Articles Tagged 'Scripture'

His Words, Your Community

His Words, Your Community

It always brought tears to her eyes when she thought of the first part of Genesis.

Tom Norvel reminisces about the days our personal copy of the Bible and our visits to church were something precious and asks us to think through how important they are to us today.

Like Michelle!

Like Michelle!

How do we have an infectious love of people and life that it changes us and those around us?

Brian McCutchen reminds us of the joyous and infectious virtues of a heart gladly surrendered to Jesus, like Michelle's.

Temptation

Temptation

In an age that has lost any sense of sin, why worry about temptation?

Brian McCutchen reminds us that dealing with temptation is not easy for the Christian and must be dealt with seriously.

We Thank God for You!

We Thank God for You!

We want to tell you how thankful we are for you with words that are greater than our ability to express!

heartlight.org, verseoftheday.com, ayearwithjesus.com all want to say thank you in the words of Scripture for your prayers, love, support, and encouragement.

Some Mountains Matter More

Some Mountains Matter More

So how do we know our mountains of greatest importance?

Phil Ware continues his series on knowing the mountains on which we are willing to die -- both doctrinal and missional mountains of significance.

The Instructions

The Instructions

Some assembly required…

The Bible, Scripture, holds God's directions for his followers. If you don't read it, you don't know how to put your life together. And what you actually get doesn't resemble anything close to what you envisioned; you have pieces lost or pieces that are

The Emmaus Option

The Emmaus Option

How an old journey and a brief meal can help us reshape ourselves... and our world.

Ann Voskamp looks at our ravaged world this summer and uses the image of a ravaged countryside to help us remember the power of sharing scars with the one who bears our sin in his scars.

Your Bible is Not Safe

Your Bible is Not Safe

Be careful, reading this can lead to all sorts of changed behavior!

Rubel Shelly reminds us that the Bible is far from safe and is dangerous to read because it challenges us and changes us and brings us to Jesus to be transformed.

A Saved Life

A Saved Life

Have you seen someone pass from death to life?

Brian McCutchen talks about Connie, her cancer, and her coming to Jesus in faith and baptism and leading many of her family to join her.

Building a Culture of Honor: Final Reflections

Building a Culture of Honor: Final Reflections

How in the world do we use Scripture to build a culture of honor?

Phil Ware finishes his series on building a culture of honor by focusing on Jesus and his birth and the awful way Herod misuses Scripture and worship.

Mission and Bible Study

Mission and Bible Study

Hey, don't forget the greatest source of information on our mission, the Bible!

Phil Ware continues the series of articles on discerning your mission for churches to work through as they are in a season of looking for a preaching minister or pastor and Phil emphasizes both the universal mission passages and the specific mission passa

What's Missing from the North American Church?

What's Missing from the North American Church?

Why is it so hard for us to get this one key point?

Scot McKnight shares some things on his heart about Scripture, the Bible, and how we have misplaced it as the Church and forgotten to listen to God speak through His Word.

Beyond the sacred Page

Beyond the sacred Page

How can Jesus be real to me and not just someone I read about on the pages of the Bible?

Phil Ware continues his series on The Yearning, our need and desire and longing for Jesus to be real to us and close to us and experienceable in our daily lives.

That's You Dad!

That's You Dad!

What a sweet dedication in a book, just wish it were my own!

Russ Lawson writes about finding a book with a special inscription for fathers, dads, that reminds us that changing the world comes at a cost and so we step up to the plate and do what a dad is supposed to do.

The Story: Rebuild and Restore

The Story: Rebuild and Restore

How can you tell how we are doing with our spirituality?

Phil Ware takes us back to The Story, God's story and our story and reminds us that while rebuilding infrastructure for a city and country is hard, it is even harder to rebuild the morale, moral, and faith foundation.

No App for That

No App for That

Is there REALLY an app for that?

Nothing replaces reading God's Word.

Does the Bible Say That?

Does the Bible Say That?

Are you sure the Bible says that?

Rubel Shelly talks about pithy, wisdom sayings that some mistake to be Scripture.

I Don't Understand the Bible

I Don't Understand the Bible

How is it possible to understand the Bible?

It is possible to understand the message of God in the Bible. It is Jesus.

Psalm 46

Psalm 46

Where do we go in such times of upheaval?

Psalm 46 with a prayer added, especially in light of the situation in Japan.

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.

SH!FT: READ_faithfully

SH!FT: READ_faithfully

Isn't it time you put this back into your daily life?

Phil Ware continues his shift series, focusing on our need to read Scripture because it is from God and useful to our living and beneficial and able to make us wise and leads us to salvation.

SpiritFire - The Master's Voice

SpiritFire - The Master's Voice

Are you listening?

Phil Ware continues his series on the Holy Spirit focusing on listening to the Spirit's voice and how we hear God and Jesus and the Spirit in our daily life.

Predicting the Future

Predicting the Future

So how is your bracket holding up?

Tom Norvell talks about his NCAA March madness tournament bracket and compares it to some predictions he is sure of in Scripture.

Addicted to Legalism

Addicted to Legalism

Are you addicted to the religious games we play?

Ron Rose talks about his own struggle with legalism and challenges us to the liberating that comes from the good news of Jesus, the challenge to live a life of faith outside the walls of church.

This Is What I Told You ...

This Is What I Told You ...

What difference does it make that Jesus knew and did it anyway?

Phil Ware continues his series of articles based on Jesus' LifeWORDS, the words he spoke after his resurrection. This week the focus is upon Jesus knowing and predicting he would be crucified and raised and what difference does it make to us today.