Articles Tagged 'Rich'

ToGather: Here, Near, and Far

The Lord is calling us to be his presence in the broken world.

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Before the Red Sea Parts

Life is as full of beauty as it is uncertainty if we open our eyes to see the divine fingerprints of grace.

Melissa Troyes writes with beauty about God’s touches of grace on a trip to New England with her family as she wrestles with the grief over an aunt who is gone too soon and the uncertainty of the future of her family and where they will live.

What Really Matters

What would you take if our house were burning down, and, if everyone were already out of the house?

Melissa Troyer reminds us that things are just things, but if we have people we love then we have what matters most!

Finding Our Path to God

The Bible and the early church were both exclusive and inclusive about salvation and fellowship.

James Nored and Phil Ware remind us of both the exclusive claim of Jesus as the only way to God and the inclusive fellowship of welcoming all people who truly believe in him.

ToGather: Waiting in Expectation (May 3, 2020)

We can approach each day with hope and expectation because of God's faithfulness.

Phil Ware and Demetrius Collins invite us to worship God and celebrate the work of the Holy Spirit as we are transformed to be more like our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Finding Our Path to God

The Bible and the early church were both exclusive and inclusive about salvation and fellowship.

James Nored and Phil Ware remind us of both the exclusive claim of Jesus as the only way to God and the inclusive fellowship of welcoming all people who truly believed in Jesus.

How Full Is Your Gift Sack?

Most of us only hoped to get enough of these seasons’ “givings” in our sacks not to be embarrassed, humiliated and marked as a less than desirable.

Phil Ware asks us to remember all the people who joined Jesus at his birth and challenges us to believe that these are exactly the kind of people Jesus came to redeem -- people just like us!

Our Weakness, God's Power

He should have left him for the buzzards. He should have sent him to hell. But he didn’t. He sent him to the lost.

Max Lucado writes to remind us of our need to surrender our anxiety, and everything else, to Jesus and let him change our name and our future.

The Right Stuff

When considering your expectations for your spouse, have you ever thought to do an honest assessment of yourself first?

Byron Ware writes about getting ourselves ready for being marriage material!

Don't Bury Your Treasure!

Here's the best financial planning possible

So instead of burying your money in the ground, you should be storing up treasure in heaven. How do you do that? Do good. Be rich in good deeds. Be generous. And be willing to share.

Can Jesus Survive Religion's Failures?

How has Jesus survived the messes his followers have made over the centuries?

Jesus and the gospel message about Jesus continues to be more resilient than the failures, foibles, and fractures among his people.

Contentment

Godliness with contentment is enough

Christians can be rich. Rich people can be Christians. But we need to remember that material things can often get in the way of our faith. Godliness with contentment. That should be our goal.

Security

Is your treasure safe?

Treasure in this world can be stolen or lost. Treasure with God is safe forever.

The Real Love Stories... and Why There Really Are No Blurred Lines

So where can we find real love stories today?

Ann Voskamp writes about the love she shares with her farmer husband and how he loves her with real love.

Abundance

What makes you rich?

Jesus told his followers that it was hard for the rich to become a part of his kingdom (Matthew 19:24). The apostle Paul said that those who want to have wealth fall into a trap, and some have ruined their faith because of it. (1 Timothy 6:9-10) And James

The Latest Thing

It's new! Improved!

It's easy to want what everyone else is getting. But it's also very, very dangerous. God can help you learn to be happy with what you have.

It Didn't Change Me!

Does pedigree or privilege change us?

Rubel Shelly reminds us that our pedigree and genealogy doesn't make us Christian, but our discipleship does.

An Amazing Find

Finding more than we are looking for!

Russ Lawson talks about the origin of the word serendipity and asks how we will use these blessings in our lives?

What Would You Say?

What in the world is love at last sight?

Phil Ware shares the four ways two are made into one in marriage: socially, physically, emotionally, and spiritually.

For Such a Time as This!

Is this your time?

Phil Ware continues his series on Light on the Dark Side of the Mountain and uses Esther as a jumping off point for more talk about helping children and orphans.

The Scarlet Cord

What can a pro from the city and two spies teach us about the dark side of our mountain?

Phil Ware continues his series called Light on the Dark Side of the Mountain, and reminds us of the faith of Rahab and the two spies and how it changed everything for future generations.

Treasure Keeping

How do you get life that is truly life?

Wealth isn't measured by dollars or gold. The only treasure that matters is that which is stored in heaven.

I Think I Am ...

Is this something you are ready to admit?

Tom Norvell makes a wide open confession, he likes shoes and they help him realize that he is rich!

The Lord Is Gracious

How loving and rich and gracious is our God?

Tom Norvell uses Psalm 145 to remind us how loving, compassionate, and gracious the LORD is to us, rich toward us in compassion, love, and grace in every day of life.

Isn't Jesus Enough?

Why do we run after other things to add to Jesus?

Phil Ware continues his messages out of Colossians; this one focuses on Jesus being enough and anything added to Him is less.

Overlooked Treasure

There's treasure for the taking

People can live for years needing the very thing that God has to offer, yet they overlook the treasure that He offers.