Articles Tagged 'Lower'

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The Good News of Jesus Begins with a Servant

Jesus emphasized that the greatest in the Kingdom of God is a servant, and then defined his personal mission as serving those who are lost.

Phil Ware continues his reflections on his gospel studies and shares how we can become JesuShaped by becoming servants like John the Baptizer and four friends.

JesuShaped Prayer

Prayer becomes a tuning fork that helps us sing the song of God's magnificence with both holy praise as well as genuine concern for the people in our world.

Phil Ware continues his series of thoughts on living as a disciple that is JesuShaped and focuses on how the Lord's Prayer tunes our hearts to living the JesuShaped life.

Servant!

Jesus recalibrated greatness and changed it from being fame and notoriety to kneeling and using a basin and towel.

Phil Ware reminds us that the Jesus vibe is about being a servant and helping others, but he also reminds us that there are powerful memories in the Lord's Supper to help remind us of this thought.

A New Heart

Jesus isn't calling us to keep a list of do's and don'ts; he is challenging us to obey the Father from our hearts, in love.

James Nored and Phil Ware remind us of Jesus' Sermon on the Mount and that he was not giving us a list of do's and don't do's, but was calling us to put into practice the way of God from the heart.

Introducing ToGather

We covet your prayers, comments, and suggestions as we begin what we hope will be a blessing to Jesus' people.

This is an introduction and explanation of the purpose of ToGather!

A New Heart

Jesus wasn't calling us to keep a list of do's and don'ts; he was challenging us to obey the Father from our hearts, in love.

James Nored and Phil Ware remind us of Jesus' Sermon on the Mount and that he was not giving us a list of do's and don't do's, but was calling us to put into practice the way of God from the heart.

Can Jesus Survive Religion's Failures?

How has Jesus survived the messes his followers have made over the centuries?

Jesus and the gospel message about Jesus continues to be more resilient than the failures, foibles, and fractures among his people.

How Can I Find Out More About Jesus?

For people who want to know more about Jesus but don't know where to begin.

Here are three very practical ways to begin learning about Jesus.

Asking and Honoring

How could he know for sure?

Stacy Voss reminds us that John the Baptist asked a deep and important question of Jesus and Jesus answered with not only truth, but also words of honor and affirmation.

Building a Culture of Honor: Serving

How do you break down the strongest barriers? The secret is simple, watch Jesus!

Phil Ware continues his series on building a culture of honor and focuses on Jesus washing his disciples' feet on the eve of his crucifixion.

The Real Love Stories... and Why There Really Are No Blurred Lines

So where can we find real love stories today?

Ann Voskamp writes about the love she shares with her farmer husband and how he loves her with real love.

Red to Honor, White to Remember

What will you do to remember?

Phillip Morrison offers Encouraging Words about Mother's Day and the red or white flowers we wear in honor and to remember our mothers.

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.

It Didn't Change Me!

Does pedigree or privilege change us?

Rubel Shelly reminds us that our pedigree and genealogy doesn't make us Christian, but our discipleship does.

Greater Things: Devotion

Aren't you tired of the same ol' things?

Phil Ware begins a series of messages from Acts 2 and 3 on greater things that Jesus does through his followers.

Eyes Opened!

Will we choose to see people as Jesus does?

Phil Ware continues his series on Jesus called UNPREDICTABLE and focuses on seeing people as Jesus sees them.

Apples in Autumn

So many good things in fall!

Katha Winther talks about the good gifts of autumn and the signs of the fall season.

Come Away With Me

How depleted are you?

Phil Ware writes on withdrawal and rest with the Savior and our need for his grace and mercy and blessing and power and support and prayer and strength.

Committed or Comfortable?

What do we need to get us to stretch out a bit?

Rick Brown talks about a famous photograph and the message to pray and have hope in the darkest of times, and to remember that fervent and earnest prayer is the kind of prayer the early church, the committed church prayed.

Do You Know You Are Loved?

Holes in our hearts and hope for heaven.

Rubel Shelly writes about a great friend and follower of Jesus, Dr. Everett Blanton.

Have We Missed the Point?

Is there a real difference? What would you say?

Ron Rose talks about the difference between living with faith and being religious and asks if there is a difference between being a Christian and being religious.

This Is What I Told You ...

What difference does it make that Jesus knew and did it anyway?

Phil Ware continues his series of articles based on Jesus' LifeWORDS, the words he spoke after his resurrection. This week the focus is upon Jesus knowing and predicting he would be crucified and raised and what difference does it make to us today.

Remembering Valentine's Day

Do little gifts of remembrance actually mean a lot?

Steve Brumfield writes about the way he celebrated Valentine's Day with his wife Sue.

Radical Community

Does community like this actually exist?

Phil Ware looks at Matthew 18 and radical community in our churches.

The Lord's Prayer

Do you really know the difference between the disciples' prayer and the Lord's prayer?

Bill Sherrill reminds us that the Lord's prayer on the night he was betrayed was for unity and he prayed this three times, it was so important to him.