Articles Tagged 'Us'

Preparing for the Lord's Second Coming

Preparing for the Lord's Second Coming

We are to continue to live good Christian lives every day as preparation for the Lord's coming!

David W.T. Brattston reminds us of the kind of lives we need to live in preparation for the Lord's Coming.

A Prayer for Jesse

A Prayer for Jesse

And then, there’s Jesse. Six-years-old and a bit small for his age with the most genuine gold-capped tooth smile.

Jordan Harrell shares her own struggle to get off her comfortable bed and turn her compassionate feelings into compassionate action.

Too Familiar to Feel the Bite?

Too Familiar to Feel the Bite?

Because we have heard the story of Martha and Mary so many times, we often miss the radical truth Jesus established at this dinner!

Phil Ware continues his series on what the New Testament teaches about God valuing women and the key role they played in the early church of Jesus.

As Jesus Did

As Jesus Did

We often let our human tendencies overpower our desire for His Spirit to do his work within us. But we can do this one thing well!

Tom Norvell reminds us how Jesus could be and do everything he needed to be and do, but we can't, but we can love as Jesus loves.

Co-Heirs with Christ

Co-Heirs with Christ

Paul's declaration to the Galatians is a racial, social, and gender earthquake.

Phil Ware continues his series of articles on the role of women and God's plan for women in Jesus' church; this week focuses on Paul's liberating statements in Galatians 3:26-29 and Romans 8.

God's Providence? Perhaps!

God's Providence? Perhaps!

Is this any less amazing than Paul’s unlikely meeting with Onesimus?

Steve Higginbotham connects us with God's amazing work at getting people together and helping them live as brothers in Christ both in Bible times and today!

The Threefold Path

The Threefold Path

How beautifully these three words speak to the fullness of our Christian walk!

Bill Sherrill reminds us of the importance of faith, hope, and love -- not just as theological concepts, but as integrated real-life motivation and actions.

Made to Be Complements

Made to Be Complements

In the Lord, we are called to complement, complete, and bless each other so that each can be what she or he is created by God and re-created in Jesus to become!

Phil Ware continues his series on how God values women as seen in Scripture, this is part 2.

You Are Not Your Husband's Holy Spirit

You Are Not Your Husband's Holy Spirit

I was very comfortable right where I was.

Jordan Harrell speaks to women about something she was told by another woman teacher that revolutionized her relationship with her husband.

This Kind of Faith!

This Kind of Faith!

We've allowed our modern definition of faith to be drained of depth and turned into a shallow kiddie wading pool of little more than mental assent.

Phil Ware reminds us that faith as understood in the New Testament was much more robust than what we often call faith today.

The Holy Family, Incarcerated!

The Holy Family, Incarcerated!

Christ Church takes the story of the flight to Egypt and uses it to make us think about what the “old, old story” of Jesus tells us about this very contemporary issue.

Patrick Odum challenges us to think critically and lovingly in light of our new-found awareness of baby Jesus' status as a refugee from violence.

I Won't Let You Go!

I Won't Let You Go!

What is this peace? What is this overcoming Jesus talks about?

Phil Ware reminds us of the great truth of Jesus' steadfastness and faithfulness, he won't let us go.

You Break It; You Buy It?

You Break It; You Buy It?

You mean, this actually applies to my kid, too?

Phil Ware reminds us that God broke one of the most held rules of merchandising, you break it; you buy it, and in Jesus turned this principle upside down.

Renown or Ransom?

Renown or Ransom?

How could Jesus' 12 apostles be so clueless? O, yeah. I'm that clueless about half the time!

Jame Nored and Phil Ware remind us of Jesus' example of being a servant and giving his life as a ransom to buy our freedom.

Why Forget Verse 17?

Why Forget Verse 17?

For many people, verse 16 is the most beloved verse of the Bible. Why not also verse 17?

Phil Ware asks us to think about a simple, but important question: why is it that we love to quote John 3:16 but leave out John 3:17?

I'm Not Called to That?

I'm Not Called to That?

Called. Sometimes, I think we use that word as an excuse to not do scary things.

Jordan Harrell reminds us that there are some things we are all called to do because that is what Jesus wants from us.

A Tabulated List of Grace

A Tabulated List of Grace

Registered forgiveness! No humiliation! No shame!

Max Lucado shares a short anecdote on forgiveness and grace.

Hanging on Every Word

Hanging on Every Word

The question the Holy Spirit left on my heart after reading this whole chapter was as convicting as it was clear.

Phil Ware discovers a verse in Luke 19 that the Holy Spirit uses to confront him about an important question.

Surely!

Surely!

A hardened elite soldier in Rome's army comes face-to-face with the Son of God.

Phil Ware looks at the Centurions in the New Testament and reminds us that they often believed in Jesus.

This Collision of Grace

This Collision of Grace

Greatness and grace reveal themelves in a world so real we can smell the manure and hear the breathing sounds of the Son of God.

Phil Ware reminds us of the discontinuity, the absolute collision, of the grime of our world and the glory of God in the birth of Jesus.

I'm Gorgeous Inside!

I'm Gorgeous Inside!

Would it really be nice if we could really see what was on the inside of people — their hearts?

Phil Ware challenges us to pursue the faithful love, righteous character, and gracious compassion of God from our hearts.

Upside-Down Kingdom

Upside-Down Kingdom

Our groups and our churches must be the arenas where Jesus' upside-down kingdom comes to life.

Phil Ware shares Jesus' teaching that is upside-down to the world around us in terms of status, wealth, power, position, achievement, and importance.

The Good Life: Following the Way of Jesus

The Good Life: Following the Way of Jesus

Jesus went up on the mountain and taught his followers to live the good life — to live as Jesus did!

Phil Ware and James Nored, through word and video, remind us of our need to return to the Jesus-styled kind of life.

Love Language with Jesus?

Love Language with Jesus?

The best way I know to start trying this love language shift is to use it with Jesus.

Phil Ware reminds us how important it is to use love language with those who are precious to us and we can begin by doing this with Jesus.

Adopted into the Family

Adopted into the Family

We come with bad habits, wounds, and all sorts of unfortunate baggage. It takes awhile for us to unlearn them!

Phil Ware shares a powerful story about his foster grandson and how that helps us understand what it means to be adopted into God's family.