Articles Tagged 'Strength'

More than Meets the Eye

More than Meets the Eye

Exhausted, bone-weary, and insufficient to meet the task at hand? Ah, you may just be in the place where Jesus can use you most powerfully!

Phil Ware looks into Jesus feeding the five thousand and reminds us that he longs to do amazing things through us, too!

When I Am Weak...

When I Am Weak...

So what's so good about admitting that we have times of weakness?

Tom Norvell reminds us that our weaknesses are the occasion for us to rely on God's strength.

When the Way Out Is Through

When the Way Out Is Through

What do we do in the middle of our challenges and problems with no plan in sight?

Phil Ware begins a series called Saved at Sea which focuses on God's deliverance and truth found in the stories about the sea and rivers and water in the Bible.

Bored to Life

Bored to Life

Is rest really necessary for holy and whole living?

Phil Ware talks about the importance of rest and the Sabbath principle.

Icebergs

Icebergs

What do you do about those iceberg dates on your calendar that seem to sink you?

Phil Ware comes in right after Valentine's Day and reminds us about iceberg dates on our calendar that tend to sink us and overwhelm us with feelings of being alone, being failures, and being abandoned but that we can overcome them by crying out to Jesus

The Story: Second Incarnation

The Story: Second Incarnation

Can I really experience Jesus today?

Phil Ware continues his series on The Story focusing on the early chapters of Acts and the coming of the Spirit and the work done in the name of Jesus!

Powerless?

Powerless?

What do you do when you don't have the strength to do the next thing?

Tom Norvell writes about powerlessness and how we have God with us to help us overcome.

Be Strong and Courageous

Be Strong and Courageous

No matter what you are facing, God has a message for you!

Tom Norvell reminds us that God is with us, that he will not abandon us, and that we should be strong and courageous!

Lists

Lists

He's making a list and checking it twice ...

Rubel Shelly talks about living by lists and emphasizes the importance of moving things from your worry list to your prayer list.

A Sure-Fire Investment

A Sure-Fire Investment

What are you going to do with today's opportunities?

Rubel Shelly reminds us to invest each day in simple acts of service to others.

Good News for Our Broken World

Good News for Our Broken World

What hope is left when life is shattered?

Brian McCuthchen reminds us of the place of hope, refuge, and help when our world is broken.

Play to Your Strengths

Play to Your Strengths

Use the best of what the Lord has given you to honor him?

Rubel Shelly talks about using your strengths and interests to do your best and honor God.

Rescue in Process: Hold On!

Rescue in Process: Hold On!

Light is coming from above!

Rubel Shelly writes about the trapped Chilean miners and the incredible rescue efforts that involved so many different peoples and how this mirrors heaven's efforts to rescue us.

SpiritFire: Life to Our Bones

SpiritFire: Life to Our Bones

What can we do to bring revival to the Church and life to the world?

Phil Ware continues his thoughts on the Holy Spirit and prayer, especially focusing on us interceding and asking God to release the Holy Spirit into the life of those we love, who lead our churches, and who need God's presence.

SpiritFire: Ask!

SpiritFire: Ask!

Why do we not ask for something God longs to give?

Phil Ware begins a four week challenge that coordinates with the SpiritFire daily devotional challenging us to invite the Holy Spirit into our daily lives.

Playing Second Fiddle?

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.

Where's the Power?

Where's the Power?

What happened to the power Jesus promise?

Phil Ware continues the LifeWORDS series and focuses on Jesus' promise to send the power of the Holy Spirit to empower the church.

His Strength in My Weakness

His Strength in My Weakness

How can weakness be our moment of greatest strength?

Tom Norvell talks about the overwhelming challenges of trying to minister to people when it is beyond his power or ability and he hears the words of the apostle Paul about God's grace is sufficient and God's power is made perfect in weakness so that when

When Heroes Walk

When Heroes Walk

Sometimes, it takes everything to just keep walking!

Phil Ware shares a message about hanging on and keeping on walking in the face of adversity, pain, hardship, and challenge.

No Minister?

No Minister?

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Patrick Odum talks about how we are all called to be ministers and challenges us to imagine church lived that way.

I've Got Nothing!

I've Got Nothing!

What do you do when you don't feel like you have anything to offer?

Tom Norvell reminds us to listen to God when we feel like we have nothing to offer, and if we do, we will realize that is enough.

From 'Now What?' to 'What's Next?'

From 'Now What?' to 'What's Next?'

Why do we keep getting up?

Ron Rose talks about getting up after we have fallen down again and again, and keep on going.

Beware the Quick Fix

Beware the Quick Fix

Why do we so easily swallow the lure for the quick fix?

Rubel Shelly warns us about the lure of the quick fix and reminds us that there are no short cuts to what is valuable and that perseverance is necessary for character.

Neighboring

Neighboring

Who is my neighbor?

Phil Ware talks about the parable of the Good Samaritan and how Jesus calls us to neighboring.

Long Fire

Long Fire

Is the flame still alive for your?

Ann Voskamp is reminded of a night where love was first ignited and how it still burns brightly, even in the most mundane moments of life.