Articles Tagged 'Inn'

Dinner at Levi's House

Dinner at Levi's House

They're unsettling. They're uncomfortable. They're troubling. So, we don't ask, at least not out loud!

Phil Ware asks a bunch of troubling questions as he looks at the story of Jesus and his call of Levi and the party Levi had at his house afterwords.

Eating and Leftovers

Eating and Leftovers

Why the connection between Jesus and 'the leftovers' and why does the modern church not have the same relationships?

Phil Ware reminds us that our times at the Lord's Table should be filled with the same kind of people who joined Jesus at the table when he was on earth!

Loose Lug Nuts and the RagTag Band

Loose Lug Nuts and the RagTag Band

Will we make the Lord's Table like Levi's table?

Phil Ware reminds us that we want to not only share in the Lord's Supper, but we also want our table to be like Levi's table of grace and friendship.

God's Message to Jesus... and You!

God's Message to Jesus... and You!

What does God long to say to you?

Phil Ware reminds us of the importance of baptism to Jesus as a new beginning and how that should be important to us.

Your Sins Are Forgiven

Your Sins Are Forgiven

Only God can forgive

Jesus did a lot of miracles in the course of two days, things that man could do only with God's help. In fact, some of the Old Testament prophets did similar things, with God's help. It is at the end of the chapter, that he does something only God can

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.

A Grey Sponge or a Pure Heart

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.

Sinners and Holy People

Sinners and Holy People

Jesus came for the good, the bad, and the ugly

Jesus wants to remind us that performing a series of religious acts doesn't make us right with God. Our attitude matters. What the Bible calls "the heart." While men look at the outside, God looks at the heart.

Now, so what?

Now, so what?

So you believe in God, big deal, what are you going to do about it?

Phil Ware challenges us to ask the 'Now, so what?' question to our own faith in Jesus and God and to make life changes based upon it.

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.

A little Bit of Mission Stubbornness

A little Bit of Mission Stubbornness

Can we have a dash of stubborness in our mission stew?

Greg Anderson completes the series on seasons in the life of a church and its vision, mission, and focus.

Don't Stop

Don't Stop

Being the last to finish can still make you a winner

It's not enough to start the Christian race. We have to persevere to the finish line if we want to win the prize.

Fake

Fake

Bet you've faked a photo before

Photos often represent a "reality" that doesn't exist. They focus on the surface level. God looks beyond that, looking at the heart. How do we get our hearts right? God can fix them.

Some Things just Matter More!

Some Things just Matter More!

A touching reminder of why we do some very simple, but important things!

Phil Ware shares a recent heart-gripping moment they had with their compassion child from Uganda and what it all means as he remembers a trip from 5 years ago with Compassion Bloggers.

Beginnings in Endings: Mary Did You Know?

Beginnings in Endings: Mary Did You Know?

Mary's simple life was about to come to a dramatic end!

Phil Ware finishes the year 2012 with two powerful posts or articles about Jesus' birth and the people gathered around him, and emphasizes that God's greatest beginnings are found in hard endings.

She Had An Abortion

She Had An Abortion

How big of a sin can God forgive?

Many times, our zeal to condemn sin can make the vulnerable among us feel alienated from God.

Out of Chaos

Out of Chaos

How in the world did we get into this mess?

Phil Ware continues with The Story and focuses on the first eleven chapters of Genesis and the Fall and the brokenness of our world.

You Don't Have to Do a House Cleaning for this Christmas Guest

You Don't Have to Do a House Cleaning for this Christmas Guest

You don't have to pretend things aren't a mess!

Rick Brown reminds us of a messy Christmas long ago and the messy time in which Jesus was born.

Think Differently

Think Differently

Is your thinking stuck in a rut?

Tom Norvell reflects on Apple founder Steve Job's retirement and reminds us to think differently.

Number 1

Number 1

Who really is the best of all of time?

Phil Ware shares some thoughts on Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods, family, commitments, being a winner, and being number 1.

Design with No Designer?

Design with No Designer?

Did he completely miss the target?

Rubel Shelly challenges some of the assertions of Stephen Hawking's latest booklet.

But I Love Her Anyway

But I Love Her Anyway

I wish I could be as innocent and trusting as a child.

Jesus makes it possible to once again have the purity and innocence of a child.

Getting a Firm Grip

Getting a Firm Grip

Are you holding on to God?

Russ Lawson uses an old story about street cars to remind us of our need to hang on to God and our relationship with him.

For Sale Signs

For Sale Signs

What kind of

Being acceptable to Jesus is not like getting a house ready to sell.

New Year - New Options

New Year - New Options

Are you tuned up to face the New Year?

Rubel Shelly gives us some practical advice and a challenge to face the New Year with expectation and also reminds us to take one day at a time.