Articles Tagged 'Real'

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Our Journey with God

Our Journey with God

How do I know God is really with me on my journey to find a home with him?

Phil Ware and James Nored remind us that we can journey with God like Abraham, knowing that he goes with us until he brings us fully home.

Honesty with God on Our Journey of Faith

Honesty with God on Our Journey of Faith

Thankfully the Bible is honest about the flaws of our heroes so we can know that we can be a person of faith useful to God, too!

James Nored and Phil Ware remind us that Abraham's journey of faith wasn't easy, his life was not perfect, and his questions for God were real.

Jesus Promises His Presence

Jesus Promises His Presence

Can we really expect to meet Jesus!

Phil Ware continues his series on The Andrew Effect and reminds us that Jesus promised to be present with us as we live out the four moves of the Andrew Effect.

Connecting with Jesus Personally

Connecting with Jesus Personally

Can I really know Jesus personally?

Phil Ware continues his series on The Andrew Effect and about connecting others with Jesus as our life's mission.

Through the Keyhole of Grace

Through the Keyhole of Grace

What can we learn about God by looking at Jesus?

Phil Ware compares Jesus to a keyhole through which we look at God and the closer we get to Jesus the more clearly we see God.

Finding Jesus: Experiencing Jesus as Immanuel

Finding Jesus: Experiencing Jesus as Immanuel

Are we wiling to open up the door and invite him in?

Phil Ware brings to close his series on experiencing the presence of Jesus in our lives.

Finding Jesus: O Living Word

Finding Jesus: O Living Word

Can Jesus really be experienced at Christmas?

Phil Ware continues his Christmas series on finding Jesus and emphasizes Jesus' promise to be real to us and near us and in us if we seek him and ask him.

If You Can’t Trust a Panda

If You Can’t Trust a Panda

If you can't trust a panda, who can you trust?

Faking Christianity may score points with your friends and neighbors. Living the Christian life can fill your life with purpose and meaning, giving you a powerful hope for the future.

Experience Immanuel

Experience Immanuel

Why do we settle for so much less of Jesus than He promised us?

Phil Ware finishes up his 5 part series on experiencing Immanuel and summarizes the content of the four previous articles.

O Come, Please Come, Immanuel

O Come, Please Come, Immanuel

So how can I read the gospels as more than just daily Bible reading I check off my to-do list?

Phil Ware begins a series of articles on the Immanuel Sayings in Matthew and this is done in coordination with Interim Ministry Partners and focuses on experiencing Jesus, or Immanuel.

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.

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.

Beyond the sacred Page

Beyond the sacred Page

How can Jesus be real to me and not just someone I read about on the pages of the Bible?

Phil Ware continues his series on The Yearning, our need and desire and longing for Jesus to be real to us and close to us and experienceable in our daily lives.

Superman and Jesus?

Superman and Jesus?

Is there a link between our desire for Superman and our need for Jesus?

Rubel Shelly comments and describes the difference between Superman and Jesus.

It's a Time to Help, not just Talk

It's a Time to Help, not just Talk

What can we do?

Phil Ware offers some practical and important advice on what to do to help in the devastation caused by tornadoes.

It's just a little Thing... not Really!

It's just a little Thing... not Really!

When are little things not little things — most of the time!

Tom Norvell reminds us that little things are not really little things and that they often are the difference between life and missing out on life.

Will this be 'Lucky 13'?

Will this be 'Lucky 13'?

So are you superstitious, or only a little stitious?

Rubel Shelly writes about the New Year, 2013, and talks about what the year will bring and also about being superstitious.

Nicodemus and Joseph Save Easter?

Nicodemus and Joseph Save Easter?

How can two rich guys save Easter?

Phil Ware continues his series called unpredictable on Jesus in the Gospel of John and focuses on Jesus' death and burial through the eyes of Nicodemus and Joseph of Arimathea.

The Ring of Authenticity

The Ring of Authenticity

Can you tell if the imperfections have been cleansed?

Rubel Shelly visits a kiln that fires ceramics and helps us think through the importance of purifying our imperfections.

More than Words

More than Words

God spoke His greatest message with just one Word!

Phil Ware talks about why he and about 100 others go to Peru each year when it costs so much.

Yes, Virginia There Really Is ...

Yes, Virginia There Really Is ...

Where does Jesus fit into all the make believe?

Rubel Shelly helps clarify that Jesus is a historical figure and real, not something imaginary like the Easter Bunny, tooth fairy, and Santa Claus.

Mortality: Trying It on for Size

Mortality: Trying It on for Size

A test run at death?

Rubel Shelly talks about a Korean project to help folks not commit suicide by helping them understand what death might be like.

After the Angel Leaves

After the Angel Leaves

So how do we keep on keeping on after the angel leaves?

Phil Ware begins a 4 part series on Mary, the mother of Jesus, called Windows to Wonder, and talks about how the angel left Mary and Mary's life began to unfold with challenges and difficulties, but she maintained faith.

Mountains or Foothills

Mountains or Foothills

Whether something is a mountain or a foothill depends on your perspective.

Perspective determines our perception of reality. Christians view things differently because of our belief in God.