Articles Tagged 'Out'

Why Forget Verse 17?

Why Forget Verse 17?

For many people, verse 16 is the most beloved verse of the Bible. Why not also verse 17?

Phil Ware asks us to think about a simple, but important question: why is it that we love to quote John 3:16 but leave out John 3:17?

All in the Family

All in the Family

When God chose to come into our world through a child, he chose a family line that was every bit as messed up as our world.

Phil Ware is using December to remind us how to welcome Jesus during this special time and what Jesus' coming means for each of us.

Treasure

Treasure

How can such a discovery, no matter how badly dirt-encrusted and stained, not be seen as a genuine treasure?

Phil Ware tells us a simple story of a mother's love to remind how our Father sees us as his treasure.

Sharing Good News

Sharing Good News

There's nothing more natural than sharing good news

We forget that the story of Jesus is good news, something that should be naturally shared with people we know.

Dinner at Levi's House

Dinner at Levi's House

They're unsettling. They're uncomfortable. They're troubling. So, we don't ask, at least not out loud!

Phil Ware asks a bunch of troubling questions as he looks at the story of Jesus and his call of Levi and the party Levi had at his house afterwords.

Ancient Wisdom, Modern Grace: Passing It On

Ancient Wisdom, Modern Grace: Passing It On

How do we learn to live with broader horizons and greater risk-taking for the Kingdom of God?

Phil Ware completes his four-part series called 'Ancient Wisdom, Modern Grace.' He reminds us of our need to be a risk-taking group of Jesus followers

Ministry Outside the Church Walls

Ministry Outside the Church Walls

Corporate worship isn't enough

The Christian life is meant to be lived out among non-believers, living in such a way that they can see who we are and eventually glorify God. A Christian life lived inside a building will never accomplish that.

Who Is My Neighbor?

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.

It's Not Easy Being a Visitor

It's Not Easy Being a Visitor

Everyone is welcome, but they may not know it

We don’t have to change the entire service on account of those who might visit. But we should be aware of their anxieties and uncertainties, going out of our way to make them feel more at ease.

Nothing to Prove

Nothing to Prove

Satan will tempt us to prove our importance just like he tempted Jesus.

Max Lucado reminds us that Satan will try to tempt us to be important and to show out rather than to serve, just like he did with Jesus.

His Power Becomes Our Power

His Power Becomes Our Power

When we wait on the Holy Spirit, we are anticipating God's power to work through us to God's glory!

Max Lucado reminds us to wait on the Holy Spirit to come with power.

Simple Words, Great Grace

Simple Words, Great Grace

Where would this woman be without a risk-taking faith that moved her to bold action?

Phil Ware reminds us that faith always involves action that demonstrates its reality and Jesus saves in more than the miraculous; he saves us in every way a person can be saved.

To Benefit Them!

To Benefit Them!

Preparing my mouth for marriage... and beyond!

Byron Ware reminds us of the vital importance of how we communicate both in the words we choose to say, not speak, and the non-verbals we use as we speak them.

Fear Is an Option

Fear Is an Option

Fear and discouragement can rule our hearts, but we can choose another option!

Max Lucado reminds us that fear can either crowd out our faith or our faith can crowd out our fear; the option and the choice are ours.

Look

Look

Take a look at what Jesus did and feel the call to do it, too!

Phil Ware begins an 8-part series on discipleship and following Jesus in caring for the hurt people of the world.

Connecting People of Other Cultures with Jesus

Connecting People of Other Cultures with Jesus

Are we willing to take the risk and reach outside our comfort zones to connect people with Jesus?

Phil Ware continues his series on "The Andrew Effect" and connecting people with Jesus.

Connecting Those We Know with Jesus

Connecting Those We Know with Jesus

O God, make our hearts ache for them to know Jesus!

Phil Ware continues his series on "The Andrew Effect" by focusing on connecting those we know with Jesus.

Let the Show... End!

Let the Show... End!

Why is it so hard to do things quietly and without drawing attention to ourselves

Tom Norvell reminds us that true piety is about quiet, anonymous, kind acts of service and generosity for others done to honor God and not ourselves.

Almost Destroyed by the Actions of Another

Almost Destroyed by the Actions of Another

Can you come back from near total destruction?

Stacy Voss shares the parallel between a house burned by a nearby car and the destruction in her life because of infidelity and divorce.

When the Way Out Is Through

When the Way Out Is Through

What do we do in the middle of our challenges and problems with no plan in sight?

Phil Ware begins a series called Saved at Sea which focuses on God's deliverance and truth found in the stories about the sea and rivers and water in the Bible.

Made a Difference to That One!

Made a Difference to That One!

Moving beyond starfish to children.

Phil Ware writes about the differences we can make in the lives of those who are younger, especially our children.

Sorry Happy for You

Sorry Happy for You

How in the world be sorry and happy both?

Stacy Voss writes about her pain and a friend's pain at finding out that their husbands have been unfaithful and had repeated adulteries.

Buying the Gear, But Not Working Out!

Buying the Gear, But Not Working Out!

So how much gear do you have that lies lifeless?

Rubel Shelly reminds us that a big study Bible is about as worthless to us if we don't read and apply it as workout equipment and clothes that are never use

Praise from the Pit

Praise from the Pit

I don't like Jonah, but I do like this!

Stacy Voss reminds us of the story of Jonah and how Jonah praised God from the pit, from the belly of the beast, the fish.

Good News for Christmas

Good News for Christmas

In the dark night of the soul or caught in the foggy haze of confusion, is there good news for me?

Rick Brown writes a beautiful story on the background of Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer and a reminder that Jesus came for all of us misfits so we could know we fit in.