Articles Tagged 'Trouble'

A Thanksgiving Conversation

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.

He Entered Your World

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.

After the Crowd Has Gone

After the Crowd Has Gone

Thanksgiving is over; so what do we do now as we return to the challenges of life?

Phil Ware reminds us that Jesus gave us a great example on how to deal with the challenges we face after a great thanksgiving feast.

Don't Fix Stupid with Stupid!

Don't Fix Stupid with Stupid!

Stupid is as stupid does, so don't be...

Max Lucado challenges us to do the right thing, to obey God, and not follow one stupid decision with another.

When Life Takes You Off Guard

When Life Takes You Off Guard

We need to remember that hardship and family dysfunction and unfairness are not new for God's people and are the backdrop of their courageous lives of faith.

Rubel Shelly reminds us that the heroes of scripture had to endure many of the same kinds of challenges we do, that is what makes their witness so powerful.

Calm in the Midst of Chaos

Calm in the Midst of Chaos

Do those old passsages really have something to say today?

Rubel Shelly reminds us about God's enfolding peace in the middle of life's worse storms and that this has been true for centuries.

Losing Your Footing?

Losing Your Footing?

What do you do when you lose your grip?

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

Safe Place?

Safe Place?

Where can we go and know that we are truly safe?

Rubel Shelly writes about the terror attack in France and about how we can only find our security in God.

The Gift We Really Need

The Gift We Really Need

So watcha asking for this Christmas?

Cathy Messecar reminds us what we need most at Christmas and that only God can give us what humanity and our broken world cannot give.

The Rhythms of the Kingdom

The Rhythms of the Kingdom

In the ups and downs of church life, is it good to be on a plateau?

Tim Woodroof continues his series on change in the book of Acts and the changes facing the church today.

How Cowards Become Heroes

How Cowards Become Heroes

Does such a transformation actually happen?

Rubel Shelly uses the story of John Callender's failure and subsequent courage to remind us how to overcome the failure of our past.

More than a Gamble over Clothes

More than a Gamble over Clothes

Is there a higher gamble that one can make in life?

Phil Ware shares some thoughts on the soldiers who gambled over Jesus' garments as he died and then later came to faith.

It All Begins with...

It All Begins with...

Why are we so afraid to do what God makes clear is our next step?

Phil Ware completes his two article series on being strong and courageous and being ready to see God do great things among us.

Making God Look Good, Regardless

Making God Look Good, Regardless

What, even in bad times make God look good!

Ron Rose, the faith coach, tells of his own and another time of great trial when he and another decided to live for God despite the hurt.

There Will Be another Tragedy

There Will Be another Tragedy

What does a Christian believe in the face of one tragedy after another?

There will be another tragedy somewhere today. Christians overcome our tragedies because of what we believe about this world.

When Our Star first Began to Shine

When Our Star first Began to Shine

It's Been up There a long, long Time!

Phil Ware writes about the Christmas star that actually began to shine many years before the Magi found it!

Take No Thought?

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.

Nicodemus and Joseph Save Easter?

Nicodemus and Joseph Save Easter?

How can two rich guys save Easter?

Phil Ware continues his series called unpredictable on Jesus in the Gospel of John and focuses on Jesus' death and burial through the eyes of Nicodemus and Joseph of Arimathea.

My Cell Phone Doesn't Work

My Cell Phone Doesn't Work

Why do some people think Jesus is like a cell phone?

Cell phones that don't work validate all your fears about technology. Some people have that same thought about Jesus when eveything in life does not work like they want.

I Got Hacked!

I Got Hacked!

Are you protected from outside attacks?

Russ Lawson reminds us to put on the full armor of God so we don't get spiritually hacked.

Windshield or Bug?

Windshield or Bug?

Some days, I find that I'm a little of both!

Larry Davies talks about a morning of tranquility shattered by an unexpected event with his son and then realizes that some days you are the windshield and some days you are the bug!

It's All the Rage

It's All the Rage

Can you let go of your brick or do you still want to throw it?

Rubel Shelly deals with the growing problem of rage in our world today and examines ways to let go of it.

Beyond the Slogans

Beyond the Slogans

How can we say these things and really mean them?

Phil Ware writes about Romans 8:22-29, the bondage to decay that our world faces, our own troubles and hardships, and slogans that we often use and abuse to try to encourage people who are grieving, wounded, or hurt.

Uncommon Wisdom

Uncommon Wisdom

Joy in trials and the expansion of influence in times like these? YES!

Alan Garner describes a prayer and exhortation he gave at the Volunteers of America meeting and how wisdom and opportunity can be found in caring for the trials and troubles of those around us.

Belief?

Belief?

Can we grow the gift of faith?

Tammy Marcelain writes about believing, trust, and God using our struggles, weaknesses, and trials to make us people of faith.