Articles Tagged 'Mean' (Page 2)

What's Most Important?

So how do I find out this key to life?

Tom Norvell reminds us about our life's purpose, mission, goal, target and what gives our lives meaning and significance and eternal life.

The Scorned Virtue

Why do we see this as weakness?

Rubel Shelly reminds us of the Christian virtue of humility, which is not thinking less of ourself, but thinking of ourself less.

Of Sacred Value

What really is the fault line in our culture's view of women?

Phil Ware continues his thoughts on the value of women in our culture.

Now, so what?

So you believe in God, big deal, what are you going to do about it?

Phil Ware challenges us to ask the 'Now, so what?' question to our own faith in Jesus and God and to make life changes based upon it.

It Starts with Mission

Where do you begin to find a new preacher, pastor, or minister?

Tim Woodroof begins a series of articles by Interim Ministry Partners on discovering a congregation's mission by talking about how churches want to find someone to fill the pulpit in a hurry when they first need to discover who they are and what their mis

Building a Culture of Honor: Introduction

Can we build a culture of honor in a world that has a different set of values?

Phil Ware begins a series on building a culture of honor using Romans 12 as the basis and foundation of the study.

Yearning for the Presence

Why do we settle for so much less than the real thing?

Phil Ware begins a series of messages about Immanuel, God with us, The Presence, in our lives that we yearn, ache, thirst for.

A Prayer about Things We Cannot Change

What do I do and who am I when I cannot change what I want most to change?

Rubel Shelley reminds us of the importance of attitude and how that changes everything important that matters.

Why Christmas Is about Easter

Uh? Christmas is about easter? Tis the season!

Rubel Shelly puts Christmas into perspective by talking about Easter and the resurrection hope of the Savior.

What Does This Mean?

It's time to ask some questions

We need to think about the meaning behind the things we do.

Bless!

What do we do in the face of evil and meanness?

Phil Ware continues his series of messages related to "The Story" curriculum, using Abraham's call to be a blessing to be a reminder to us as well.

Everything in Its Time and Place

Every get out of balance?

Rubel Shelly reminds us that there is a time for everything as long as it is kept in its place and we remain balanced in our lives with the correct priorities.

An Expiry Date

So what is yours?

Russ Lawson reminds us that our expiration date is out there and we need to live as if we know we will one day expire.

Coming to Terms with Change

Don't like change? Here's something worse and something better!

Rubel Shelly talks about change and our need for it or we grow obsolete and irrelevant.

Leaving an Imprint of a Mother's Faith

What's a mom supposed to do with wet cement?

Phil Ware continues his series on Mary the mother of Jesus called window to wonder and talks about Mary forming Jesus.

Groundhog Day

Is it Groundhog Day again?

Like the movie Groundhog Day, life can seem like an endless cycle of meaningless days, an unending quest for happiness. The author of Ecclesiastes tells us the secret to escaping the cycle.

Hardly a Hero

Come on, we can hold up someone better than this as a hero!

Rubel Shelly takes a high profile piece in the news and reminds all who the real heroes are among us.

We Get to Play Baseball

What do you get to do today?

Tom Norvell reminds us on this 2010 MLB Allstars game night about the blessings of what we get to do each day.

Your Right to Hang Up!

Can you cut the cord and not let all this stuff dominate your life?

Rubel Shelly reminds us that we don't have to answer unwanted email, mail, or phone calls just because it is there.

It's All the Rage

Can you let go of your brick or do you still want to throw it?

Rubel Shelly deals with the growing problem of rage in our world today and examines ways to let go of it.

What's Your Purpose?

Is there something more than being saved from sin?

Tom Norvell reminds us that we were saved from what we were to be what we are: God's people created with purpose to do good works.

Fan the Flame!

Why do we present our children such a passionless discipleship?

Phil Ware challenges us to a life of passionate discipleship and challenge our children to follow with boldness, using the life of Paul.

Which Holiday Is This?

It's easy to get confused this time of year!

Rubel Shelly reminds us of the importance of remembering the real meaning of Thanksgiving.

Calling Home

Your Father is waiting to hear from you!

Russ Lawson talks about talking with his kids and grandchildren on the phone and how precious it is to him and how God longs to hear from us in much the same way.

Worthless Religion?

What can empty our faith of its value?

Tammy Marcelain shares insight on who we welcome and how we welcome them into our midst, and also reflects on what we do to push them away and hurt them with our words and actions.