Articles Tagged 'Neighbor'

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.

Let Love Lead the Way

We all need to spend days in a rock tumbler, thrown and tossed against other hard objects till our broken edges are softened and our hearts are reawakened.

Melissa Troyer reminds us that the only way out of the mess we now find ourselves in is to start our own movement of grace.

You’re Not Getting Older, You’re Getting Closer!

Why feel this kind of urgency? Why not think about retirement and enjoying my... ?

At the beginning of the New Year, and the beginning of his new year of living, Phil Ware challenges us to be more like Jesus, especially in the way he loves people.

When Life is Unfair!

God’s great story of redemption reminds us of three truths that we must take with us as we live in a world that always seems to tilt away from fairness.

James Nored and Phil Ware remind us of the importance of God's past stories of deliverance to help us know how to live in our times of unfairness and hold onto to hope in the middle of oppression.

Who Is My Neighbor?

Your church needs to know who lives next door

Our churches can't afford to sit and wait for our neighbors to come to us. We must take the first step in connecting with those around us.

He Paid My Debt!

As children of our Father, we are called to live up to the God standard!

Phillip Morrison reminds us that we are saved by grace and God expects us to be gracious.

Go and Do Likewise

What do you do, actually do, to help your neighbor?

Yet this parable, or teaching story, is focused on one man who personally, intimately and immediately did something. Thus, the lesson is that as followers of Jesus, we need to go and do likewise as we travel over our own roads of life and help those in ne

Golden Rule, Golden Door!

Some connections God makes inescapable no matter how costly obedience may be!

Phillip Morrison reminds us of the need to be open-hearted to the refugee crisis both as Americans and as Christians and to see this as a moral imperative.

The Story: U!

So we know a lot about Jesus' birth, but what does it mean?

Phil Ware gets us back into The Story by taking us to Jesus' birth and looking from the prologue of the Gospel of John to try to understand what it means.

Good Samaritan Not Appreciated

Why would anyone not be thankful for getting back $1200?

Rubel Shelly tells the story of a man finding $1200 and not being thanked when he returned it and he talks about the principle of being a good Samaritan.

Learn to Be a Good Neighbor and Change Your Community!

What does it mean to be a good neighbor?

Rick Brown writes about a group of ministers and pastors in Denver who got together to try to bless their community by calling their people to be good neighbors.

Jesus' Hand Will Touch You Too

Does no one see you, either?

From Max Lucado's "Next Door Savior" comes a story about Jesus touching our face and shoulder and our falling down to worship him.

Relationships Are Worth the Effort

Excellence in every area of life means relationships, too!

Rubel Shelly calls us to excellence, but reminds us that this must be true in every area of life, including our relationships.

Strange Neighbors

Why would God place us in close proximity to these people?

Phil Ware talks about weird neighbors and who God has sent us to hear so we can lead them to Christ.

Beyond the Mirror

When you look in the mirror, what do you see?

Phil Ware challenges us to look beyond the cosmetic image we see in the mirror and view ourselves as God does.

Neighboring

Who is my neighbor?

Phil Ware talks about the parable of the Good Samaritan and how Jesus calls us to neighboring.

Beyond the Call of Duty

What does it mean for a believer to be above the law?

Rubel Shelly talks about the difference between being a legalist and a good neighbor when one is above the law.

What Difference Would It Make?

What can one woman do in a life so hard?

Rubel Shelly shares a story about a little boy who was powerfully impacted for good by a neighbor lady.

Is It Really Enough?

How much more do we really need?

Tom Norvell reminds us of the importance of Jesus' two love commands and challenges us to let this be enough for us.

The Center of God's Will

Is this really a safe place?

Tom Norvell reminds us that the safest place is in the center of God's will and that means loving God and loving people.

A Jesus Sign?

How are your neighbors going to know?

Patrick Odum tells about a gaudy, JESUS Christmas sign in the yard that tells everyone that the owners of the home believe Jesus is the reason for the season.

A Rose by Any Other Name Might Be ... Jim!

So what really is your name?

Patrick Odum talks about a humorous situation where his neighbor repeatedly called him Jim even though that was not his name.

The Jesus Vibe: Prayer

How can we tune our hearts to the vibe of heaven?

Phil Ware continues his series of thoughts on The Jesus Vibe and this time he shares how the Lord's Prayer tunes our hearts to living the life of the Jesus Vibe.

A Tradition Like No Other

Do we have a Master's tradition?

Tom compares the Masters, a golf tournament that is a tradition like no other and suggests that we can follow Jesus as our Master, and use the love commands to be our tradition like no other and this will revolutionize our lives.

A Visit Over Coffee

Who was she really talking with?

A woman talking to herself reminds us our need to engage in conversation in meaningful ways with others.