Articles Tagged 'P'

What is CORE: Baptizing

God has given us a way to experience the saving work Jesus' death, burial, and resurrection.

Phil Ware continues his series on "What is CORE" by talking about baptism and why it is important.

What's Really Important

How do you know the difference?

Paul Faulkner reminds us that most folks miss the point of life entirely because they don't know what is really important.

What is CORE: Going

True disciples of the Lord haven't stopped going ever since Jesus commanded it!

Phil Ware continues his series on "What is CORE" by focusing on Jesus' final and intentional last command to make disciples of all nations, and emphasizes the first process of doing that: GOING!

God of Fresh Starts

Hope is an olive leaf — evidence of dry land after a flood.

Max Lucado reminds us that the God of hope gives us fresh starts just as he did to Noah with the olive leaf and the dove.

What IS CORE: Disciple-making

When I die, my prayer is that Jesus will tell me that my life has honored his final command with even more passion and purpose. How about you?

Phil Ware continues his series on "What is CORE" by focusing on Jesus' final and intentional last command to make disciples of all nations.

They Danced!

They danced while still not knowing exactly where they would even sleep that night.

Melissa Troyer reminds us of the importance of marking each stage of our deliverance and our journey with God, with joy and dancing!

What Is Core: Believing

What is most important for us to believe and do as disciples of Jesus, today?

Phil Ware begins a series of messages on what is core, or what is at the heart of what we must believe and do to be true disciples of Jesus, today.

Eating and Leftovers

Why the connection between Jesus and 'the leftovers' and why does the modern church not have the same relationships?

Phil Ware reminds us that our times at the Lord's Table should be filled with the same kind of people who joined Jesus at the table when he was on earth!

What Is CORE? Jesus!

How do we know what passages of Scripture are most essential?

Phil Ware stops at the mid-point in his series on What is CORE to review and look forward to what is ahead.

Cruciformed Disciple

If the Lord can transform Peter with his failures, imagine what the Lord can do with you.

Phil Ware finishes his four part series on Peter and following Jesus by focusing on Jesus transforming and cruciforming him into a great servant for the Kingdom of God.

Tough Decisions and God's Precious Gift

What would you have done?

An aunt reflects on her niece's birth to a mom out of wedlock and how precious she is and so glad she was born.

The Misunderstanding

Without understanding the cross, we turn Christianity into another human contest about self-importance.

Phil Ware shares his third post on The Question, Peter's confession of Jesus and how he had to be broken before he could really understand what his confession meant.

A Journey of Love and Care

Finding Hope and Support in Times of Need!

Finding help for aging adults with Alzheimer's, ALS, and other mobility-related issues is essential to care for those you love fully.

Heaven's Window

Doesn't discipleship involve more than just saying the right words?

Phil Ware shares his second post in his four article series on Peter's confession, focusing this time on our tendency to reduce faith to words and not actions and discipleship.

What Happens When You Die — a Post Easter Meditation

He silently slipped out. Exited. Departed. He passed, not away, but on. Yet, on to where?

Max Lucado reminds us that Easter, Jesus' Resurrection Sunday, is not just about Jesus being raised, but our life beyond death!

Resurrection Sunday!

Have you read the story lately?

This is a harmonization of the accounts from the Gospels, Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, of the resurrection appearances of Jesus on the first day of his resurrection.

The Question

When's the last time you thought about life's most important question?

Phil Ware begins a four post series on Jesus' question to the disciples about who they thought he was and Jesus comes and asks us this question personally, so what will our answer be?

Imprint

How has he left his imprint on you?

Jesus has split time in two and had an even greater impact on our lives and hearts.

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, this time focusing on including people of other cultures, races, and languages.

Trade Your Cares for Calm

We could all use these words of peace!

Max Lucado shares biblical insight on how to exchange our cares for God's calm in our lives.

Connecting Those Who Want to Help Others with Jesus

In a world of so much hurt and so much need, are we going to remain paralyzed to help because of a lack of faith?

Phil Ware continues his series on The Andrew Effect focusing this week on bringing those who want to help others in need to Jesus and connecting them and their resources to the Lord.

Connecting Those We Know with Jesus

O, God, our hearts ache for them to know Jesus, please help us know how!

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

The Vast Sky Was My Teacher

The vast needs that spread wide before us? They are already in His hands.

Melissa Troyer draws on her life of experiences with the vastness of our universe and her need and thanks God for always knowing and seeing and caring and planning for us.

Connecting with Jesus Personally

Can I really know Jesus?

Phil Ware continues his series on The Andrew Effect focused on connecting others with Jesus as our life's mission.

Connecting People with Jesus

What on earth are we put here to do?

Phil Ware begins a series of messages on The Andrew Effect -- connecting people with Jesus and helps us learn from Andrew on how to make a Jesus difference in the lives of others.