Articles Tagged 'Reject'

The Way of Jesus #5: Because of Love

Why would the sinless Son give himself, surrender his life and his dignity, to save those who were ungodly, helpless, sinners, and enemies of God?

James Nored and Phil Ware remind us that Jesus gave his life for us because of his love for us and his unwillingness to leave us in sin and how his love defined

The Way of Jesus #3: Unless a Seed

Jesus had many opportunities to walk away from the shame and pain of the cross, but he chose the Father's will and our need over his comfort.

James Nored and Phil Ware remind us of the dark night that began the long, painful, and lonely journey of Jesus through his Passion to bring us to God and helped define the way of Jesus through the cross to the empty tomb.

Unless a Seed

Jesus had many opportunities to walk away from the shame and pain of the cross, but he chose the Father's will and our need over his comfort.

James Nored and Phil Ware remind us of the dark night that began the long, painful, and lonely journey of Jesus through his Passion to bring us to God.

Because of Love

Why did Jesus have to go to the cross and die?

James Nored and Phil Ware remind us that Jesus gave his life for us because of his love for us and his unwillingness to leave us in sin.

He Came to a World We Know

Jesus entered a world we recognize as our own. He did it to redeem us from the messes we have brought on ourselves.

Phil Ware reminds us that the grit and gore that surrounds Jesus' birth is there to help us know that he came to a world like our own to redeem it.

Cruciformed #7: He Knew

He knew that people were fickle. They could cry out, “Hosanna!” one day, then cry out, “Crucify him!” a week later.

Phil Ware continues his series on CRUCIFORMED focusing on the events of Jesus' last week from his Triumphal Entry to his resurrection.

Cruciformed #6: The Gamble

As Jesus journeyed into Jerusalem that last time, he had reached the point where he was going to gamble everything on the cross.

Phil Ware continues his series of insights on living the CRUCIFORMED life Jesus calls all disciples to live on his way to the cross.

Cruciformed #2: Beyond Our Blurry Vision

As we journey with Jesus down his way of the cross, something grabs our hearts. That drawing power reaches through the centuries.

Phil Ware continues his series from the Gospel of Mark called Cruciformed, formed into the likeness of Jesus who went to the cross.

I Doubt It: The Well

Phil Ware invites us to join a weary woman who is all alone at the well in the middle of her daily grind and whose life was changed by a divine encounter!.

Phil Ware continues his series on Jesus and series of encounters where people say to him or heard him and thought, 'I doubt it!'

Beautiful to Broken

Why reject the goodness of God and all he has done to choose our own way?

James Nored and Phil Ware continue helping us find our story in God's story, this time looking at the Fall.

Not All Who Lose Are Losers

Sometimes the scoreboard only reveals the game's outcome, not the winners and losers!

Phillip Morrison reminds us that not all who lose are losers, in fact, the greatest victor of all could have been called a loser before he won the greatest victory of all time.

Discovering Jesus

What if Jesus isn't who you expect him to be?

When the promised Messiah arrived, the Pharisees rejected him and plotted to have him killed, despite having spent their entire lives reading about his coming. Why? He wasn't what they expected him to be.

Of First Importance

So what is the most important day in your life?

Phillip Morrison reminds us of the importance of the last week of Jesus' life.

Hate Crime or Love Offering?

So what, or who, really put Jesus on the cross?

Phil Ware writes on this day after Palm Sunday about Jesus' ultimate destination in Jerusalem, with the triumphal entry, the conflict with the leaders, and his betrayal, death, and resurrection.

Beginnings in Endings: Mary Did You Know?

Mary's simple life was about to come to a dramatic end!

Phil Ware finishes the year 2012 with two powerful posts or articles about Jesus' birth and the people gathered around him, and emphasizes that God's greatest beginnings are found in hard endings.

God's Bridge to better Things

Rejection and disappointment can gut the passion of God's leaders!

Phil Ware is continuing his trip through The Story and focusing this week on the life, ministry and book of Samuel.

Transition out of Darkness

Are you helping transition those you love out of darkness?

Phil Ware continues his series of light on the dark side of the mountain and reminds us of Samuel, the great transitional leader of God.

Rejections and Reactions

How can we fail forward?

Rubel Shelly talks about how badly rejection hurts and our temptation to react in negative ways, but also uses Warren Buffett as an example of someone who failed forward.

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.

That's Good News!

What's all this religious stuff about, anyway?

Ron Rose puts the purpose of God and Scripture in the context of Jesus and what God wants to do with us, bless us, and teach us to love and forgive.

Handling Rejection

How do you handle being rejected because you are a Christian?

There are times when we are going to be rejected because we are Christians.

Proving Them Wrong

Have you spotted a hero in the making the lately?

Most of us get discounted, rejected, or turned away at some time or another: but God looks at our heart and doesn't give up on us!

Handling Rejection

Isn't it fun to be rejected?

We mustn't let rejection destroy us, but instead understand it is to be expected if we are truly Christians.

The Four Hardest Words

Why is it so hard to say?

We all have the fear of being rejected by the one we love, but Jesus knows this fear best.

We Shouldn't Be Surprised

Why would people hate the Passion so much?

We shouldn't be surprised when many people are repulsed or don't like the Passion of the Christ.