Two Minute Meditations 2008 Archives

Star Bright

Star Bright

What difference does one twinkling star really make?

Phil Ware reflects upon the star the Magi saw and puts it in its context of astrologers from Iran who recognized Jesus as King of the Jews and the religious leaders among the Jews who tried to kill him.

The Smell of Sheep

The Smell of Sheep

What did it smell like at the manger?

Phil Ware talks about the significance of shepherds being found at the manger of Jesus.

On Tiptoe with Angels

On Tiptoe with Angels

How do you look over the horizon of history and see God's greatest promise fulfilled?

Phil Ware uses the story of the angels in Luke chapters 1 and 2 to remind us that Jesus' birth is something that should amaze us!

Season of Joy

Season of Joy

Can you find the joy right now?

Phil Ware reminds us of the story of Zechariah and Elizabeth, lived out in hard times, when God did the glorious and amazing things and longs to do them again in our day.

Christ in the House

Christ in the House

Where have you declared King's X with Jesus?

Phil Ware takes us back to Colossians 3 and challenges us to take a close look at the places where we do not allow Jesus to be Lord of our lives.

The Main Thing

The Main Thing

Are we losing focus?

Phil Ware shares a reminder that not only must we do good and live morally, but we must not forget the main thing, letting others know about Jesus!

On Our Knees

On Our Knees

Let's be in prayer!

Phil Ware reminds us of the importance of prayer before and after this election.

Isn't Jesus Enough?

Isn't Jesus Enough?

Why do we run after other things to add to Jesus?

Phil Ware continues his messages out of Colossians; this one focuses on Jesus being enough and anything added to Him is less.

No Hidden Mystery

No Hidden Mystery

Why do we hide the simple message of Jesus behind all our complex rules?

Phil Ware shares a principle from Colossians and asks us to think about how Jesus would respond to this desperate housewife.

More than a Fork in the Road

More than a Fork in the Road

How our simply service makes a difference in everything!

Phil Ware reminds us of an old story describing heaven and hell and how the difference between the two is whether or not people serve each other.

Delivered?

Delivered?

Are you playing religious games or are you really delivered?

Phil Ware shares another insight from Colossians about deliverance from the dead-end alleys, the dark dungeons, and the pits that keep us trapped and reminds us how Jesus brings deliverance.

Godly Organic

Godly Organic

Weren't we re-made for more than we're settling for?

Phil Ware shares with us ideas about growth and how God has re-created us to be like Jesus and be full of life and growth, spiritually and physically.

Chosen

Chosen

Can you really accept that God views you as He does?

Phil Ware describes a dream a friend had about Phil's dad -- and he shares how hard it is for him to accept that God feels that way about him, too.

Behind Enemy Lines

Behind Enemy Lines

Where do you live your life of faith?

Phil Ware talks about persecution of believers today and how we can make a difference.

Big Reversal

Big Reversal

So who is Jesus to you?

Phil Ware talks about Paul's big reversal from seeing Jesus as a blasphemer to seeing him as everything.

Called Out in Church

Called Out in Church

How would you feel if it was you?

Phil Ware shares about an embarrassing moment in church when he was in high school and compares it to Philemon being called out in church in Colossae.

Splash Down

Splash Down

Do you know where you will splash down?

Phil Ware concludes his series on the 7 sayings of Jesus from the Cross, this one about "into your hands I commit my spirit" and comparing it to a child learning to jump off the edge of a pool toward his or her parent.

It Is Finished

It Is Finished

Will you ever get it all done?

Phil Ware reflects on Jesus' statement, "It is finished" and how he can ever be finished in his life.

Thirsty

Thirsty

How can so much be caught up in one word?

Phil Ware continues his seven sayings of Jesus on the Cross and talks about how the words "I thirst" make Jesus' incarnation real.

Why Have You Forsaken Me?

Why Have You Forsaken Me?

Will he be there when I most need him?

Phil Ware continues his series on the 7 sayings of Jesus on the cross, this one focuses on Jesus' cry of feeling that he had been forsaken by God.

Woman Behold Your Son

Woman Behold Your Son

What can we learn about family at the cross?

Phil Ware continues his series on the 7 sayings of Jesus at the cross and reminds us how Jesus values his mother, widows, and the grieving.

Freedom from 'The Fear'

Freedom from 'The Fear'

What do you most fear?

Phil Ware continues his 7 sayings of Jesus on the Cross with the meaning of the line today of "you will be with me in paradise" and talks about the hope it brings in the face of death.

Independence Day

Independence Day

How often do you celebrate it?

Phil Ware shares with us the real meaning of Independence Day and how we can celebrate it every week.

How to Survive a Bear Attack

How to Survive a Bear Attack

This is no joking matter when you are in the bear's woods!

Phil Ware talks about bear attacks in Alaska and also how Satan attacks us and reminds us that Jesus is our assurance that we are never alone when we are attacked and he has worked to defend us.

NOT Just Another Face in the Crowd

NOT Just Another Face in the Crowd

How did God make you to stand out from the crowd?

Phil Ware reminds us that the Gospel of Luke introduces us to common folks made special by God to remind us that we are not just another face in the crowd.