Articles Tagged 'Death'

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: 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.

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.

ToGather: Using Every Opportunity to Be Salt (May 8, 2022)

With the genuine seeker, the struggling follower longing to be more godly, and those broken by life, the Lord used tender language filled with grace and mercy.

Demetrius Collins and Phil Ware lead us in a virtual, DIY, worship through words and music using YouTube videos to call us to be salt to a world of decay, flavorlessness, and bland hope.

Nicos and Yosef Save Easter?

The real question is whether or not we will choose to follow Jesus from the cross, to the tomb, and into the new life that Jesus' resurrection brings?

Phil Ware reminds us that Nicodemus and Joseph of Arimathea were indisputable eye witnesses to the death of Jesus so the resurrection could be assured!

ToGather: Interrupting the Silence of Foolishness (April 17, 2022)

Before Jesus’ resurrection, to believe in a crucified savior was a ridiculous and foolish!

Demetrius Collins and Phil Ware combine to bless us with a powerful Resurrection Sunday message on Jesus' crucifixion and resurrection and the power God blesses us with to triumph over sin and death.

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.

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.

Seed, Towel, Promise, and Torchlight: The Seed

Go ahead, plant a seed. See it disappear into the dirt. But, don't forget!

Phil Ware continues his four week series on seed, towel, promise, and torchlight focusing on the power of the Seed to overcome dirt, darkness, and death.

Seed, Towel, Promise, and Torchlight: Introduction

Yes, the seed is still enough of a mystery to keep me interested while I wait for the full blessing of its secrets to reach full bloom.

Phil Ware begins a four-week series on seed, towel, promise, and torchlight as he looks at Jesus' last hours on earth and what they mean for us.

Finding Jesus' Heart for Ministry: Raised

In the healing of a man with leprosy, we see the touch of Jesus and new life promised to us through the Spirit's resurrection power.

Phil Ware continues his series on Jesus touching a man with leprosy and focuses on how Jesus' touch and word of command made clean and redeemed this man who was left alone to die, abandoned by everyone and everything in his world, revealing Jesus' heart f

Learning About Life in the Middle of Death?

He just stared for a moment, then reached up, kissed the forehead, and touched the hand of the women in the casket.

Ron Rose reminds us of the value of being family and friends in the face of death and realizing that we are learning as much about life as we are about death!

Hope: More than Wishing, It's Expecting!

God is in the room and has placed hope on a buffet platter right here, right now.

Ron Rose is back at Black Rifle coffee and visiting and reflecting with others who have gone through rough times and found lasting hope.

A Time to Weep

What time is it in your relationship with your older friends and family? What time is it in your own life? Are you ready for closing time?

Philip Gulley talks about his dad's heart surgery and his directions for his funeral service in case he didn't survive and the lasting impact this has had on Phillip's life.

More?

Maybe we are too familiar with our modern-day, water-downed, version of Jesus and not in awe of great expectations that the Lord has for us?

Phil Ware continues his reflections from his gospel readings and uses Mark 5 and Mark 6 to remind us that Jesus has greater expectations of what he can do through us than we do!

Our Brutal World

Life is a dangerous endeavor. We pass our days in the shadows of ominous realities.

Max Lucado reminds us to be courageous in our times of trouble for we have put our faith in the one who has conquered.

Give Your Fears to the Father

How remarkable that Jesus felt such fear. But how kind that he told us about it.

Max Lucado reminds us that Jesus made all sorts of faces as he lived life much as we do, and because he has been where we are, even in the darkest of times, we can turn to him and find grace to help us in our times of need.

Heartbroken!

In the middle of our grief, loss, and brokenness, we must remember that we are not alone in our brokenness.

Phil Ware reminds us that God shares our pain in our worst moments of grief and loss, God is heartbroken with us.

The Way of Jesus #7: Which Way Will I Run?

Will I run in faith to follow the Jesus of the empty tomb even if it means I have to follow him to a cross of my own?

James Nored and Phil Ware share in video, words, and images some of the many reasons Christians have to believe that Jesus was raised from the dead and is Lord, Christ, Jesus, and Son of God, and how his love defined the way of Jesus through the cross to

The Way of Jesus #6: Buried

Jesus died. He was buried. He was raised from the dead. Each one of those facts reminds us that Jesus was not some antiseptic hero from a distance.

James Nored and Phil Ware remind us that Jesus died and was buried and that his burial has special significance for us and how they helped define the way of Jesus through the cross to the empty tomb.

'My Child, Get Up!'

Most of our earth-bound explanations are shallow and trite in the face of life's harshest realities.

Phil Ware pauses and looks at the pain of grieving parents at the loss of a child and reminds us to forgo easy answers and cling to the stories and promises of Jesus.

Overcoming the Greater Pandemic: From Hopeless to Living Hope

We can't think of a more important commitment for us as believers in our uncertain times.

James Nored and Phil Ware share a message of hope in video and word and Scripture to remind us to be ready to share our living hope for those caught in life's dark winter.

ToGather: No Unfinished Business! (November 15, 2020)

Can you live certain that you will finish all you are supposed to do in this life before you leave it?

Demetrius Collins and Phil Ware lead us in virtual worship through words and music using YouTube videos to challenge us to live for God and finish what he has given us to do by investing in future generations to carry on God's work.