Articles Tagged 'True'

Beyond Wimpy Faith

Beyond Wimpy Faith

We can experience a genuine faith that brings life both to us and to those around us.

Phil Ware reminds us that faith is something much more than just believing in our heads, but it is something that leads us to obey what Jesus asks of us so that we can find the life he longs to give us.

Is Anything Sacred?

Is Anything Sacred?

Why do we try to change God's standards?

Max Lucado reminds us that God's holiness standards do not change and that we must not compromise on what we feel called to do.

The Question

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?

Faith's Impact on Normal Life

Faith's Impact on Normal Life

Doesn't our faith have to impact the way we live our daily lives?

Rubel Shelly reminds us that our faith must make a difference in our normal lives or it matters little.

Discovering 'My Truth'

Discovering 'My Truth'

Does it really matter if we simply adjust our definition of truth to fit our own way of living?

Rubel Shelly reminds us that while we can adjust many things to fit our lifestyle and personal reality, truth is still truth despite our protestations and personal journey.

Can Jesus Survive Religion's Failures?

Can Jesus Survive Religion's Failures?

How has Jesus survived the messes his followers have made over the centuries?

Jesus and the gospel message about Jesus continues to be more resilient than the failures, foibles, and fractures among his people.

Throw What Stinks Out of God's House!

Throw What Stinks Out of God's House!

What's the greatest danger to participating in a great move of God?

Phil Ware finishes up his series on Nehemiah and emphasizes the importance of leaders being people of integrity.

But Who Won the Game?

But Who Won the Game?

Sometimes the final score doesn't count as much as the way the game is played!

Rubel Shelly writes about a basketball game between the Gainesville Tornadoes and the Vanguard Vikings and the fans who helped give the team a life.

Finding True Center

Finding True Center

All anyone wants to talk about is Jesus!

Phil Ware concludes his series on Inviting Jesus back to church with this message on Jesus being our center.

That Star?

That Star?

Is this really the Christmas star?

Patrick Odum talks about the Christmas star and how it may have been identified, but how that doesn't nearly as much as the One who was born being the One who made the stars.

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.

Fake

Fake

Bet you've faked a photo before

Photos often represent a "reality" that doesn't exist. They focus on the surface level. God looks beyond that, looking at the heart. How do we get our hearts right? God can fix them.

Civil Discourse

Civil Discourse

While we're railing at the candidates, how about we take a look in the mirror?

Rubel Shelly reminds us that it isn't just the politicians who use harsh and unfair speech.

The Nones

The Nones

Are you a none?

Rubel Shelly reminds us that the group of those who claim none for religion is growing quickly in the U.S. and that they do so because they are are tired of the hypocrisy.

I AM: God's Handwritten Message from Heaven - Light

I AM: God's Handwritten Message from Heaven - Light

Why do we love the darkness so much?

Phil Ware continues his series on Jesus, I AM, and his claim to be God with us, who brings light into our lives.

Motel 6

Motel 6

When is a cup of coffee a whole lot more?

Thom Lemmons tells us a story that gets to the heart of danger in sexual temptation and lust and a need for a friend.

It Didn't Change Me!

It Didn't Change Me!

Does pedigree or privilege change us?

Rubel Shelly reminds us that our pedigree and genealogy doesn't make us Christian, but our discipleship does.

Better Broken: The Plan

Better Broken: The Plan

What was God's plan to help Jesus' broken and flawed followers accomplish his mission?

Phil Ware continues his series called Better Broken that focuses on how God used flawed, broken people to change the world by sharing the message of Jesus and this involved Purpose: to be witnesses, Plan: to release God's power through prayer; People: the

C2K - Go Smaller to Go Deeper

C2K - Go Smaller to Go Deeper

Why worry about this smaller thing?

Phil Ware talks about our need to go deeper into the will of Jesus by getting with a group with whom we can grow and follow Jesus.

Promises Kept!

Promises Kept!

How do you know you can trust the promises of Jesus?

Phil Ware talks about the promises of Jesus and how we know we can trust them: because he kept the hard and painful promises to die for us.

The Main Thing

The Main Thing

Are we losing focus?

Phil Ware shares a reminder that not only must we do good and live morally, but we must not forget the main thing, letting others know about Jesus!

But Can She Sing?

But Can She Sing?

What's more important, style or substance?

Rubel Shelly talks about the shallowness of the Chinese to place appearance above all things and then pass it off as something else.

Donkeys Kicking, Sharks Attacking, Airplanes Falling

Donkeys Kicking, Sharks Attacking, Airplanes Falling

What do donkeys, sharks, and airplanes have in common?

Russ Lawson reminds us to check out what we are told from Scripture, because just like made up statistics, the facts are not always what is presented to us.

Jesus Is Everything

Jesus Is Everything

When are we going to let him into every area of our lives?

Phil Ware shares the values of his dad with his children and emphasizes to them how Jesus is everything.

Patience ... My Left Foot!

Patience ... My Left Foot!

How much do you really have?

Paul Faulkner tells about a paralyzed friend and his patience, but reminds us that all of us need patience if we are to be what God wants to grow us to be.