Articles Tagged 'Trial'

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Resist and Obey!

Decide now to choose obedience and resist the devil and invite the LORD to help you win your victory over the evil one!

Max Lucado reminds us that while all sorts of challenges await us today, the Lord longs for our obedience so he can step in and crush Satan at our feet.

The Way of Jesus #4: Who Do I Say Jesus Is?

Jesus' trials focused on his true identity, although those who tried him didn't really want to know the truth.

James Nored and Phil Ware share in word and video the meaning of Jesus' trials before Pilate, Herod, and the Jewish Ruling Council and how they helped define the way of Jesus through the cross to the empty tomb.

Who Do I Say that Jesus Is?

Jesus' trials focused on his true identity.

James Nored and Phil Ware share in word and video the meaning of Jesus' trials before Pilate, Herod, and the Jewish Ruling Council.

Desert of Trial

Because he knew the true and living God, the heart behind the Scriptures, he could recognize the forger, the fraud — Satan — who tried to distort and misuse truth and Scripture.

James Nored and Phil Ware discuss the temptations and trials of Jesus and why they are important to us and what they have to say to us as people who are part of God's story.

Questions on Our Journey of Faith

Someone who is without faith in God doesn't yearn for answers for their deepest questions from God. Our questions as believers can be signs that we are reaching out to God for reassurance.

James Nored and Phil Ware remind us in word and video that faith is not about always having the answers and never having doubts, but persevering on the journey to Jesus.

He Entered Your World

God drew near to us in Jesus, so why would we not come to him with our challenges, troubles, and trials?

Max Lucado reminds us that Jesus longs for us to draw near to him in our times of troubles, problems, challenges, pain, and trials.

His Peace

There have been many times in my life that I believed I would only find peace when...

Tom Norvell reminds us this Lord’s Day that Jesus came to give us peace and that peace is meant to be a blessing in the middle of the chaos and uncertainty we face in our world.

Teach Us to Pray 12: Deliver Us

Why would God lead us into temptation? Doesn't God want us victorious over temptation?

Phil Ware and Andy Johnson help us look at our prayer for deliverance from temptation and the evil one.

Decision Time: Who Do I Say That Jesus Is?

Jesus' trials focused on his true identity.

James Nored and Phil Ware share in word and video the meaning of Jesus' trials before Pilate, Herod, and the Jewish Ruling Council.

Desert of Trial

Because he knew the true and living God, the heart behind the Scriptures, he could recognize the forger, the fraud.

James Nored and Phil Ware discuss the temptations and trials of Jesus and why they are important to us and what they have to say to us as people who are part of God's story.

Cruciformed #7: He Knew

He knew that people were fickle. They could cry out, “Hosanna!” one day, then cry out, “Crucify him!” a week later.

Phil Ware continues his series on CRUCIFORMED focusing on the events of Jesus' last week from his Triumphal Entry to his resurrection.

A Thanksgiving Conversation

What would a frank conversation between us and God about thankfulness look like?

Tom Norvell shares an imaginary but important conversation between himself and God.

Finding Contagious Joy

How can we move from contingent joy through courageous joy to contagious joy?

Max Lucado reminds us that contagious joy is rooted in courageous joy and not contingent joy, and our courageous joy is rooted in Jesus and faith in what God did through Jesus.

Reason to Smile

What such a dour and serious face?

Rubel Shelly reminds us that being dour doesn't help any of us make disciples or friends.

Losing Your Footing?

What do you do when you lose your grip?

Rubel Shelly reminds of where to go in our troubling times.

Hope in the Wilderness

How do we live in the interim?

Mark Frost of http://www.interimministrypartners.com shares part 1 of a 4 part series on the interim season by comparing it to the journey through the wilderness.

Hate Crime or Love Offering?

So what, or who, really put Jesus on the cross?

Phil Ware writes on this day after Palm Sunday about Jesus' ultimate destination in Jerusalem, with the triumphal entry, the conflict with the leaders, and his betrayal, death, and resurrection.

Lord, Teach Me to Pray

What do you really know about prayer?

Rubel Shelly helps us think about the mystery of prayer.

It's His Problem to Solve

So how do we obey these hard commands to not worry?

Rubel Shelly reminds us that trust in God to act is not passive, but an active life that does what is required, trusting that our difficulties and challenges are problems for God to solve.

Check Your Assumptions

Why trust in a God we cannot see and seems to never do us any miracles?

Ron Rose deals with a person who has had very difficult times and feels that prayer is not acted upon by God even if he hears them and that miracles are for times gone by.

It is Well

When all seems lost what sustains you?

Phillip Morrison reminds us where the beautiful and moving song, "When Peace Like a River" came from -- the tragedy of Horatio Spafford and a shipwreck.

Unnecessary Chapters in Life?

Why do we go through these hard and apparently unnecessary times?

Max Lucado reminds us that the troubles of this present life are preparing us for something far greater.

The Ring of Authenticity

Can you tell if the imperfections have been cleansed?

Rubel Shelly visits a kiln that fires ceramics and helps us think through the importance of purifying our imperfections.

The Home Stretch

Make that last effort to make it home!

Tom Norvell reminds us that we will all have difficult points in our journey, but let's finish strong, especially when we find ourselves in the home stretch.

Riding Out Life's Tsunamis

Do we have the courage to face the waves head on?

Rubel Shelly shares insight into one survivor of the tsunami and how his courage has opened the door for the people of his island to survive.