Articles Tagged 'Trust'

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Willing to Be Powerful

Willing to Be Powerful

Dear God in heaven, we’d sure like to have a little bit of power to alter our irrelevance, lighten the burdens of others, and heal the wounds of the broken and despairing.

Phil Ware writes out of the context of recent disasters and the loss of a mother and child to remind us that being a servant, offering ourselves in sacrificial love, is never a waste!

Let the Water Be Your Friend

Let the Water Be Your Friend

It was with fear and trembling that she made her unsteady way down the steps and stood, shaking like a leaf!

Phillip Morrison shares some beautiful insight on unity, baptism, and how the water can be our friend if we let it!

I Will Believe for You Until You Can Believe for Yourself

I Will Believe for You Until You Can Believe for Yourself

During times of cascading badness, friends sometimes need to believe for those caught in the crush of seriously bad stuff.

Phil Ware reminds us of Mark's story about Jesus and the four friends who dug a hole in the roof to get their buddy to Jesus.

My Response to God's Call

My Response to God's Call

Will I follow on the journey, or will I choose to let where I am, where I'm comfortable, and what I have hold me in bondage?

James Nored and Phil Ware remind us of the call of the Lord to leave and follow no matter the cost.

Rebellious Confusion

Rebellious Confusion

The story of the Tower of Babel is a reminder of the confusion that ultimately results from refusing to obey God's will.

James Nored and Phil Ware share in thought and video several important truths about the Tower of Babel story and the human resistance to the will of God.

Ancient Wisdom, Modern Grace: Passing It On

Ancient Wisdom, Modern Grace: Passing It On

How do we learn to live with broader horizons and greater risk-taking for the Kingdom of God?

Phil Ware completes his four-part series called 'Ancient Wisdom, Modern Grace.' He reminds us of our need to be a risk-taking group of Jesus followers

I Doubt It: The Delivery Room

I Doubt It: The Delivery Room

If Nicodemus needed grace despite all his religious accomplishments and his genuinely God-seeking heart, then we desperately need grace, too.

Phil Ware continues his series on 'I Doubt It' by talking about Jesus' encounter with Nicodemus and his need to be born of God, from above, born again.

The Lord is Near: Acorn

The Lord is Near: Acorn

The power of the oak is in the acorn!

Phil Ware continues his series that the Lord is near focusing on the power of this promise found in the Lord's faithfulness, love, and grace.

Couldn't!

Couldn't!

As Jesus' family, what are we preventing him from doing among us because of our lack of faith?

Phil Ware reminds us of the dangers of limiting what Jesus can do among us and through us because we think we know what we can expect of him.

Staking God's Claim on Our Lives

Staking God's Claim on Our Lives

God's Word is powerful in our lives when we go public with our faith and commitment to Him!

Steve Hemphill reminds us of the great power for those of us who believe God is still the Great I AM and who intervenes to bless and empower his people today.

Simple Words, Great Grace

Simple Words, Great Grace

Where would this woman be without a risk-taking faith that moved her to bold action?

Phil Ware reminds us that faith always involves action that demonstrates its reality and Jesus saves in more than the miraculous; he saves us in every way a person can be saved.

When I Am Weak...

When I Am Weak...

So what's so good about admitting that we have times of weakness?

Tom Norvell reminds us that our weaknesses are the occasion for us to rely on God's strength.

Heaven's Window

Heaven's Window

Doesn't discipleship involve more than just saying the right words?

Phil Ware shares his second post in his four article series on Peter's confession, focusing this time on our tendency to reduce faith to words and not actions and discipleship.

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?

Fear Is an Option

Fear Is an Option

Fear and discouragement can rule our hearts, but we can choose another option!

Max Lucado reminds us that fear can either crowd out our faith or our faith can crowd out our fear; the option and the choice are ours.

Ready for Anything That Comes

Ready for Anything That Comes

Here is someone whose faith has stood the test of time and continues to display that faith in the face of great challenges.

Phillip Morrison reminds us of the decency, faith, and goodness of two former presidents, Jimmy Carter and Gerald Ford.

Where does my help come from?

Where does my help come from?

Who do you put your trust in?

What's your hope for the future? Who or what are you putting your trust in? Let me encourage you to fully trust in the Lord and his salvation.

Good Morning

Good Morning

So what makes us avoid each other?

Rubel Shelly reminds us of the dangers of isolating or cocooning ourselves against the world to the point we are fearful and withdrawn and lose contact with real people in real life.

God With Us

God With Us

If Jesus wasn't Immanuel, who was?

So a little boy was born, named Immanuel. He was a living sign from God, a reminder that God is with his people. Because Ahaz wouldn't listen and wouldn't put his trust in God, his nation would suffer defeat. But he had in this young boy the constant remi

Have You Stopped Believing in God?

Have You Stopped Believing in God?

Can you believe in a God who did not answer your prayers?

It is hard to hold on to your belief when it seems God is not listening. Here is how Christians keep the faith.

Restoring the Creator's Intent

Restoring the Creator's Intent

Hope beyond our world's brokenness!

Phil Ware continues his series on the value of woman in the eyes of God and how we incorporate that value into our belief system, roles, and treatment of women in our church culutures.

Welcome to the Dance

Welcome to the Dance

All of life is a dance if we will only remember who needs to take the lead!

Lisa Noble shares a beautiful and intimate reflection of her walk, or better yet her dance with the Lord and his lead in her life.

To Fret or to Leave in God's Hands?

To Fret or to Leave in God's Hands?

Why do we fret over our artistic expressions?

Lisa Mikitarian reminds us of our need to honor God with the things he has called and gifted us to do regardless of how they are used or appreciated by others.

One of Us

One of Us

Sometimes what we need most is a friend!

Phillip Morrison writes to remind us that the Ferguson tragedy is not new, but a repeated wound or scar, and we need trusted friends to help address the issue, and the same is true with our lives and Jesus our friend.

Interconnected Grace

Interconnected Grace

Far from isolationism, we are called to

Phil Ware challenges us to think about the small blue planet we find ourselves on and how are we going to interconnect it with grace.