Articles Tagged 'Hope'

Unconventional Grace and the Song of Jesus

Unconventional Grace and the Song of Jesus

Like in other epoch-making moments in the history of God’s people, the movement of God in Jesus’ story began with the valuing of women's voices.

Phil Ware continues his series of reflections on what the Bible teaches about the value, importance, and role of women in God's unfolding plan of grace.

When Storms Come

When Storms Come

Could you use some hope in the aftermath of this storm, and in other choppy seas you may be facing?

Max Lucado shares words of encouragement and hope as hurricane Florence comes ashore.

God's Providence? Perhaps!

God's Providence? Perhaps!

Is this any less amazing than Paul’s unlikely meeting with Onesimus?

Steve Higginbotham connects us with God's amazing work at getting people together and helping them live as brothers in Christ both in Bible times and today!

The Threefold Path

The Threefold Path

How beautifully these three words speak to the fullness of our Christian walk!

Bill Sherrill reminds us of the importance of faith, hope, and love -- not just as theological concepts, but as integrated real-life motivation and actions.

Our Weakness, God's Power

Our Weakness, God's Power

He should have left him for the buzzards. He should have sent him to hell. But he didn’t. He sent him to the lost.

Max Lucado writes to remind us of our need to surrender our anxiety, and everything else, to Jesus and let him change our name and our future.

You Are Not Your Husband's Holy Spirit

You Are Not Your Husband's Holy Spirit

I was very comfortable right where I was.

Jordan Harrell speaks to women about something she was told by another woman teacher that revolutionized her relationship with her husband.

I Won't Let You Go!

I Won't Let You Go!

What is this peace? What is this overcoming Jesus talks about?

Phil Ware reminds us of the great truth of Jesus' steadfastness and faithfulness, he won't let us go.

The Perfect Storm

The Perfect Storm

You don’t need to be a fisherman to experience a perfect storm.

Max Lucado reminds us about finding ourselves about being in a perfect storm and receiving God's perfect peace.

You Break It; You Buy It?

You Break It; You Buy It?

You mean, this actually applies to my kid, too?

Phil Ware reminds us that God broke one of the most held rules of merchandising, you break it; you buy it, and in Jesus turned this principle upside down.

Renown or Ransom?

Renown or Ransom?

How could Jesus' 12 apostles be so clueless? O, yeah. I'm that clueless about half the time!

Jame Nored and Phil Ware remind us of Jesus' example of being a servant and giving his life as a ransom to buy our freedom.

Words to Say

Words to Say

What can I as a believer in Jesus actually do to make a difference in the tasteless and vile language that comes from every side, quarter, and position?

Phil Ware shares how the Holy Spirit convicted him about the kind of speech he, and we must use in a world that has gone crazy at attacking each other.

Dear Husband, You're Worth It!

Dear Husband, You're Worth It!

What happened last weekend felt hopeless and dark. But this weekend says it wasn’t.

Jordan Harrell captures the reality of the good times and challenging times in a marriage and what God is up to in all of it if we will keep on loving each other.

Surely!

Surely!

A hardened elite soldier in Rome's army comes face-to-face with the Son of God.

Phil Ware looks at the Centurions in the New Testament and reminds us that they often believed in Jesus.

This Collision of Grace

This Collision of Grace

Greatness and grace reveal themelves in a world so real we can smell the manure and hear the breathing sounds of the Son of God.

Phil Ware reminds us of the discontinuity, the absolute collision, of the grime of our world and the glory of God in the birth of Jesus.

Let God Love You!

Let God Love You!

Do more than try to hang onto love. Let's God's love Hang on to you!

Max Lucado reminds us to accept and receive the love God longs to give us.

When You Can't Hide Your Mistakes

When You Can't Hide Your Mistakes

He was nitroglycerin; if you bumped him the wrong way, he blew up.

Max Lucado reminds of what is necessary when we have failed publicly and why it is necessary.

Resurrection!

Resurrection!

Have you read the story lately? Are you celebrating life made new by our resurrected Savior?

A Bible description of Jesus' resurrection taken from a harmony of the Gospels.

Beginning in Endings #1

Beginning in Endings #1

We have new life because Jesus gave up his. We have a fresh beginning because Jesus chose to submit to an earthly ending.

Phil Ware reflects on the last tens days of Jesus' life before his crucifixion and points us to the hope of a new beginning found in Jesus' life ending.

The Lord is Near

The Lord is Near

The Lord longs to be near us when we feel most alone, especially in our last journey through the valley of shadows.

Phil Ware reminds us that in our darkest times the Lord, our good Shepherd, wants to be near us and make his presence known to us.

Life Happens!

Life Happens!

No one is exempt from life’s challenges.

Brian McCutchen uses the journey of Asaph in Psalm 73 to remind us that life happens to everyone, but God is with those who love him.

Through the Eyes of Jesus

Through the Eyes of Jesus

How differently might we respond to his call if we truly realized that we are far more precious to him than any son or daughter could be to a loving mommy or daddy?

Phil Ware begins a series of 13 messages on Vision by talking about his own son and daughter and how he had dreams for them as children.

Every Heart a Manger

Every Heart a Manger

Have you invited him in?

Max Lucado reminds us to make our heart a manger and every day Christmas.

Jesus Came to Be One of Us!

Jesus Came to Be One of Us!

We desperately need to push past the glitz of the season and remember the gritty grace of the manger and the glory of God incarnate in a helpless baby who came to be one of us!

James and Phil continue their series on The Story of Redemption by focusing on the birth of Jesus and what it means for us.

Jesus, Be Born in Me

Jesus, Be Born in Me

Like Mary, we don't know fully what we are committing to do, but we know that our ultimate destination is Jesus.

Phil Ware reminds us of the gritty reality of Jesus' birth and Mary choosing to accept the challenge of being Jesus' mother and reminds us of our need to commit to have Jesus born in our lives.

Christ our Hope!

Christ our Hope!

You offer the invitation, and Jesus brings the blessing!

Max Lucado reminds us that Christ is our hope and that we can invite him into our lives anew, and to stay, this Christmas.