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ToGather: The LORD Is Close! (October 17, 2021)

We can do great ministry in the name of Jesus and can survive all the tough challenges in life because our LORD is always close to us!

Demetrius Collins and Phil Ware lead us in a virtual, DIY, worship through words and music using YouTube videos to call us to recognize God's promise to be close to the broken-hearted and crushed, lonely and abandoned, discarded and forgotten.

Knowing God and Meeting Immanuel

Let's not settle for religion, going to church, or fast-food spirituality when God longs to fill that hole in our soul !

Phil Ware shares insights about intimately knowing God and Immanuel being real to us in our daily lives as we seek to be Jesus' disciples.

Before the Red Sea Parts

Life is as full of beauty as it is uncertainty if we open our eyes to see the divine fingerprints of grace.

Melissa Troyes writes with beauty about God’s touches of grace on a trip to New England with her family as she wrestles with the grief over an aunt who is gone too soon and the uncertainty of the future of her family and where they will live.

ToGather: Lack No Good Thing (October 10,2021)

Our ToGather time today focuses on God's great promises to bless us, but also challenges each of us to ask: What is the true source of my delight?

Demetrius Collins and Phil Ware lead us in a virtual, DIY, worship through words and music using YouTube videos to call us to recognize God's greatness and his desire to bless us with every good thing we need.

I Want to Be Like Her

Let's move beyond remembering her story; let's also commit to being like her in these four ways.

Phil Ware continues his reflections in the Gospels as he seeks to call us to continue pursuing Jesus so that we can be JesuShaped.

Our Weakness, God's Power

They laugh because they have given up hope, and hope born anew is always funny before it is real.

ToGather: Made to Glorify! (October 3, 2021)

No words can adequately describe the love that brought God to earth in Jesus, but we can celebrate this gift of grace and live to bring God the glory that is due him!

Demetrius Collins and Phil Ware lead us in a virtual, DIY, worship through words and music using YouTube videos to call us to recognize God's greatness and bring him glory and honor in all we say and do.

More?

Maybe we are too familiar with our modern-day, water-downed, version of Jesus and not in awe of great expectations that the Lord has for us?

Phil Ware continues his reflections from his gospel readings and uses Mark 5 and Mark 6 to remind us that Jesus has greater expectations of what he can do through us than we do!

Disoriented to Be Recalibrated

His hands were fiddling with his watch the whole time. He had taken it off and seemed to be trying to get it to wake up, to get it unstuck.

Ron Rose is back at the coffee shop to visit and pray and observe and be with God and discovers a dynamic new concept, sometimes God confuses to have us do a soft reboot and recalibrate our compasses!

ToGather: God's Relentless Pursuit to Bless Us (September 26, 2021)

We are loved by God, our faithful Shepherd, who will never abandon us but will rescue us and bring us safely home to him as his beloved children.

Demetrius Collins and Phil Ware lead us in a virtual, DIY, worship through words and music using YouTube videos to remind us that the LORD is our Shepherd who provides, cares, protects, and calls us home as his sheep, the guests at his table, and his belo

The Good News of Jesus Begins with a Servant

Jesus emphasized that the greatest in the Kingdom of God is a servant, and then defined his personal mission as serving those who are lost.

Phil Ware continues his reflections on his gospel studies and shares how we can become JesuShaped by becoming servants like John the Baptizer and four friends.

Helping Immigrants & Refugees Get Involved with a Spiritual Group

These displaced people need to discover Jesus' love and the love of his people.

Rhonda Underhill shares ways that newly arrived immigrants, especially older ones, can make a new home in their new world

ToGather: Waiting in Expectation (September 19, 2021)

We trust in Jesus' promise to return in victory for us and bring God's new heaven and new earth.

Demetrius Collins and Phil Ware lead us in a virtual, DIY, worship through words and music using YouTube videos to remind us of God's greatness and Jesus' promise to take us home to the Father and reveal us as God's adopted children and heal our broken wo

An Overlooked Gem?

This seemingly innocuous transitional passage in the gospel of Luke is one of those hidden gems we often overlook!

Phil Ware continues his reflections on his daily reading in the gospels, this time focused on Luke 8:1-3 and how this forgotten gem opens our eyes to the importance that women played in Jesus' ministry.

Run Away Like Jonah Days

Perhaps the biggest gift of

Melissa Troyer is having one of those days where you want to run away and hide and yet has a young child that demands attention, driving Melissa back into the strength of God!

ToGather: No Cheap Grace (September 12, 2021)

Rather than taking God's lavish grace for granted, we choose to offer ourselves to God and walk away from sin.

Demetrius Collins and Phil Ware lead us in a virtual, DIY, worship through words and music using YouTube videos to remind us of all that we have received from God through grace and how we must say no to sin because we have been so blessed!

Remembering

Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. (Romans 12:21)

At YOUR Word

Do I aggressively pursue Jesus because his words reveal the truth and the heart of God?

Phil Ware focuses on Luke 5 and a few key phrases that reveal what it means to be JesuShaped!

Resist and Obey!

Decide now to choose obedience and resist the devil and invite the LORD to help you win your victory over the evil one!

Max Lucado reminds us that while all sorts of challenges await us today, the Lord longs for our obedience so he can step in and crush Satan at our feet.

ToGather: Guiding My Steps (September 5, 2021)

We are blessed to have the Holy Spirit and the Scriptures that the Spirit inspired to guide our steps in a confusing and dangerous world.

Demetrius Collins and Phil Ware lead us in a virtual, DIY, worship through words and music using YouTube videos to remember God's faithfulness to his promises, the victory our God has promised to us, and the importance of obeying the Scriptures God has gi

Unleashing God's Holy Fire

The Father has given us access to holy power and a way to bless each other through prayer if only we will take advantage of it!

Phil Ware completes his four part series on growing to become like Jesus through the transformative work of the Holy Spirit, the transformation that Jesus promises us when we choose to follow him as his disciple.

Made for This!

All too often we cringe at the role we find ourselves filling, and filling beautifully, when in fact this is the role God made us to fill!

Melissa Troyer writes about the challenging realities of the roles we have to play and have to fill and then wonders, and embraces, that maybe these are exactly the roles God has made to embrace and fill.

ToGather: Short-Circuiting My Angry Words (August 29, 2021)

God's holiness and grace call us to live our lives to bless others with what we do and what we say.

Demetrius Collins and Phil Ware lead us in a virtual, DIY, worship through words and music using YouTube videos to praise God for his holiness and grace and call each other to use our lives, our speech, and our actions to bless others.

Learning to Dance with the Spirit

To become more like Christ, we must allow the Lord to lead us in the dance of grace to the music of the Holy Spirit.

Phil Ware shares article three in his four-part series on being transformed to become like Jesus.

LOVING A SPOUSE WITH ADHD: Understanding the Misery and Ecstasy

More and more people have a better idea of the challenges of being married, or hopelessly in love with someone possessing the unmissable gifts you can't imagine living without!

Ken Fox, a relationship coach, shares insight and research on what it is like to be married to a person with adult ADHD.