Articles Tagged 'Line'

Is Anything Sacred?

Is Anything Sacred?

Why do we try to change God's standards?

Max Lucado reminds us that God's holiness standards do not change and that we must not compromise on what we feel called to do.

I Doubt It: I AM, Don't Be Afraid

I Doubt It: I AM, Don't Be Afraid

Maybe the goal in life is not to arrive at our goals, but to invite Jesus into the journey and let him get us where we need to be.

Phil Ware continues his series called "I Doubt It" and this week focuses on Jesus coming to his closest followers through the storm when they were exhausted, afraid, and uncertain.

Drawing Near

Drawing Near

We can approach God without fear!

Because of the sacrifice of Jesus, those of us with faithful, sincere hearts, who have been washed in the blood of Jesus, may confidently enter the presence of God.

Simple Words, Great Grace

Simple Words, Great Grace

Where would this woman be without a risk-taking faith that moved her to bold action?

Phil Ware reminds us that faith always involves action that demonstrates its reality and Jesus saves in more than the miraculous; he saves us in every way a person can be saved.

Sitting Duck?

Sitting Duck?

What if loneliness has an invitation for a great discovery about God?

Max Lucado reminds us sometimes loneliness is an invitation from God to find his perfect love that can drive out fear and chase away our isolation and fill it with love and promise.

The Journey with Jesus to Transformation

The Journey with Jesus to Transformation

Why does the character we long to have take so long to develop?

Phil Ware's first in a four article series on Jesus' work of transformation in us.

TWENTY!

TWENTY!

The Lord is not finished surprising us with His grace and power if we live for His purposes.

Phil Ware takes time to reflect on twenty years on the web and to give thanks for those who got them there and for the Lord who continues to do miracles among us.

All That Stuff

All That Stuff

How are we going to define ourselves?

Max Lucado reminds us that we shouldn't and we can't define who we are by what we have or don't have, but by our contentment in the Lord.

The Emmaus Option

The Emmaus Option

How an old journey and a brief meal can help us reshape ourselves... and our world.

Ann Voskamp looks at our ravaged world this summer and uses the image of a ravaged countryside to help us remember the power of sharing scars with the one who bears our sin in his scars.

Vanishing Friendship

Vanishing Friendship

What are you going to do to stem the loss of friendship in your life?

Rubel Shelly talks about the repeated and consistent loss of friends and friendship in American culture and how we can combat it.

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.

To Fret or to Leave in God's Hands?

To Fret or to Leave in God's Hands?

Why do we fret over our artistic expressions?

Lisa Mikitarian reminds us of our need to honor God with the things he has called and gifted us to do regardless of how they are used or appreciated by others.

Early Morning Coffee Discipline

Early Morning Coffee Discipline

What's this discipline of early morning coffee?

Rubel Shelly reminds us that even early morning coffee can be a good thing if it is tied to a great habit of self-disciplined focus.

What Time Is it in Your Church?

What Time Is it in Your Church?

Can your church tell time?

Tim Woodroof shares the final post or article in his series Change in the Life of Church, and talks about a time to be born and a time to die and asks what time is it in our church?

Loveliness: The Greater Problem of Good

Loveliness: The Greater Problem of Good

Have we've been asking the wrong question for too long?

Ann Voskamp writes to put all of the bad news of the last few weeks in perspective and suggests that we've been asking the wrong question, a misguided question, far too long?

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.

The Rhythms of the Kingdom

The Rhythms of the Kingdom

In the ups and downs of church life, is it good to be on a plateau?

Tim Woodroof continues his series on change in the book of Acts and the changes facing the church today.

The Discipline of the Wilderness

The Discipline of the Wilderness

So is there anything good that can come from our time of challenge and hardship?

Mark Frost of http://www.interimministrypartners.com shares part two on the journey through the wilderness during the interim and how God is preparing his people for great things.

Contentment

Contentment

Godliness with contentment is enough

Christians can be rich. Rich people can be Christians. But we need to remember that material things can often get in the way of our faith. Godliness with contentment. That should be our goal.

Community and Mission

Community and Mission

Looking around can help us find our way forward!

Phil Ware continues the http://interimministrypartners.com team series on a church finding its mission and living it out so it can grow and be vital and make a difference.

History and Mission

History and Mission

Can we really look back to find the way to move forward?

Mark Frost continues a series by http://interimministrypartners.com team members on how a church can discover its mission.

The Importance of Being Judgmental

The Importance of Being Judgmental

So is there really something good about being judgmental

Rubel Shelly takes on the risky topic of being judgmental and risks saying that there are times when we must be discerning and use proper judgment.

Examen: Thinking through my Years

Examen: Thinking through my Years

How can we move forward and not just repeat the same old things?

Jackie Halstead shares with us the process of Examen as she reviews 2013 and looks ahead to 2014 and dedicates her life to God.

Time to Re-prime?

Time to Re-prime?

Can a declining church embrace a new mission?

Phil Ware continues the Interim Ministry Partners series on helping declining and aging churches find new life.

Bill Knapp's Keeps Me up at Night

Bill Knapp's Keeps Me up at Night

How can an out of business restaurant speak to churches?

Mark Frost of Interim Ministry Partners shares a powerful parable about Bill Knapp's restaurants and America's quick fix mentality about the North American church and its troubles.