Articles Tagged 'Influence'

Marketplace Ministry

Marketplace Ministry

What are you going to do with this third of your life?

Brian McCutchen reminds us that 1/3 of our life is spent working so we need to be aware that God doesn't have us where we are by accident.

Connecting People with Jesus

Connecting People with Jesus

What on earth are we put here to do?

Phil Ware begins a series of messages on The Andrew Effect -- connecting people with Jesus and helps us learn from Andrew on how to make a Jesus difference in the lives of others.

1 Dad Changes Everything

1 Dad Changes Everything

How much power does one man of God have?!

Phil Ware continues his Saved at Sea series and in this third message reminds us of Noah for Father's Day and also emphasizing the importance of godly and righteous men and dads and the power of their influence.

Made a Difference to That One!

Made a Difference to That One!

Moving beyond starfish to children.

Phil Ware writes about the differences we can make in the lives of those who are younger, especially our children.

'A Sort of Christ'

'A Sort of Christ'

Can we re-find the way of Christ?

Rubel Shelly challenges us as the church to awaken to the call of Jesus and arise from our lethargy as an institution to reclaim our mission and purpose as Jesus' presence in the world.

The Missing Link

The Missing Link

What's lacking when see all this failure in positions of leadership?

Rubel Shelly reminds us that the real missing link in so many great athletes, politicians, and business leaders is integrity and character.

Those First 5 Years

Those First 5 Years

Let's be sure and not let those crucial years slip by us!

Terese Bell Kindred reminds mothers and grandmothers of the importance of a child's and grandchild's first five years of life and the urgency of making a God impression on them while we can.

Giving Thanks for Work?

Giving Thanks for Work?

Have you ever thought as your job as your primary place of worship?

Ron Rose reminds us that work is sacred and we should not divide our lives into sacred and secular boxes.

Real People, Real Family

Real People, Real Family

So how do we get real about the church?

Phil Ware continues his series from Matthew on God's presence in Jesus and this week talks about church as family, not community.

Influence: Not a Church Word!

Influence: Not a Church Word!

Can we really start over?

Ron Rose reminds us that influence and starting over and being a new creation is something God does all the time and we just need to begin.

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.

Faith and Traffic Lights

Faith and Traffic Lights

What does my faith have to do with how I drive?

Rubel Shelly reminds us that our character and our faith are reflected as much by how we drive as how we go to church.

Writing on Tablets

Writing on Tablets

So what are you writing on?

Stacy Voss talks about writing and also writing on the hearts of her children.

We Doubt...

We Doubt...

But it is not so much doubting God as doubting ourselves!

Phil Ware shares insight into sharing the story of Jesus and its power based on his trips to Thailand and Peru and the young men and women with whom he has shared Jesus' story and shared his heart.

Outlive Yourself

Outlive Yourself

Andy and Barney will live on in our memories for a long time!

Steve Higginbotham reflects on the death of Andy Griffith and reminds us of the importance of our influence.

The Gift of Influence: Teach to Obey

The Gift of Influence: Teach to Obey

What are you doing with yours?

Phil Ware continues his series on last words and first priority, and emphasizes the power of our influence to help others know, follow, and obey Jesus.

More Than Religious Jargon

More Than Religious Jargon

Come on now, let's really glorify God!

Ron Rose reminds us to not let glorify be simply a religious term.

The Scattered Church

The Scattered Church

How is the church like manure?

Rubel Shelly reminds us that the church is sent, scattered, meant to infiltrate and penetrate the world and make a difference.

Tired of the Ugliness?

Tired of the Ugliness?

We have some choices, so what will we choose?

Ron Rose asks us to see beyond all the ugliness in the world and use our influence for good, to be light in darkness and be an agent of transformation.

Play to Your Strengths

Play to Your Strengths

Use the best of what the Lord has given you to honor him?

Rubel Shelly talks about using your strengths and interests to do your best and honor God.

Honor to Whom Honor is Due

Honor to Whom Honor is Due

We need to acknowledge the influences in our life before the eulogies

It was an email that carried the news. It was one of those things that catches you off guard and makes you think. I needed to express my appreciation, my honor of their work, so I wrote my email and addressed it to their daughter.

Stop Controlling Me!

Stop Controlling Me!

Who's really in control here?

Joe Beam writs about controlling personalities and talks specifically about a former decorated army officer being controlled and how she escaped and kept her marriage together.

Leaving an Imprint of a Mother's Faith

Leaving an Imprint of a Mother's Faith

What's a mom supposed to do with wet cement?

Phil Ware continues his series on Mary the mother of Jesus called window to wonder and talks about Mary forming Jesus.

Go Take a Dip

Go Take a Dip

Imagine the power of the powerless!

Phil Ware continues his Old Testament stories called Light on the Dark Side of the Mountain and talks this week about the unnamed servant girl and Naaman.

SpiritFire - Unforgivable?

SpiritFire - Unforgivable?

Do you worry about this?

Phil Ware shares insight into the unforgivable sin against the Holy Spirit, or blasphemy of the Holy Spirit, and offers a four point way to invite the Holy Spirit into our world each day.