Articles Tagged 'Will'

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!

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, Today's Grace: Finding God's Will

Ancient Wisdom, Today's Grace: Finding God's Will

Throughout the Bible, we find great examples that can help us sort through our challenges today.

Phil Ware begins a series for church leaders and congregations in transition which uses Paul's experiences in his ministry to Macedonian churches to help us in our struggles today.

I Doubt It: I AM, Don't Be Afraid

I Doubt It: I AM, Don't Be Afraid

Maybe the goal in life is not to arrive at our goals, but to invite Jesus into the journey and let him get us where we need to be.

Phil Ware continues his series called "I Doubt It" and this week focuses on Jesus coming to his closest followers through the storm when they were exhausted, afraid, and uncertain.

Greater Things

Greater Things

Anchored in the context of the Last Supper, Jesus promises greater things!

Phil Ware reminds us that Jesus made great promises in the context of his Last Supper and one of them promised that we would do greater things than he did.

Beautiful to Broken

Beautiful to Broken

Why reject the goodness of God and all he has done to choose our own way?

James Nored and Phil Ware continue helping us find our story in God's story, this time looking at the Fall.

Finding God's Will

Finding God's Will

How in the world do we know what God wants?

Max Lucado reminds us of the most important thing as we seek to know God's will for our lives.

To Benefit Them!

To Benefit Them!

Preparing my mouth for marriage... and beyond!

Byron Ware reminds us of the vital importance of how we communicate both in the words we choose to say, not speak, and the non-verbals we use as we speak them.

Because Jesus Wants You to Be

Because Jesus Wants You to Be

If Jesus was baptized and if Jesus wants you to be baptized, what's holding you back?

Phillip Morrison reminds us of the most simple and basic reason of all to be baptized: Jesus wants us to be!

Purpose

Purpose

Jesus refused the route of popularity and chose to live for God's purpose.

This post continues Phil Ware's look at the man with leprosy in Mark 1:35-45 and Jesus' loving interaction with the man after he had committed to live out the Father's purpose in his life.

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.

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.

And God Saw that It Was Good

And God Saw that It Was Good

Perspective gained from a view of earth from space.

Phillip Morrison writes about the Apollo 8 moon orbit and the famous earthrise photo taken by the astronauts orbiting the moon in what otherwise would have been a disastrous year for America.

Alms and the Red Kettle

Alms and the Red Kettle

Doesn't my gift count?

Cathy Messecar confesses her struggle to make giving something that honors God and not herself and she talks about the Salvation Army Red Kettle Drive.

Be Sure to Read the Whole Book!

Be Sure to Read the Whole Book!

So why mess with the Old Testament anyway?

Rubel Shelly shares insight on the whole Bible and our need to read the whole Bible, not just the New Testament.

Willing!

Willing!

If you are willing and able, Jesus can make you clean?

Patrick Odum reminds us that Jesus majors is making the unclean clean and taking the outcast and bringing them back home into community.

Pray without Ceasing?

Pray without Ceasing?

How can we really do this?

David Bratton shares with us some important ideas about praying without ceasing and obeying, honoring, blessing, and working for the justice that blesses God.

Was It 'Just God's Will'?

Was It 'Just God's Will'?

Just what do you mean by that?

Rubel Shelly weighs in on the tragedy in Oklahoma, our easy explanations, and our overuse of the word just.

A Prayer about Things We Cannot Change

A Prayer about Things We Cannot Change

What do I do and who am I when I cannot change what I want most to change?

Rubel Shelley reminds us of the importance of attitude and how that changes everything important that matters.

Out of Chaos

Out of Chaos

How in the world did we get into this mess?

Phil Ware continues with The Story and focuses on the first eleven chapters of Genesis and the Fall and the brokenness of our world.

One Tune!

One Tune!

How can we learn God's will for this time in our lives?

Phil Ware uses Jesus' example in Mark 1 to show how we can begin to deal with our feelings of being overwhelmed with everything confronting us and do the most important thing, the One Tune God wants us to play with our lives.

SpiritFire - The Master's Voice

SpiritFire - The Master's Voice

Are you listening?

Phil Ware continues his series on the Holy Spirit focusing on listening to the Spirit's voice and how we hear God and Jesus and the Spirit in our daily life.

Helpfulness

Helpfulness

So what can you do to make yourself a blessing to others?

Rubel Shelly shares insights on being helpful and how it's part of our being created in the image of God.

There Is No Tomorrow

There Is No Tomorrow

Does it really make any difference?

Bill Sherrill talks about not worrying about tomorrow, because we are not able to accurately predict it and Jesus and James tell us not to worry.

What Could Have Been

What Could Have Been

How do you know if you have made the right decision?

Rebecca Dowden shares an emotional look at a decision to not have children.