Articles Tagged 'Adopt'

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

Who Are You?

Have you lost your identity to all the ways you are known by others?

Phil Ware challenges us to look at our identity built around the question of 'Who are you?' and the answer framed by the work of Jesus.

ToGather: ONE! (December 13, 2020)

Jesus wants to be united as one!

Demetrius Collins and Phil Ware lead us in virtual worship through words and music using YouTube videos and invite us to see the power of the Holy Spirit to make us part of Jesus' one body.

ToGather: Will I Be Jesus' Canvas and Clay? (August 30, 2020)

Have I truly decided to follow Jesus no matter where it may lead me? Jesus is the artist and the potter; each of us needs to be the canvas and clay where he creates a masterpiece.

Demetrius Collins and Phil Ware lead through worship in song, the Lord's Supper, a powerful message from God's word, and a blessing to enable us to worship from home or with family and friends in a meaningful way and ask this important question: Can I rea

ToGather: Full Adoption into God's Family (August 23, 2020)

We are God's precious and highly valued adopted children!

Demetrius Collins and Phil Ware lead through worship in song, the Lord's Supper, a powerful message from God's word, and a blessing to enable us to worship from home or with family and friends in a meaningful way and ask this important question: Can I rea

God's Favorite Name

You used to be normal, ho-hum, and average. No longer. You are not who you used to be!

Max Lucado reminds us of who God is to us and that this great and almighty God has invited us to call him our "Abba" Father!

Adopted into the Family

We come with bad habits, wounds, and all sorts of unfortunate baggage. It takes awhile for us to unlearn them!

Phil Ware shares a powerful story about his foster grandson and how that helps us understand what it means to be adopted into God's family.

God's Claim on You!

No matter what anyone else may say about you, you are precious to your Creator!

Max Lucado reminds us that we are precious to God and he has done everything he can to help us see that we are precious to the Creator of the universe.

Made a Difference to That One!

Moving beyond starfish to children.

Phil Ware writes about the differences we can make in the lives of those who are younger, especially our children.

Tortured!

Not what any of us wants in our obituary!

Phillip Morrison writes about a serious situation that was brought to light by an obituary -- child abuse -- and Phil Ware offers some helpful suggestions on ways to bring redemption out of the hurt of this world.

I just Want Someone to Love Me Forever

Isn't this what every child has a right to expect?

Rubel Shelly talks about Davion Navar Henry Only and his search for his mother and a forever family who will love him unconditionally.

Talk Less Hug More

Why not forget winning arguments and win the heart?

Ron Rose talks about his adopted granddaughter, Halle Grace, a Russian lifeguard and Halle's desire to hug and be hugged.

Talk Less, Hug More

What's the universal language?

Ron Rose talks about his adopted grand daughter Halle Grace and how important hugs are to her.

Find the Plot to Your Dots

Can you tell what God is doing?

Ron Rose shares a very personal story about his daughter and her husband and their grandchildren and an adoption and reminds us of car games when he was a child.

Gratitude that Costs Us Something

How can we be thankful without doing something significant?

Patrick Odum talks about gratitude and thankfulness for the grace we have received and all the blessings we have in Christ and in life.

God's Gift of Family Grace

Sometimes the biggest story at church is not one you know!

Phil Ware shares a Mothers' Day story of God's grace and the reunion of a family brought together through adoption.

God Has a Plan for Us

Where do you fit into God's plan?

Tom Norvell writes about God's plan for us from Ephesians 1 and reminds us that we are chosen and God has something special for us to do!

What Could Have Been

How do you know if you have made the right decision?

Rebecca Dowden shares an emotional look at a decision to not have children.

Horrifying Halloween

How can it be worse?

Phil Ware writes about children being valued for who they are.

Dad-Dee

Where did you get those eyes?

Russ Lawson shares some things from his granddaughter that helps us understand that we are God's children.

The Power of Names

His name is Andrew Joel Ridgell

God adopted us into his family and gave us his name.

Compassion at Christmas

How can I change someone's life this Christmas?

Teresa Bell Kindred shares her experiences on adopting Reina through Compassion International and encourages others to do something similar.

Thanks Dad!

How can you honor your dad this week in a significant way?

Phil Ware describes how his dad was great and how he taught his family how to love and stand up for kids.

Connecting the Dots!

Can you see the outline of your life taking shape?

Ron tells about his daughter's miscarriage and how God has connected the dots to help her come to the conclusion they need to adopt a baby.

Born and Adopted

How are you a part of God's family?

We are both born and adopted into God's family!