Articles Tagged 'Witness' (Page 2)

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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

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

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 ...

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

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

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

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

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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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!

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.

Here Comes Santa Claus

When was the last time you played this part?

Getting a chance to play Santa Claus opens up a deep joy and a reminder that we need to be Jesus to those around us.

Cloud of Witnesses

What do you know about those who have gone before you?

We must remember those who have gone before us and learn the lessons they have left us!

Are You Nice?

So is it really important that we are nice and courteous?

Being nice is important if we are going to influence others.

In the Presence

What do you go to church to do?

We need to remember that when we assemble, God joins us and it is a holy moment.

If You Love Jesus, Don't Honk!

What kind of bumper sticker would Jesus have had?

In your face christian bumper stickers are offensive and dont' work to help evangelism.

Afraid to Speak Up?

What would keep you from putting in a good word for Jesus?

We must always be willing to speak up for Jesus!

Handling Life's Storms

What happens when the strom won't let up?

The way we handle life's storms can be a powerful witness to those around us just like Stephen's life was.

Oh You Light of Mine!

What can of light do you owe the world?

We all need to be a little more ready and intentional about letting our light shine before others, but we also know and willingly bear the consequences.

Proclaiming the Mystery of Christ

Are you sharing the message?

We need to be sharing the gospel of Christ, God's mystery.