Finding My Story in God's Story

To the Least, Like Jesus

To the Least, Like Jesus

Largely, in the days when Jesus came, children were only valued if they were wanted.

James Nored and Phil Ware remind us that we not only must become like children, but as Jesus' followers, we must value children.

Through Every Storm

Through Every Storm

Jesus wants us to invite him into our storms so he can speak peace to our panic and hope to our dread.

James Nored and Phil Ware remind us that the storms of life can engulf us, surround us, buffet us, and even terrify us, but Jesus will not abandon us in our storms and will eventually bring us to safety, peace, and calm.

A New Heart

A New Heart

Jesus wasn't calling us to keep a list of do's and don'ts; he was challenging us to obey the Father from our hearts, in love.

James Nored and Phil Ware remind us of Jesus' Sermon on the Mount and that he was not giving us a list of do's and don't do's, but was calling us to put into practice the way of God from the heart.

In His Steps to Share His Light

In His Steps to Share His Light

Jesus went up on the mountain and taught his followers to live the good life — to live as Jesus did!

Phil Ware and James Nored, through word and video, remind us of our need to return to the Jesus-styled kind of life.

Our One Defining Note

Our One Defining Note

Do we realize the grace of getting to tune our lives to Jesus?

Phil Ware and James Nored remind us that the core of our faith is Jesus, that Christ is our defining note around whom all of us must tune our lives and recognize the grace of being called and transformed to be like him.

Desert of Trial

Desert of Trial

Because he knew the true and living God, the heart behind the Scriptures, he could recognize the forger, the fraud.

James Nored and Phil Ware discuss the temptations and trials of Jesus and why they are important to us and what they have to say to us as people who are part of God's story.

In the Footsteps of Jesus

In the Footsteps of Jesus

Jesus said this was the right thing for him to do!

James Nored and Phil Ware remind us of an important reason to be baptized: Jesus was and said it was the right thing to do.

U-Turn to Walk in God's Will

U-Turn to Walk in God's Will

Before we can be useful in living for God, we need to have our U-turn moment!

Phil Ware and James Nored look at what the ministry of John the Baptizer meant for people in his day and call on us to share in this move toward the kingdom of God today.

Jesus Came to Be One of Us!

Jesus Came to Be One of Us!

How can God know experientially how hard life can sometimes be for us?

James Nored and Phil Ware remind us to push past the glittering lights and see that God came to be one of us in the birth of Jesus of Nazareth.

One Like Moses!

One Like Moses!

Moses brought down God's Law from his mountain. Jesus demonstrated God's love on his mountain.

James Nored and Phil Ware move from Abraham and Moses to Jesus in God's great story of redemption.

God's Character Shapes His People

God's Character Shapes His People

God alone had earned the right to speak truth into their lives, compassion into their hearts, and righteousness into their behaviors.

James Nored and Phil Ware remind us of the importance of the 10 Commandments and the two divine principles of God and Jesus and call us to live them in our daily lives.

Who Is Really God?

Who Is Really God?

Moses wanted Pharaoh and the Egyptians to see that only Israel's God was truly God. Anything in addition to God was less.

James Nored and Phil Ware look at Moses' showdown with Pharaoh to remind us that this was really a showdown to show who was truly God and our need to choose to follow him.

The Power Behind Our Story

The Power Behind Our Story

Christ is risen! Christ is risen indeed! And, nothing should ever be the same.

James Nored and Phil Ware remind us of the central importance of the resurrection of Jesus and what it means for all us in our lives today

In Over Our Head

In Over Our Head

God has you in a position to see his great work and make your life an enduring testimony of faithfulness in the face of struggle and victory in the face of defeat.

James Nored and Phil Ware remind us that God's great stories of deliverance, like the Exodus with Moses leading God's people to victory over Egypt and Pharaoh, are reminders of Jesus' greater deliverance and God's faithfulness.

When Life is Unfair!

When Life is Unfair!

God’s great story of redemption reminds us of three truths that we must take with us as we live in a world that always seems to tilt away from fairness.

James Nored and Phil Ware remind us of the importance of God's past stories of deliverance to help us know how to live in our times of unfairness and hold onto to hope in the middle of oppression.

Not Molded by Our Circumstances!

Not Molded by Our Circumstances!

We can change our world for the better rather than having our values eroded by our circumstances!

James Nored and Phil Ware remind us of Joseph's story and how God works in our lives to bless people if we are faithful, have character, and share compassion no matter our circumstance.

Experiencing God on Our Journey of Faith

Experiencing God on Our Journey of Faith

No matter how comfortable we feel we are with God, a genuine relationship with the Almighty goes far beyond a few religious rituals, like making time for him at Christmas and Easter.

James Nored and Phil Ware challenge us to be open to God's work in our lives while we continue on our journey of faith.

Questions on Our Journey of Faith

Questions on Our Journey of Faith

Someone who is without faith in God doesn't yearn for answers for their deepest questions from God. Our questions as believers can be signs that we are reaching out to God for reassurance.

James Nored and Phil Ware remind us in word and video that faith is not about always having the answers and never having doubts, but persevering on the journey to Jesus.

Leave, Go, and Bless

Leave, Go, and Bless

As Abraham showed us, God's greatest promises often come packaged as our greatest sacrifices, hardest challenges, and longest journeys.

James Nored and Phil Ware remind us of God's incredible journey of redemption and how Abraham was the one who began this journey demonstrating great faith when he followed God for a destination he did not yet know.

C.S. Lewis and the Struggle to Find Faith

C.S. Lewis and the Struggle to Find Faith

The final destination of our journey to faith often depends upon the orientation of our hearts.

James Nored and Phil Ware challenge us to look at C.S. Lewis and his journey of faith along with a broken-hearted father and see how we might be able to find faith in our own lives.

Self-Destructive Power in Building Monuments to Ourselves

Self-Destructive Power in Building Monuments to Ourselves

In absolute arrogance and stupidity, the people of the plains of Babylonia set out to make a name for themselves.

Phil Ware and James Nored share through words, images, and video the story of the Tower of Babel and the self-destructive danger of pride and arrogance.

Grace Beyond the Flood

Grace Beyond the Flood

Each passing generation beckoned the deepening shadows of evil, corruption, violence, and wickedness until these four held the world in their ever-tightening grip.

Phil Ware and James Nored share ideas in video and writing of the grace God brought to humanity after their repeated rebellions as the journey down the story of redemption and as they find their story in God's story.

Grace for the Worst of Us... Even Me!

Grace for the Worst of Us... Even Me!

It took several years for him to dig out of the hole he made for himself with his lack of appreciation for grace and his own need of it.

James Nored and Phil Ware remind us that not only is God's grace available in his love and mercy but also that mercy and grace is available to all, even the worst of sinners, like you and me!

The Expertise and Artistry of God's Grace

The Expertise and Artistry of God's Grace

Grace is the mercy and love of God freely shared with us. Grace is also the style, the way in which God shares this mercy and love

James Nored and Phil Ware remind us that not only is God's grace available in his love and mercy, it is also beautiful in the artistic style he brings us this beauty!

Broken: But NOT Forever!

Broken: But NOT Forever!

Why did this brokenness, this pain, this shattering, come upon us if it is not God's intention for us?

James Nored and Phil Ware remind us that sin, both rebellion and missing God's goal of goodness for us, has reaped destruction on all we touch, but that this is not what God intended for us, there is redemption coming!