Articles Tagged 'Reach' (Page 3)

Mental Block?

Do you have a mental block or are you just locked in a box?

Ron Rose challenges us to get out of our box of thinking in the same old ways and begin the conversation with others about God.

The One No One Ever Had

How do you grab ahold of something this illusive?

Rubel Shelly reminds us that while perfection is an ideal, we must not set it as our only goal or we will never attain what we reach to achieve and never be satisfied with our blessings.

C2K - Sending Church

Why is it so hard to let go of our best and brightest, yet at the same it is so good to do so?

Phil Ware shares the principle in his Church to Kingdom series on being a sending church.

Catch and Release: THE First Thing

Caught to be released into life, community, and purpose by the grace of God!

Phil Ware begins a series of articles on sharing Jesus in word and deed with others called Catch and Release and focusing on following Jesus.

Lost and Found

Isn't it a blessing when you find what's been lost?!

Phil Ware tells about a time he lost his son Zachary and then found him and the joy of finding lost sheep in the teaching of Jesus.

Drop the Rope!

Why are we so prone to a tug-of-war on important issues?

Phil Ware talks about tug-of-war and how we so often get into them in the Christian community and whether or not it is more important to do service trips or mission evangelism trips.

For Insiders or Outsiders?

What does it matter really, if I am community or not?

Phil Ware talks about the tension between insiders and outsiders and how we are to view community and the way we connect our outside friends to it.

Do People Hear What Your Life Is Saying?

What is the major message of your life?

Russ Lawson reminds us of the importance of our letting our light shine in such a way that allows others to see God in your life.

Go to My Brothers and Tell Them

Who was the first apostle to the apostles?

Phil Ware shares insights into Jesus' appearance to Mary Magdalene and how he commissioned her to go declare his resurrection to his followers.

Reluctant Leadership?

What does God see that we don't?

Mike Barres reminds us about the power of leadership and encourages us to prayerfully step up if asked.

The Power to Risk

So is it really better to be safe than sorry?

Phil Ware talks about the old adage, better to be safe than sorry, and shows what Jesus says about it: the follower who takes this approach will be condemned.

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.

Uncommon Wisdom

Joy in trials and the expansion of influence in times like these? YES!

Alan Garner describes a prayer and exhortation he gave at the Volunteers of America meeting and how wisdom and opportunity can be found in caring for the trials and troubles of those around us.

Putting My Life Where My Mouth Is

Are we up to our talk?

Phil Ware challenges us to leave behind intention and move out into the world of action as we seek care for our broken world and overcome the criticism that we are uncaring hypocrites who are not willing to help.

Pass It On

Will you pass on the comfort you have received from God?

Phil Ware picks up on the message from 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 and the Monday article and gives added resources -- videos and graphics -- for folks to use in their ministry and life.

The Main Thing

Are we losing focus?

Phil Ware shares a reminder that not only must we do good and live morally, but we must not forget the main thing, letting others know about Jesus!

Penchant for Perfection

Maturity means admitting we haven't arrived!

Rubel Shelly reminds us that we are not perfect yet, and admitting our failures and imperfections is not an excuse, but an opportunity to meet God and have his grace help us grow.

No Hidden Mystery

Why do we hide the simple message of Jesus behind all our complex rules?

Phil Ware shares a principle from Colossians and asks us to think about how Jesus would respond to this desperate housewife.

Facing Life's Uh-oh's

What do you do when the problems come?

Ron Rose writes about life's obstacles and challenges us to follow the example of others who have lived beyond their limits.

People First

Would you reach the mountaintop or help the wounded?

Mike Barres challenges us with a powerful example of climbing Mt. Everest and compares it with having a great church experience but not being concerned with people.

Faith: Growing in the Right Direction

So where is your faith growing?

Russ Lawson reminds us that our faith needs to keep growing and going in the direction of faith, believe but help my unbelief.

Your Ambition

What is your ambition in life?

Tom Norvell shares with us some insights from 1 Thessalonians and how to life a quiet life and honor God and win the hearts of outsiders.

ALL!

So who are we going to exclude?

Phil Ware reminds us that from the very beginning of the Christian movement, Jesus and His followers recognized that the Gospel and the church are for all people.

The Britney Spears in Your Life

Would you be willing to help Britney if you could?

Rubel Shelly reminds us that while we may not know Britney Spears, we do know someone like her and we need to ask if we are willing to be a friend to these people?

The Front Porch

What kind of concept is this for a church?

Phil Ware shares how his church suddenly saw their call from God to be a front porch to the people of their community and how it changed them and helped them find their roots right back in the early story of Jesus' followers.