Articles Tagged 'Word' (Page 2)

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Closing Time

Sooner or later you have to say good bye, but what does good bye really mean?

Phil Ware finishes the third in a series of posts that focus on the 2014 July mission trip to Lima, Peru and Sagrada Familia children's home and he focuses on the last day of saying good bye and welcoming new children into the family of God.

The Land of In-between

How do we survive in a place and time like this?

Phil Ware talks about being stuck in the Land of In-between and how hard it is and some core ideas to take with you as you find yourself in that kind of place.

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.

What's Missing from the North American Church?

Why is it so hard for us to get this one key point?

Scot McKnight shares some things on his heart about Scripture, the Bible, and how we have misplaced it as the Church and forgotten to listen to God speak through His Word.

Hearing God's Voice

Have you heard The Voice?

Hearing God's voice is challenging but it grows easier the more it's done. It begins by reading His word, studying scripture, knowing what the Great God Almighty requires of His followers. Then listen for His voice. It will come!

The Story: Rebuild and Restore

How can you tell how we are doing with our spirituality?

Phil Ware takes us back to The Story, God's story and our story and reminds us that while rebuilding infrastructure for a city and country is hard, it is even harder to rebuild the morale, moral, and faith foundation.

Something to Complain About

Why is it so easy to find the negative?

Max Lucado reminds us that we can all find something to complain about even in the best of circumstances, but we can focus on the good and see the work God is doing in us!

It Didn't Change Me!

Does pedigree or privilege change us?

Rubel Shelly reminds us that our pedigree and genealogy doesn't make us Christian, but our discipleship does.

Commitments and Complications

How true are we to our promises?

Rubel Shelly talks about trustworthiness, about keeping our word, honoring our promises, and even more, honoring God by keeping our promises.

Contrast

Do we really want the message of God homogenized and filtered by someone else?

To know what God says we must, like the young woman in Tanzania, read the Bible. We must become people of the Book, again.

What Everybody Should Know

Common knowledge isn't always right

There are common beliefs that are completely wrong, like the idea that the Great Wall of China is the only manmade object visible from space. The Bible contains nothing but truth.

Romantic Faith

How can faith be romantic?

Rubel Shelly shares insight on the difference between Jewish thinking and Graeco-Roman thinking and how impacts the way we view Christian faith which should be romantic faith.

Face of God?

How do we recognize God when He shows up in our world?

Phil Ware takes an incident of love and laughter with his foster grandson and learns a powerful insight into God, who chose to let us see his face and hear his voice in Jesus.

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.

Calling Home

Your Father is waiting to hear from you!

Russ Lawson talks about talking with his kids and grandchildren on the phone and how precious it is to him and how God longs to hear from us in much the same way.

Worthless Religion?

What can empty our faith of its value?

Tammy Marcelain shares insight on who we welcome and how we welcome them into our midst, and also reflects on what we do to push them away and hurt them with our words and actions.

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.

This Is What I Told You ...

What difference does it make that Jesus knew and did it anyway?

Phil Ware continues his series of articles based on Jesus' LifeWORDS, the words he spoke after his resurrection. This week the focus is upon Jesus knowing and predicting he would be crucified and raised and what difference does it make to us today.

My Brothers!

How could He see so much more in them than they had ever demonstrated?

Phil Ware shares insight in his LifeWORDS series on the resurrection sayings of Jesus and how Jesus forgave and empowered his failures, his disciples, by this forgiveness.

Always Saying the Right Thing

Is this even possible?

Russ Lawson reminds us to say the right thing all the time.

Undo Send: What a Great Idea!

Don't you wish you could take back some things you've said?

Rubel Shelly reminds us of our need to restrain our urge to speak too quickly and compares that to a new gmail feature called undo send

A Prayer for My Words

What's going to come out of our mouths next?

Tom Norvell reminds us to guard our words by praying for speech coming out of Psalm 143

Misplaced Apology?

Is an apology offered before the fact really an apology?

Joey Cope describes his difficulty in dealing with someone who is critical and negative and who begins his statements with an apology.

Symbol and Reality

Just how important is the cross as a symbol?

Bill Sherrill reminds us of the importance of the cross as both a symbol and a reality of our center as believers in Jesus.

Where Do I Go from Here?

Where can you go when there's no place left to go?

Tom Norvell reminds us that we have a person to go to, when we have no place to go, and his name is Jesus, our Lord.