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Beyond Chapter and Verse

Have we missed the joy of our Father and the party he longs to throw for all of us who love him and give up all to follow Jesus?

Jordan Harrell and Phil Ware invite to come celebrate at the table of grace our Father longs for us to share and not get hung up on chapter and verse prooftexting religion.

ToGather: Thank You, O God, Our Father! (June 20, 2021)

Some of us have had good fathers. Others have had absent fathers or bad fathers. In Christ, however, we have been adopted into God's family, and we all have a loving, powerful, tender, and attentive Abba Father!

Demetrius Collins and Phil Ware lead us in a virtual, DIY, worship through words and music using YouTube videos to help us honor and praise our Father in heaven on this Father's Day.

The Shear

We are called to live in the strong currents where Jesus' Kingdom meets the world and those trapped by darkness, and we need to know there is both danger and richness as we live in 'The Shear.'

Phil Ware continues his series on becoming JesuShaped disciples.

Give Your Fears to the Father

How remarkable that Jesus felt such fear. But how kind that he told us about it.

Max Lucado reminds us that Jesus made all sorts of faces as he lived life much as we do, and because he has been where we are, even in the darkest of times, we can turn to him and find grace to help us in our times of need.

ToGather: I Daily Choose Jesus' Cross! (June 13, 2020)

Jesus put fresh depth of meaning into the words 'love' and 'cross' because of WHO he is and WHAT he did!

Demetrius Collins and Phil Ware lead us in a virtual, DIY, worship through words and music using YouTube videos to open our hearts to hear God's call to choose to keep our sin dead and buried and live for Jesus in the shadow of the cross.

JesuShaped Prayer

Prayer becomes a tuning fork that helps us sing the song of God's magnificence with both holy praise as well as genuine concern for the people in our world.

Phil Ware continues his series of thoughts on living as a disciple that is JesuShaped and focuses on how the Lord's Prayer tunes our hearts to living the JesuShaped life.

This Sanctuary

I think if I had known all we would face, I couldn't have breathed. Except for one thing. God would be with us.

Melissa Troyer writes powerfully and poignantly about the journey she and her husband, Daniel, have traveled to live love and mission and family, together, finding God as their sanctuary.

ToGather: Who Pilots My Life? (June 6, 2021)

We must seek God's way, follow God's will, and trust him if our paths are going to lead us where we need to go.

Demetrius Collins and Phil Ware lead us in a virtual, DIY, worship through words and music using YouTube videos to open our hearts to ask God to guide us and lead us in all our ways so that our paths are the ones he would have us choose.

Daily Altar of Grace

God isn't going to accept anything we offer him — our hearts, our Sunday worship, our offerings, our praise, our hopes, our private prayers, our dreams — if we knowingly remain at odds with a brother or sister in Christ.

Phil Ware takes the two love commands of Jesus, the Greatest Commands, and applies them to all of life for a follower of the Lord.

What Is Our Blindspot?

Since it's a blind spot, no matter how hard you try you can't see what you should be seeing.

Jordan Reese shares a poignant piece of writing by her dad as she thinks through our blindspots and calls us to seek first Jesus' Kingdom and that righteousness, not our own biases.

ToGather: Inviting Jesus to Come Alive in Us (May 30, 2021)

God bless us all as we seek to let the grace of Jesus shine through us and touch those around us.

Demetrius Collins and Phil Ware share a DIY worship plan with a message, songs, and other resources in YouTuube video format and including a communion devotional by Rubel Shelly.

Servant!

Jesus recalibrated greatness and changed it from being fame and notoriety to kneeling and using a basin and towel.

Phil Ware reminds us that the Jesus vibe is about being a servant and helping others, but he also reminds us that there are powerful memories in the Lord's Supper to help remind us of this thought.

What Really Matters

What would you take if our house were burning down, and, if everyone were already out of the house?

Melissa Troyer reminds us that things are just things, but if we have people we love then we have what matters most!

ToGather: Because God Is Able (May 23, 2021)

God has done great things and is worthy of all of our praise.

Demetrius Collins and Phil Ware lead us in a virtual, DIY, worship through words and music using YouTube videos to give us confidence in our salvation because our God is able!

Crouching at the Door

How did Jesus have the strength to resist sin again and again and again? What strategies or tools did he use to overcome the schemes of the evil one?

Phil Ware leads in our focus on being JesuShaped disciples by talking about the real power behind Jesus overcoming temptation.

Almost Persuaded?

Why do we put off our commitment to truly follow Jesus?

Paul Faulkner reminds us that we need to decide to respond to Jesus now and honor him with our lives.

ToGather: Life that Lasts (May 16, 2021)

Sometimes a single, short, straightforward passage from Proverbs gives us two gems to help us live fruitful and long lives!

Demetrius Collins and Phil Ware lead us in a virtual, DIY, worship through words and music using YouTube videos to celebrate the greatness of Jesus our Lord and learn to live for him from others and help others learn to live for him, as well!

Jesus at the Center

Without Jesus at the center of our faith, we are left with only an empty form of religion.

Phil Ware talks about what is most important about the Bible and the focus of Scripture and the answer is simple: Jesus must be the center of everything.

When the Cost Is too High!

If anything costs you your family or your faith, the price is too high!

Max Lucado reminds us the real price tag for greed.

ToGather: Fragile Grace, Transcendent Power (May 9, 2021)

Mary yielded her life completely to the LORD's call, discipline, and purpose for her. Will I?

Demetrius Collins and Phil Ware lead us in a virtual, DIY, worship through words and music using YouTube videos to say thank you to our moms and call us to surrender to the discipline and transformation God is working in our lives.

Through the Keyhole of Grace

What can we learn about God by looking at Jesus?

Phil Ware compares Jesus to a keyhole through which we look at God and the closer we get to Jesus the more clearly we see God and gives us a reading plan to discover more!

Please...

Stop trying to be 'every mom'!

Jordan Harrell leaves us with a powerful and beautiful reminder of God only calls us to be who he made to be in the situation he placed us!

ToGather: Overcoming the Power of Hatred (May 2, 2021)

We commit to be Jesus-shaped people, people who leave the world a different and better place than we found it.

Demetrius Collins and Phil Ware lead us in a virtual, DIY, worship through words and music using YouTube videos to call us to be people of reconciliation, forgiveness, and grace, just like our Savior!

Blessed Gracious Servant

Sometimes we look God's greatest blessings in the face and miss them!

Phil Ware takes a moment to remind us of the importance of serving those who are caregivers and holding them up as heroes and recognizing that these people are considered precious in God's Kingdom.

Living the ultimate Romance

Proven love can grow strong and holy passion can send sparks into the air!

Ann Voskamp writes about how much she loves her husband and why their passion still is as deep as it ever was.