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Throw What Stinks Out of God's House!

Throw What Stinks Out of God's House!

What's the greatest danger to participating in a great move of God?

Phil Ware finishes up his series on Nehemiah and emphasizes the importance of leaders being people of integrity.

Lose One and You're Done

Lose One and You're Done

What's true about the NCAA Basketball Tourney and life?

Phi Ware reminds us that while the one and done principle is true in much of life, Jesus changed it for us in regard to sin.

When Nobody Was Looking

When Nobody Was Looking

What would you have done?

Rubel Shelly reminds us that there are honest athletes and football players.

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.

To Tell the Truth

To Tell the Truth

Does truth matter to us much these days?

Rubel Shelly addresses the issues of honesty and integrity and the importance of telling the truth and the sin against each other and ourselves when we lie and do not tell the truth.

Speaking of Recovery

Speaking of Recovery

Why go public with this?

Rubel Shelly uses Josh Hamilton's public confession about a slip in alcohol use to remind us of our need to be truthful about the addictions that enslave us.

FUD

FUD

These three lurk in the shadows seeking to derail us and do us in.

Russ Lawson talks about fear, uncertainty, and doubt, or FUD, and how God's word and God speaks into each of these to give us life.

Commitments and Complications

Commitments and Complications

How true are we to our promises?

Rubel Shelly talks about trustworthiness, about keeping our word, honoring our promises, and even more, honoring God by keeping our promises.

He Didn't Save it for Us

He Didn't Save it for Us

Integrity can be costly in the long run while paying huge dividends in those we teach!

Rubel Shelly talks about a family who found money in the attic of their newly purchased house and returned it to the heirs of the previous owners because they were honest and wanted their kids to know the truth of character.

The Path from Brokenness to Peace

The Path from Brokenness to Peace

Can I really be the same person in each place?

Ron Rose talks about the temptation to compartmentalize life and live by different standards in different roles and walks in life instead of living with integrity for God.

Yes Be Yes, No Be No

Yes Be Yes, No Be No

Are you as good as your word?

Say what you mean and then do what you say. Those around you will come to trust you when your actions are the same as your words.

SH!FT: PRAY_passionately

SH!FT: PRAY_passionately

Can we really be honest with God and reverent, too?

Phil Ware continues his shift series with a message on prayer and about being real before God.

Through God's Eyes

Through God's Eyes

How do I really look?

Rubel Shelly reminds us that our self-perceptions may be totally inaccurate.

Good News about Tomorrow

Good News about Tomorrow

There's a wave of truthfulness headed down the pipeline!

Rubel Shelly talks about his medical ethics class and the importance these students put on telling the truth in all situations.

Lord, Please Hear Our Prayers

Lord, Please Hear Our Prayers

When's the last time you waited on the Lord in prayer?

Tom Norvell reminds us of the importance of praying honestly to God about all the challenging times in our lives.

Love Path 911: Can We Have a Good Marriage?

Love Path 911: Can We Have a Good Marriage?

After all that has happened, can we have a good marriage?

Joe Beam answers the reader's question about having a good marriage again after all the hurt and sinfulness?

Christ in the House

Christ in the House

Where have you declared King's X with Jesus?

Phil Ware takes us back to Colossians 3 and challenges us to take a close look at the places where we do not allow Jesus to be Lord of our lives.

Communifaking

Communifaking

Are you telling it straight with God, or bending the truth a little?

Bill Denton introduces us to a new word, communifaking, and also challenges us to communicate truthfully.

Face the Mirror and Face the Music

Face the Mirror and Face the Music

You mean he means me?

Patrick Odum confronts us with the words of John the baptist about repentance and how we need to face ourselves honestly in the mirror.

Untangling Family Knots

Untangling Family Knots

Can it really get better if we get closer?

Ann Voskamp uses a boy's three-legged race to be the reminder that in a family, and in life, the closer we get the better we are.

A Tact Attack

A Tact Attack

What do you mean my dog is on the roof?

Rubel Shelly shares his insights on tact, telling the truth, kindness, sophistry, avoidance, and sugar coating the truth.

A Moron?

A Moron?

I'm not sure I'd agree with the assessment that this guy is a moron, do you?

Steve Higginbotham reminds us of a recent news story and disputes the charge that he was a moron, but instead was a man of integrity like we should be?

Look Them in the Eye

Look Them in the Eye

What do you have to hide?

Phil Ware shares his father's values in a letter to his children Zachary and Megan

All Those Terrible Stories?

All Those Terrible Stories?

Are we listening to what we are saying?

Rubel Shelly is asked a hard question about the awful stories of the Bible and reminds the questioner that it is truthful, gritty, real life story of the human race while offer God's grace to redeem us.

Longing for Friendship

Longing for Friendship

Are you willing to take the risk?

We all need a friend or brother or sister with whom we can confess, share our story, and find deep and meaningful friendship.