Articles Tagged 'Age'

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

ToGather: Christ at the Center (June 19, 2022)

We choose to follow our Lord's example and submit our desires to the needs of others.

Demetrius Collins and Phil Ware lead us in an online, DIY, worship through words and music using YouTube videos to celebrate Father's Day and Juneteenth, and also focus on the practical ways we live in relationship with others with Christ at the center of

Tired but not Done

I acknowledge that my complaints prevent me from doing the good that God placed me here to do.

Tom Norvell catches himself complaining about the things he tired of in TV, in others, and in himself, and then reminds himself he is accomplishing nothing and needs to be doing good and not growing weary.

ToGather: Keep On Doing It! (June 5, 2022)

Ed saw a need to check on and connect with folks who have been absent, so he started doing it.

Demetrius Collins and Phil Ware lead us in a virtual, DIY, worship through words and music using YouTube videos to call us to encourage and build up each other and learn to live out our own version of Ed-ness.

The Easter Corsage

It was 'different' — colorful and carefully glued together, all made out of pieces of construction paper, using an old pearl pin as its base.

Ron Rose is in the coffee shop carrying on a conversation when God shows up and reminds us what a lasting legacy of faith and service looks like.

Hope Is

Hope is the life in our veins, the breath in our lungs and the courage for tomorrow.

Melissa Troyer looks at our cold world as we ensure the cold of later winter and trust life will come back in the Spring and reminds us to trust life is coming.

Don't Just Do Something

He was oblivious to the truth that our attempts to live for Jesus will succeed only if we have the power of the Holy Spirit released to us through prayer.

Phil Ware reminds us that the phrase 'don't just stand there do something' is absolutely wrong: we must pray first, then let the Lord lead us to know what to do!

Our Intersection with Joy

God's long story of grace intersected the mess of our world, and the rest of this story is our good news of great joy.

James Nored on video and Phil Ware with words remind us that the circumstances of the moment can be swallowed up in the greater joy of God's long story of grace that came to us in Jesus of Nazareth.

Sometimes, God Takes His Time!

Life feels like it is in slow motion when are waiting for the bad seasons to end and God's new fresh life awakens to redeem and refresh our weary souls.

Max Lucado encourages us to endure and not lose hope because sometimes God takes time to make his perfect will happen and redeem our messes.

ToGather: Called to Holiness, Not Passing Judgment (November 14, 2021)

Can we really pursue obedience and have a deep passion for holiness and still welcome people who practice their faith differently than we do?

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 to living a life of holiness that refuses to judge others in Christ over non-essential practices.

ToGather: Destroying Worldly Strongholds (October 31, 2021)

Our model, our hero, our example of great leadership, must always be Jesus!

Demetrius Collins and Phil Ware lead us in a virtual, DIY, worship through words and music using YouTube videos to call us to recognize Jesus' example of being a servant and how we must resist worldly standards for our leaders in the Lord's church.

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.

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!

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.