Articles Tagged 'Sacrifice'

Untold Stories: Onesiphorus — The Refreshing Gift of Friendship

Untold Stories: Onesiphorus — The Refreshing Gift of Friendship

What can I do that really matters to the Kingdom of God?

Phil Ware begins a short series on Untold Stories from the Bible and shares the story of Onesiphorus refreshing Paul while he was in prison.

What is Core: Worship

What is Core: Worship

Why do we put so much emphasis on worship in the box and not in our everyday lives?

Phil Ware finishes his series on What is Core by talking about worship and the importance of meeting together in big and small groups, but also living out the life God has called us to lead, being a reflection of the righteous character and gracious compa

God Will...

God Will...

Do we really believe this before we see it?

Max Lucado writes about Abraham, his sacrifice of Isaac, and about the God who provides, Jehovah-jireh.

It Is as Easy as One, Two, Three

It Is as Easy as One, Two, Three

We found out that something free does not mean it is easy.

The gift of Jesus is free to us. That does not mean it is easy.

Living for Just One!

Living for Just One!

Will you live all of life as worship, or just a few hours per wek?

Phil Ware asks what we should wear to worship God and challenges us to see all of life as sacred space!

I Love You

I Love You

What is the greatest Valentine you have ever received?

Quotations from Scripture about God's love for us in Jesus.

Gifts, Giving and the Greatest Giver

Gifts, Giving and the Greatest Giver

It's more blessed to give…

People like to give gifts at Christmas and all year round. That's because our God is a giving God, and it feels good to do things that are like God.

Created to Do Good Works

Created to Do Good Works

Why do we have such a strong urge to do good?

Tom Norvell talks about our desire to go good and how strong it is and how we battle against the desire to do evil.

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.

It's Personal

It's Personal

Jesus died for me ... it doesn't get any more personal than that

Jesus' death on the cross was personal. He died for each one of us personally. It's not about theology; it's about Jesus' living and dying for you and for me.

Under the Passover Moon

Under the Passover Moon

So why did those friends of Jesus fall asleep on him?

Lois Tverberg shares from her blog on the Jewishness of Jesus and about why the disciples fell asleep on the night of Jesus' betrayal.

He Died for Me!

He Died for Me!

How are we to respond to such an extravagant gift?

Phil Ware thinks through the implications of Jesus' death for us.

Beyond the Mirror

Beyond the Mirror

When you look in the mirror, what do you see?

Phil Ware challenges us to look beyond the cosmetic image we see in the mirror and view ourselves as God does.

In Christ

In Christ

God does the unthinkable to bless us immeasurably, in Christ!

Patrick Odum shares a clear message from God's word, 2 Corinthians 5:17-21, and talks about all God has done to make us worthy in Christ.

Complete Joy!

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.

The Hatchet

The Hatchet

When I was a teenager

When I was a teenager some friends and I would frequently get together on a weekend night to go camping.

Woman Behold Your Son

Woman Behold Your Son

What's a mom supposed to do in a time like this?

Sarah Stirman shares insight stirred by her son's second injury to his ankle and it reminds her of Mary's sacrifice at the cross.

Remember These Friends!

Remember These Friends!

How can we so easily forget such sacrifice?

Phil Ware shares some Scriptures on sacrifice, love, remembering, and friendship.

Mary's Choice

Mary's Choice

How did you agree to this bargain?

Phil Ware talks about how powerful it is to look at the cost of freedom to identity of Mary Jesus' mother.

The Who's Who that Really Matters

The Who's Who that Really Matters

So how do I get my name in this book?

Rubel Shelly reminds us that God's book of Who's Who is only filled with those who are servants.

Taking Note of a Hero's Death

Taking Note of a Hero's Death

Why do we honor celebrity above heroism?

Rubel Shelly reminds us that heroes should be honored and not celebrities and that we must practice to be a celebrity, because heroism is in all of us.

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.

Surprised by Love

Surprised by Love

Could this be the greatest love story of all?

Love is unpredictable and that is the real meaning of love, that God would do the unexpected to love us and draw us to himself.

Buy Your Own Gifts!

Buy Your Own Gifts!

Anything in your Christmas envelope?

An older lady's mistake with Christmas envelopes reminds us that God never forgets to pay for our gifts!

Stretching for Our Gods

Stretching for Our Gods

What are you willing to sacrifice to achieve or find?

Patrick Odum reminds us that to grow we have to stretch, reach, and sacrifice but that is more than worth the effort because Jesus gives us back far more than we can ever give.