Articles Tagged 'Think'

More Mess than Ministry?

When we choose our way, when we think we must be true to what we feel rather than what Jesus said, we find ourselves opposing the work of Christ.

Phil Ware reminds us that authentic ministry involves listening for the will of God in time in God's presence, genuine compassionate and personal care for those who are broken, and obedience to Jesus as our Lord.

The Question

When's the last time you thought about life's most important question?

Phil Ware begins a four post series on Jesus' question to the disciples about who they thought he was and Jesus comes and asks us this question personally, so what will our answer be?

A Grey Sponge or a Pure Heart

Do you really want to fill your sponge with grey water?

Teresa Bell Kindred compares seeing Fifty Shades of Grey to a dirty mop bucket and a sponge.

Jesus Goes Home

Was there something Jesus really couldn't do?

Phil Ware continues his series on inviting Jesus to church and focuses on the question, who is Jesus family, the ones who find it so hard to believe and who will not allow him to act because of their unbelief.

Take No Thought?

So what are we supposed to think about if not this?

Tom Norvell uses Matthew 6:25 and several translations (NIV, Message, and KJV translations) to help drive home Jesus' point and that many of us who look good on the outside are filled with worry on the inside, worry Jesus wants to take off our shoulders.

Yes, Virginia There Really Is ...

Where does Jesus fit into all the make believe?

Rubel Shelly helps clarify that Jesus is a historical figure and real, not something imaginary like the Easter Bunny, tooth fairy, and Santa Claus.

Think Differently

Is your thinking stuck in a rut?

Tom Norvell reflects on Apple founder Steve Job's retirement and reminds us to think differently.

Mental Block?

Do you have a mental block or are you just locked in a box?

Ron Rose challenges us to get out of our box of thinking in the same old ways and begin the conversation with others about God.

Less of Me

Can I live up to my purpose?

Teresa Bell Kindred shares some ideas about New Year's resolutions and living for others.

When You Know It All!

What can you learn after you know it all?

Rubel Shelly reminds us through the words of Coach John Wooden that "What really counts in life is what you learn after you know it all."

Spiritually Muddled

How clear is your thinking?

Mike Barres reminds us that we often confuse our muddled thinking, our inability to decide what to do, not because the decision is difficult, but because we don't want to obey.

I Take It Back

Sometimes we wish we could put the genie back into the bottle!

Tom Norvell reminds us about the nature of regrets and the wish we hadn't done what we've done, so he encourages us to live life differently.

Rhythms of Grace

What if the day begins at a different time than we think?

Phil Ware challenges us to re-look at how we define the day and when it begins by looking at Genesis 1 and the rhythm of creation and see that God has blessed us with rest before work.

Escape Velocity?

Can you get out of your problems before they drag you down?

God will stick by us and get us through the worse times in our lives.

Thinking about God

Can you think about nothing but God?

Can we spend any special, focused, time thinking about nothing but God? It is hard, but we must learn to do so.

Wisdom and Consequences

Why do we fool ourselves into thinking our actions and choices don't matter that much?

Our descisions have consequences and these choices are not inconsequential to our children and grandchildren.

Do Something for Someone Else

What are you doing for someone else these days?

Jesus thought about others and helped them all the time and so must we.

Impact the World!

Want to change the world, then start here!

If you want to change the world, then start right where you are!

God Is

What is our hope in times of uncertainty?

Hope and help in times of trouble come from God who is ... always is.

Something to Talk About

What do you talk about most frequently?

We can always find something to complain about, but let's be people who compliment and affirm!

Just Think!

What have you been thinking about lately?

More than needing to think, we need to think about the right things!