Articles Tagged 'Works'

How Do I View People?

How Do I View People?

Jesus challenges us to examine the everyday processes that we use to strip away the humanity of those around us and dismiss their value to us.

Phil Ware reminds us how Jesus viewed people and challenged us by his example to view each person as someone in whom the works of God need to be done.

Faith's Impact on Normal Life

Faith's Impact on Normal Life

Doesn't our faith have to impact the way we live our daily lives?

Rubel Shelly reminds us that our faith must make a difference in our normal lives or it matters little.

Thunder and Lightning

Thunder and Lightning

Does your life back up your words?

He was called Basil the Great. Bishop of Caesarea in the fourth century, he was a staunch defender of the idea of the Trinity. He stood his ground against all opponents, even when the Emperor tried to exile him for his beliefs. Basil may have been bett

Independence Day

Independence Day

How are we supposed to feel about all of this?

Phil Ware shares some thoughts about Independence Day, July 4, 2013, and what it means and should call us to do in our time and our situation in today's world.

Eyes Opened!

Eyes Opened!

Will we choose to see people as Jesus does?

Phil Ware continues his series on Jesus called UNPREDICTABLE and focuses on seeing people as Jesus sees them.

Everybody's Doing It

Everybody's Doing It

So if everybody was going to jump off a bridge, would you do that too?

Rubel Shelly reminds us that there is a positive side to peer pressure and we can use it to catch ourselves up in good redemptive actions that bless others.

You Didn't Learn This in Sunday School

You Didn't Learn This in Sunday School

An answer with a twist!

Ron Rose talks about being the Jesus our friends need today, not just having answers for what we believe.

Created to Do Good Works

Created to Do Good Works

Why do we have such a strong urge to do good?

Tom Norvell talks about our desire to go good and how strong it is and how we battle against the desire to do evil.

What's Your Purpose?

What's Your Purpose?

Is there something more than being saved from sin?

Tom Norvell reminds us that we were saved from what we were to be what we are: God's people created with purpose to do good works.

Who Are You?

Who Are You?

Have you lost your identity?

Phil Ware challenges us to look at our identity built around the question of "Who are you?" and the answer framed by the work of Jesus.

Action!

Action!

Does faith really show itself with actions?

Patrick Odum shares his experience on a backlot production center and compares a practical set with a facade and applies it to our spiritual life.

Did I Get Everything Right?

Did I Get Everything Right?

Better check those tax forms one more time

If we try to earn our own salvation, we will never have peace with God. Peace comes from accepting his free gift of grace through faith in Jesus Christ.

Getting Close to God

Getting Close to God

Are you righteous enough to get close to God?

Bill Denton reminds us that the Pharisees' problem wasn't their love for Scripture, but their willingness to condemn others and justify themselves.

The Failure of List-keeping

The Failure of List-keeping

Why do we trade our Lord in for our lists?

Bill Denton reminds us that the Gospel of Jesus isn't centered in a list of do's and don't's but in a Savior, Jesus Christ, who was crucified and raised to bring us God's grace.

Grace Is Amazing

Grace Is Amazing

What's so amazing about grace?

Grace is amazing because of all the great things it does for us and changes in us.