Articles Tagged 'Rid' (Page 2)

He Did Not Retaliate

How did he hold back his power?

Tom Norvell reminds us that Jesus had the power to get even but did not retaliate in word or deed when he was reviled, mocked, belittled, mocked, and ridiculed.

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.

C2K — Kiss the Bride

Are you ready for the big wedding?

Phil Ware concludes his series on Church to Kingdom, C2K, and reminds us that as Jesus' people, we are the bride of Christ and need to be ready for our wedding.

An Anniversary with a Message

How can it be right when you are wrong?

Rubel Shelly reminds us of the New Coke debacle and also reminds us to not let our pride keep us from admitting we were wrong.

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.

Dead Wood Burning

Are you dead enough to catch on fire?

Mike Barres challenges us to die to self so we can catch fire with the Spirit of the Lord.

God's Gift of Family Grace

Sometimes the biggest story at church is not one you know!

Phil Ware shares a Mothers' Day story of God's grace and the reunion of a family brought together through adoption.

Preparing for Heroism

Have you seen a hero lately?

Rubel Shelly reminds us the nature of heroism is about being diligent and faithful to our everyday tasks like Sully.

Complete Joy!

What can make my joy complete?

Tom Norvell talks about his son's wedding and how everyone sacrificed to do what the bride and groom wanted and this allowed complete joy to bless everyone.

Don't Sit Around Waiting

What are you waiting for?

Ron Rose challenges us to get up and get going and quit waiting for your dreams to unfold.

How Much Dirt?

When does a little filth become too much?

Russ Lawson challenges us to look at the way filth and dirt get into our lives and contaminate them and challenges us to pursue holiness and purity.

Uprighting the Earth

What do you need to bury in your life?

Ann Voskamp shares about a recent burial she was happy to attend, and in the process, put the world back into its upright position.

Uncluttering

Are you willing to get rid of the stuff in your life that is just in the way?

Patrick Odum challenges us to get rid of the clutter in our lives and our churches just like Jesus challenged the people of his day.

The Glory of the Groom

Why do the grooms never get any of the press?

Alan Smith reminds us that the church is the bride in this great wedding and that Jesus is the groom who deserves and should receive all the attention.

I Was a Snob and It Breaks My Heart

How hard is it to admit that we can be religious snobs?

Kimberli Brackett reminds us that it is easy to slip into the role of being prideful and a snob who hurts others because of our silly and stupid pridefulness.

Downer Jr. High

What good can come out of this downer?

Ron reminds of how hard change and new things are by talking about a move to a new school at a critical time. But, unless we risk and make changes, we will never find the life God longs to bring to us.

Sausage Over Souls

Why in the world would anyone choose sausage over a life being changed?

The healing of the madman and the reaction of the crowd remind us once again that people are often prejudiced against anything that costs them something even if it benefits other people.

Fruitcake of the Heart

So what are you doing holding on to that in your heart?

We hang on to so much unnecessary and unhelpful stuff that we need to let go and forgive.

Why I'm Quitting

Isn't it time you gave up?

We are not God, we are not in control, and so we need to surrender and let God take control of our lives.

Teachability

How do you feel about new things?

Being unwilling to learn new things is a key to failure and an arrogance based in false pride and stubborn prejudice.

Half a Foot

When can a horrible tragedy proved to be a time of rejoicing?

Some of life's worst tragedies become an occasion where God's mercy is shown.

In Search of a Happy Heart

Why do we take ourselves so seriously?

We take ourselves way too seriously and end up adding unnecessary stress to our lives.

Who Are You Trying to Impress?

So who are you showing out for?

Trying to impress others nearly always means we embarrass ourselves.

Sheep and Cats

Can cats go astray?

We are like sheep, who go astray and need to be brought back; but in our pride we often act like cats and pretend we did nothing wrong.