Articles Tagged 'Persecution'

Come Home Quickly, Hallelujah

Come Home Quickly, Hallelujah

I know my heavenly Father is looking forward to having me home to enjoy the celebration with him and his other children.

Phil Ware shares an article about his son coming home from college and how it reminds him of the Father in heaven waiting for us to return home to him.

Finding Our Path to God

Finding Our Path to God

The Bible and the early church were both exclusive and inclusive about salvation and fellowship.

James Nored and Phil Ware remind us of both the exclusive claim of Jesus as the only way to God and the inclusive fellowship of welcoming all people who truly believed in Jesus.

Advent: Drawing Near to Jesus in December

Advent: Drawing Near to Jesus in December

God came to earth as Jesus of Nazareth. God chose to come to us as one of us.

Phil Ware shares the Heartlight.org team's reading plan for December to help prepare our hearts to welcome Jesus.

Even Though They Are Small?

Even Though They Are Small?

If we are not careful, the challenges of the moment can wilt the joy right out of our Thanksgiving.

Phil Ware reminds us that no matter how difficult our circumstances, because of Jesus we have reason to give thanks!

Unlikely Heroes

Unlikely Heroes

Their flesh yearned for a mighty conqueror who would slay their enemies. Jesus made it clear to Peter that he was not that kind of hero!

James Nored and Phil Ware remind us of that inner part of us that still bears the stamp of God's divine nature, the part that is touched by stories of self-sacrifice.

Teach Us to Pray 13: Ending Praise

Teach Us to Pray 13: Ending Praise

For many, the added ending is not a good thing, and it is certainly NOT a 'Jesus thing'!

Phil Ware with Doug Peters help us finish our study of The Lord's Prayer and focus on how it points us to the 'coolest" Father of all.

Purpose that Brings Meaning to Life

Purpose that Brings Meaning to Life

As human beings, we can survive almost any 'how' if we have a 'why'!

James Nored and Phil Ware share God's message for us about purpose and meaning through words and video.

Teach Us to Pray 12: Deliver Us

Teach Us to Pray 12: Deliver Us

Why would God lead us into temptation? Doesn't God want us victorious over temptation?

Phil Ware and Andy Johnson help us look at our prayer for deliverance from temptation and the evil one.

To the Ends of the Earth

To the Ends of the Earth

God uses the most amazing connections and people to fulfill his promises to bless all people!

James Nored and Phil Ware share Jesus' plan to reach all peoples, like the Ethiopian Nobleman and the people in the farthest reaches of the earth, with the goodness of grace.

God’s Mission Through Jesus’ People

God’s Mission Through Jesus’ People

Can you think of a more noble vision or a more compelling mission for us, the Lord’s people, than to be Jesus’ bodily presence to our fractured and fragmented world

James Nored and Phil Ware challenge us through words and video to embrace God's mission for us as the bodily presence of Jesus in the world.

Teach Us to Pray 11: Released Captives

Teach Us to Pray 11: Released Captives

My own lack of forgiveness toward others can shut off the flow of God's forgiveness to me.

Phil Ware with Grady King give us insight on Jesus' example and command to forgive others as we pray for our own forgiveness.

Teach Us to Pray 10: Needing Grace

Teach Us to Pray 10: Needing Grace

Jesus provided us the few simple words we need to return us to that place of righteousness in the eyes of our Father: “Forgive us our debts.”

Phil Ware, with Chad Higgins, reminds us of the power of the simple words 'Forgive us our debts' and give us a daily practice to emphasize the power of these words.

Sharing Life with Christ

Sharing Life with Christ

Jesus is not only our Savior and Lord, but he is also the model on whom we are to build our lives!

James Nored and Phil Ware share in video and word how we can share in the life of Jesus in our lives today.

Teach Us to Pray 09: Recalibrating Need

Teach Us to Pray 09: Recalibrating Need

Our prayers often treat God as if he is the free Amazon delivery service for our every whim and want.

Phil Ware with Andy Johnson remind us that our prayer is for the bread we need today, not the extravagance we want for ourselves.

Life to Our Mortal Bodies!

Life to Our Mortal Bodies!

Jesus wasn’t just raised from the dead; he is also now alive in us through the Holy Spirit!

James Nored and Phil Ware emphasize the importance of the Holy Spirit in our resurrection from the dead.

Teach Us to Pray 08: Redemption Partners

Teach Us to Pray 08: Redemption Partners

The earth is sick. Our world is sicker. We are to bridge the gap until Jesus' return!

Phil Ware along with Doug Peters help us hear the Lord's Prayer for the kingdom to dawn on earth so that the will of God can be seen on earth as it is in heaven.

Which Way Will I Run?

Which Way Will I Run?

Will I run in faith to follow the Jesus of the empty tomb even if it means I have to follow him to a cross of my own?

James Nored and Phil Ware share in video, words, and images some of the many reasons Christians have to believe that Jesus was raised from the dead and is Lord, Christ, Jesus, and Son of God!

Teach Us to Pray 07: Willing Life

Teach Us to Pray 07: Willing Life

God's yearning to bring life runs thematically from the beginning of our Bibles in Genesis, to its conclusion in Revelation.

Phil Ware and Grady King bring us teaching and practical prayer strategies on praying for God's will to be done.

Buried?

Buried?

Jesus died. He was buried. He was raised from the dead. Each one of those facts reminds us that Jesus was not some antiseptic hero from a distance.

James Nored and Phil Ware remind us that Jesus died and was buried and that his burial has special significance for us.

Teach Us to Pray 06: Kingdom Come

Teach Us to Pray 06: Kingdom Come

While we see glimpses of our universe's awe-inspiring beauty, variety, and magnificence, we also are witnesses of its brokenness.

Phil Ware with Chad Higgins help us understand and commit to praying for God's Kingdom to come.

We All Need Jesus!

We All Need Jesus!

Because we could not be

James Nored and Phil Ware remind us that we all needed Jesus' redemptive death on the cross so we could find new life in the grace of God.

Teach Us to Pray 05: Holy Presence

Teach Us to Pray 05: Holy Presence

We cry out together, as Jesus' followers and family, for God's holiness to make itself known in undeniable ways in our fallen world.

Phil Ware and Andy Johnson remind us how important reverencing God is when we pray.

For the Unseen Heroes

For the Unseen Heroes

How do they do it? I see them, am amazed by them, and want to be more like them.

Tom Norvel sees the folks who face uphill challenges and yet keep on keeping on and is amazed and thanks them and affirms them and wants to be more like them.

Teach us to Pray 04: Abba Father

Teach us to Pray 04: Abba Father

How do we combine both reverence and familiarity, respect and intimacy?

Phil Ware and Doug Peters remind us what it means to pray to God as our Abba Father and then give us some pratical ways that we can experience God as Abba in our prayer life.

Because of Love

Because of Love

Why did Jesus have to go to the cross and die?

James Nored and Phil Ware remind us that Jesus gave his life for us because of his love for us and his unwillingness to leave us in sin.