Articles Tagged 'New' (Page 3)

Bored to Life

Is rest really necessary for holy and whole living?

Phil Ware talks about the importance of rest and the Sabbath principle.

Stay Teachable

When was the last time you seriously entertained a new thought or considered a new idea?

Rubel Shelly challenges us to entertain new thoughts and consider fresh ideas and be willing to make new changes.

Born of the Spirit

Without the Holy Spirit, how can there be new life?

Phil Ware continues his series on the Holy Spirit with a focus on being born of the Spirit and its ties to faith, baptism, and repentance.

Fresh Air from Heaven's Wind

Is there a way to catch our breath and be renewed for a fresh start?

Phil Ware begins a short 4 part series on the Holy Spirit as we begin the New Year, this one is focused on living by the power of the Holy Spirit.

The Best New Year Ever

How would you like to have the best New Year ever? Jesus can make it happen.

Pay off my biggest debt, restore my most important relationship, and find real meaning and purpose for my life. Now that would be the best New Year ever.

Hooker to Hero

Why would anyone want to write about a hooker on a Christian website?

Rahab is the story of a prostitute who became a spiritual hero. Her story is important for all of us to know.

Sing the Jesus Song!

So we are supposed to sing a song to get us on the same page?

Phil Ware of www.interimministrypartners.com continues his series on inviting Jesus back to church with us and asks us to use Jesus to evaluate everything we do based on Jesus' example and teaching and use Paul's Christ hymn as our Jesus filter.

A Saved Life

Have you seen someone pass from death to life?

Brian McCutchen talks about Connie, her cancer, and her coming to Jesus in faith and baptism and leading many of her family to join her.

A Mother's Beautiful and Tenacious Grace

This is how much a mother can love!

Cathy Messecar shares a beautiful story about an adoptive mom and dad who have shown tenacious and beautiful love to a young man born with very challenging physical limitations.

How Cowards Become Heroes

Does such a transformation actually happen?

Rubel Shelly uses the story of John Callender's failure and subsequent courage to remind us how to overcome the failure of our past.

Old Clothes and New Life

Do not get so used to the old that you fail to experience the new.

Old clothes are comfortable and you get so used to them you do not realize how good new clothes are. Life is like that too.

The NEW of New Years

The year is new… are you?

Being a follower of Jesus makes one's life NEW and notice the words that said old things have passed away. When you make that decision to follow Jesus and are baptized, then your "old things" do not matter to God anymore; you are NEW.

Losing the Hidden Weight in 2014

What are you carrying around unnecessarily in your hidden weight?

Ron Rose shares with us about weight problems, not pounds, but hidden weight with regret, worries, burdens, resentments, failures, and those kinds of things that we need to leave behind after we have handed them over to Jesus.

Prayer for 2014

Let's begin with prayer!

Rubel Shelly re-shares a prayer for the New Year and a fresh start on life.

The Year of Our Lord

His coming divided the history of the world into two parts

Every man's life is divided into "Before Christ" and "After Christ." We come to know of him, we learn about him, then we decide. We decide to reject him and all that he stands for. Or we believe in him, and receive all that he has to offer.

Counting Down or Ratcheting Up?

Learning to live in tune with God!

Phil Ware gives us three key principles to follow as we approach the New Year, ask the Lord what he wants us to do, learn to rest, and get to know Jesus better.

A Son Was Born to Us

It was the birth announcement from everyone to everyone.

When God sent his Son to earth, the birth announcement was given twice: once generations before his birth and then when it happened.

Building a Culture of Honor: Accountability

Holding each other and ourselves accountable for our growth toward Jesus it often the forget piece in building a culture of honor.

Phil Ware continues his series on building a culture of honor with a focus on accountability -- both holding others accountable and holding ourselves accountable for our growth in the Lord.

50 Years

Some things echo through time and their sounds never really leave your ears.

Phillip Morrison, with a few words of introduction by Phil Ware, reflects on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and the events that include Lee Harvey Oswald and Jack Ruby and the time that all of America became a church.

Be Sure to Read the Whole Book!

So why mess with the Old Testament anyway?

Rubel Shelly shares insight on the whole Bible and our need to read the whole Bible, not just the New Testament.

The Light of Grace

A simple reminder of grace from one in a difficult place.

Phil Ware shares the sweet prayer request from one of the translators in a predominantly Muslim nation wracked with violence and bloodshed: "Please pray for the terrorists that they know Jesus Christ like Saul who became Paul :)"

Influence: Not a Church Word!

Can we really start over?

Ron Rose reminds us that influence and starting over and being a new creation is something God does all the time and we just need to begin.

Shattered

What do you do when things fracture between you and someone important to you?

Phil Ware talks about what to do when relationships are shattered and how it feels easier to trade in those relationships for new ones, but asks if this is really smartest and if it honors Christ and our walk with God.

The Story: Garments of Grace

How can these grave clothes speak of a better hope?

Phil Ware continues his series that parallels The Story and he brings us to the resurrection of Jesus through the humiliation of his disciples and himself and tying his message to the garments of Jesus.

Reality Check

Could the story be true?

The crucifixion and resurrection are at the heart of the good news of Jesus. He came to this world, was rejected and killed, then overcame death and the grave. One day he will come again, and God will judge the world through him. Those who have put their