Articles Tagged 'Suffering'

You Break It; You Buy It?

You Break It; You Buy It?

You mean, this actually applies to my kid, too?

Phil Ware reminds us that God broke one of the most held rules of merchandising, you break it; you buy it, and in Jesus turned this principle upside down.

I Will Cling to the Old Rugged Cross

I Will Cling to the Old Rugged Cross

Like him, and because of him, we live and die to live again.

Phillip Morrison reminds us where the journey of Holy Week ends and our new life in Christ begins, the cross and the empty tomb.

Finding My Story in God's Story

Finding My Story in God's Story

Life's ultimate questions need answers. Do you know where to find them? Do you know how to share them? Do you know how your story fits into God's big picture?

James Nored begins to share his great video series on the Story of Redemption, entitled Finding Your Story in God's Story.

Finding Happiness?

Finding Happiness?

Are we looking in the right places to find happiness for ourselves?

Teresa Bell Kindred reminds us that what we define as happiness is nearly always temporary pleasure that is soon gone and leaves us unhappy; happiness is really on our own shoulders.

Remember Their Sacrifices!

Remember Their Sacrifices!

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Phil Ware and the Heartlight.org and verseoftheday.com and aYearwithJesus.com ask you to please see what you can do!

Christian Graces

Christian Graces

More Kingdom work is done in hospitals than in church buildings

Dying and death come at inconvenient times, interrupting life. Yet, I have become convinced it is at precisely those times that one can see firsthand Christian Graces. Walking with the real people as death interrupts their living, by listening, preparing

More than a Gamble over Clothes

More than a Gamble over Clothes

Is there a higher gamble that one can make in life?

Phil Ware shares some thoughts on the soldiers who gambled over Jesus' garments as he died and then later came to faith.

Unnecessary Chapters in Life?

Unnecessary Chapters in Life?

Why do we go through these hard and apparently unnecessary times?

Max Lucado reminds us that the troubles of this present life are preparing us for something far greater.

The Ring of Authenticity

The Ring of Authenticity

Can you tell if the imperfections have been cleansed?

Rubel Shelly visits a kiln that fires ceramics and helps us think through the importance of purifying our imperfections.

Let Jesus ...

Let Jesus ...

What do these words mean and whose words do we trust?

Phil Ware weaves in the 7 sayings of Jesus on the cross with the sense of forgiveness and mission that should be ours in the cross and resurrection of Jesus.

Is This Gonna Be Forever?

Is This Gonna Be Forever?

How can we learn to put things in the right perspective?

Problems that seem so huge can be cut down to size when we look at them from an eternal perspective

Tested Tough

Tested Tough

Why intentionally face hard opponents?

Phil Ware shares insight on the challenges of trials and sufferings and also on the desire and passion to have God's character produced in our lives through perseverance in times that are hard and facing opponents that are challenging.

God Knows

God Knows

When we need him most, God is close to us

Jesus has assured us that he is close to us in our most trying times

The God Who Cares

The God Who Cares

Our God will even cry for you

Jesus wept when he saw the pain and grieving caused by death. He still weeps with us when we are hurting.

Why God Permits Pain

Why God Permits Pain

I thought if I followed Jesus, He would take care of me?

Rubel Shelly discusses both the problem and the purpose of pain in the believer's life.

Follow Me

Follow Me

What will you do with

Phil Ware talks about theodicy, why good people suffer and the call to follow Jesus no matter what.

Giving What Can't Be Kept

Giving What Can't Be Kept

If you can't keep something, why not give it up?

There is nothing foolish about turning our back on the things of this life in order to gain a life that has no end.

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.

Comfort in any Season

Comfort in any Season

How does God use us to comfort other?

Phil Ware talks about 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 and comforting others with the comfort we have received when we went through the season of mourning, grief, and pain.

Peace Like a River

Peace Like a River

Horatio Spafford knew about the storms of life

The story of Horatio Spafford and his great hymn "When Peace Like a River" still inspires and encourages all of us who suffer.

Woman Behold Your Son

Woman Behold Your Son

What's a mom supposed to do in a time like this?

Sarah Stirman shares insight stirred by her son's second injury to his ankle and it reminds her of Mary's sacrifice at the cross.

The Gain is Worth the Pain

The Gain is Worth the Pain

What do you do when you hit a bump in the road?

God’s plan for us is not to eliminate suffering in our lives, but to teach us to look past it.

Even if It Means a Cross

Even if It Means a Cross

Do we really want the Cross to define us?

We want a Christianity without the Cross, a Savior without a Lord, and a Tinkerbelle Jesus, reprinted.

Jesus Is Everything

Jesus Is Everything

When are we going to let him into every area of our lives?

Phil Ware shares the values of his dad with his children and emphasizes to them how Jesus is everything.

God's Spirit Heals Suffering

God's Spirit Heals Suffering

Your suffering is only temporary.

In a world of suffering, God's Spirit offers Hope for Life.