Articles Tagged 'Search'

Simple, Complex, and Awesome

Simple, Complex, and Awesome

Are we really letting our love light shine in a world filled with so much darkness?

Byron Ware reminds us that in our world of darkness, now more than ever, we need to be a people who do put love into practice every day.

The

The "Lost" Chapter

Which are you: coin, sheep, or son?

The 15th chapter of Luke’s gospel consists of three parables of Jesus. I call it the “Lost” chapter because the coin, the sheep, and the son are lost. The irony is that the three didn’t know they were lost.

Connecting with Jesus Personally

Connecting with Jesus Personally

Can I really know Jesus personally?

Phil Ware continues his series on The Andrew Effect and about connecting others with Jesus as our life's mission.

Neglected Expeditions

Neglected Expeditions

What are we forgetting before we try our ultimate ascent?

Phil Ware reminds us that in a search for a new minister, especially a preacher or preaching minister, that we need to know our specific mission as a congregation.

Willing to Die on This Mountain

Willing to Die on This Mountain

What are the mountains you would die on for what you believe and what you are called to do?

Phil Ware talks about finding our theological and missional mountains and how important it is to know them if you are going to call a minister with whom to partner.

Fifty Shades of Grace: Delight

Fifty Shades of Grace: Delight

So we are really supposed to delight in this?

Phil Ware continues his series of posts and articles called Fifty Shades of Grace and focuses on the gift of pleasure, delight, joy, fulfillment, and blessing in sexual intimacy for the Christian married couple.

It Starts with Mission

It Starts with Mission

Where do you begin to find a new preacher, pastor, or minister?

Tim Woodroof begins a series of articles by Interim Ministry Partners on discovering a congregation's mission by talking about how churches want to find someone to fill the pulpit in a hurry when they first need to discover who they are and what their mis

I've Been Wanting to Talk to You

I've Been Wanting to Talk to You

Been talking to anyone about the Lord lately?

Phillip Morrison talks about a campaign in Austin, Texas, called Explore God and about trying to introduce people to conversations about the Lord.

Treasure Hunters

Treasure Hunters

What are you searching for?

Patrick Odum writes about Alaska, Skagway, gold, searching, treasure, and the Kingdom of God.

Who Cares What Your Children Pray?

Who Cares What Your Children Pray?

Should I stay?

Joe Beam talks about the damage to children because of divorce using scientific evidence to refute the anecdotal "God wants me to be happy" excuse said so often.

Where Are You?

Where Are You?

Are you afraid to answer when God calls out to you?

God is always looking for us, even when we aren't looking for him

Why Such Bad Answers?

Why Such Bad Answers?

Where did this try it before you buy idea come from?

Rubel Shelly talks about the try it before you buy idea, the test drive mentality, that infests the idea about marriage in modern society and he boils the problem down to selfishness.

In Search of Love

In Search of Love

How long have you been searching?

Lisa Mikitarian talks about her search all over the Internet for a painting that accurately reflects her love for her husband, but she also realizes that she already had what she was looking for, centered in God.

Do You See What I See?

Do You See What I See?

Now that Christmas is over, can you see Jesus?

Mike Barres talks about a plaque in his office that spells out Jesus, but many folks don't see the name, just like most folks besides Anna and Simeon didn't see Jesus for who he truly was; but will we see him?

I Did It for You!

I Did It for You!

Why would he go searching at such great risk?

Rubel Shelly reminds us of a hard story from last year about James Kim who risked everything to get help for his family, and he reminds us that Jesus did the same thing for us in leaving heaven.

The Flow

The Flow

Do you know how to get in the flow?

Rubel Shelly reminds us that life's purpose rather than externals or someone else trying to make us happy is the real key to peace and joy in life.

Looking at Things Differently

Looking at Things Differently

What you are looking for determines what you will find!

Alan Smith reminds us that our passion to find something is in direct proportion to our sense of value in that thing.

Treasure in Toilets

Treasure in Toilets

What are you going to find if you dig deep enough?

Rubel Shelly reminds us that we need to not give up when our life seems to be in the toilet, because as often archaeologists do, we can sometimes find the greatest treasures in the most surprising places.

Good News on Marriage?

Good News on Marriage?

Is there actually some good news out there on marriage?

Rubel Shelly reflects on the declining number of divorces per population since the 80's and talks about the importance of preparation and commitment in making a marriage work.

The Hanging of Randal Batey

The Hanging of Randal Batey

How is your perception?

A humorous account of a hanging leads to some observations on how frequently our perception is wrong.

Understanding What Is Really Important

Understanding What Is Really Important

Beyond Google to God?

We can search Google and the Internet for all sorts of things, but the truth is going to be found in Jesus and His Word.

Persistence

Persistence

Will you hang in there when things are tough to do?

Growth takes consistent, persistent effort, it is not something that happens right now, but God is at work right now to make it happen in us.

I Need You Every Hour

I Need You Every Hour

Are you this desperate for God?

The words of an old song remind us of our deep need for God and longing for him.

We Have Seen the Lord

We Have Seen the Lord

Have you seen Him lately?

Even though they did not recognize Jesus at first, he was with those early disciples all along. All they had to do was keep looking for him.

Searching for God

Searching for God

You may have already won!

We can find God and receive his blessings if we are truly seeking after him!