Articles Tagged 'Lifestyle'

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.

Like Michelle!

Like Michelle!

How do we have an infectious love of people and life that it changes us and those around us?

Brian McCutchen reminds us of the joyous and infectious virtues of a heart gladly surrendered to Jesus, like Michelle's.

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.

What is Core: Christyle

What is Core: Christyle

So do we make people think of Jesus?

Phil Ware continues his series on What is Core by calling us to true discipleship, people being conformed to be like Jesus and living out the cross, burial, and resurrection in their lives.

I Know too many Hypocrites

I Know too many Hypocrites

Hypocrisy is often cited as a reason not to follow Jesus. It is just not true.

Hypocrites say one thing while intending to do another. That is not what Christians do.

Christians Behaving Badly

Christians Behaving Badly

So how should they have reacted?

Rubel Shelly talks about Christopher Hitchens' illness and the way Christians react to it and the defense of our faith.

C2K - Living Beyond the Cliché

C2K - Living Beyond the Cliché

What if we really took Jesus' words seriously?

Phil Ware continues his series on moving from Church to Kingdom and focuses on obeying the words of Jesus.

Worship in the Real World

Worship in the Real World

Why is it so easy to draw this line?

Phil Ware reminds us that there should be no line between sacred and secular for followers of Jesus.

Root Rot

Root Rot

Can you get too much of a good thing?

Mike Barres reminds us that often what culture is giving us as water is not God's truth and will rot our roots.

Walk the Walk

Walk the Walk

How can we move from mere talking to getting out and doing the walking?

We need to move beyond merely getting folks saved to getting them to grow as followers, disciples of Jesus, who walk the walk and not just talk the talk.

Walk Your Talk

Walk Your Talk

Will you put your life where your mouth is?

Practice what you preach, walk your talk, and live the life you profess.

Doing Things Religiously

Doing Things Religiously

How are you doing on your spiritual exercises?

Worship is more than what happens every seventh day, it is all of our lives.

Wildlife Preserve

Wildlife Preserve

Have you been to a wildlife office preserve?

A lady bug helps refocus us and link us back to the beauty of God's creation and our need to be still and experience more and do less.

Loving God

Loving God

Can you truly say

God longs for us to love him and how could we not love, both in our church worship (singing, praying, reading Scripture) and in our life of worship (obedience).

Hood Ornament, Trailer Hitch, or Spark that Fires the Engine?

Hood Ornament, Trailer Hitch, or Spark that Fires the Engine?

What value does your faith really have?

All of life is our worship, our love for God expressed heart, soul, mind, and strength.