Articles Tagged 'Surrender'

Willing to Be Powerful

Willing to Be Powerful

Dear God in heaven, we’d sure like to have a little bit of power to alter our irrelevance, lighten the burdens of others, and heal the wounds of the broken and despairing.

Phil Ware writes out of the context of recent disasters and the loss of a mother and child to remind us that being a servant, offering ourselves in sacrificial love, is never a waste!

Dinner at Levi's House

Dinner at Levi's House

They're unsettling. They're uncomfortable. They're troubling. So, we don't ask, at least not out loud!

Phil Ware asks a bunch of troubling questions as he looks at the story of Jesus and his call of Levi and the party Levi had at his house afterwords.

The Capacity of Compassion Within Us

The Capacity of Compassion Within Us

Jesus said that there is no greater love!

Phillip Morrisson reminds us of four men of great courage and compassion who gave all they had to help others find God and survive tragedy.

Finding God's Will

Finding God's Will

How in the world do we know what God wants?

Max Lucado reminds us of the most important thing as we seek to know God's will for our lives.

Trophies

Trophies

Are you ready to lay down your trophies?

I know that just as my childhood trophies have lost their value to me, I'll one day look at all the things that seem so important to me now and see that they are like trash compared to knowing Christ. On that day, I'll lay my trophies down and receive wha

Closing Time

Closing Time

Sooner or later you have to say good bye, but what does good bye really mean?

Phil Ware finishes the third in a series of posts that focus on the 2014 July mission trip to Lima, Peru and Sagrada Familia children's home and he focuses on the last day of saying good bye and welcoming new children into the family of God.

Faith and Faithfulness

Faith and Faithfulness

Can't have faith without being faithful

Hiroo Onoda followed orders for more than 30 years, remaining at his post long after the war had ended. Christians need to learn to be faithful to God with that same intensity.

Falling at His Feet

Falling at His Feet

What do all these events in Jesus' life have in common?

Phil Ware continues his series on Luke 8 and 9 and this week he focuses on what each of these events has in common -- in each one, someone falls at the feet of Jesus.

Greater Things: Devotion

Greater Things: Devotion

Aren't you tired of the same ol' things?

Phil Ware begins a series of messages from Acts 2 and 3 on greater things that Jesus does through his followers.

Don't Forget to Wish for the Best

Don't Forget to Wish for the Best

When was the last time you sat down with the

Rick Brown finds a Black Friday experience that pushes him back to the real meaning of Christmas and the old Sears Wish Book.

Dead Wood Burning

Dead Wood Burning

Are you dead enough to catch on fire?

Mike Barres challenges us to die to self so we can catch fire with the Spirit of the Lord.

Memory and More

Memory and More

What a Centurion can teach us on Memorial Day Weekend!

Phil Ware looks at the Centurions in the New Testament and reminds us that they believed in Jesus, a nice thing to remember on Memorial Day.

Lord and Christ

Lord and Christ

Jesus must be more than just a Savior!

Mike Barres rejoices in the birth of Jesus as our Savior, but also reminds us that He must also be our Lord!

Complete Joy!

Complete Joy!

What can make my joy complete?

Tom Norvell talks about his son's wedding and how everyone sacrificed to do what the bride and groom wanted and this allowed complete joy to bless everyone.

Repair Men Love Me

Repair Men Love Me

God made us. He can repair us.

We cannot repair the broken relationships in our life. So why do we try?

Who's the Boss of You?

Who's the Boss of You?

Isn't it funny how we don't want to have any bosses?

A simple road trip and quarreling kids leads to a reminder that we must all yield our hearts to the Lord as our "boss"!

Removing the Selfish Part of Me

Removing the Selfish Part of Me

Why do we keep hanging on to what destroys us?

Selfishness destroys families while self-examination helps us improve ourselves and bless our families.

Bombarded by Self

Bombarded by Self

So what's the big problem with all this self stuff?

When we put self in the middle of everything, then everything becomes about I, me, my, and mine, and not about God and we mess up our self-absorbed lives.

Why I'm Quitting

Why I'm Quitting

Isn't it time you gave up?

We are not God, we are not in control, and so we need to surrender and let God take control of our lives.

Last Man to Surrender

Last Man to Surrender

When is it time to surrender?

Sometimes we need to resign from the war and surrender, trusting that we have the ultimate victory in Jesus.

Me, A Doormat?

Me, A Doormat?

Come on, Jesus wouldn't want us to lay down our life like this, would he?

While we don't like the thought of being a doormat, the example of Jesus teaches us some things about our need to serve others.