Articles Tagged 'Persecution'

Overcoming the Greater Pandemic: From Hopeless to Living Hope

We can't think of a more important commitment for us as believers in our uncertain times.

James Nored and Phil Ware share a message of hope in video and word and Scripture to remind us to be ready to share our living hope for those caught in life's dark winter.

Purpose that Brings Meaning to Life

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

James Nored and Phil Ware share God's message for us about purpose and meaning through words and video, focusing on Viktor Frankl and the apostle Paul.

What Jesus Can't Do!

Why did Mark include it in his gospel? After all, his gospel is the shortest and most compact story of Jesus among the four gospels!

Phil Ware looks at Mark 6:1-6 and reminds us that this story is for us because we are Jesus' family, relatives, and hometown!

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.

Resurrection 2.5: Sarcastic Ridicule

Jesus knew the sting of sarcastic ridicule and unbelief from his family

Phil Ware continues his Resurrection 2.0 series reminding us this week that Jesus' own family did not believe until after his resurrection.

Act(s) 1: Scene 3 — Witnesses

Learning to reach out, and further out, to speak for Jesus.

Mark Frost continues his series on Acts scene 1, with a great article on being witnesses built around Acts 1:8 and about reaching the world -- here, near, and far.

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.

Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes

Do you feel as if our world has completely changed in its attitude toward faith?

Tim Woodroof of Interim Ministry Partners shares the introductory article on changes facing the church today and comparing it to the early church we find in the book of Acts.

But Herod's Time Ended!

The cycle of violence is heartbreaking — will it ever end?

Phil Ware reminds us of the simple, yet powerful words found in the hard story of Jesus' birth and Herod's attempt to murder him at Bethlehem -- But Herod came to an end.

Help?

Do we notice or care?

Phil Ware reminds us to care actively for those suffering violence in the Muslim Spring that has now turned into the violent summer.

Independence Day

How are we supposed to feel about all of this?

Phil Ware shares some thoughts about Independence Day, July 4, 2013, and what it means and should call us to do in our time and our situation in today's world.

My Cell Phone Doesn't Work

Why do some people think Jesus is like a cell phone?

Cell phones that don't work validate all your fears about technology. Some people have that same thought about Jesus when eveything in life does not work like they want.

Tim Tebow Can't Win!?

What's a young guy got to do?

Rubel Shelly wades into the Tim Tebow issue with some good insight and a reminder to wait and see how this all turns out.

A Day for Thanks and Prayer

What does freedom mean?

A collection of Scriptures for July 4, Independence Day.

Window to the Heart of God!

How do we ever understand what the cross cost God?

Phil Ware continues his series on Mary and her being a window to the heart of God.

Tested Tough

Why intentionally face hard opponents?

Phil Ware shares insight on the challenges of trials and sufferings and also on the desire and passion to have God's character produced in our lives through perseverance in times that are hard and facing opponents that are challenging.

Bigotry: The Shoe Is on the other Foot

Some would make religion the reason for disqualification?

Rubel Shelly comments on the recommendation of Francis Collins nomination for the head of NIH and the Sam Harris criticism of his nomination.

Follow Me

What will you do with

Phil Ware talks about theodicy, why good people suffer and the call to follow Jesus no matter what.

You Are Witnesses!

What do you have to say about Jesus?

Phil Ware imagines a conversation that the apostle Peter might have had with a visitor to him in prison shortly before his execution.

In God We Still Trust

You may not be Moses, but isn't God still God?

Russ Lawson shares a story of remarkable faith and the line, I am not Moses, but God is still Jehovah.

Last Thoughts or Long Commitments?

Would Timothy make it, and if he did, would he be faithful?

Phil Ware uses Timothy's release from prison to be an opportunity to look at how we are to live in a culture opposed to Christianity.

Behind Enemy Lines

Where do you live your life of faith?

Phil Ware talks about persecution of believers today and how we can make a difference.

Keep on Speaking

What will it take to make you back down?

Tom Norvell reminds us to keep on speaking up for the Lord even in hostile situations and difficult circumstances.

Hear My Prayer

How do we know that our children and our grandchildren are secure?

We can cry out to God and know he hears us and that our children and our grandchildren's futures are in his hands.

Willing to Die

How far would you go in your love and trust of the Lord?

Suffering and death for the cause of Christ are now viewed as something sad, unnecessary, and a wast.