Articles Tagged 'Service'

Nothing Significant?

So why do we discount what the Lord does through us?

Phil Ware reminds us that nothing we do in the Lord's name is insignificant, unimportant, or forgotten by God who loves us and remembers and rewards us for what we do.

Customer Service in a 'Yes!' Church?

How are we doing with our connection with those who are not one of us and are interested in us?

Greg Anderson shares the third in a series of articles from Interim Ministry Partners on greeting guests and welcoming others into our midst.

Stop by the Lobby and See My Underwear!

What a strange way to get folks to a display on Memorial Day!

Phillip Morrison remembers a dear friend and patriot and faithful disciple named Bette Johnson.

Looking for Jesus at Christmas

Whatever happened to the reason for the season?

Rick Brown talks about Jesus not just missing from the nativity, but also from Christmas and from our lives and yet we can use this time to restore him to his rightful place in our lives.

Sitting in the Hen House Doesn't Make You a Chicken

Just like sitting in the hen house does not make you a Christian, sitting in the church house does not make you a Christian.

Church is about so much more than just showing up. It is about being with God.

Where Are You Going?

Life's better when you know where you're going

Knowing who we are and where we are going frees us to do anything that needs doing.

Would Someone Please Help?

You've been there, haven't you, where you needed help and wondered if anyone was there?

Phil Ware talks about using our summers to do God's work.

More Than Mere Words

How do we make our faith more than mere talk?

Rubel Shelly reminds us that religion has to do something and not just talk about a lot of things -- it must walk the talk, practice what you preach, and put your life where your mouth is.

Your Work as Service to God

Is my work really ministry?

Rubel Shelly reminds us that any vocation can be ministry if we approach it with intention and the honoring of God.

C2K - DNA Testing

Does the connection show up in our ministry?

All too frequently people claiming to follow Jesus separate proclamation from compassion, evangelism from service, but if we have a DNA connection with Jesus, both must be present.

Fan the Flame!

Why do we present our children such a passionless discipleship?

Phil Ware challenges us to a life of passionate discipleship and challenge our children to follow with boldness, using the life of Paul.

Playing Second Fiddle?

Why is it so hard to not be the one recognized?

Russ Lawson describes why it is hard and important to be willing to play second fiddle in the Lord's orchestra.

Action!

Does faith really show itself with actions?

Patrick Odum shares his experience on a backlot production center and compares a practical set with a facade and applies it to our spiritual life.

Helpfulness

So what can you do to make yourself a blessing to others?

Rubel Shelly shares insights on being helpful and how it's part of our being created in the image of God.

God's Gift of Family Grace

Sometimes the biggest story at church is not one you know!

Phil Ware shares a Mothers' Day story of God's grace and the reunion of a family brought together through adoption.

The Unmentioned Essentials

Do you notice the folks around you who are the true heroes?

Phil Ware shares about two people passing from life and how their quiet lives of service were essential to the work of God's Kingdom.

That He Might Be Glorified

How can such a disaster be a time for glorifying God?

Donna Riggs shares how God used a snow storm to prevent disaster for her church family.

Captured by Grace

Can you be captured by freedom and grace?

Phil Ware uses the climactic moment in the movie "Saving Private Ryan" where he is told to "earn it" to emphasize the difference between grace and obligation.

How Do We Measure Success?

What is your unit of measurement?

Bill Sherrill challenges us to judge our success based on our hearts and our service.

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.

Free to Serve

Set free and yet we still serve?

Paul Faulkner reminds us of our freedom in Christ to serve and find God's blessing.

More than a Fork in the Road

How our simply service makes a difference in everything!

Phil Ware reminds us of an old story describing heaven and hell and how the difference between the two is whether or not people serve each other.

Why Do I Go to Church?

Is it about going to worship?

Sarah Stirman says she doesn't go to church to worship God, so what does she go for?

A Choice

Do I really have a choice in my day?

Tom Norvell talks about the struggles of moving and the way people in customer service promise more than they can deliver.

Navigating by GPS

How are our children going to find their way?

Lisa Mikitarian shares the time she invested in working her son through a discussion about the importance of God guiding, but our ability to make our choices and take responsibility for our actions.