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Connecting with Jesus Personally

Can I really know Jesus?

Phil Ware continues his series on The Andrew Effect focused on connecting others with Jesus as our life's mission.

Behind the Well-Known Story, There’s More

God places value in our journey and the discovery of age-old truths that are vibrant and life-changing for us here in our specific new season.

Melissa Troyer writes with her unique and young mothering grace as she discovers new truths from an old familiar passage to discover, old stories have new truths when we come with fresh eyes and from a new place in our lives.

ToGather: Freed to Serve (May 22, 2022)

Jesus paid the price to free us from sin, death, and hell so we could serve others in love.

Demetrius Collins and Phil Ware lead us in a virtual, DIY, worship through words and music using YouTube videos to remind us how Jesus paid the price to free us from sin and adopt us into God's family so we need to serve one another with our freedom.

Connecting People with Jesus

What am I put here to do?

Phil Ware begins a series of messages on The Andrew Effect -- connecting people with Jesus and helps us learn from Andrew on how to make a Jesus difference in the lives of others.

Surprises and Smiles

At this point in life, I take each surprise as a God thing, a lesson to learn, and a reason to smile!

Ron Rose is at a new coffee place and is enjoying God reminding him of our delightful surprises can be.

ToGather: The Path of the Wind (May 15, 2022)

While the glorious magnificence of God is largely unknowable, the Creator has left his fingerprints on his creation and longs for us to seek after him and come to know him.

Demetrius Collins and Phil Ware lead us in a virtual, DIY, worship through words and music using YouTube videos to lead us to worship God in his magnificence and greatness.

A Touch of Grace in Horrific Moments

If we are willing to get our hands dirty to show loving respect, God will use us to be his touch of grace in times of horror.

Phil Ware shares a Holy Spirit given insight into the horrific deaths of Jonath, Saul, and Jesus, and how good people did kind things to mitigate the pain and evil of those deaths.

Red to Honor, White to Remember

What will you do to remember and honor your mother?

Phillip Morrison offers Encouraging Words about Mother's Day and the red or white flowers we wear in honor and to remember our mothers.

ToGather: Using Every Opportunity to Be Salt (May 8, 2022)

With the genuine seeker, the struggling follower longing to be more godly, and those broken by life, the Lord used tender language filled with grace and mercy.

Demetrius Collins and Phil Ware lead us in a virtual, DIY, worship through words and music using YouTube videos to call us to be salt to a world of decay, flavorlessness, and bland hope.

More Than What's in The Sacred Page

When Jesus was hungry, alone, and had been contemplating his mission that would end on a cross, Satan's temptations were quite enticing!

Phil Ware shares very frank and clear teaching about how Jesus resisted temptation and reminds us that simply knowing the Bible is not enough to win the war with Satan.

Nothing to Prove

Satan will tempt us to prove our importance just like he tempted Jesus.

Max Lucado reminds us that Satan will try to tempt us to be important and to show out rather than to serve, just like he did with Jesus.

ToGather: Faith Changes Everything (May 1, 2022)

Once we grasp the robust definition of faith, we understand why active faith is so important to us!

Phil Ware and Demetrius Collins remind us what genuine faith looks like using the examples of the people in Hebrews 11 and the definition of faith the Holy Spirit gives us in this chapter and the three principles that make faith real.

Much More than a Day Fishing

Stories reveal our insides, and on that day, Brook got a rare glimpse inside his dad... and he liked it!

Ron Rose is in the coffee shop carrying on a conversation when God shows up and reminds us of the huge difference a little time with our kids can make to their future and the world.

ToGather: Precious and Priceless (April 24, 2022)

The value of a gift isn't the financial expense of the gift but the personal sacrifice made to give it!

Demetrius Collins and Phil Ware lead us in a virtual, DIY, worship through words and music using YouTube videos to remind us just how precious we are to the Lord and how greatly we matter to Him.

Nicos and Yosef Save Easter?

The real question is whether or not we will choose to follow Jesus from the cross, to the tomb, and into the new life that Jesus' resurrection brings?

Phil Ware reminds us that Nicodemus and Joseph of Arimathea were indisputable eye witnesses to the death of Jesus so the resurrection could be assured!

Hearing Silence

It's good to embrace seasons of quiet.

Melissa Troyer urges us to listen to the silence so we can hear the voice of God calling to us in the gentle slosh of the paddle slide through the water and the whisper of a gentle breeze.

ToGather: Interrupting the Silence of Foolishness (April 17, 2022)

Before Jesus’ resurrection, to believe in a crucified savior was a ridiculous and foolish!

Demetrius Collins and Phil Ware combine to bless us with a powerful Resurrection Sunday message on Jesus' crucifixion and resurrection and the power God blesses us with to triumph over sin and death.

Seed, Towel, Promise, and Torchlight: The Torchlight

With Jesus' arrest under torchlight, the end for darkness' reign drew near.

Phil Ware concludes his four-part series on Jesus' Passion called seed, towel, promise, and torchlight.

Key Resources for Resurrection Sunday

That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked at and our hands have touched.

Phil Ware shares some great online resources for images for Holy Week and Resurrection Sunday.

Amazing Love!

Jesus died in the place of Barabbas. More importantly, Jesus died for you and me.

Byron Ware recalls a memory from fifty years ago that shaped his life, his love, his family, and his understanding of grace, Jesus dying in the place of Barabbas and us.

ToGather: Right on Time (April 10, 2022)

If an event is epoch-changing, part of the dynamic that makes the event so transformational is the timing.

Demetrius Collins and Phil Ware combine to bless us with a powerful message on the timing of Jesus' coming and death as well as a virtual worship service focused on our right on time Savior.

Seed, Towel, Promise, & Torchlight: The Promise

Jesus gave his promise to speak comfort and hope into this place of deep longing in their hearts

Phil Ware continues his series on Seed, Towel, Promise, and Torchlight, focusing this week on the power of Jesus' promise in the face of his own impending death.

The Easter Corsage

It was 'different' — colorful and carefully glued together, all made out of pieces of construction paper, using an old pearl pin as its base.

Ron Rose is in the coffee shop carrying on a conversation when God shows up and reminds us what a lasting legacy of faith and service looks like.

ToGather: Eyes on Jesus (April 3, 2022)

As human beings, we live where we look: Our lives follow the focus of our hearts.

Demetrius Collins and Phil Ware share a powerful virtual worship in Scripture, songs, and communion focused on Hebrews 12:2 and our need to fix our eyes on Jesus to continue with perseverance and endurance as we follow Jesus and seek to become like him.

Seed, Towel, Promise, and Torchlight: The Towel

The hands that would soon be nailed to a cross now reached for a towel to serve those that would abandon him while he hung on that cross, alone!

Phil Ware continues his series on Seed, Towel, Promise, and Torchlight focusing on common elements in our world, our lives, that Jesus used to join our hearts to his love.