Articles Tagged 'Things'

Greater Things

Greater Things

Anchored in the context of the Last Supper, Jesus promises greater things!

Phil Ware reminds us that Jesus made great promises in the context of his Last Supper and one of them promised that we would do greater things than he did.

As Each Part Does Its Work

As Each Part Does Its Work

How in the world could they do such a herculean task in less than eight weeks?

Phil Ware shares a third message from the book of Nehemiah, this one focusing on the great work of ordinary people given in lists of names in Nehemiah.

Lord, Teach Me to Pray

Lord, Teach Me to Pray

What do you really know about prayer?

Rubel Shelly helps us think about the mystery of prayer.

Broken Things

Broken Things

What good are things when they are broken?

Russ Lawson reminds us of broken things and how God uses them to bless us and bless others if we don't hold on to thing that are unimportant.

The ARC of Grace

The ARC of Grace

What does grace really look like in real life?

Phil Ware reminds us the way Jesus uses grace as an action, a living out of God's grace, in real life that has urges that Go back to the original woman and man.

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.

With You Always

With You Always

Can I really know and experience Jesus in my daily life?

Phil Ware does part 4 of a 5 part series on experiencing Jesus' presence from the gospel of Matthew, focusing on the Great Commission and Jesus' promise to be present.

This Treasure Is up for Grabs

This Treasure Is up for Grabs

Treasure among all the garbage?

Ron Rose writes about the good things he used to find in the garbage dump and how there are special surprises and treasures that he found along the way and how we can do the same thing with people if we are willing to get messy.

The Prize

The Prize

Why keep getting up?

Terese Bell Kindred shares a story of a friend she admires and compares her to a prize fighter because she keeps getting up and going on after bad things and cancer.

Boy vs. Coffee Mug

Boy vs. Coffee Mug

How do you react to this kind of stuff?

Lisa Mikitarian shares an event in the life of her daily routine with her son and how her reaction to a broken mug leads to even more destruction and a family lesson.

Will this be 'Lucky 13'?

Will this be 'Lucky 13'?

So are you superstitious, or only a little stitious?

Rubel Shelly writes about the New Year, 2013, and talks about what the year will bring and also about being superstitious.

You Want to Use Me?

You Want to Use Me?

I know who I am, so how can God use?

Phil Ware continues his use of The Story material and focuses on God calling Moses.

Greater Things: Presence

Greater Things: Presence

Where are our greater things?

Phil Ware continues his series on greater things focusing on 'the name of the Lord' and the power and presence of Jesus that fed the expectation that God would surprise his people with greater things.

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.

An Amazing Find

An Amazing Find

Finding more than we are looking for!

Russ Lawson talks about the origin of the word serendipity and asks how we will use these blessings in our lives?

Apples in Autumn

Apples in Autumn

So many good things in fall!

Katha Winther talks about the good gifts of autumn and the signs of the fall season.

The Hardest Lesson Lost

The Hardest Lesson Lost

Are we the older brothers?

Phil Ware continues his series on the prodigal son called The Journey Home focusing this week on the older brother and the hardest lesson to lose: that it is better in the Father's house!

What Takes Your Breath Away?

What Takes Your Breath Away?

Isn't it all a matter of how we view things?

Ron Rose reminds us of the benefits of our faith and our need to celebrate them!

Priorities

Priorities

Do you prioritize what you schedule or do you schedule your priorities?

Rubel Shelly reminds us of Stephen Covey and living by priorities rather than just prioritizing the things we schedule.

Beyond the Mirror

Beyond the Mirror

When you look in the mirror, what do you see?

Phil Ware challenges us to look beyond the cosmetic image we see in the mirror and view ourselves as God does.

Selling Your Soul

Selling Your Soul

So what are you really worth?

Patrick Odum reflects on several folks who have auctioned off huge portions of their lives and property on eBay and challenges us to ask if we have done the same thing with our stuff.

The Little Church That Could

The Little Church That Could

Do you think you can?

Larry Davies takes the story of "The Little Engine that Could" and applies it to church.

Thankful for Simple Things

Thankful for Simple Things

Why give thanks for that?

Mike Barres talks about a hunting trip with his wife and how they were so thankful for just heat and food and the simple things of life.

Expectations

Expectations

Will your expectations measure up over the test of time?

Tom Norvell talks about setting expectations too high or too low and trusting in God to do more than we can ask or imagine so we can wait in expectation of each day for his work in our lives.

Impulse Buyer

Impulse Buyer

Have you thought through your major purchase?

Steve Higginbotham shares his problems with impulse buying and the bills that eventually come due and he compares it to how we live our lives and the big check out day that lies ahead.