Articles Tagged 'Inside'

All in the Family

All in the Family

When God chose to come into our world through a child, he chose a family line that was every bit as messed up as our world.

Phil Ware is using December to remind us how to welcome Jesus during this special time and what Jesus' coming means for each of us.

Sharing Good News

Sharing Good News

There's nothing more natural than sharing good news

We forget that the story of Jesus is good news, something that should be naturally shared with people we know.

Ministry Outside the Church Walls

Ministry Outside the Church Walls

Corporate worship isn't enough

The Christian life is meant to be lived out among non-believers, living in such a way that they can see who we are and eventually glorify God. A Christian life lived inside a building will never accomplish that.

It's Not Easy Being a Visitor

It's Not Easy Being a Visitor

Everyone is welcome, but they may not know it

We don’t have to change the entire service on account of those who might visit. But we should be aware of their anxieties and uncertainties, going out of our way to make them feel more at ease.

A Spiritual MRI

A Spiritual MRI

Can I let go of my regrets, guilt, and shame?

Max Lucado reminds us that we can ask God to both examine us and cleanse us; such is the grace of grace!

In Need of a Transplant

In Need of a Transplant

What does the doctor hear when he hears your heartbeat?

Rick Brown reminds us that what we need is a heart transplant from God so our heartbeat is that of Jesus.

As Different as...

As Different as...

How important are our differences?

Phil Ware continues his series on Outside the Walls, looking at Nicodemus and the Samaritan woman at the well and reminding us that they are more alike than they are different: both need Jesus and his truth, life, and love.

For Insiders or Outsiders?

For Insiders or Outsiders?

What does it matter really, if I am community or not?

Phil Ware talks about the tension between insiders and outsiders and how we are to view community and the way we connect our outside friends to it.

Included!

Included!

Are you an insider or outsider to the promises of God?

Phil Ware reminds himself that he didn't have any right to expect the grace of God to be shared with him since he wasn't a child of Abraham by race and was included only because of God's mercy.