Articles Tagged 'Witness'

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: Jesus Is Risen from the Dead

I Doubt It: Jesus Is Risen from the Dead

Jesus is risen, and we believe because the first disciples had their doubts!

Phil Ware continues his series called 'I Doubt It' and focuses this week on Jesus having risen from death to never die again.

Wait!

Wait!

If the apostles needed to wait on the Spirit, shouldn't we?

Max Lucado reminds us that the Holy Spirit is essential to all we do and are as followers of Jesus, so let's wait on the Spirit to lead us and empower us before launching out too hastily into the unknown.

Act(s) 1: Scene 3 — Witnesses

Act(s) 1: Scene 3 — Witnesses

Learning to reach out, and further out, to speak for Jesus.

Mark Frost continues his series on Acts scene 1, with a great article on being witnesses built around Acts 1:8 and about reaching the world -- here, near, and far.

A Gift Worth Re-gifting?

A Gift Worth Re-gifting?

Is there really a Christmas gift worth regifting?

Tom Norvell reminds us that this is really a gift worth regifting -- Jesus -- because he is our hope, joy, love, and peace and others need to hear us speak of him when they need him most.

Prayer and Mission

Prayer and Mission

So if they didn't and couldn't, how dare we?

Mark Frost continues the series on discovering your mission before finding your minister with the Interim Ministry Partners team and he focuses on prayer.

When God Does not Answer Prayer the Way You Expected

When God Does not Answer Prayer the Way You Expected

What do you say to a nonbeliever when God does not answer your prayer the way you wanted.

It is easy to share God's answer to prayer when things turn out the way we wanted. It is just as important to share our faith when the answer is not what we wanted.

The Story: Second Incarnation

The Story: Second Incarnation

Can I really experience Jesus today?

Phil Ware continues his series on The Story focusing on the early chapters of Acts and the coming of the Spirit and the work done in the name of Jesus!

Nicodemus and Joseph Save Easter?

Nicodemus and Joseph Save Easter?

How can two rich guys save Easter?

Phil Ware continues his series called unpredictable on Jesus in the Gospel of John and focuses on Jesus' death and burial through the eyes of Nicodemus and Joseph of Arimathea.

But I Knew all the Words

But I Knew all the Words

Knowing what the words mean is not the same as understanding the converstation.

Grace, forgiveness, redemption, and other Christian words can only be understood by non-Christians in the context of how we Christians live.

Better Broken: The Plan

Better Broken: The Plan

What was God's plan to help Jesus' broken and flawed followers accomplish his mission?

Phil Ware continues his series called Better Broken that focuses on how God used flawed, broken people to change the world by sharing the message of Jesus and this involved Purpose: to be witnesses, Plan: to release God's power through prayer; People: the

Living in God's Story

Living in God's Story

Ready for a dangerous read?

Rubel Shelly invites us into the dangerous story of Jesus and the Bible and to invite God into our lives to catch us up in his Kingdom work, the real life of faith and integrity.

Let Jesus ...

Let Jesus ...

What do these words mean and whose words do we trust?

Phil Ware weaves in the 7 sayings of Jesus on the cross with the sense of forgiveness and mission that should be ours in the cross and resurrection of Jesus.

Witness

Witness

We are witnesses…

We, the present day followers of Jesus, are the progeny of those men and women of the first century. The mission is now ours! With 2/3 of the 6.7 billion of the world's population who don't know Jesus, we have much to do.

Catch & Release: Witnesses

Catch & Release: Witnesses

Why would he choose this bunch to be his plan?

Phil Ware continues his series on Catch and Release reminding us that we are chosen to be Jesus' witnesses specifically because of who we are and what he has done for us in our lives.

Catch & Release: Fear

Catch & Release: Fear

There are a lot of excuses, but they usually all boil down to fear!

Phil Ware continues his series on Catch and Release as we seek to have the courage and boldness to share Jesus with others.

Catch and Release: THE First Thing

Catch and Release: THE First Thing

Caught to be released into life, community, and purpose by the grace of God!

Phil Ware begins a series of articles on sharing Jesus in word and deed with others called Catch and Release and focusing on following Jesus.

You Are Witnesses!

You Are Witnesses!

What do you have to say about Jesus?

Phil Ware imagines a conversation that the apostle Peter might have had with a visitor to him in prison shortly before his execution.

The Power to Risk

The Power to Risk

So is it really better to be safe than sorry?

Phil Ware talks about the old adage, better to be safe than sorry, and shows what Jesus says about it: the follower who takes this approach will be condemned.

Because We Are Human

Because We Are Human

What is the purpose of God sending Jesus?

Tom Norvell looks at our humanity and sees behind it all our need for Jesus.

Keep on Speaking

Keep on Speaking

What will it take to make you back down?

Tom Norvell reminds us to keep on speaking up for the Lord even in hostile situations and difficult circumstances.

Work as Witness

Work as Witness

Can my daily work actually be sacred work?

Rubel Shelly reminds us that for Christians all of life is a place of sacred activity, especially our work.

The Front Porch

The Front Porch

What kind of concept is this for a church?

Phil Ware shares how his church suddenly saw their call from God to be a front porch to the people of their community and how it changed them and helped them find their roots right back in the early story of Jesus' followers.

Exercising the Spirit: Witnessing

Exercising the Spirit: Witnessing

Don't let this title turn you off!

One of the key spiritual disciplines is witnessing to others, because sharing our faith in Jesus is crucial to others finding God!

Holy Impatience!

Holy Impatience!

Is your sense of urgency on the rise or on the wane?

God doesn't want us to grow complacent or satisfied with the way things are simply because we are growing older.