Articles Tagged 'Saved'

You Break It; You Buy It?

You Break It; You Buy It?

You mean, this actually applies to my kid, too?

Phil Ware reminds us that God broke one of the most held rules of merchandising, you break it; you buy it, and in Jesus turned this principle upside down.

Bat Turn at the Jordan

Bat Turn at the Jordan

before we can be ready to be fully used by the Lord in the work of the kingdom of God, we must have our bat turn moment.

Phil Ware and James Nored look at what the ministry of John the Baptizer meant for people in his day and call on us to share in this move toward the kingdom of God today.

Who Sings When They Are in Jail?

Who Sings When They Are in Jail?

Who prays in a jail and then does not leave when the doors come open?

There are two very surprising things in the story of the Philippian jailer. And two other things that seem to be expected to happen.

Simple Words, Great Grace

Simple Words, Great Grace

Where would this woman be without a risk-taking faith that moved her to bold action?

Phil Ware reminds us that faith always involves action that demonstrates its reality and Jesus saves in more than the miraculous; he saves us in every way a person can be saved.

Would I Dig a Hole?

Would I Dig a Hole?

What would you not do to save the life of a friend?

Phil Ware talks about four friends who dig a hole in the roof to get their friend to Jesus so he could be healed; so what would we be willing to do to get our friends to Jesus to be saved?

No Longer Any Sea

No Longer Any Sea

The glorious future when the sea is no more!

Phil Ware concludes his 10 part series on "Saved at Sea" dealing with sea stories in the Bible and how God has always saved his people, this time focusing on the ultimate saved at sea story, Revelation 21:1-5

Almost Destroyed by the Actions of Another

Almost Destroyed by the Actions of Another

Can you come back from near total destruction?

Stacy Voss shares the parallel between a house burned by a nearby car and the destruction in her life because of infidelity and divorce.

What a Rescue Dog Taught Me About God

What a Rescue Dog Taught Me About God

A rescue dog, God, and a love story

I love God because of how much he has done for me. I was reminded of this by watching Lulu, our rescue dog.

A Forgotten, but Necessary, Grace of Jesus

A Forgotten, but Necessary, Grace of Jesus

Should we be surprised that so many call themselves Christians but never live for Jesus?

Phil Ware shares a passion on his heart about the way we have privatized and personalize conversion and salvation that eliminates the necessary grace of Jesus' community, family, and spiritual community.

Courage! I AM! Quit Fearing!

Courage! I AM! Quit Fearing!

Can we see the LORD in middle of our storms?

Phil Ware continues his series on Saved at Sea and this week focuses on Jesus walking on the water.

Edited by Grace

Edited by Grace

Now this is a reason to rejoice in hope!

Phil Ware writes about the funeral of his father-in-law Mel Nelson and reminds us what it means to be edited by grace.

God Wants Everybody To Be Saved

God Wants Everybody To Be Saved

So what does God really want?

God wants everyone to be saved. Not everyone will be saved, at least not according to the Bible. But that's not because God wants anyone to be lost. It's just that some will refuse to believe.

Touching Jesus

Touching Jesus

Are you good enough?

Have you ever felt like you had no right to ask God for anything? Or maybe you thought that others would judge you and reject you if they knew your secret? Does it seem like Jesus has something to offer others, but nothing for you? You can have peace.

When Did God Change?

When Did God Change?

Is it me, or has God changed his opinion on grace?

Brian McCutchen talks about the night he was baptized and the fear he felt and his desire to know he was going to heaven and now he is assured of those things because he understands God's grace.

Tested and Approved

Tested and Approved

What does it lead us to do?

Laura Baker reminds us that we are tested and approved by God.

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.

No Minister?

No Minister?

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Patrick Odum talks about how we are all called to be ministers and challenges us to imagine church lived that way.

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.

At Just the Right Time!

At Just the Right Time!

What time is it in your life?

Tom Norvell reminds us that God saved us through grace in Jesus at just the right time and has intervened in our lives at just the right time over and over again.

ALL!

ALL!

So who are we going to exclude?

Phil Ware reminds us that from the very beginning of the Christian movement, Jesus and His followers recognized that the Gospel and the church are for all people.

A Titanic Truth

A Titanic Truth

Have you been saved in every way a person can be saved?

The movie Titanic gripped our hearts, but only Jesus offers permanent love, rescue, and salvation.

Living with the Gift

Living with the Gift

What difference does this gift make in your life?

God's gift of grace in Jesus' Christ carries with it the responsibility to live changed lives.

Between Two Doors

Between Two Doors

How do we get un-stuck in a situation like this?

We often find ourselves stuck between two doors and needing rescue, but we trust the Lord to help us out and through.

Spared!

Spared!

Can we keep that fresh feeling of being spared?

Being delivered from cancer is great; being delivered from sin and death is far greater and that is God's gift to us in Jesus Christ.