Articles Tagged 'Use'

When the Cost Is too High!

When the Cost Is too High!

Greed is not defined by what something costs; it is measured by what it costs you.

Max Lucado reminds us the real price tag for greed.

Bat Turn at the Jordan

Bat Turn at the Jordan

before we can be ready to be fully used by the Lord in the work of the kingdom of God, we must have our bat turn moment.

Phil Ware and James Nored look at what the ministry of John the Baptizer meant for people in his day and call on us to share in this move toward the kingdom of God today.

Refresh

Refresh

If the gospel we believe doesn't cause us to liberate people from the chains of our prejudices and selfishness, then perhaps we don’t understand it.

Patrick Odom uses the short letter of Paul to Philemon to remind us what is important in Christ.

What Happened?

What Happened?

Why do death, disease, disasters, and devilish influences steer our world, our humanity, into such mess?

James Nored and Phil Ware remind us that human sin and rebellion have left our world a broken mess, not the world God intended for us.

Harmony!

Harmony!

We need each other just like a band needs a tuba... and a flute... and a drum beat!

Max Lucado reminds us of our need to be part of a band to make beautiful music no matter what part we play.

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.

Why Do I Ignore This Sacred Rhythm?

Why Do I Ignore This Sacred Rhythm?

Jesus invites us into a time of rest and quiet with him!

Phil Ware shares part 2 in his four part series on learning to rest in Jesus and trust in the Lord's power to bless us and give us grace.

Invitation to the Great House of God

Invitation to the Great House of God

He's already preparing a place for you, so why not accept his invitation?

Max Lucado invites us to look at the beautiful Lord's Prayer and see it as the blueprint to the Great House of God prepared for us -- not just later, but now -- as his children.

You Be You!

You Be You!

Don't try to be someone else, God made you to be you for his purposes.

Max Lucado reminds us that God didn't call us to be anyone else, but calls us to be the person whom he made for his purposes.

A Tiny Seed, A Tiny Deed

A Tiny Seed, A Tiny Deed

Don't let your self-doubt rob God of His miraculous power through you!

Max Lucado reminds us that God uses tiny seeds and tiny deeds to make big things.

A Good Ending

A Good Ending

We don't have to live in the mess of our mess up!

Tom Norvell reminds us that as far as failure goes, Peter pretty much leads the way, but he also leads the way in turnarounds and being called back to significant ministry.

The Grace of Dropping Stones

The Grace of Dropping Stones

Would I be willing to drop my stone first?

Tom Norvell reminds us of a well known truth we so often forget and even more infrequently apply.

Not All Who Lose Are Losers

Not All Who Lose Are Losers

Sometimes the scoreboard only reveals the game's outcome, not the winners and losers!

Phillip Morrison reminds us that not all who lose are losers, in fact, the greatest victor of all could have been called a loser before he won the greatest victory of all time.

The Silence of Saturday

The Silence of Saturday

God is at work even when nothing appears to be happening!

Max Lucado reminds us during this special week of a day that is so often neglected: Saturday, the Sabbath, when everything appears to be silent and that Satan has triumphed, yet lying still in the grave, Jesus' body belies the truth of God.

Blessed: Gracious Servant

Blessed: Gracious Servant

Sometimes we look God's greatest blessings in the face and miss them!

Phil Ware takes a moment to remind us of the importance of serving those who are caregivers and holding them up as heroes and recognizing that these people are considered precious in God's Kingdom.

Almost Destroyed by the Actions of Another

Almost Destroyed by the Actions of Another

Can you come back from near total destruction?

Stacy Voss shares the parallel between a house burned by a nearby car and the destruction in her life because of infidelity and divorce.

Center

Center

My eyes are on Him!

Phil Ware reminds of the Bible's repeated call to make the LORD the center of our lives and our focus and how Jesus must be that for us if we dare call ourselves Christians.

Defying ISIS: #togESTHER

Defying ISIS: #togESTHER

What we can do to help!

Ann Voskamp on going to Iraq and meeting with those who have lost so much to ISIS and she calls us to wake up and do something

Unworthy and Under-qualified

Unworthy and Under-qualified

How are we ever going to find anyone to help serve?

Phil Ware shares the first in a series of messages on Nehemiah called "Doing God's Work with Dirty Hands" and focuses on our willingness to be useable and moldable and trusting in the LORD's great power.

Holding Jesus' Miracles in My Hands

Holding Jesus' Miracles in My Hands

Sometimes we get to touch what Jesus has done and it is breathtaking!

Phil Ware writes about Compassion international and seeing the incredible things God is doing through the projects in Fortaleza, Brazil using the help of sponsors and ground personnel to free children from poverty in Jesus' name.

Fifty Shades?

Fifty Shades?

Is it Grey or Gray?

Patrick Odum writes about 50 Shades of Grey and reminds us to think carefully about our participation and expectation of the movie and our sexuality.

Buying the Gear, But Not Working Out!

Buying the Gear, But Not Working Out!

So how much gear do you have that lies lifeless?

Rubel Shelly reminds us that a big study Bible is about as worthless to us if we don't read and apply it as workout equipment and clothes that are never use

Fresh Air from Heaven's Wind

Fresh Air from Heaven's Wind

Is there a way to catch our breath and be renewed for a fresh start?

Phil Ware begins a short 4 part series on the Holy Spirit as we begin the New Year, this one is focused on living by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Remembering What Really Matters

Remembering What Really Matters

So where are you investing your time, your moments, your days?

Rubel Shelly reminds us to focus and live based on what lasts and is important and endures into eternity.

Writing Love in the Dust

Writing Love in the Dust

What in the world did Jesus actually write?

Phil Ware reflects on the Ray Rice debacle and speaks about Jesus' encounter with the teachers of the law and the Pharisees and a woman caught in the very act of adultery.