Articles Tagged 'Peace'

I Will Pursue Unity

I Will Pursue Unity

For the sake of making 'every effort to pursue the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace' (Ephesians 4:3).

Rubel Shelly gives us a practical, yet very challenging, set of practices to help us pursue unity with other believers without compromising our own faith and commitment to Scripture.

The Lord is Near: Shalom!

The Lord is Near: Shalom!

More than an absence of conflict, the Lord wants to give us life to the full!

Phil Ware finishes his six-part series on Paul's promises to the Philippians that the Lord is always near and God and the peace he brings will be with them.

The Lord is Near: Promises

The Lord is Near: Promises

Some promises matter more because of when they are made!

Phil Ware shares his second in a series focused on Jesus' promises to never leave us or forsake us.

Throwing Your Worries Away

Throwing Your Worries Away

Would you rather have peace or worry?

If I can learn to turn my worries over to God, he will give me his peace, that divine peace that defies all logic. I decide to give my cares to God, I pray about them, and I thank him for handling them. In return, he gives me peace.

I Choose

I Choose

We have a huge impact on our day by what we decide to choose!

Max Lucado reminds us that our life is made by what we choose to do with our character and our heart.

Thankful in ALL Circumstances

Thankful in ALL Circumstances

Caught between Thanksgiving and Christmas and in a life full of challenges and pains, what do we do?

Brian McCutchen reminds us to trust God and learn that our current circumstances aren't forever and that God can lead us to a new place.

We Thank God for You!

We Thank God for You!

We want to tell you how thankful we are for you with words that are greater than our ability to express!

heartlight.org, verseoftheday.com, ayearwithjesus.com all want to say thank you in the words of Scripture for your prayers, love, support, and encouragement.

Calm in the Midst of Chaos

Calm in the Midst of Chaos

Do those old passsages really have something to say today?

Rubel Shelly reminds us about God's enfolding peace in the middle of life's worse storms and that this has been true for centuries.

Icebergs

Icebergs

What do you do about those iceberg dates on your calendar that seem to sink you?

Phil Ware comes in right after Valentine's Day and reminds us about iceberg dates on our calendar that tend to sink us and overwhelm us with feelings of being alone, being failures, and being abandoned but that we can overcome them by crying out to Jesus

Keep in Step with the Spirit

Keep in Step with the Spirit

Can you dance with the Holy Spirit

Phil Ware continues his short series on the Holy Spirit focusing on dancing with the Spirit and keeping in step with the Spirit.

A Place of Rest

A Place of Rest

How do we face unspeakable loss?

May such tragedies never come your way. But should they come, please remember these thoughts. A child who dies leaves a world of strife, finding a place of rest. We can't bring them back, but we can live our lives in such a way that we will go to them.

The Rhythms of the Kingdom

The Rhythms of the Kingdom

In the ups and downs of church life, is it good to be on a plateau?

Tim Woodroof continues his series on change in the book of Acts and the changes facing the church today.

A Gift Worth Re-gifting?

A Gift Worth Re-gifting?

Is there really a Christmas gift worth regifting?

Tom Norvell reminds us that this is really a gift worth regifting -- Jesus -- because he is our hope, joy, love, and peace and others need to hear us speak of him when they need him most.

Fighting Terror

Fighting Terror

Will technology be the difference?

David Capes uses The Voice translation to drive home the point that technology is not going to save us from ourselves, but only gracious trust that Jesus is Lord and our following Jesus into the world of forgiveness.

It is Well

It is Well

When all seems lost what sustains you?

Phillip Morrison reminds us where the beautiful and moving song, "When Peace Like a River" came from -- the tragedy of Horatio Spafford and a shipwreck.

Easter is Still with Us?

Easter is Still with Us?

We're done with leftovers and the eggs are put away, but Easter still remains!

Rubel Shelly reminds us that Easter is not over as long as Jesus' followers, Christians, his disciples, live out the evidence of his resurrection in their lives by the way they treat others.

The Work of My Father

The Work of My Father

What is my Father trying to teach me about his work?

Lisa Mikitarian reminds us that our Father in heaven has invited us into his work just like our earthly parents have sometimes invited us, and taken pride in us, working in their world.

Perspective

Perspective

Look! A monster!

It's hard for us to see things in the proper perspective, which is why we need to give all of our worries to God.

Love Is Not a Brick

Love Is Not a Brick

Who would go first among the religions in showing honor to the other?

Rubel Shelly talks about world religions, love, respect, honor, and violence.

Take No Thought?

Take No Thought?

So what are we supposed to think about if not this?

Tom Norvell uses Matthew 6:25 and several translations (NIV, Message, and KJV translations) to help drive home Jesus' point and that many of us who look good on the outside are filled with worry on the inside, worry Jesus wants to take off our shoulders.

A Manger, A Cross, and an Empty Tomb

A Manger, A Cross, and an Empty Tomb

How could it happen like this?

Bill Sherrill reminds us that the manger and the promises given to Mary would make the Cross seem impossible to understand until the empty tomb and the resurrection brought back the praise the angels gave on the day he was born.

Let Christmas Deny the World?

Let Christmas Deny the World?

Christmas deny the world?

Rubel Shelly reminds us that the world can deny us of many things, especially love and joy and peace and so let's use Christmas as our opportunity to deny the world it's hold on our heart.

Learning Financial Literacy

Learning Financial Literacy

Finally a plan that could help our university students before it's too late!

Rubel Shelly offers Dave Ramsey's online course for college credit to help students learn the principles of financial management.

Dog Bites and  Life

Dog Bites and Life

How do you survive when life takes a bite out of you?

Life is hard, and the terrible things in this world sometimes happen when we least expect. How do we cope?

Come with Me!

Come with Me!

Is there any way to step off the treadmill a minute?

Tom Norvell reminds us of Jesus encouraging his disciples, his followers, to get away from the maddening rush of the crowds and go to a quiet place with him and get some rest.