Articles Tagged 'Compassion International'

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 hope in the middle of oppression.

Beyond Our Impatience, Loneliness, and Fear

What if loneliness has an invitation for a great discovery about God?

Max Lucado reminds us that discovering God's love for us in Jesus, his perfect love, helps us overcome our feelings of loneliness, impatience, and fear.

Living My MUSD #5: Shared Prayer through Interceding Personally

Even when confined to our houses and limited in our travels and frustrated with social distancing, we still have the incredible ability to pray for others.

Phil Ware opens the New Testament and reminds of a great way to live out our mission while under social distancing, prayer because prayer has always been a virtual way of blessing others.

ToGather: Until Christ Is Formed in You

We are gathered to honor and praise God and to be reshaped by his Spirit so we can do the work of Jesus in the world.

Phil Ware and Demetrius Collins invite us to worship God and celebrate the work of the Holy Spirit as we are transformed to be more like our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

The Power Behind Our Story

Jesus walked triumphantly out of the tomb and transformed the lives of defeated and afraid friends into world-changing witnesses!

Phil Ware and James Nored remind us that the center of our faith is Jesus' resurrection and that the Lord's resurrection from the grave has changed everything.

Touchable Hope

What the resurrected Jesus gave to his shocked disciples who disbelieved for joy was tangible proof he had risen from the dead!

Phil Ware begins the new section with a reflection on the Lord's Supper and what it can mean for us.

Living My MUSD #4: Shared Prayer through Empowering Missionally

I get done only what I pray for!

Phil Ware shares some practical ideas on how to stay on mission even while practicing social distancing.

ToGather: Resurrection Sunday!

Today is Resurrection Sunday for many Christians around the world, and it is a reminder that Jesus is alive and we can have a genuine relationship with Him, everyday!

Phil Ware and Demetrius Collins have put together a worship experience for folks who cannot make it to a church assembly or whom are uncomfortable with church worship in a building.

ToGather.Church Invitation for April 12, 2020

Resurrection Sunday's ToGather is now ready and you are invited to join us!

Saturday invitation and link for this Sunday's ToGather.church

Resurrection!

Have you read the story lately? Are you celebrating life made new by our resurrected Savior?

A Bible description of Jesus' resurrection taken from a harmony of the Gospels.

Living My MUSD #3: Shared Prayer through Communicating Purposefully

My prayers for others mean much more to them when they know what I have prayed for them!

Phil Ware shares some practical ideas on how to stay on mission even while practicing social distancing.

ToGather: Opening People's Hearts to Jesus

How do we prepare the hearts of those we influence to be ready to receive Jesus with joy?

ToGather.church worship segment for April 5, 2020, focusing on Jesus' Triumphal Entry and how we prepare people to receive Jesus into their hearts and shout "Hosanna!" in praise and welcome to him.

ToGather.Church Invitation for April 5, 2020

This Sunday's ToGather is now ready and you are invited to join us!

Saturday link for this Sunday's ToGather.church

Because of Love

Why did Jesus have to go to the cross and die?

James Nored and Phil Ware remind us that Jesus gave his life for us because of his love for us and his unwillingness to leave us in sin.

Seed, Towel, Promise, and Torchlight: The Torchlight

With Jesus' arrest under torchlight, the end for darkness' reign drew near.

Phil Ware concludes his four-part series on Jesus' Passion called seed, towel, promise, and torchlight.

Living My MUSD #2: Low-Tech Love in a High-Tech World

How our high-tech world desperately needs some low-tech love!

Many of us are focusing on how to connect with work, family, friends, and church through high-tech resources which is good, but we also need some good ol' fashioned low-tech love!

ToGather: The Joy of the Groom's Friends

We can offer no greater service than to love people and prepare their hearts to receive Jesus!

ToGather.church worship segment for March 29, 2020, focused on John the Baptizer finding his purpose in preparing other people's hearts for Jesus.

ToGather.Church for March 29, 2020

This Sunday's ToGather is ready and you are invited to join us!

Saturday link for this Sunday's ToGather.church

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.

Seed, Towel, Promise, & Torchlight: The Promise

Jesus gave his promise to speak comfort and hope into this place of deep longing in their hearts

Phil Ware continues his series on Seed, Towel, Promise, and Torchlight, focusing this week on the power of Jesus' promise in the face of his own impending death.

Living My MUSD #1

We are called to live on Mission Under Social Distancing, not hide, hibernate, or withdraw from faith, ministry, and active compassion.

Phil Ware describes what it means to 'live MUSD' and how important that we find ways to minister to our neighbors and one another in God's family.

The Power of Affirmation

Luke's account of Jesus' baptism and the Father's response provides our focus for today: They remind us of how powerful loving affirmation can be!

ToGather.church for March 22, 2020

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.

Seed, Towel, Promise, and Torchlight: The Towel

The hands that would soon be nailed to a cross now reached for a towel to serve those that would abandon him while he hung on that cross, alone!

Phil Ware continues his series on Seed, Towel, Promise, and Torchlight focusing on common elements in our world, our lives, that Jesus used to join our hearts to his love.

Peace Be with You!

We are not the first generation of believers trying to find our way through challenging times, feeling alone, isolated from the crowds, and trying not to be fearful.

ToGather worship segment 001, March 15, 2020 -- focusing on the presence of Jesus using VerseoftheDay.com, a communion devotional, and appropriately themed songs.