Articles Tagged 'Unity'

Sharks, Life, and Sharing Jesus

Sharks, Life, and Sharing Jesus

A Great White shark jumped into the boat. You never know when someone is going to realize they need help.

Sometimes it takes a major life crisis for people to realize they need Jesus. Be ready to share your faith.

I Will Pursue Unity

I Will Pursue Unity

For the sake of making 'every effort to pursue the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace' (Ephesians 4:3).

Rubel Shelly gives us a practical, yet very challenging, set of practices to help us pursue unity with other believers without compromising our own faith and commitment to Scripture.

I Doubt It: Real Food

I Doubt It: Real Food

Can we really find genuine nourishment and satisfaction in Jesus?

Phil Ware continues his series on doubt focusing on Jesus' statement that doing the Father's will was the basis of finding fullness in life.

Give Me Jesus: After

Give Me Jesus: After

Christmas isn't over; it has only just begun if we recognize that it is our job, together, to be Jesus to the world!

Phil Ware finishes his series on "Give Me Jesus" focusing on our role as his people to be his presence to the world.

One Another

One Another

We were not made to do life alone.

This is a collection of "one another" passages in the New Testament, and primarily from Paul, that speaks about life together.

The Immovable Ladder

The Immovable Ladder

The ladder has been there since the 18th century!

A ladder sits outside a window of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem. The ladder has been in place for over 250 years; there are writings from the 18th century that mention it. No one really knows where it came from. Nobody uses it. The ladder

A Forgotten, but Necessary, Grace of Jesus

A Forgotten, but Necessary, Grace of Jesus

Should we be surprised that so many call themselves Christians but never live for Jesus?

Phil Ware shares a passion on his heart about the way we have privatized and personalize conversion and salvation that eliminates the necessary grace of Jesus' community, family, and spiritual community.

Do I Have to Go to Church if I Become a Christian?

Do I Have to Go to Church if I Become a Christian?

Why are so afraid to tell someone they have to go to church?

There are really good reasons why Christians need to go to church. We just do not often explain them.

The Sweet Grace of Opportunity

The Sweet Grace of Opportunity

What sweeter taste can there be than the taste of grace?

Phil Ware writes about four remarkable young women -- Karen, Melody, Annie, and Jinda -- and how Compassion and mission trips and Jesus have changed everything for them.

Finding Jesus: Experiencing Jesus as Immanuel

Finding Jesus: Experiencing Jesus as Immanuel

Are we wiling to open up the door and invite him in?

Phil Ware brings to close his series on experiencing the presence of Jesus in our lives.

Christian Graces

Christian Graces

More Kingdom work is done in hospitals than in church buildings

Dying and death come at inconvenient times, interrupting life. Yet, I have become convinced it is at precisely those times that one can see firsthand Christian Graces. Walking with the real people as death interrupts their living, by listening, preparing

Experience Immanuel

Experience Immanuel

Why do we settle for so much less of Jesus than He promised us?

Phil Ware finishes up his 5 part series on experiencing Immanuel and summarizes the content of the four previous articles.

I Need More Than Me!

I Need More Than Me!

We were not made to do this discipleship thing alone.

Phil Ware continues his series on experiencing God through Jesus, Immanuel, this time focusing upon our need for spiritual community, family, fellowship.

The ARC of Grace

The ARC of Grace

What does grace really look like in real life?

Phil Ware reminds us the way Jesus uses grace as an action, a living out of God's grace, in real life that has urges that Go back to the original woman and man.

Community and Mission

Community and Mission

Looking around can help us find our way forward!

Phil Ware continues the http://interimministrypartners.com team series on a church finding its mission and living it out so it can grow and be vital and make a difference.

Forgiveness

Forgiveness

Why would they let the person responsible for their son's death off the hook?

Phillip Morrison talks about the greatest Christmas gift of all, the gift of forgiveness.

People in the Process of Mission

People in the Process of Mission

How do we hear from God about our mission?

Greg Anderson continues the series from Interim Ministry Partners about helping a church discover its mission by focusing on the people in the process.

Staring into the Face of Jesus

Staring into the Face of Jesus

When was the last time you stared in the face of the Lord?

Phil Ware continues his five part series on yearning for the presence of God and shares with us ways to experience Immanuel, Jesus as God with us.

Real People, Real Family

Real People, Real Family

So how do we get real about the church?

Phil Ware continues his series from Matthew on God's presence in Jesus and this week talks about church as family, not community.

Customer Service in a 'Yes!' Church?

Customer Service in a 'Yes!' Church?

How are we doing with our connection with those who are not one of us and are interested in us?

Greg Anderson shares the third in a series of articles from Interim Ministry Partners on greeting guests and welcoming others into our midst.

Looking for Jesus at Christmas

Looking for Jesus at Christmas

Whatever happened to the reason for the season?

Rick Brown talks about Jesus not just missing from the nativity, but also from Christmas and from our lives and yet we can use this time to restore him to his rightful place in our lives.

Learn to Be a Good Neighbor and Change Your Community!

Learn to Be a Good Neighbor and Change Your Community!

What does it mean to be a good neighbor?

Rick Brown writes about a group of ministers and pastors in Denver who got together to try to bless their community by calling their people to be good neighbors.

I Felt so sorry for Them

I Felt so sorry for Them

I felt sorry for the people I saw at the hospital... but not the ones you think

I feel sorry for the people in hospital waiting rooms who sit alone.

An age old Answer to an ages old Question

An age old Answer to an ages old Question

Yes, you are your brother's keeper

From Cain to Jesus to Paul to us, we are responsible for each other. We are our brother's keeper. But, and this makes all the difference, we are to hold each other accountable to the teachings of Jesus as members of a family, wanting the best for each oth

Why Go?

Why Go?

Why spend the money, make the time, and take the risk?

Phil Ware finishes his series of reports on the trip to Sagrada Familia, The Community in Lima, Peru.