Articles Tagged 'Real'

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.

C2K - Go Smaller to Go Deeper

C2K - Go Smaller to Go Deeper

Why worry about this smaller thing?

Phil Ware talks about our need to go deeper into the will of Jesus by getting with a group with whom we can grow and follow Jesus.

Don't Forget to Wish for the Best

Don't Forget to Wish for the Best

When was the last time you sat down with the

Rick Brown finds a Black Friday experience that pushes him back to the real meaning of Christmas and the old Sears Wish Book.

People over Machines

People over Machines

Don't you just love getting caught in a caller option system?

Rubel Shelly talks about the nightmare of getting caught in a voice mail and caller processing system and says he prefers people over machines.

Don't Trust a Shadow

Don't Trust a Shadow

Why do we chase after what is not substance?

Rubel Shelly reminds us that image is not substance and shadow is not tree: trust the tree not the shadow!

Face the Mirror and Face the Music

Face the Mirror and Face the Music

You mean he means me?

Patrick Odum confronts us with the words of John the baptist about repentance and how we need to face ourselves honestly in the mirror.

But Can She Sing?

But Can She Sing?

What's more important, style or substance?

Rubel Shelly talks about the shallowness of the Chinese to place appearance above all things and then pass it off as something else.

Symbol and Reality

Symbol and Reality

Just how important is the cross as a symbol?

Bill Sherrill reminds us of the importance of the cross as both a symbol and a reality of our center as believers in Jesus.

Facing Reality?

Facing Reality?

Most folks just don't want to think about this, but they're going to have to do so!

Paul Faulkner reminds us that funerals are great times for us to face the reality of our final destination.

Rhythms of Grace

Rhythms of Grace

What if the day begins at a different time than we think?

Phil Ware challenges us to re-look at how we define the day and when it begins by looking at Genesis 1 and the rhythm of creation and see that God has blessed us with rest before work.

The Real Thing

The Real Thing

Do you have anything that is really genuine?

So many things are fake and not genuine, but God wants to give us the real thing.

Phone Call of Love

Phone Call of Love

Have you heard this call lately?

Valentine's Day has us thinking about love, but the real love, even more than the love of a mother or a lover, is the love of Jesus for us.

Love Words

Love Words

How sloppy are you with your words for affection?

We are sloppy in the way we use words for love, so why not see how the Bible does and especially see how Jesus demonstrated it and evaluate our lives based on his model?

Everything I Know About Horses

Everything I Know About Horses

How much do you really know about life from what you see in the movies?

What we learn from movies is not very accurate to life and we need to listen to God's word rather than movie stars.

What Is It You See in Christmas?

What Is It You See in Christmas?

Why do we fuss and fight over such a wonderful time?

Christmas has unfortunately gotten so caught up in conflict that we lose sight of loving folks the way Jesus came to do.

Always Golden!

Always Golden!

You mean we are supposed to do this everywhere!

After reading the passage again, have you seen anything new, like maybe it should apply in everything you do -- the Golden Rule!

Never the Same

Never the Same

Are you ready to have your life changed?

Many events in our lives change us forever, our lives will never be the same as a result, and Jesus is one of those life-changing events.

Suffering the Consequences?

Suffering the Consequences?

Are you tired of having to pay the piper?

Often the difficult things in our lives we want to blame on God are really only the result or consequences of our own bad choices and decisions and actions.

Beyond the Tummy Tuck

Beyond the Tummy Tuck

Now how much do you REALLY like it?

We like a person with kindness much more than a person who has had a bunch of cosmetic surgery or plastic surgery.

Walk Your Talk

Walk Your Talk

Will you put your life where your mouth is?

Practice what you preach, walk your talk, and live the life you profess.

Worship and the Ballpark?

Worship and the Ballpark?

Can we really take worship with us outside our religious boxes?

Worship has to be part of our everyday real life world where we work, play, do sports, have recreation, and watch our kids play.

Our Heavenly Father

Our Heavenly Father

Is God really your Father?

When we approach God in prayer, it needs to be more than by rote, but instead as if we were speaking to our Father.

What Do You Really Want?

What Do You Really Want?

What are you asking Santa to bring you for Christmas?

What we want and most need at Christmas are not the kinds of things that money can buy!

It Isn't the Real World

It Isn't the Real World

Can you see the real world as clearly as a child?

Kids often know the difference between truth and lie and what is real world and what is not.