Articles Tagged 'Presence'

Be Strong and Courageous

Be Strong and Courageous

Now is the time for courage

As evil further envelopes this world, with wars, rumors of wars, beheading and horrors, the words said to Joshua resound for us today. Be strong and courageous.

Act(s) 1: Scene 1 — Jesus' Body

Act(s) 1: Scene 1 — Jesus' Body

If we listen to Acts like a play, what do we learn in each scene?

Mark Frost of Interim Ministry Partners shares insight on viewing the church through the lens of Acts and focuses today on the church being the living, breathing, embodiment or incarnation of Jesus to the world.

Peruvian Homecoming

Peruvian Homecoming

Boots on the ground and knees in the dirt incarnation — nothing less will do!

Phil Ware writes about his latest trip to the Peruvian Orphanage (called Sagrada Familia) and Gladys and Arecelli.

Sighing for Home

Sighing for Home

How do we deal with the longing?

Phil Ware continues his thoughts on the Immanuel passages in Matthew and challenges us to not settle for less than an experience of God -- Father, Son or Holy Spirit -- and not simply religious experience.

With You Always

With You Always

Can I really know and experience Jesus in my daily life?

Phil Ware does part 4 of a 5 part series on experiencing Jesus' presence from the gospel of Matthew, focusing on the Great Commission and Jesus' promise to be present.

Fearing the Big 4 No More!

Fearing the Big 4 No More!

Is there really any hope to address our deepest fears?

Phil Ware continues his series the Big Four fears we have, Deep, Demonic, Disease, and Death and reminds us that Jesus has been here, will not abandon us or forsake us, and will see us through.

Learning to Trust

Learning to Trust

Yes Dad, I trust you?

Brian McCutchen reminds us that life is full of surprises and many of them unwanted, but in the middle of the surprises is Yahweh-Jirah, the God who provides for us.

The Story: Second Incarnation

The Story: Second Incarnation

Can I really experience Jesus today?

Phil Ware continues his series on The Story focusing on the early chapters of Acts and the coming of the Spirit and the work done in the name of Jesus!

What is Core: Communion

What is Core: Communion

When we gather in Jesus' name, something transcendent happens: He is there with us!

Phil Ware talks about what is core to our faith and then ties it to everyday meals as well as our celebration of the Lord's Supper.

Be Strong and Courageous

Be Strong and Courageous

No matter what you are facing, God has a message for you!

Tom Norvell reminds us that God is with us, that he will not abandon us, and that we should be strong and courageous!

I Am: Handwritten Messages from Heaven - Fear

I Am: Handwritten Messages from Heaven - Fear

How in the world do I obey that command?

Phil Ware continues his series on I AM from the Gospel of John and focuses on Jesus' statement that he is I AM and so we should not fear.

Creating a Movement

Creating a Movement

How in the world did they do this?

Rick Brown talks about how we can accomplish the Great Commission in our world today, the same as they did it long ago.

Greater Things: Presence

Greater Things: Presence

Where are our greater things?

Phil Ware continues his series on greater things focusing on 'the name of the Lord' and the power and presence of Jesus that fed the expectation that God would surprise his people with greater things.

You Didn't Learn This in Sunday School

You Didn't Learn This in Sunday School

An answer with a twist!

Ron Rose talks about being the Jesus our friends need today, not just having answers for what we believe.

SpiritFire: Life to Our Bones

SpiritFire: Life to Our Bones

What can we do to bring revival to the Church and life to the world?

Phil Ware continues his thoughts on the Holy Spirit and prayer, especially focusing on us interceding and asking God to release the Holy Spirit into the life of those we love, who lead our churches, and who need God's presence.

Beyond the Slogans

Beyond the Slogans

How can we say these things and really mean them?

Phil Ware writes about Romans 8:22-29, the bondage to decay that our world faces, our own troubles and hardships, and slogans that we often use and abuse to try to encourage people who are grieving, wounded, or hurt.

A Gift from a Friend

A Gift from a Friend

What can one person do at such a painful time?

Kelly Breece shares the important lesson about friendship and helping a grieving friend by just being present.

The Partnership

The Partnership

Can you see more going on in your life than the daily grind?

Phil Ware writes about having a sense of divine partnership in daily life and being used by God and sensing God's presence in what we do.

Only a Keystroke Away

Only a Keystroke Away

Are our emails, IM's, and text messages really enough?

Russ Lawson talks about the the blessings of our high tech communication, cyberspace-style communication, and challenges us to face-to-face encouragement.

Air Traffic Controller

Air Traffic Controller

How will we make it through?

Tom Norvell talks about an air traffic controller landing a plane and how his dad was a blessing.

In the Cool of the Day

In the Cool of the Day

Where are you trying to hide?

Tom Norvell compares being in his yard and garden in the cool of the day and the words of Genesis 3 and God's desire to be with us and give us rest.

The Brevity of Life

The Brevity of Life

Don't the years seem to pass more quickly now?

How can we discern the time we have and number our days in a proper manner -- we cannot unless we look to the Lord for his help, his presence, and his guidance.

Waiting Can Be a Blessing!

Waiting Can Be a Blessing!

How hard is it really to wait for this?

Tom Norvell describes the blessings promised to those who wait on the Lord from Isaiah.

When Tragedy Strikes

When Tragedy Strikes

Where is God in the middle of these tragedies?

Larry Davies shares a hard and horrible story of tragedy and asks where God is and helps walk us through Isaiah 43 and shows how it reflects the presence of God in our worst times through the people of God who help.

While I Sleep

While I Sleep

What does God do while you sleep?

Phil Ware shares what God does for us when we sleep.