Articles Tagged 'Spiritual' (Page 2)

Woman Behold Your Son

What can we learn about family at the cross?

Phil Ware continues his series on the 7 sayings of Jesus at the cross and reminds us how Jesus values his mother, widows, and the grieving.

Who Thanks God for This?

How can you see so clearly when your eyes have no sight?

Bill Sherrill talks about Fanny J. Crosby, the great Christian song writer, and her ability to see acutely even though she was blind.

Based on an Idea of Mine

What is your major accomplishment?

Alan Smith tells us of the developer of the laser and how he doesn't claim any sense of achievement because he wasn't the one who designed the ultimate final use.

Parable of the Pencil

What I learned about Jesus from a pencil...

We can learn many spiritual lessons from everyday things and events.

I Don't Want Them to Change Me!

Why keep doing what you're doing?

Alan Smith uses a story by Elie Wiesel to help make the point that sometimes we have to do things that seem even futile because we don't want to be changed into something we don't want to be.

Jess, to His Friends

What a big difference one stuck key can make!

Lisa Mikitarian has a sticking key on her laptop, the letter "U" and it makes things look a little strange but it helps remind her how everyone is important!

My Strength Is in the Lord

Where do you find your strength?

Russ Lawson reminds us that faith is a muscle we exercise and when we do, we mature and grow in faith and spiritual strength.

Thanksgiving and Walking the Boundaries

So what can we do to bless our churches this next year as we thank God this year?

Larry Davies offers a Thanksgiving check up for churches and their leaders as he explores things that make for healthy churches.

God's Holy Spirit

The one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.

No matter what evil spirits are present in this life, we know that God has given us a spirit that is stronger than all others. The message of God to this world is that God’s Holy Spirit is the only spirit worth celebrating, even on Halloween.

Work as Witness

Can my daily work actually be sacred work?

Rubel Shelly reminds us that for Christians all of life is a place of sacred activity, especially our work.

If You're Not Sure of Your Part

How do you find your part?

Alan Smith talks about a junior high music teacher whose students didn't play.

How Blessed We Are!

Are you cocooning yourself spiritually from change?

Russ Lawson is blessed and k ows further blessings await when he embraces change and leaves his religious cocoon.

Beyond Defending Our Fortresses

Why can't we leave our old positions behind?

Phil looks at our spiritual journey to be conformed to Jesus and to go to our home with God and asks how we can get so bogged down in being critical of others who are not at the same point in their journey as we are.

What Do You Think?

Sometimes, don't you think you ought to find the answer for yourself?

While spiritual leaders have wisdom and knowledge, they are not always right and we should seek to answer many of our own questions ourselves using the Bible as our guide.

Exercising the Spirit: Rule of Life

Are you ready to set out on your own with God?

The Rule of Life is our own commitment to live out the spiritual disciplines, exercising the Spirit and doing what God longs to see us doing.

The Leadership Issue

Why being boss won't solve your problems!

Leadership is not about being boss or bullying, but about motivating, serving, and equipping others to their full potential.

Spiritual Immunity

Can we actually help our families and our friends become immune to ungodliness?

Spiritual immunity comes from rearing children in godly homes with godly values and godly actions.

Exercising the Spirit: Generosity

How can being generous grow our spirits?

The spiritual discipline of generosity is crucial if we are going to grow in the spirit.

Got Your Spiritual Trainer?

Who's training you to be God's servant?

Spiritual growth really requires us to have a spiritual trainer to help us with our spiritual discipline.

Exercising the Spirit: Breath Prayer

Do you know how to pray?

We can learn to breath pray and pray any time and any place and reach out to God through prayer.

Exercising the Spirit: Meditation

When's the last time you tried meditating?

Meditation is a lost art and discipline that we as Christians need to engage in again!

Exercising the Spirit: Lectio

Have you really been listening for God in his word?

If we are to grow in our spiritual walk, we must exercise the Spirit within us and one way is lectio divina, sacred reading.

First Loves

Why is the loss of passion for the Lord taken so lightly?

For God, losing our loving passion for His Son and His Kingdom is a major concern and we should repent!

Learning to See

When was the last time your really opened your eyes?

We need to open our eyes and view things from a point of view of spiritual reality.

From Invisible to Visible

What really is a spiritual life?

All of life should be lived as spiritual.