Articles Tagged 'Stake'

God of Gracious Love

God of Gracious Love

Life without grace leaves us with a distorted understanding of God.

James Nored and Phil Ware remind us of God's grace: both his common grace and his sacrificial grace meant to save us from our sinful failures and save us to share his gracious purposes with the world.

Staking God's Claim on Our Lives

Staking God's Claim on Our Lives

God's Word is powerful in our lives when we go public with our faith and commitment to Him!

Steve Hemphill reminds us of the great power for those of us who believe God is still the Great I AM and who intervenes to bless and empower his people today.

How Cowards Become Heroes

How Cowards Become Heroes

Does such a transformation actually happen?

Rubel Shelly uses the story of John Callender's failure and subsequent courage to remind us how to overcome the failure of our past.

Bill Knapp's Keeps Me up at Night

Bill Knapp's Keeps Me up at Night

How can an out of business restaurant speak to churches?

Mark Frost of Interim Ministry Partners shares a powerful parable about Bill Knapp's restaurants and America's quick fix mentality about the North American church and its troubles.

The Second Batch

The Second Batch

When does most awful mess become the opportunity for grace to capture our heart and give us confidence for the future?

Lisa Mikitarian tells us a wonderful story about the Father's grace revealed in a young girl's fall with the cupcakes made to honor her beloved grandmother.

Good Intentions

Good Intentions

Sometimes we've just got to admit we blew up before we make a bigger mistake!

Rubel Shelly reminds us of a story told by Ronald Reagan, a joke, that helps us realize that sometimes our best intentions lead to a disaster that we need to admit and take credit for before something worse is done.

Of All the Stupid Things

Of All the Stupid Things

What is the dumbest thing you've ever done?

Russ Lawson shares a humorous story about eating off his dog's plate, getting the flu, and also dealing with his own stupid actions in his spiritual life and in his relationships.

A Dad Who Gets It

A Dad Who Gets It

Don't you wish you could handle things as well?

Rubel Shelly reminds us of what good fathers are like and that there are great stories out there to tell about good dads.

David's First Giant

David's First Giant

Why do we keep them at the kids table so long?

Phil Ware looks at the story of David and Goliath and challenges us to not keep our young believers away from risk, faith, and leadership.

It's a Matter of Perspective

It's a Matter of Perspective

As I was flying out of Abilene

As I was flying out of Abilene this past summer, I looked out the airplane window and admired how green Texas was.

Learning from Our 'Mistaks'

Learning from Our 'Mistaks'

What have you learned from your mistakes?

Mike Barres reminds us that mistakes and missteps are a part of life, an dwe can learn from them and grow through them.

Excuse Making

Excuse Making

Come on, now, let's just admit to the truth!

Rubel Shelly confronts our tendency to make excuses for our sins, mistakes, and errors and then try to use softer words to make them not seem so bad.

I Never Make Misakes

I Never Make Misakes

So how perfect are you?

Russ Lawson reminds us that we are imperfect, that we make mistakes, and that God forgives those mistakes and makes us perfect in his sight if we will try to live for him.

Leaving the Past, Living the Kingdom

Leaving the Past, Living the Kingdom

How can I escape my past?

Paul Faulkner reminds us that we need to live for the present to help others and keep our focus on the matters of the Kingdom rather than let our lives get filled with regret for the past.

Proclaim Liberty Throughout the Land

Proclaim Liberty Throughout the Land

Let's celebrate TRUE freedom

Despite common misconceptions, freedom is not granted by governments, nor won on a battlefield. True freedom comes from God and God alone.

Confessions of a Perfectionist

Confessions of a Perfectionist

None of us can be perfect on our own. Only Jesus and His power can make us perfect.

None of us can be perfect on our own. Only Jesus and His power can make us perfect.

My Mistakes

My Mistakes

How much of my mess can God actually forgive?

God can forgive all of our mistakes, sins, and failiures.

The Mercy Bank

The Mercy Bank

How well do you show genuine mercy toward those who let you down?

We have to show mercy to others when they let us down because we need mercy for our mistakes and mess ups!

I Messed Up Your Butter

I Messed Up Your Butter

Are you willing to admit your offenses?

When the world sees us, do we show that we are willing to admit our failures and seek to make things right?

Ouch! Oops! Owie!

Ouch! Oops! Owie!

What do you do when you mess up?

I messed up by assigning the wrong author to the article, but I'm not going to rationalize my mistake away!

The Next Day

The Next Day

What are you going to do on the next day?

We all face the let down of failures on the next day; how will we handle the next day?

A Penny Saved is a Lesson Learned

A Penny Saved is a Lesson Learned

How can an old penny teach a life lesson?

Children seem to learn better from their mistakes than we as adults do, especially when it comes to sinful things.

Graceful Recovery

Graceful Recovery

What have you set on fire recently?

The best way to deal with a goof is to admit and learn from it.

The Gipper on Good Intentions

The Gipper on Good Intentions

Do good intentions let you off the hook for bad actions?

Having good intentions doesn't offset bad decisions, actions, or words.

Dodging Our Own Explosions

Dodging Our Own Explosions

How do we get out of the way of our own explosions?

When we try to do things by our own insight, we invariably end up blowing up everything; we need to go to God to help us through our messes!