Articles Tagged 'Hurt'

ToGather: Set Free

Today we celebrate our freedom in Christ!

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ToGather: Called to Receive a Blessing (June 28, 2020)

Jesus shared his love, his life, and his amazing grace with us on the cross, so will we follow Jesus and live the way of the cross in our lives?

Phil Ware and Demetrius Collins lead us into worship in song and the Word to experience, proclaim and rejoice in the power of the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ and his call to us to remember and renew and relive the forgiveness of the cross to our daily

ToGather: Doing What is Good to All People (June 7, 2020)

We are committed to making Jesus' death, last words, and future vision real in our fellowship and our world, now!

Phil Ware and Demetrius Collins invite us to worship God to seek his help in our brokenness and challenge us to do good to all people as we have opportunity.

Donny, Marie, and LeBron: Real People, Real Words

We actually exchanged real words with both of them. It was amazing. Would you believe that they are both real living, breathing human beings?

Michael DeCamp shares a chapter out of his new book, "Loving Out Loud," and challenges us to use our words to bless and not hurt, to give life and not steal it from someone.

Affirming Their Best and Not Giving Up in Their Stumbles

I can't help but believe that every time Peter heard a rooster crow, he also remembered the Lord's words of affirmation and assurance.

Phil Ware reminds us that Jesus affirmed Peter's value and his return to useful service BEFORE Peter's stumbling denials by the fire.

Holding on to Bitterness?

Without forgiveness, bitterness is all that’s left!

Max Lucado reminds us of the importance of forgiveness or bitterness poisons our hearts and destroys our influence.

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.

Our Father Is Not Silent!

Does God still speak and make his presence known in our lives or is he silent, leaving us to decipher our own way through our troubled world?

Phil Ware continues his series on finding God's vision for our lives and living on mission for God.

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.

The Promise in the Crown of Thorns

There is more to the crown of thorns Jesus carried than meets the eye at first glance.

Max Lucado reminds us of the grace and love shown to us in the crown of thorns Jesus wore to the cross.

I Doubt It: Never Die

Can Jesus really promise us that we will never die?

Phil Ware continues his "I Doubt It" series focused today on Jesus' promise to Mary that those who believe in him will never die.

After the Crowd Has Gone

Thanksgiving is over; so what do we do now as we return to the challenges of life?

Phil Ware reminds us that Jesus gave us a great example on how to deal with the challenges we face after a great thanksgiving feast.

A Circle of Love: Too!

When Jesus' family loves each other, even in our worst moments, we can find ourselves being carried!

Phil Ware takes us back to an old article from twenty years ago about a circle of love and a family that was sustained through tragedy and loss because of the love of friends.

Hurts of the Heart

Is your storehouse of anger doing you any good? Are you happier? Better? More fun to be with?

Max Lucado helps us deal with the hurts of the heart that lead to bitterness, anger, and depression, as we are provoked and frustrated into sullen and negative states of spirit and emotion and mind.

Anger Lives in Sorrow's House

Underneath our grief lurks the monster of anger waiting to tear into us.

Max Lucado reminds us that sorrow can open the door for anger to overwhelm us because we cannot figure out why bad things happened, but we hold onto the reality that God is good.

The Silence of Saturday

God is at work even when nothing appears to be happening!

Max Lucado reminds us during this special week of a day that is so often neglected: Saturday, the Sabbath, when everything appears to be silent and that Satan has triumphed, yet lying still in the grave, Jesus' body belies the truth of God.

Look

Take a look at what Jesus did and feel the call to do it, too!

Phil Ware begins an 8-part series on discipleship and following Jesus in caring for the hurt people of the world.

Connecting Those Who Want to Help with Jesus

In a world of so much hurt and so much need, are we going to remain paralyzed to help because of a lack of faith?

Phil Ware continues his series on The Andrew Effect focusing this week on bringing those who want to help others in need to Jesus and connecting them and their resources to the Lord.

Thankful in ALL Circumstances

Caught between Thanksgiving and Christmas and in a life full of challenges and pains, what do we do?

Brian McCutchen reminds us to trust God and learn that our current circumstances aren't forever and that God can lead us to a new place.

Sin and Grace

Do we really need either of these? Absolutely yes!

Rubel Shelly writes about Pope Francis and the year of pardon for abortion and other sins that is available and how the world doesn't seem to get sin and wrong doing and guilt.

The Emmaus Option

How an old journey and a brief meal can help us reshape ourselves... and our world.

Ann Voskamp looks at our ravaged world this summer and uses the image of a ravaged countryside to help us remember the power of sharing scars with the one who bears our sin in his scars.

Saved From... Saved For!

We don't want to be swimming with Jonah on the shoreline!

Phil Ware continues with his series on Saved at Sea from the great Bible stories of sea rescues and this time examines Jonah and that he was saved from death for God's great purposes.

A Grey Sponge or a Pure Heart

Do you really want to fill your sponge with grey water?

Teresa Bell Kindred compares seeing Fifty Shades of Grey to a dirty mop bucket and a sponge.

Fifty Shades?

Is it Grey or Gray?

Patrick Odum writes about 50 Shades of Grey and reminds us to think carefully about our participation and expectation of the movie and our sexuality.

The Foolishness of 'Getting Even'

Does it really do you any good to get what you want in this circumstance?

Rubel Shelly reminds us that revenge is never sweet because it diminishes us.

Sometimes There Are No Answers

What do you do when you can't figure out the answer?

Tom Norvell reminds us that there are a lot of questions in life that we cannot get answers to; but more than answers, we need God's presence.