Articles Tagged 'Jew'

I Will Cling to the Old Rugged Cross

I Will Cling to the Old Rugged Cross

Like him, and because of him, we live and die to live again.

Phillip Morrison reminds us where the journey of Holy Week ends and our new life in Christ begins, the cross and the empty tomb.

Messenger to Humankind

Messenger to Humankind

Is there any message we can take from our dark night of the human soul?

Phil Ware adds some beginning thoughts and Phillip Morrison writes beautifully about a messenger to mankind and The Messenger to humankind.

King of the Jews

King of the Jews

Some palaces aren't good enough for a king

The Herodium lies in ruins today. Herod is long dead and almost forgotten. But the baby that was born in a stable in the little town of Bethlehem is remembered, loved, and worshiped.

Hope of the World

Hope of the World

What can this old story powerfully say to our geopolitical messes of today?

Phil Ware shares his series for December 2015 on welcoming Jesus and focuses on the Magi from the gospel of Matthew and lets that story remind us our need to reach out to the lost and foreigner and alien and refugee among us.

Co-heirs with Christ

Co-heirs with Christ

Paul blows away the confusion and declares us all equally heirs of God's promise!

Phil Ware continues his series on the way God values a woman and how Pentecost begins a new humanity that is to work itself out in the life of Jesus' people, the church.

The Declining Church

The Declining Church

What can we learn from Acts about the traits of a declining church?

Tim Woodroof continues his six part series on life and growth and stages of churches, especially churches in decline.

The Plateaued Church

The Plateaued Church

What happens when culture passes us by?

Tim Woodroof continues his series on the ways we need to freshen our approach to church if we are going to connect with people in today's world and how we react to our own church issues.

Hate Crime or Love Offering?

Hate Crime or Love Offering?

So what, or who, really put Jesus on the cross?

Phil Ware writes on this day after Palm Sunday about Jesus' ultimate destination in Jerusalem, with the triumphal entry, the conflict with the leaders, and his betrayal, death, and resurrection.

When Our Star first Began to Shine

When Our Star first Began to Shine

It's Been up There a long, long Time!

Phil Ware writes about the Christmas star that actually began to shine many years before the Magi found it!

Not Quite as We Have Told It

Not Quite as We Have Told It

It's not the road you think, but it's the destination you seek!

Phil Ware goes over a number of inaccuracies that have crept in to our telling of the story of Jesus at Christmas, but reminds us that the main thing is that Jesus came for everyone and the more we know the story, the more we know it is true.

Merry Christmas?

Merry Christmas?

Isn't happy holidays just too bland?

Rubel Shelly shares very respectfully the reason he wants to say Merry Christmas.

Romantic Faith

Romantic Faith

How can faith be romantic?

Rubel Shelly shares insight on the difference between Jewish thinking and Graeco-Roman thinking and how impacts the way we view Christian faith which should be romantic faith.

C2K - Mission Minded

C2K - Mission Minded

You ready to reach out?

Phil Ware talks about being mission-minded and outreach oriented and not letting other cultures, languages, ethnicities, races, or differences block us from sharing Jesus.

Under the Passover Moon

Under the Passover Moon

So why did those friends of Jesus fall asleep on him?

Lois Tverberg shares from her blog on the Jewishness of Jesus and about why the disciples fell asleep on the night of Jesus' betrayal.

The Value Is the Owner

The Value Is the Owner

What value do you place in yourself?

Alan Smith tells a story about an amber Napoleon Bonaparte gift to his wife and how it became a priceless piece of jewelry because he owned it.

Christians, Moslems, and Jews

Christians, Moslems, and Jews

Jesus is the only way to God, or he is nothing.

Jesus claims to be the one true way to God. There is no other.

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.

Servin' Safari

Servin' Safari

Now what are we hunting on this one?

Patrick Odum reminds us that we shouldn't get weary in doing kind acts of service simply because we can't see the results, because do good is a result all by itself.

The Right Light

The Right Light

Have you found the right time and the right light?

The right time and the right light are necessary for us to find the right answers.