Articles Tagged 'Be'

How We View People

Our approach to people must focus on helping them believe God values them and that Jesus came to serve, love, and help them find life in him

Phil Ware shares a study of John 9 and reminds us how Jesus viewed people so he could share the life and light of God with them and save them.

ToGather: Using Our Freedom Redemptively (November 13, 2022)

In our broken world where people say and do hostile things against us, we choose to use our freedom to serve them in love.

Demetrius Collins and Phil Ware lead us in an online worship through words and music using YouTube videos to remind us we are free in Christ from bondage to sin, death, satan, hell, purposelessness, loneliness, so we can use our freedom to serve and liber

ToGather: God's Great Gift to Us! (October 30, 2022)

Let's live out God's gift of grace by celebrating God's goodness, loving Jesus, and obeying what the Lord taught as we love, serve, and treat others as our Savior did!

Demetrius Collins and Phil Ware lead us in an online, virtual worship through words and music using YouTube videos to remind us and help us celebrate and live in appreciation to the grace of God.

ToGather: What It Means to Follow (October 9, 2022)

When Peter, Andrew, James, and John accepted Jesus' call to follow him, everything changed for them!

Demetrius Collins and Phil Ware lead us in online, virtual worship through words and music using YouTube videos to help us understand, celebrate, commit, and confess what it means to follow Jesus.

ToGather: Safe! (October 2, 2022)

Much of the recent worldwide conversation has been focused on the question, 'How can we be kept safe in our world today?'

Demetrius Collins and Phil Ware lead us in an online, worship through words and music using YouTube videos to call us to trust that God will keep us safe and honor all that we have entrusted to him.

Something Simple, Something Glorious

Don't be fooled by the simplicity of this meal, but be reminded that Jesus makes simple things glorious!

Phil Ware reminds us that though the bread and wine of this meal are simple, so were Jesus' words to Jairus' daughter, and those words changed everything.

Adam 2.0

When Luke wrote his good news story about Jesus, he wants us to know that as much as we may resent and resemble Adam 1.0, the Holy Spirit is transforming us into Adam 2.0!

Phil Ware leads us in exploratory devotional thoughts about the first and second Adams and what they mean to us and that Jesus came as Adam 2.0 to bring us a better future and life eternal with and like Jesus.

ToGather: Doing the Work of God (August 28, 2022)

Because of our faith in Jesus and what he has done to save us, we can endure, stand fast, hold on, and let nothing deter us as we live fully for Jesus.

Demetrius Collins and Phil Ware lead us in an online, worship through words and music using YouTube videos to truly believe that Jesus is the Holy One Whom God sent for us.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

Connecting People of Other Cultures with Jesus

Are we willing to take the risk and reach outside our comfort zones to connect people with Jesus?

Phil Ware continues his series on 'The Andrew Effect' and connecting people with Jesus, this time focusing on including people of other cultures, races, and languages.

Our Holy Mundane

Children, chores, and never-ending responsibilities bring opportunities to turn our selfish hearts back to God.

Melissa Troyer writes about the pressures of daily life for a mom whose husband is in P.A. school, money is tight, and children are calling, all the while Jesus is near.

Connecting Those Who Want to Help Others with Jesus

In a world of so much hurt and so much need, are we going to remain paralyzed to help because of a lack of faith?

Phil Ware continues his series on The Andrew Effect focusing this week on bringing those who want to help others in need to Jesus and connecting them and their resources to the Lord.

ToGather: God's Everlasting Covenant of Love (May 29, 2022)

Your Father in heaven has loved you with an everlasting love, and all he asks is that you respond with thanks by obeying what his Son, Jesus, has taught.

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 everlasting covenant of love and his faithfulness to that covenant.

ToGather: Freed to Serve (May 22, 2022)

Jesus paid the price to free us from sin, death, and hell so we could serve others in love.

Demetrius Collins and Phil Ware lead us in a virtual, DIY, worship through words and music using YouTube videos to remind us how Jesus paid the price to free us from sin and adopt us into God's family so we need to serve one another with our freedom.

A Touch of Grace in Horrific Moments

If we are willing to get our hands dirty to show loving respect, God will use us to be his touch of grace in times of horror.

Phil Ware shares a Holy Spirit given insight into the horrific deaths of Jonath, Saul, and Jesus, and how good people did kind things to mitigate the pain and evil of those deaths.

Red to Honor, White to Remember

What will you do to remember and honor your mother?

Phillip Morrison offers Encouraging Words about Mother's Day and the red or white flowers we wear in honor and to remember our mothers.

ToGather: Faith Changes Everything (May 1, 2022)

Once we grasp the robust definition of faith, we understand why active faith is so important to us!

Phil Ware and Demetrius Collins remind us what genuine faith looks like using the examples of the people in Hebrews 11 and the definition of faith the Holy Spirit gives us in this chapter and the three principles that make faith real.