Articles Tagged 'Obedience'

More Mess than Ministry?

More Mess than Ministry?

When we choose our way, when we think we must be true to what we feel rather than what Jesus said, we find ourselves opposing the work of Christ.

Phil Ware reminds us that authentic ministry involves listening for the will of God in time in God's presence, genuine compassionate and personal care for those who are broken, and obedience to Jesus as our Lord.

Rebellious Confusion

Rebellious Confusion

The story of the Tower of Babel is a reminder of the confusion that ultimately results from refusing to obey God's will.

James Nored and Phil Ware share in thought and video several important truths about the Tower of Babel story and the human resistance to the will of God.

Doing What Jesus' Asks

Doing What Jesus' Asks

Why are we so reluctant to do what Jesus asks us when we know he cares so much for us?

Max Lucado simply reminds us to obey Jesus when he asks something of us.

Greater Things

Greater Things

Anchored in the context of the Last Supper, Jesus promises greater things!

Phil Ware reminds us that Jesus made great promises in the context of his Last Supper and one of them promised that we would do greater things than he did.

Tug-of-War over Grace

Tug-of-War over Grace

Is grace a gift or does it come with conditions?

Phil Ware reminds us that people make up their own definitions of what grace means all the time, but Jesus defines grace, exemplifies it, and pours it out upon us and he should be our example and definition of grace.

 The Foolish Man's House Went...

The Foolish Man's House Went...

How can we avoid the foolish man's crash?

Phil Ware reminds us of the harsh truth about knowing more than we put into practice, we are certainly called to be much more than a biblical thumb drive.

Proof

Proof

We rejoice in the grace so lavishly given us in Jesus by obeying the Lord.

Phil Ware concludes his six-part series on the man with leprosy that Jesus heals (Mark 1:35-45) and how we can learn to impact the lives of others as Jesus did.

Be Careful Where You Build

Be Careful Where You Build

Not every foundation is the same!

If we build our lives on the teachings of Jesus, we'll have a solid foundation that will see us through even the hardest times. If we choose to build somewhere else, we may very well find ourselves with a life that can't stand up to life's trials.

Fences

Fences

Is God a party pooper?

My dogs just want to chase squirrels. What they don't realize is the danger that puts them in. They don't understand that the fence that seems restricting is actually something put there to protect them.

The Importance of Being Judgmental

The Importance of Being Judgmental

So is there really something good about being judgmental

Rubel Shelly takes on the risky topic of being judgmental and risks saying that there are times when we must be discerning and use proper judgment.

Pray without Ceasing?

Pray without Ceasing?

How can we really do this?

David Bratton shares with us some important ideas about praying without ceasing and obeying, honoring, blessing, and working for the justice that blesses God.

Getting Our Worship Cart out of the Ditch

Getting Our Worship Cart out of the Ditch

So how are we to worship?

Phil Ware continues his series on The Story this week focusing on David and Uzzah and the Ark of God.

Kid Games and Jesus

Kid Games and Jesus

What can watching kid games tell us about Jesus?

Some may think that the kid games Somon Says and Red Light, Green Light show how to live the Christian life. I think Follow the Leader is better.

Let's DO It!

Let's DO It!

What's got you stuck in neutral?

Phil Ware looks at the last chapter of the Sermon on the Mount, Matthew 7, and emphasizes Jesus' call to us to obey, put into practice, bear fruit, and do what he says.

What I Learned at Dog Obedience School

What I Learned at Dog Obedience School

What I learned about following God at obedience training for my dog.

The point of obedience school was for my dog to learn life is better with me as his master. It is true for me and God as well.

Beyond Understanding

Beyond Understanding

What do you do with what you cannot fully fathom?

Bill Sherrill comes along and gives us a reminder and a dose of humility so that we can understand that God is beyond our ability to comprehend.

C2K - Living Beyond the Cliché

C2K - Living Beyond the Cliché

What if we really took Jesus' words seriously?

Phil Ware continues his series on moving from Church to Kingdom and focuses on obeying the words of Jesus.

Honor

Honor

Why would she tell the President to get his feet off her table?

Bill Denton remembers a story told about President George W. Bush putting his feet up on his mother's coffee table and being scolded, and reminds us that it's all about honor.

A Dog's Life

A Dog's Life

You can learn a lot about discipleship from a dog.

The relationship between my dog and I has shown me a pattern for my relationship with God. He is my master and I belong to him.

The Center of God's Will

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.

But Do You Trust Him?

But Do You Trust Him?

Have we really demonstrated that we truly believe?

Bill Sherrill challenges us to go beyond simply believing in God to believing God and doing what he says, which is true faith.

Self-control and City Walls

Self-control and City Walls

Why is it so hard to control our own behavior?

Rubel Shelly talks about ancient cities and how they needed walls and how we need self-control today.

The Obedience of Faith

The Obedience of Faith

Is it really faith if it doesn't do anything?

Belief and faith are not the same thing. Belief becomes faith when it goes into action.

Spiritually Muddled

Spiritually Muddled

How clear is your thinking?

Mike Barres reminds us that we often confuse our muddled thinking, our inability to decide what to do, not because the decision is difficult, but because we don't want to obey.

Everything I Know About Horses

Everything I Know About Horses

How much do you really know about life from what you see in the movies?

What we learn from movies is not very accurate to life and we need to listen to God's word rather than movie stars.