Articles Tagged 'Problem'

Viewing People as Jesus Did!

Viewing People as Jesus Did!

Too often as human beings, we tend to view people in ways that demean their value to God and reveal the diminished value we place upon them.

Phil Ware reminds us of the four ways we often view people that are very crass and treats them as less than human, then he compares that to how Jesus views people.

Keep Singing the Song

Keep Singing the Song

As followers of Jesus, isn't it time the world heard what we are for when it comes to sexuality?

Phillip Morrison brings Sara Barton's writings into the moments of our headlines of today with a story from long ago that reminds us that God's word still has the ultimate love song.

Lifestyle: Connecting Others with Jesus

Lifestyle: Connecting Others with Jesus

How we view people impacts our lifestyle

Phil Ware finishes his series on "The Andrew Effect" about connecting people with Jesus by reminding us how Jesus viewed people.

When Life Takes You Off Guard

When Life Takes You Off Guard

We need to remember that hardship and family dysfunction and unfairness are not new for God's people and are the backdrop of their courageous lives of faith.

Rubel Shelly reminds us that the heroes of scripture had to endure many of the same kinds of challenges we do, that is what makes their witness so powerful.

Our Healing Strength

Our Healing Strength

How do we look beyond the horizon of our own earth-bound circumstances?

Phillip Morrison writes about the weather in Texas and the reminder that we need to look beyond the horizon of our own circumstance and remember the promise, hope, redemption, and healing of God.

His Hands Will Touch You, Too!

His Hands Will Touch You, Too!

When you see this man, who do you see?

Max Lucado writes about the man born blind in John 9 and reminds us that even though no one else notices us as a person, Jesus does.

Sing the Jesus Song!

Sing the Jesus Song!

So we are supposed to sing a song to get us on the same page?

Phil Ware of www.interimministrypartners.com continues his series on inviting Jesus back to church with us and asks us to use Jesus to evaluate everything we do based on Jesus' example and teaching and use Paul's Christ hymn as our Jesus filter.

Nothing Left But the Center Stripe

Nothing Left But the Center Stripe

What do you do when all the lanes seem closed?

When there seem to be no good answers, we need to have some strategies to help us deal with life's problems.

Darkness

Darkness

Am I alone in my darkest hours?

Phil Ware reminds us that darkness is the place where God can meet us, redeem us, deliver us, and save us from death and disaster.

Potholes Ahead

Potholes Ahead

While we cannot accurately predict the future, for most of us, there will be potholes in our path!

Rubel Shelly reminds us to not get knocked off our path when we encounter potholes, even big bad ones that do damage, but to keep pressing on and persevering toward the call of God.

The Waiting Is the Hardest Part

The Waiting Is the Hardest Part

O how our hearts ache till all our precious ones are in Jesus!

Phil Ware shares his heart about someone who is precious to him who needs to come to the Lord and has not yet done so.

Community and Mission

Community and Mission

Looking around can help us find our way forward!

Phil Ware continues the http://interimministrypartners.com team series on a church finding its mission and living it out so it can grow and be vital and make a difference.

Time to Re-prime?

Time to Re-prime?

Can a declining church embrace a new mission?

Phil Ware continues the Interim Ministry Partners series on helping declining and aging churches find new life.

Bill Knapp's Keeps Me up at Night

Bill Knapp's Keeps Me up at Night

How can an out of business restaurant speak to churches?

Mark Frost of Interim Ministry Partners shares a powerful parable about Bill Knapp's restaurants and America's quick fix mentality about the North American church and its troubles.

Where Is Your Olive Oil?

Where Is Your Olive Oil?

Where do you go when you don't think you have enough?

Robyn F. Johnson shares the story of the widow and Elisha in 2 Kings 4, and she reminds us that God cares for us and provides for us, we just need to look for our little vial of olive oil and offer it to him.

It's His Problem to Solve

It's His Problem to Solve

So how do we obey these hard commands to not worry?

Rubel Shelly reminds us that trust in God to act is not passive, but an active life that does what is required, trusting that our difficulties and challenges are problems for God to solve.

What a terrible Day?

What a terrible Day?

What really makes our days bad, hard, and difficult to swallow?

Steve Higginbotham reminds us that many of our most difficult days come from our negative and judgmental assumptions about why things happen.

Why Faith Is an Answer to Prayer and Prayer Is an Answer to Faith

Why Faith Is an Answer to Prayer and Prayer Is an Answer to Faith

How is faith an answer to prayer?

Ann Voskamp reminds us that faith and prayer are a two street and the both are intertwined with each other and when this happens, grace, joy, and healing flow into Shalom, peace, wholeness and fullness of life.

Meeting God Outside the Box!

Meeting God Outside the Box!

Where can we go and meet God?

Phil Ware continues his series on Out of the Box and Luke 8 and Luke 9 and the limiting expectations we have for encountering and meeting God.

When Our Star first Began to Shine

When Our Star first Began to Shine

It's Been up There a long, long Time!

Phil Ware writes about the Christmas star that actually began to shine many years before the Magi found it!

The Swirly Cycle of Destruction

The Swirly Cycle of Destruction

Which way does your toilet flush?

Phil Ware continues his journey through The Story focusing this week on the Judges, especially the cycle of destruction that was leading them to catastrophe and the ways we can escape the cycle.

Overcoming Your Heritage

Overcoming Your Heritage

What's up in the forest of your family trees?

Max Lucado writes about Josiah and how he overcame the bad family heritage.

Unnecessary Chapters in Life?

Unnecessary Chapters in Life?

Why do we go through these hard and apparently unnecessary times?

Max Lucado reminds us that the troubles of this present life are preparing us for something far greater.

I AM: God's Handwritten Messages from Heaven - Bottom Line Faith

I AM: God's Handwritten Messages from Heaven - Bottom Line Faith

Some things you have to believe or you have nothing worth believing in!

Phil Ware continues his series on I AM, God's handwritten messages from heaven and focuses on the bottom line faith requirement -- Jesus is God come in human flesh.

God in the boring Stuff?

God in the boring Stuff?

What are you seeing God at work doing in your life?

Ron Rose asks us to pay attention to our lives and see God at work, even in the moments he does not appear to be present and especially in the moments that appear to be boring.