Articles Tagged 'Redeem'

Treasure

Treasure

How can such a discovery, no matter how badly dirt-encrusted and stained, not be seen as a genuine treasure?

Phil Ware tells us a simple story of a mother's love to remind how our Father sees us as his treasure.

Grace Comes After You!

Grace Comes After You!

Is there anywhere we can go to escape God's grace? I don't think so!

Max Lucado reminds us how God's grace pursues, comes after, and seeps into us if we allow it to flood over us.

God Still Cares

God Still Cares

When we have sinned, fallen short of God's plans for us, and have disappointed our heavenly Father, we assume he puts us into his “club for the unwanteds.”

James Nored and Phil Ware continue their messages on God's plan of redemption and how God longs to restore us to himself.

God's Masterpiece

God's Masterpiece

Don't view yourself as less than who God says you are!

Max Lucado reminds us not to think less of ourselves than God, our Creator does, and he declares that we are his masterpiece.

Saved From... Saved For!

Saved From... Saved For!

We don't want to be swimming with Jonah on the shoreline!

Phil Ware continues with his series on Saved at Sea from the great Bible stories of sea rescues and this time examines Jonah and that he was saved from death for God's great purposes.

Flying High with Freedom!

Flying High with Freedom!

We have been set free, so let's not give up our freedom?

Phil Ware reflects on the importance of freedom and what Paul teaches in Galatians.

Sorry Happy for You

Sorry Happy for You

How in the world be sorry and happy both?

Stacy Voss writes about her pain and a friend's pain at finding out that their husbands have been unfaithful and had repeated adulteries.

Praise from the Pit

Praise from the Pit

I don't like Jonah, but I do like this!

Stacy Voss reminds us of the story of Jonah and how Jonah praised God from the pit, from the belly of the beast, the fish.

Tortured!

Tortured!

Not what any of us wants in our obituary!

Phillip Morrison writes about a serious situation that was brought to light by an obituary -- child abuse -- and Phil Ware offers some helpful suggestions on ways to bring redemption out of the hurt of this world.

Sweet Redemption

Sweet Redemption

What does it mean to really be redeemed?

Phillip Morrison writes about Cristo Redentor, Christ the Redeemer, the statue and the work of Jesus, about the principle of redemption, and how Jesus saves us and redeems us.

Building a Culture of Honor: Prayer

Building a Culture of Honor: Prayer

Prayer changes something much more important than our circumstances!

Phil Ware continues his series on building a culture of honor focusing this week on prayer, especially prayer as a redemptive tool of offering forgiveness and blessing to those who are our enemies and who mistreat us.

A Grieving Family's Courage

A Grieving Family's Courage

How can there be hope in such heartbreak?

Rubel Shelly share insight into Rick and Kay Warren's interview on Piers Morgan about their son Matthew whose mental illness led him to commit suicide.

God's Redeeming Love!

God's Redeeming Love!

We must never forget God's most consistent message to each of us!

Brian McCutchen reminds us that God's love is redeeming -- it forgives, cleanses, makes whole, and buys us back from our messes and lifts us from our burdens.

Influence: Not a Church Word!

Influence: Not a Church Word!

Can we really start over?

Ron Rose reminds us that influence and starting over and being a new creation is something God does all the time and we just need to begin.

My Deliverer Is Coming!

My Deliverer Is Coming!

What is the

Phil Ware continues with his series on The Story focusing on the What Is and Who Is and the Why Is of Jesus' coming.

The Story: Jesus' Ministry Begins

The Story: Jesus' Ministry Begins

Why does Jesus' ministry begin with John?

Phil Ware continues his series on The Story and reminds us that we can all be John the Baptist, the baptizer, to people around us.

What is Core: Jesus

What is Core: Jesus

What is most important?

Phil Ware begins a series of messages on what is core, or what is at the heart of what we must believe?

So What Do You Collect?

So What Do You Collect?

Everyone collects something, why not fingerprints left by God?

Ron Rose writes about collecting fingerprints -- God's fingerprints -- and how they are stories that are longing to be told.

10 Things to Do with Elevator Time

10 Things to Do with Elevator Time

Have you ever redeemed your time on an elevator?

Ron Rose talks about redeeming elevator time and listening to the Holy Spirit about ways to minister and be a blessing to people.

Building the Bridge to Bring Us Home

Building the Bridge to Bring Us Home

Is there really light on the dark side of the mountain?

Phil Ware begins a new series called light on the dark side of the mountain focusing on the fall and the cracks that became a chasm in the lives of God's first children.

Who Are You?

Who Are You?

Have you lost your identity?

Phil Ware challenges us to look at our identity built around the question of "Who are you?" and the answer framed by the work of Jesus.

Putting My Life Where My Mouth Is

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.

The Value Is the Owner

The Value Is the Owner

What value do you place in yourself?

Alan Smith tells a story about an amber Napoleon Bonaparte gift to his wife and how it became a priceless piece of jewelry because he owned it.

Delivered?

Delivered?

Are you playing religious games or are you really delivered?

Phil Ware shares another insight from Colossians about deliverance from the dead-end alleys, the dark dungeons, and the pits that keep us trapped and reminds us how Jesus brings deliverance.

God Gets Mad

God Gets Mad

If it makes God mad, shouldn't we get angry, too?

Rubel Shelly reminds that God hates and gets angry at evil and calls us to be stirred to anger and action.