Articles Tagged 'Takes'

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.

Would I Dig a Hole?

Would I Dig a Hole?

What would you not do to save the life of a friend?

Phil Ware talks about four friends who dig a hole in the roof to get their friend to Jesus so he could be healed; so what would we be willing to do to get our friends to Jesus to be saved?

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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!