Articles Tagged 'Salvation'

Thankful Turkeys

Thankful Turkeys

Post thanksgiving turkeys have much to be thankful for. So do we.

We sometimes fail to process how thankful we should be for what God has done to keep us from what we deserve.

Go Take a Dip

Go Take a Dip

Imagine the power of the powerless!

Phil Ware continues his Old Testament stories called Light on the Dark Side of the Mountain and talks this week about the unnamed servant girl and Naaman.

A Small Man, a Big Day

A Small Man, a Big Day

Who would have thought he would be out on a limb?

Patrick Odum does a fictional biography styled account of Zacchaeus and Jesus and the special moment in the tree.

It's a Good Feeling To Be Chosen

It's a Good Feeling To Be Chosen

Waiting to be chosen can be agonizing

It can be nerve-wracking to wait to see if we will be chosen for a job or to participate in a group. But God made His choice a long time ago.

Do We Believe It?

Do We Believe It?

Our actions reveal our beliefs

If we don’t tell others about Jesus, if our actions contradict our professed ideals, if we claim concern about people’s souls for eternity, but make no significant effort to share with them our Savior -- then we must not believe God or we don’t care.

Peace

Peace

Peace be with you

Peace with God comes through trusting in Jesus, trusting in His love and His care for us.

Celebration in Heaven

Celebration in Heaven

Lost ring, found joy!

Patrick Odum writes about a lost class ring and compares it to Jesus' parable about the lost coin and reminds us that the joy of someone coming to Christ should thrill us, too.

Switching the Tags

Switching the Tags

Jesus says the world's values are all upside down

Jesus looks at a poor church in Revelation 2 and declares them rich. True riches aren't measured with dollar signs; they are found in the relationships that we build.

God's Twin Grace

God's Twin Grace

Why do we often emphasize one, but forget the other?

Phil Ware writes about the grace of God to save us from sin and for holy living.

Throwing Stones

Throwing Stones

The church is not a rock-throwing society ...

The story of Jesus and the woman caught in adultery teaches us how the church should deal with sinful people ... because the church is full of sinful people.

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.

Did I Get Everything Right?

Did I Get Everything Right?

Better check those tax forms one more time

If we try to earn our own salvation, we will never have peace with God. Peace comes from accepting his free gift of grace through faith in Jesus Christ.

Showing God's Love

Showing God's Love

What can you do to show it?

Alan Smith shares a story about Doug Nichols in India while he was in a sanatarium and how his service opened the door to his evangelism.

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.

Godly Organic

Godly Organic

Weren't we re-made for more than we're settling for?

Phil Ware shares with us ideas about growth and how God has re-created us to be like Jesus and be full of life and growth, spiritually and physically.

Lost Luggage

Lost Luggage

We can know we have eternal life

Jesus came so we could live an abundant life secure in the knowledge that we will live eternally in heaven.

Performance Based Systems

Performance Based Systems

We are saved by God's action, not our action.

God sent his Son to die for our sins. We cannot be good enough to save ourselves. We cannot be bad enough that God's grace cannot save us.

Overlooked Treasure

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.

I Just Wanted to Get Out Alive

I Just Wanted to Get Out Alive

God saved my life ,,, and he will continue to do so forever.

A near death experience taught me lessons about God's deliverance that guide my life to this day.

Earning a Reward

Earning a Reward

How many hours do you have to pray to earn a trip to heaven?

Some people see Christianity like a rewards program, where you earn the right to go to heaven by doing enough good things. That's not what the Bible says.

The Question That Matters Most

The Question That Matters Most

What kind of questions have you been asking lately?

Russ Lawson reminds us that the questions we ask need to be the important ones, not the kind that spark endless arguments and speculation.

It's Not For Everyone

It's Not For Everyone

Maybe the gospel isn't for all

Jesus invited those who are tired to come to Him. If you are satisfied with the way things are, Jesus' message isn't for you.

Is That All There Is?

Is That All There Is?

When you get what you've always longed for, will you be satisfied?

Only God can satisfy our deepest longings. Everything else will just leave us longing for more.

Hope for Life

Hope for Life

Hope is a powerful thing

All of us need hope, and the only true hope is found in God, through Jesus Christ.

Invited into the Family

Invited into the Family

You've been invited to be a part of God's family

God has invited each of us to come and be a part of His family