Articles Tagged 'Home'

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Kryptonite of Grace

Kryptonite of Grace

Why in the world would Mark tell this story about what Jesus couldn't do after telling about four powerful miracles Jesus did?

Phil Ware challenges us with a hard truth about our low expectations of what we believe Jesus can do with us, for us, and through us -- are we, the church, the Nazareth of today?

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.

Longing for Home

Longing for Home

As we share this bread and drink this cup, let's be reminded of our home on the horizon and the joy we will share when we arrive!

Phil Ware talks about longing for home and the food of home and challenges us to see Communion as our taste of home while we are away.

Joys of the Feast

Joys of the Feast

The difficulties of yesterday's journey will be forgotten in the joy of the feast.

Max Lucado reminds us as we finish up with Thanksgiving that the joys of the feast and the family will swallow up the memories of the journey and the wait.

Couldn't!

Couldn't!

As Jesus' family, what are we preventing him from doing among us because of our lack of faith?

Phil Ware reminds us of the dangers of limiting what Jesus can do among us and through us because we think we know what we can expect of him.

Invitation to the Great House of God

Invitation to the Great House of God

He's already preparing a place for you, so why not accept his invitation?

Max Lucado invites us to look at the beautiful Lord's Prayer and see it as the blueprint to the Great House of God prepared for us -- not just later, but now -- as his children.

The Least of These

The Least of These

Have you fed Jesus lately?

You will probably never get the chance to give pizza to a famous actor. But you can reach out and help Jesus today. You can serve the hungry, the thirsty, the lonely, the naked, or the prisoner. You can help "the least of these" and really be doing it for

Act(s) 1: Scene 4 — Constantly in Prayer

Act(s) 1: Scene 4 — Constantly in Prayer

Doesn't sound like much of a plan, just to sit and pray, but it was Jesus' plan!

Mark Frost finishes his 4 part series on Acts 1 and the key scenes that set the stage for the church to launch out into a whole new era of mission.

When Home Makes a Heart Call

When Home Makes a Heart Call

Do you have a bad case of homesickness?

Cathy Messecar describes how her son went to camp and didn't want to be there but wanted to come home and she makes a connection with the story of the prodigal son in Jesus' parable in Luke 15.

Lost and Found

Lost and Found

If I lose a $20 bill, it doesn't matter if I still have two other ones. I want to find the lost one. God feels that way about us.

Just like we rejoice over finding lost money, God rejoices when lost people are found.

Jesus Goes Home

Jesus Goes Home

Was there something Jesus really couldn't do?

Phil Ware continues his series on inviting Jesus to church and focuses on the question, who is Jesus family, the ones who find it so hard to believe and who will not allow him to act because of their unbelief.

Jesus with Dirt on His Face and No Place to Sleep

Jesus with Dirt on His Face and No Place to Sleep

Have you seen Jesus here?

Phil Ware continues his leadership series on the Immanuel Sayings or ways to experience Jesus, this one focuses on compassionate service.

The Waiting Is the Hardest Part

The Waiting Is the Hardest Part

O how our hearts ache till all our precious ones are in Jesus!

Phil Ware shares his heart about someone who is precious to him who needs to come to the Lord and has not yet done so.

Looking beyond Our Pigeonholes

Looking beyond Our Pigeonholes

You know you don't fit, so why climb into someone else's pigeon hole for you?

Rubel Shelly reminds us that we can refuse to climb into the pigeonholes that other people have made for us because we know who our real Father is.

What's Keeping You from Joining the Party

What's Keeping You from Joining the Party

Have you missed the story about the other son?

Rick Brown writes about the prodigal son parable and reminds us that there are two sons who are lost and need to come home to the heart of the father and join the party he longs to throw for both of them!

We Are really Going Home

We Are really Going Home

Egypt is back in the news, so what does that have to do with going home?

Phillip Morrison continues his encouraging words with an especially relevant piece on Egypt and going home.

Coming Home

Coming Home

Have you ever wondered how God feels on his end of things?

Phil Ware shares about his son coming for Thanksgiving and it reminds him how much God must anticipate his children coming home to him.

Handwritten Message from Heaven: I AM

Handwritten Message from Heaven: I AM

Is Jesus claiming to be God?

Phil Ware begins a series of messages on the "I AM" sayings of the Bible.

Restoration

Restoration

You can come home

Like the Israelites of old, we too can find ourselves ripped from our homes, forced to go places we don't want and become slaves to our emotions and desires. BUT we can go "home" anytime we choose restoration with our Father.

The Home Stretch

The Home Stretch

Make that last effort to make it home!

Tom Norvell reminds us that we will all have difficult points in our journey, but let's finish strong, especially when we find ourselves in the home stretch.

My Father

My Father

Why is it so important that God be called Father?

Phil Ware continues his series on the Prodigal Son called the Journey Home about the God we all need to be our Father.

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.

When these Ol' Walls Can't Speak

When these Ol' Walls Can't Speak

Can you capture the memories even if you can't hear the words?

Phil Ware begins a series of messages called "The Journey Home" and focuses on God being the home we long for.

GIVE Generously?

GIVE Generously?

So what's the grace and privilege we are supposed to find here?

Phil Ware continues his SHIFT series and focuses upon giving generously as a privilege and grace.

A Walk with Our Shepherd

A Walk with Our Shepherd

What does it really mean for us?

This is a simple meditation on the meaning of the Shepherd Psalm, Psalm 23.