Articles Tagged 'Long'

Restoring the Creator's Intent

Restoring the Creator's Intent

The divine goodness of our Creator has been ripped apart by human selfishness and suspicion, leaving behind its insidious and poisonous residues.

Phil Ware continues his series on the biblical view of women and God's plan to use Jesus' people to live out his purposes in his kingdom.

I'm Gorgeous Inside!

I'm Gorgeous Inside!

Would it really be nice if we could really see what was on the inside of people — their hearts?

Phil Ware challenges us to pursue the faithful love, righteous character, and gracious compassion of God from our hearts.

Always!

Always!

How can we deepen, strengthen, and become more aware of our Lord's constant and loving presence?

Phil Ware reminds us of the Lord's nearness, four ways we can experience that nearness, but most importantly, he reminds us to seek the Lord's presence in our lives, always.

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.

The Whole World

The Whole World

Why is our sight so short-sided that we cannot see the whole world at Jesus' Table of grace?

Phil Ware continues his series on 'Beyond Bread and Wine' focusing on Jesus' death for the sin of the whole world and a special Sunday in Bangkok, Thailand.

Longing for Home

Longing for Home

As we share this bread and drink this cup, let's be reminded of our home on the horizon and the joy we will share when we arrive!

Phil Ware talks about longing for home and the food of home and challenges us to see Communion as our taste of home while we are away.

The Lord is Near: Longing

The Lord is Near: Longing

We are not alone in longing to know that the presence of the Lord is with us!

Phil Ware begins a series called the Lord is near and reminds us that the Lord is close and we have a right to long to know his presence is real and is near.

Connecting with Jesus Personally

Connecting with Jesus Personally

Can I really know Jesus personally?

Phil Ware continues his series on The Andrew Effect and about connecting others with Jesus as our life's mission.

Fifty Shades of Grace: Delight

Fifty Shades of Grace: Delight

So we are really supposed to delight in this?

Phil Ware continues his series of posts and articles called Fifty Shades of Grace and focuses on the gift of pleasure, delight, joy, fulfillment, and blessing in sexual intimacy for the Christian married couple.

'...and thankful!'

'...and thankful!'

That passion to pursue Jesus must never die!

Phil Ware continues his series tied to Thanksgiving called "...and thankful" and this week he is thankful for the longing to move toward Jesus and pursue the things of God.

Suffocating Pessimism

Suffocating Pessimism

How are we going to go forward while looking backward with nostalgia?

Rubel Shelly reminds us that while we don't want to be blindly optimistic, there is value in not being a pessimist and always thinking things are worse.

Restoring the Creator's Intent

Restoring the Creator's Intent

Hope beyond our world's brokenness!

Phil Ware continues his series on the value of woman in the eyes of God and how we incorporate that value into our belief system, roles, and treatment of women in our church culutures.

Mom, You're the Real MVP

Mom, You're the Real MVP

For all you do, Mom, we think you are the best.

Phillip Morrison talks about Kevin Durant's MVP speech and his own mom as the MVP.

Love Will Travel

Love Will Travel

Why is the Great Commission so important for us as well as the rest of the world?

Phil Ware does part 4 in a 5 part series on the Immanuel passages in Matthew, this week is the Great Commission, Matthew 28:18-20, focusing on cross cultural outreach and disciple-making, something much more involved than just evangelism.

Enter The Story

Enter The Story

How do you fit into God's story?

Phil Ware begins the journey through The Story of God and talks about how our story and God's story intersects and involves us in his great unfolding saga of grace and redemption.

Motel 6

Motel 6

When is a cup of coffee a whole lot more?

Thom Lemmons tells us a story that gets to the heart of danger in sexual temptation and lust and a need for a friend.

I AM: God's Handwritten Message from Heaven - Bread

I AM: God's Handwritten Message from Heaven - Bread

Just how hungry are you?

Phil Ware continues his series on the I AM statements in the Gospel of John focusing on Jesus being the bread of life.

Stories

Stories

What's your story?

You've got a story. It's a unique story that's being written every day. But your story needs an ending, a happy ending. And I know that the only way your story can end happily is if you make your story part of God's story.

My Father

My Father

Why is it so important that God be called Father?

Phil Ware continues his series on the Prodigal Son called the Journey Home about the God we all need to be our Father.

Who Needs Church?

Who Needs Church?

Are you sure you don't need church? Really?

You need to be part of a church ... and some church needs you.

When these Ol' Walls Can't Speak

When these Ol' Walls Can't Speak

Can you capture the memories even if you can't hear the words?

Phil Ware begins a series of messages called "The Journey Home" and focuses on God being the home we long for.

The Face of Jesus

The Face of Jesus

What does Jesus look like?

Brian McCutchen reminds us that the first real glimpse of Jesus most people see is our own face.

Treasured Possession

Treasured Possession

Who do you belong to?

God wants to make Christians His own by writing His name on them. Instead of being orphans and alone, we can belong to God

How Would You Draw Your Face?

How Would You Draw Your Face?

Do you have a long face?

Bill Sherrill reminds us that the Christian life should be a life of joy.

Settling In

Settling In

Have you found home?

Tom Norvel writes about his daughter moving and how his heart is still in a quest for home and that after she settles in to this place, he hopes she still continues her quest for home.