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Look Who Made the List!

I want to live, so His story is compelling and inviting... I want to live worthy of the cost and to never forget...

Ron Rose writes about Oskar Schindler and his list of Jewish employees saved from the Holocaust by his mercy and bravery and by being put on his list, and we are put on God's list of life!

ToGather: Jesus Is at Our Door (August 14, 2022)

Jesus wants to be real to us and be vibrantly present in each of our churches, gatherings, and groups, as well as in each of us individually.

Demetrius Collins and Phil Ware lead us in an online, DIY, worship through words and music using YouTube videos to open our hearts and our churches to Jesus and invite him in and ask him to be real and to take charge of our future.

8GHT: A Family Without Borders

These ordinary people did the extraordinary: they lived Jesus' words into reality.

Phil Ware continues his series called 8GHT on Acts 1:1-11 and focuses today on sharing the message of Jesus with the world God loves and all the people of all races and nationalities and social levels.

Is Anything Sacred?

Like speedbumps and curbs, these acts of holiness are meant to slow us down and keep us on the road.

Max Lucado talks about his experiences as a baseball catcher and how the dimensions of homeplate were immutable, sacred, and in a sense holy and compares that to certain things in life that God has called sacred and holy.

ToGather: God, Our Protector! (August 7, 2022)

Are we locating ourselves strategically, yet dangerously, as God's people so we can make a difference in the world as we rely, together, on God's protection?

Demetrius Collins and Phil Ware lead us in an online, worship through words and music using YouTube videos to remind us of God's promise to protect and deliver his people and be their safe harbor.

8GHT: The Revolutionary Power of Witnesses

Let's be witnesses with those here, near, and far like the first followers of Jesus did!

Phil Ware continues his short series on Acts 1:1-11 called Phil Ware continues his series called 8GT -- Eight Truths that Turned the World Upside Down -- and focuses on finding those seeking Jesus and being witnesses to them of the great things Jesus has

Sky, Dirt, and Dreams Unfolding

Buried deep in the earth of our hearts, God has buried dreams and hopes. While they lie under the surface, they ARE there.

Melissa Troyer shares her insightful, home-loving momma whose meditations about life, family, and faith help us grab what is most important in life.

ToGather: Children of God! (July 31, 2022)

Jesus came to earth, lived as one of us, and died a horrible death of shame and humiliation on the cross so we could be in his family.

Demetrius Collins and Phil Ware lead us in an online, worship through words and music using YouTube videos to celebrate and focus upon what it means to be a child of God who can approach Jesus as an older brother and God as Abba Father.

8GHT: What Time Is It?

Our world is fractured and lost. It needs to see what the way of the Kingdom looks like in real life today!

Phil Ware continues his short series on Acts 1:1-11 and focuses today on restoring the kingdom.

God-skin!

Without hesitation, no warm-up required, she told her story of betrayal and rejection.

Ron Rose is back at Black Rifle Coffee, being the available friend and pastor to folks who drop in with a story to tell, this time it's a lady who's been dumped and betrayed and Ron Reminds her of her need for God, and he will be available to be the skin

ToGather: Generous Like Our Father (July 24, 2022)

'Keep on helping the poor...' was a core commitment that came out of this history-changing moment in Jesus' church!

Demetrius Collins and Phil Ware lead us in an online, DIY, worship through words and music using YouTube videos to celebrate our blessings in Christ and our need to reflect our Father's values by being generous and gracious ourselves.

EGHT: All Seekers Welcomed Here!

In the Bible, sometimes a person's name was changed because of something that person did or because of something that God was going to do through that person.

Phil Ware continues his series called 8GT -- Eight Truths that Turned the World Upside Down and focuses on finding those seeking Jesus.

Be an Agent of Happiness

The people in our world can be moody, fickle, and stubborn and Jesus wants us to bring joy to them!

Max Lucado reminds us that we are God's agents of joy in our lonely planet full of discouraged people.

ToGather: Not Ashamed! (July 17, 2022)

When people indicate they are open to talking about Jesus, I had better take the opportunity. There might not be another one.

Phil Ware and Demetrius Collins bring us this week's ToGather with a focus on being bold and not ashamed of Jesus or his gospel, the good news our world needs in these dark times.

A Great Friend, A Great Man

We are not alone as recipients of the kindness, encouragement, and love of Paul Faulkner. Many others have received the gracious touch of Paul and Gladys.

Phil Ware shares about the important influence of Paul Faulkner, especially for the online ministries of Heartlight.org and VerseoftheDay.com

Peace in This World?

We were not created for war, fighting, and death. No wonder our souls gasp for justice and a peaceful community.

Melissa Troyer reminds us that our world is broken and full of chaos, but we can find peace in this world in Jesus.

ToGather: Not Done Too Soon (July 10, 2022)

How can we be sure that our time on earth truly matters and that we will accomplish all the Lord wants us to get done?

Demetrius Collins and Phil Ware lead us in an online, DIY, worship through words and music using YouTube videos to remind us that God is at work in us and will get done through us all that we need to get done to honor him and complete our life's mission.

8GHT: It's All About Jesus

Behind every move made by disciples in the book of Acts, Jesus was The Mover!

Phil Ware continues his series called 8GHT -- Eight Truths that Turned the World Upside Down! from Acts 1:1-11, this week focusing on Jesus as the Message, Motive, Model, and Mover in the early days of the church.

My One Thing!

The God who invented time is right here with me—in the room. Sometimes I have to take a deep breath to remember that.

Ron Rose reminds us that the key to getting things done on our huge to-do list is to take it to God and then have Him help us to one thing, and do it right!

ToGather: What Exalts a Nation? (July 3, 2022)

As we worship, let's open our hearts to God and his call for us to be his blessing to our broken world.

Demetrius Collins and Phil Ware lead us in an online, DIY, worship through words and music using YouTube videos to call us to be the light-bearers of Christ Jesus to our dark world caught in a cycle of decay, destruction, and death.

8GHT: Jesus Isn't Finished with Us Yet!

Behind every act of power in Acts, we see Jesus at work, guiding his followers and providing his strength for them to do what he asked of them.

Phil Ware begins an eight-part series on eight truths that turned the world upside down, a look at the early verses of the book of Acts.

You Will Get Through This!

Life is hard, but God is great at helping us get THROUGH life's toughest challenges and will never abandone us!

Max Lucado shares the encouragement that we can get through our tough times just like Joseph did his.

ToGather: Righting Our Upside Down World (June 26, 2022)

God's high standards are certainly upside down to how we often feel and how the world usually functions.

Demetrius Collins and Phil Ware lead us in an online, DIY, worship through words and music using YouTube videos to open our hearts to the power of the Holy Spirit to love our neighbor and not bear grudges and seek revenge.

FEPDO

In cornbread English, these loose lug nuts didn't have a clue about what to do next, so they looked to God for guidance.

Phil Ware talks about a discovery he made in Acts 1 -- that the early disciples chose to depend upon God's guidance for their direction, decisions, and future.

You Got Graced, Man!

I had heard of grace before, but on that day I was in the middle of it.

Ron Rose is back with his coffee and this time he is thinking and remembering and celebrating the grace a friend received that changed his life and now inspires Ron and his wife Lyn!