Articles Tagged 'Treasure'

Jesus or Religion?

Jesus or Religion?

Am I more like the wise men who passionately sought to find Jesus or the religious leaders who chose their traditions, positions, and power over Jesus?

Phil Ware reminds us that in the familiar story of the wise men is a challenging and life-changing question we must all answer with our choices and with our lives.

Treasure

Treasure

How can such a discovery, no matter how badly dirt-encrusted and stained, not be seen as a genuine treasure?

Phil Ware tells us a simple story of a mother's love to remind how our Father sees us as his treasure.

Don't Bury Your Treasure!

Don't Bury Your Treasure!

Here's the best financial planning possible

So instead of burying your money in the ground, you should be storing up treasure in heaven. How do you do that? Do good. Be rich in good deeds. Be generous. And be willing to share.

Hidden Treasures

Hidden Treasures

Where can you find history's greatest treasures?

Phil Ware reflects on Mary treasuring the memories of Jesus' birth in her heart and finds reason not to sweat the small stuff, not miss the moments of grace in Christmas, and not lose the opportunity to lock away treasures in our own hearts this time of y

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

Trash or Treasure?

Trash or Treasure?

Can you tell the difference between trash and treasure?

God sent his son Jesus to die for us. He sent him to die so that we could live. The offer of salvation is a precious treasure, yet some won't recognize that. They'll "despise" God's offer, discarding this gift like yesterday's trash.

Security

Security

Is your treasure safe?

Treasure in this world can be stolen or lost. Treasure with God is safe forever.

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.

Look! It's My Obituary

Look! It's My Obituary

Is that me among the death notices?

I need to think about dying. Not in a scared way, nor some kind of morbid obsession. I need to remember that death is coming… and it's not the end. I need to prepare for my real retirement, the one that will last forever. All of the "busyness" that surrou

Looking

Looking

It's time to go treasure hunting

If we want to find God, first we have to look for Him

Treasured Possession

Treasured Possession

Who do you belong to?

God wants to make Christians His own by writing His name on them. Instead of being orphans and alone, we can belong to God

Treasure Keeping

Treasure Keeping

How do you get life that is truly life?

Wealth isn't measured by dollars or gold. The only treasure that matters is that which is stored in heaven.

Don't Sit Around Waiting

Don't Sit Around Waiting

What are you waiting for?

Ron Rose challenges us to get up and get going and quit waiting for your dreams to unfold.

Overlooked Treasure

Overlooked Treasure

There's treasure for the taking

People can live for years needing the very thing that God has to offer, yet they overlook the treasure that He offers.

What Do You Treasure?

What Do You Treasure?

An old silver dollar evokes many old memories!

Russ Lawson lets silver dollars remind him of long ago with his grandparents and challenge himself right now to treasure the proper things in life.

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.

Checking Off Boxes?

Checking Off Boxes?

How can we move away from this demeaning habit?

Russ Lawson reminds us that we need to give up our check off the boxes mentality when it comes to thanking God and just respond to his grace genuinely from the heart.

Last Will and Testament

Last Will and Testament

What did you get in the will?

Alan Smith tells the story of a wild will and how Jesus' last will and testament is far different and far better!

Closer Than You Think

Closer Than You Think

How far have you gone to find what you are looking for?

Rubel Shelly tells the story of a Rabbi who took a long trip to find what was buried under his own stove to remind us to not give up what we seek by trying something different than where we are simply because we are restless.

Who Needs a Stress Test?

Who Needs a Stress Test?

Where is your heart?

We need to take care of our hearts, both physically and spiritually

The Right Light

The Right Light

Have you found the right time and the right light?

The right time and the right light are necessary for us to find the right answers.

Dig Deeper Where You Are

Dig Deeper Where You Are

Do you know where your buried treasure is hidden?

Sometimes our greatest treasures are right under our noses at home.