life is a dance if we will only remember who needs to take the lead!

Lisa Noble shares a beautiful and intimate reflection of her walk, or better yet her dance with the Lord and his lead in her life.

O Come, Please Come, Immanuel

O Come, Please Come, Immanuel

So how can I read the gospels as more than just daily Bible reading I check off my to-do list?

Phil Ware begins a series of articles on the Immanuel Sayings in Matthew and this is done in coordination with Interim Ministry Partners and focuses on experiencing Jesus, or Immanuel.

Inspired Truth?

Inspired Truth?

What makes Scripture inspired truth?

Phil Ware remembers an old mentor who has gone to be with Jesus, Neil Lightfoot, and as he recalls a lesson from John 4 about real faith is also reminded about the nature of inspired truth.

Prayer and Mission

Prayer and Mission

So if they didn't and couldn't, how dare we?

Mark Frost continues the series on discovering your mission before finding your minister with the Interim Ministry Partners team and he focuses on prayer.

Building a Culture of Honor: Prayer

Building a Culture of Honor: Prayer

Prayer changes something much more important than our circumstances!

Phil Ware continues his series on building a culture of honor focusing this week on prayer, especially prayer as a redemptive tool of offering forgiveness and blessing to those who are our enemies and who mistreat us.

Building a Culture of Honor: Affirmation

Building a Culture of Honor: Affirmation

Where do we begin to change the cynicism and negativity we bring into our families, workplaces, and churches?

Phil Ware continues his series on building a culture of honor focusing on affirmation.

Sighing for Home

Sighing for Home

How do we deal with the longing?

Phil Ware continues his thoughts on the Immanuel passages in Matthew and challenges us to not settle for less than an experience of God -- Father, Son or Holy Spirit -- and not simply religious experience.

With You Always

With You Always

Can I really know and experience Jesus in my daily life?

Phil Ware does part 4 of a 5 part series on experiencing Jesus' presence from the gospel of Matthew, focusing on the Great Commission and Jesus' promise to be present.

Don't Rush God

Don't Rush God

Can we really become all God has made us to be if we rush ourselves to God's goal?

Rubel Shelly reminds us that rushing around to get where we think God wants us to be is seldom God's plan and seldom accomplishes what God wants to do in us.

The Story: Three Windows of Grace

The Story: Three Windows of Grace

Isn't it time for a little church remodeling?

Phil Ware continues his series on The Story and focuses on the church at Antioch and the grace that empowered the church to be all God intended it to be.

The Story: Jesus' Ministry Begins

The Story: Jesus' Ministry Begins

Why does Jesus' ministry begin with John?

Phil Ware continues his series on The Story and reminds us that we can all be John the Baptist, the baptizer, to people around us.

God Put His SIGnature on You!

God Put His SIGnature on You!

Can you see God's signature on his masterpiece?

Phil Ware reminds us that we are all God's gifted children and that God has put his signature on each of us in three different ways.

It Is Time

It Is Time

So how long are you going to wait?

Tom Norvell challenges us a week into the New Year to get about doing the work of God because it is time!

Beginning in Endings: End of Years, Rebirth of Joy!

Beginning in Endings: End of Years, Rebirth of Joy!

How could we have this completely wrong?

Phil Ware concludes his end of the year series called Beginning in Endings by talking about Anna and Simeon from Luke 2 and what they should teach us about aging and what to expect as we grow older.

I Am: Handwritten Messages from Heaven - Fear

I Am: Handwritten Messages from Heaven - Fear

How in the world do I obey that command?

Phil Ware continues his series on I AM from the Gospel of John and focuses on Jesus' statement that he is I AM and so we should not fear.

Everything on the Line

Everything on the Line

What would you do in your last moments with those you love?

Phil Ware continues his series on the unpredictable Savior and reminds us of the upper room discourses where Jesus demonstrates and teaches what is most important to him to those who are most important to him, his disciples, his friends, those he loves.

Father, Your Servant Is Listening

Father, Your Servant Is Listening

How will I get everything done on my to do list?

Tom Norvell reminds us to listen to God's voice for time alone with him to be renewed, rekindled, and directed to what matters most in our lives and on our to do lists.

Better Broken: Forgiveness and Power

Better Broken: Forgiveness and Power

I can actually get better?

Phil Ware continues his series on Better Broken reminding us that God can make us better after we have been broken and use us to do his work in the Kingdom because of two things: forgiveness we receive in Jesus through baptism and the power of the Holy Sp

Line in the Sand: Baptize!

Line in the Sand: Baptize!

What is your line in the sand in your faith walk with Jesus?

Phil Ware continues his series called Last Words, First Priority and emphasizes the line in the sand moment we call baptism.

10 Things to Do with Elevator Time

10 Things to Do with Elevator Time

Have you ever redeemed your time on an elevator?

Ron Rose talks about redeeming elevator time and listening to the Holy Spirit about ways to minister and be a blessing to people.

Spiderman and Jesus

Spiderman and Jesus

What I learned about Jesus from Spiderman

Spiderman is a story about new identity, new power, and the battle between good and evil. So is the Jesus story. And it is real.

Joy to the World!

Joy to the World!

With the birth of Jesus, we enter a gritty world that we know is our own.

Phil Ware continues his series called When Spirit Becomes Flesh and he focuses on the grit and real world feel of the birth stories and also the joy that comes from Jesus' birth.

SpiritFire - More than Near

SpiritFire - More than Near

How close is God to us?

Phil Ware shares insight in his SpiritFire series on the Holy Spirit and reminds us of the incredible promises of God's nearness and personal indwelling in us through the Holy Spirit.

SpiritFire - Overflow?

SpiritFire - Overflow?

Where can I get this living water?

Phil Ware continues his series on the Holy Spirit called SpiritFire and talks about living in the overflow of the Holy Spirit's presence.

SpiritFire - Potholes, Ditches, and Freedom

SpiritFire - Potholes, Ditches, and Freedom

Can you avoid the deep ditches?

Phil Ware continues his SpiritFire series and reminds us of the ditches that can trap us on the way to freedom in grace and being led by the Spirit.