Articles Tagged 'Season'

Ancient Wisdom, Today's Grace: Finding God's Will

Ancient Wisdom, Today's Grace: Finding God's Will

Throughout the Bible, we find great examples that can help us sort through our challenges today.

Phil Ware begins a series for church leaders and congregations in transition which uses Paul's experiences in his ministry to Macedonian churches to help us in our struggles today.

A Way Through the Ice Fall

A Way Through the Ice Fall

How do we avoid magical thinking and shortcuts that dangerously risk our doom?

Phil Ware continues his series of articles on churches facing the challenges of the interim season and uses the imagery of high mountain climbing to help us appreciate the challenges.

Christmas is about...

Christmas is about...

So what is supposed to be going on here, anyway?

Rubel Shelly reminds us of the real reason for the season and that we must not forget Jesus in all the holiday trappings and mess and reindeer and Santa.

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

Merry Christmas?

Merry Christmas?

Isn't happy holidays just too bland?

Rubel Shelly shares very respectfully the reason he wants to say Merry Christmas.

Let There Be Peace!

Let There Be Peace!

Don't let anyone rob you of your peace this season!

Tom Norvell reminds us to not let anyone steal the peace we have in Jesus or in the season and offers some insights on keeping our peace.

Peace?

Peace?

Have you found the source of peace for every season?

Tom Norvell describes Jesus as the only source of peace in any season.

Don't Let Go!

Don't Let Go!

Which should we hold on to during this season?

Bill Sherrill reminds us to not let go of our friends who are depressed nor of our joy in the season.

The Inflatable Christmas

The Inflatable Christmas

Wow, can you blow up your Christmas season?

Tom Norvell compares the inflatable Christmas yard decorations to the inflatable Christians and religious people that Jesus criticized.

Love Beyond the Ledger

Love Beyond the Ledger

Are you willing to give up your ledger sheet and really love?

Ron Rose reminds us about the true spirit of giving and that it isn't barter love or ledger sheet giving, but generous giving like we have received from God.

I Take It Back

I Take It Back

Sometimes we wish we could put the genie back into the bottle!

Tom Norvell reminds us about the nature of regrets and the wish we hadn't done what we've done, so he encourages us to live life differently.

Seasoned with Salt

Seasoned with Salt

Can others tell your faith through ypur speech?

Russ Lawson reminds us that we can and should be considerate, comforting, and encouraging in the way we respond to others.

Seasons

Seasons

What season do you find yourself in today?

The seasons, in life and in nature, are reminders of God's power to bring life and warmth out of death and decay.

'Tis the Season

'Tis the Season

So what are you going to focus on this season?

Rubel reminds us that Christmas is the season for many things depending on who we are. So let's use this season to be a blessing and not to stir trouble and let's do it responsibly and with grace.

Crazy Things Keep Happening to Me

Crazy Things Keep Happening to Me

Does crazy stuff happen to you?

Crazy things happen to all of us, but we can face them with joy because of God.

In Honor of the Lord

In Honor of the Lord

What ever happened to Merry Christmas?

We have let the world take Jesus out of Christmas and just make it a secular holiday; let's remember to make sure any holiday we celebrate is to the Lord and put Jesus back into our Christmas celebrations.