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When Right Words Are Very Wrong

When Right Words Are Very Wrong

Right answers can never substitute for right living.

Phil reminds us that having right answers means very little if we don't treat people like Jesus did.

Hope, Healing, and Help

Hope, Healing, and Help

With so many struggling, each of us has an opportunity to step up and make a difference in the lives of those in deep need!

Phil Ware continues his posts on how to help with the disasters currently plaguing the United States.

Here's Where to Help!

Here's Where to Help!

You can help by donating to folks on the ground who have pledged to handle your gifts honorably.

Phil Ware shares a way to donate to help people in need from Hurricane Harvey.

Pray and Help!

Pray and Help!

Practical information on how to help after Harvey and the devastation left behind.

Phil Ware reminds us that compassion isn't compassion until it is turned into action just as faith without compassionate works is dead.

This is Our Story, Too!

This is Our Story, Too!

We want our lives to be part of Jesus' story of redemption, and then we want to share that redemption with others!

Phil Ware and James Nored continue to share God's story of redemption and focus this week on Jesus as the fulfillment of God's promises to Abraham and David and the genealogy of Jesus that displays God's grace.

It All Hinges on This

It All Hinges on This

How can we know if our lives make a difference and truly matter?

Phil Ware helps us to better understand both Mark's message about where true life is found and also his outline and organization of his gospel around the hinges to the story provided by the stories of two blind men that Jesus heals.

Anticipation!

Anticipation!

While we remember Jesus, let's also remember all those who love Jesus that make up our huge, worldwide, family.

Phil Ware continues his reflections on Holy Communion by reminding us of coming reunion that The Supper ensures will happen!

A Threat to Justice Everywhere

A Threat to Justice Everywhere

When injustice happens anywhere, we cannot turn a blind eye or deaf ear to what breaks the heart of God!

Phillip Morrison reminds us that the hate-driven events break the heart of God, should break our hearts, and call each of us to speak and act to prevent them from happening.

Sharks, Life, and Sharing Jesus

Sharks, Life, and Sharing Jesus

A Great White shark jumped into the boat. You never know when someone is going to realize they need help.

Sometimes it takes a major life crisis for people to realize they need Jesus. Be ready to share your faith.

More than Meets the Eye

More than Meets the Eye

Exhausted, bone-weary, and insufficient to meet the task at hand? Ah, you may just be in the place where Jesus can use you most powerfully!

Phil Ware looks into Jesus feeding the five thousand and reminds us that he longs to do amazing things through us, too!

Our Journey with God

Our Journey with God

How do I know God is really with me on my journey to find a home with him?

Phil Ware and James Nored remind us that we can journey with God like Abraham, knowing that he goes with us until he brings us fully home.

Kryptonite of Grace

Kryptonite of Grace

Why in the world would Mark tell this story about what Jesus couldn't do after telling about four powerful miracles Jesus did?

Phil Ware challenges us with a hard truth about our low expectations of what we believe Jesus can do with us, for us, and through us -- are we, the church, the Nazareth of today?

Words We Long to Hear

Words We Long to Hear

What words do you most long to hear from Jesus today?

Phil Ware continues his series called Beyond Bread and Wine and focuses on the three sets of words we most long to hear.

On Getting What We Deserve

On Getting What We Deserve

Fans sitting around him (some who had tried to make the catch themselves) berated him, threw beer and food at him, and threatened him.

Patrick Odum shares an insightful take on the target of Cubs' fans wrath for the past years for interfering with a foul ball trying to be caught by Moises Alou.

Legion No More!

Legion No More!

Jesus came to bring us freedom from bondage to Satan and his power.

Phil Ware reminds us the battle we are in with Satan with our lives and how Jesus can end our bondage to him.

Honesty with God on Our Journey of Faith

Honesty with God on Our Journey of Faith

Thankfully the Bible is honest about the flaws of our heroes so we can know that we can be a person of faith useful to God, too!

James Nored and Phil Ware remind us that Abraham's journey of faith wasn't easy, his life was not perfect, and his questions for God were real.

Primal Fears

Primal Fears

Instinctive? Maybe. Pervasive? Absolutely! Primal fears have plagued humanity for as long as we have told stories and laid awake at night... afraid!

Phil Ware looks at Jesus and how he brings us victory over our worst fears as adults.

We’ll Never Be Happy Here (And That’s Okay)

We’ll Never Be Happy Here (And That’s Okay)

We love glorious moments, but they don't last that long... until, with Jesus, they last forever.

Michele Howe reminds of that glorious moments are precious and fleeting, until they last forever with Jesus in glory.

Sharing Good News

Sharing Good News

There's nothing more natural than sharing good news

We forget that the story of Jesus is good news, something that should be naturally shared with people we know.

Aren't the Trees Nice and Full!

Aren't the Trees Nice and Full!

We are called to be a group of mustard seed people — folks who know they are GATHERED to be TRANSFORMED and SCATTERED.

Phil Ware introduces us to the concept of TRANSENDING.church and calls us to be a people who gather to transform and scatter.

Let the Water Be Your Friend

Let the Water Be Your Friend

It was with fear and trembling that she made her unsteady way down the steps and stood, shaking like a leaf!

Phillip Morrison shares some beautiful insight on unity, baptism, and how the water can be our friend if we let it!

I Will Pursue Unity

I Will Pursue Unity

For the sake of making 'every effort to pursue the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace' (Ephesians 4:3).

Rubel Shelly gives us a practical, yet very challenging, set of practices to help us pursue unity with other believers without compromising our own faith and commitment to Scripture.

Not a Patch, but a Whole New World

Not a Patch, but a Whole New World

Pursue Jesus. Completely pursue him. You will notice that while you are not religious, you are being drawn to a holy character and gracious compassion that religion longs to impart, but cannot!

Phil Ware continues looking at the gospel of Mark and reminds us that Jesus isn't a patch on religion or a new joy to infuse old and stale religion; he is an altogether all new thing.

Promises! Promises?

Promises! Promises?

Is God good enough and big enough to make all of his great promises come true?

James Nored and Phil Ware remind us that God keeps his promises and Jesus is the ultimate proof that God's promises can be trusted!

Dinner at Levi's House

Dinner at Levi's House

They're unsettling. They're uncomfortable. They're troubling. So, we don't ask, at least not out loud!

Phil Ware asks a bunch of troubling questions as he looks at the story of Jesus and his call of Levi and the party Levi had at his house afterwords.