Two Minute Meditations 2009 Archives

SpiritFire: Ask!

SpiritFire: Ask!

Why do we not ask for something God longs to give?

Phil Ware begins a four week challenge that coordinates with the SpiritFire daily devotional challenging us to invite the Holy Spirit into our daily lives.

Fan the Flame!

Fan the Flame!

Why do we present our children such a passionless discipleship?

Phil Ware challenges us to a life of passionate discipleship and challenge our children to follow with boldness, using the life of Paul.

Breath of Heaven

Breath of Heaven

Has God's wind blown through you this season?

Phil Ware talks about the Holy Spirit and the importance of the Spirit in Jesus' conception, birth, and all that is tied to it.

Traveling Mercies: You've Got to Be Kidding Me!

Traveling Mercies: You've Got to Be Kidding Me!

I've bet you have had a bunch of these moments at Christmas!

Phil Ware writes about Christmas, Joseph and Mary, and the "You've got to be kidding me!" moments in the life of Jesus.

Traveling Mercies: Never Leave These Behind

Traveling Mercies: Never Leave These Behind

Can love and faithfulness be more than a slogan?

Phil Ware writes about Ruth and her love and faithfulness and how God used this to bring the Messiah, bless broken-hearted Naomi, and bless his people.

Traveling Mercies: Broken Dreams?

Traveling Mercies: Broken Dreams?

Are those old broken dreams really gone?

Phil Ware continues a series of messages called Traveling Mercies focusing on Moses and his journey from broken dreams to having those dreams realized in his life.

Somebody?

Somebody?

Shouldn't somebody help?

Phil Ware uses a car full of girls running out of gas on the way to church to connect Jesus' ministry and Moses' call to our opportunity to be God's tools of deliverance in the lives of those around us.

The Greatest Glory

The Greatest Glory

Where does a leader find true and lasting glory?

Phil Ware continues his series of messages on true shepherds in the church and focuses on the subject of a leader's glory -- seeing his or her passion formed in others they have trained.

Lost and Found

Lost and Found

Isn't it a blessing when you find what's been lost?!

Phil Ware tells about a time he lost his son Zachary and then found him and the joy of finding lost sheep in the teaching of Jesus.

Promises Kept!

Promises Kept!

How do you know you can trust the promises of Jesus?

Phil Ware talks about the promises of Jesus and how we know we can trust them: because he kept the hard and painful promises to die for us.

A Really Inconvenient Truth

A Really Inconvenient Truth

What is a shepherd's real goal in leading God's flock?

Phil Ware talks about Nathan's rebuke of David using a shepherding story, the use of shepherd imagery to describe God, and the call of God's leaders to be shepherds to the people of God.

Drop the Rope!

Drop the Rope!

Why are we so prone to a tug-of-war on important issues?

Phil Ware talks about tug-of-war and how we so often get into them in the Christian community and whether or not it is more important to do service trips or mission evangelism trips.

Riders in the Storm

Riders in the Storm

So what will your focus be in your own personal storms?

Phil Ware shares a personal storm in his life and the story of Jesus walking on the water to remind us and help us think about Jesus coming to us in the storms of our lives.

Beyond the Slogans

Beyond the Slogans

How can we say these things and really mean them?

Phil Ware writes about Romans 8:22-29, the bondage to decay that our world faces, our own troubles and hardships, and slogans that we often use and abuse to try to encourage people who are grieving, wounded, or hurt.

Ain't Nothin' New?

Ain't Nothin' New?

Will things ever change for me?

Phil Ware reminds that God still has the whole world in his hands and he can get us out of our ruts and break through the barriers that hold us captive to boredom and sameness.

God's Twin Grace

God's Twin Grace

Why do we often emphasize one, but forget the other?

Phil Ware writes about the grace of God to save us from sin and for holy living.

For Insiders or Outsiders?

For Insiders or Outsiders?

What does it matter really, if I am community or not?

Phil Ware talks about the tension between insiders and outsiders and how we are to view community and the way we connect our outside friends to it.

Strange Neighbors

Strange Neighbors

Why would God place us in close proximity to these people?

Phil Ware talks about weird neighbors and who God has sent us to hear so we can lead them to Christ.

Grace Beyond the Miracle

Grace Beyond the Miracle

How come we focus on the spectacle and miss the greater miracle?

Phil Ware talks about the events in the miracle stories that happen after the spectacle of the miracle takes place, the things that put people back into fellowship, community, and normalcy -- the way things were.

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.

Where's the Power?

Where's the Power?

What happened to the power Jesus promise?

Phil Ware continues the LifeWORDS series and focuses on Jesus' promise to send the power of the Holy Spirit to empower the church.

Incarnational?

Incarnational?

Surely Jesus is talking about something other than evangelism?

Phil Ware continues his LifeWORDS series and shares Jesus' Great Commission as a call to incarnational ministry and not just evangelism.

Follow Me

Follow Me

What will you do with

Phil Ware talks about theodicy, why good people suffer and the call to follow Jesus no matter what.

Glue Lines and a Pink Lamp

Glue Lines and a Pink Lamp

How do you put a shattered life back together?

Phil Ware talks about a broken horse figurine and a shattered pink lamp and how God not only forgives, but also purifies us.

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.