Articles Tagged 'Children'

ToGather: What Exalts a Nation?

How do we raise our nations back up to a righteous and compassionate existence where God is honored?

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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

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.

ToGather: Precious and Priceless (April 24, 2022)

The value of a gift isn't the financial expense of the gift but the personal sacrifice made to give it!

Demetrius Collins and Phil Ware lead us in a virtual, DIY, worship through words and music using YouTube videos to remind us just how precious we are to the Lord and how greatly we matter to Him.

Starting Over Having Learned Lessons from the Past

We AREN'T enough, but He is. It is the goodness of the Lord that brings us nose-to-nose with our desperate need for Him.

Melissa Troyer combines her journey through motherhood, her realization of inadequacy, her belief in God's sufficiency, and the willingness to teach using our own failures.

Before the Red Sea Parts

Life is as full of beauty as it is uncertainty if we open our eyes to see the divine fingerprints of grace.

Melissa Troyes writes with beauty about God’s touches of grace on a trip to New England with her family as she wrestles with the grief over an aunt who is gone too soon and the uncertainty of the future of her family and where they will live.

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

ToGather: Proof of My Identity (August 15, 2021)

God has provided each of us the ultimate proof of our identity: the Holy Spirit living inside of us!

Demetrius Collins and Phil Ware lead us in a virtual, DIY, worship through words and music using YouTube videos to reassure us of our victory through Christ because of the Holy Spirit's presence within us as God's children.

Inheritance Day

Melancholy or anticipation? We are part of a great cycle of inheriting from our grandparents and parents as well as passing on to our children and grandchildren

Philip Gulley talks about inheriting things from his grandfather and what it means for inheritance day to come.

This Sanctuary

I think if I had known all we would face, I couldn't have breathed. Except for one thing. God would be with us.

Melissa Troyer writes powerfully and poignantly about the journey she and her husband, Daniel, have traveled to live love and mission and family, together, finding God as their sanctuary.

What Really Matters

What would you take if our house were burning down, and, if everyone were already out of the house?

Melissa Troyer reminds us that things are just things, but if we have people we love then we have what matters most!

Live Beyond

I invite you to join me in living beyond the horizon of our children's faith!

Phil Ware writes about leaving a legacy with his children and grandchildren to pass on faith and be passionate disciples of Jesus.

When Easter Feels Messy

Maybe your Easter was picture perfect and everything you hoped it would be. Or, maybe you found yourself too far away to see or hear anything clearly.

Melissa Troyer shares her busy and messy Easter morning when she arrived in a mess and exhausted from the messiness of the morning only to meet Jesus there.

ToGather: Time to Reclaim the Joy! (April 4, 2021)

Jesus is our source of joy because he lives and he's coming back to take us home with him.

Demetrius Collins and Phil Ware lead us in a virtual, DIY, worship through words and music using YouTube videos to glorify God as we remember Jesus' triumph over sin, death, and hell through his resurrection from the dead.

ToGather: The Spirit Helps Us Pray (March 28, 2021)

Prayer can be an incredible blessing for us as God's children. However, prayer can also feel frustrating and bewildering to many who are trying to follow Jesus.

Demetrius Collins and Phil Ware lead us in a virtual, DIY, worship through words and music using YouTube videos to glorify God as we remember that prayer is about relationship and Jesus has given us the Holy Spirit to help us know our hearts are heard.

ToGather: Crying Abba! (March 21, 2021)

Since God so carefully created our world with splendor, how much more will he not also care for us as his beloved children?

Demetrius Collins and Phil Ware lead us in a virtual, DIY, worship through words and music using YouTube videos to glorify God for making us his children and promising to never leave us.

In the Face of Uncertain Odds

Don't focus on the building waves or let the pitching boat convince you otherwise.

Melissa Troyer reminds us of Jesus who brings peace in the worst of storms, both the early disciples in a boat and us in our troubled world.

Red Boots and Christmas

How do we give the gift of legacy this Christmas, and not just give more stuff that will end up in a landfill a few years from now?

Phil Ware remembers his Daddy Gordon and several Christmas memories that ensured his grandfather passed on a legacy of love and faith despite his few years of life.

ToGather: Beyond a Sagging Roof! (October 18, 2020)

We are broken vessels, saved by grace and empowered by the Holy Spirit to make a difference in our broken world with the grace that we have received.

Demetrius Collins & Phil Ware lead through worship in song, the Lord's Supper, a powerful message from God's word about not being lazy and neglectful of the opportunities God has given us to lead others to Jesus, along with a closing blessing for worship

ToGather.church for October 18 Is Ready!

You're invited to use our worship guide for your home worship!

Dr. Demetrius Collins and Phil Ware invite you to join us for our Sunday, Verse of the Day focused, home worship guide and videos, called ToGather.church!

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

ToGather: Who Will Carry Us? (August 16, 2020)

Young children can fall asleep anywhere and sleep peacefully, trusting that those who love them will carry them where they need to go!

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: Who will

ToGather: Children of God by the Spirit (August 9, 2020)

How can we be shaped by both our Father's nature and his nurture?

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.

ToGather: Set Free by the Spirit (August 2, 2020)

Paul insists that we serve under a new covenant, a covenant not based on law but on the life-giving Spirit of God.

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.

To the Least of These, Like Jesus

Largely, in the days when Jesus came, children were only valued if they were wanted. I wonder what history will say in the future about us?

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