Articles Tagged 'Evil'

Once for Him, Once for Us!

'Jesus is my beloved Son. What he says not only pleases me, but it is my fullest truth.'

Phil Ware reminds us that God said almost exactly the same words to his Son twice, yet he spoke the first time to affirm his Son and the second time to let us know we must listen to the Son.

I'm Done and That's Good!

Instead of getting frustrated and pushing the assignment, I sat down with him at his desk in his superhero bedroom.

Christine Derengowski writes frankly and truthfully and encouragingly about dealing with our superheroes who have had to conquer forces unseen before for school kids in this crazy COVID world!

ToGather: God Longs to Be Gracious to You! (February 21, 2021)

God has given his people many great and precious promises over the centuries. We choose to celebrate several of those promises today!

Demetrius Collins and Phil Ware lead us in virtual, DIY worship through words and music using YouTube videos to remind us that God longs to be gracious to us if we wait in prayer for him to act.

One-way Missionaries

They took a coffin, which they packed with their belongings, along with a one-way ticket.

Bruce Logue reminds us that people still do pick up their cross and follow Jesus and the Lord uses them to make an eternal difference!

Overcoming the Greater Pandemic: Finder and Mender

God's people have been in lost places before our time. They made it safely through their wilderness to better times and better places.

James Nored in video and Phil Ware with words reminds us that God is the finder and mender of lost and broken things and lost and broken people.

ToGather: Every Time! (February 14, 2021)

God is full of goodness and mercy. He has faithfully poured his love upon us and now asks us to share this blessing with others.

Demetrius Collins and Phil Ware lead us in a virtual, DIY, worship through words and music using YouTube videos to remind us of the importance of affirming people we love through note-prayers of thanksgiving as we seek to be a blessing to other as Jesus h

The Divine Order of Love

Before Jesus, the word 'agape' didn't mean anything special. It was a sloppy word for 'love' pretty much like our English word 'love' as we use it today.

Phil Ware reminds us where the word 'agape' really gets its meaning, in what God did for us in Jesus and that we must love God first if we are to love others properly.

Because You Know!

God says: 'There is no race too long, no wall too high, no gap too wide, no shattered thing too broken to strip you of my HOPE.'

Jordan Harrell reminds us to not listen to the lies of Satan but instead remember who God is, what God has done, and what we know of God, and trust God's voice and not the lies of our circumstances, problems, pandemics, or hopelessness.

ToGather: Proof That I Belong (February 7, 2021)

The work and presence of the Holy Spirit give us the assurance that God has made us his children.

Demetrius Collins and Phil Ware lead us in virtual worship through words and music using YouTube videos to celebrate the Holy Spirit's presence in our lives that ensures we belong to the family of God.

Finding Jesus: Reaching for God, Not Substitutes

Where can we go to experience God and fill the hole inside of us?

Phil Ware continues his series of posts on the Immanuel Project, the way Jesus promised we could know and experience God.

Overcoming the Greater Pandemic: Have You Been to the Mountaintop?

Many feel as if they are caught in some kind of auto-repeating Groundhog Day experience with COVID-19.

Phil Ware and James Nored speak to the isolation pandemic accompanying COVID-19 and share ways and invite us to share ways to find joy and hope on the mountain with Immanuel.

ToGather: God Withholds No Good Thing! (January 31, 2021)

Our lesson elaborates on this promise from God. We know that our Father does not withhold sharing his grace and every gift that is for our best good.

Demetrius Collins and Phil Ware lead us in virtual worship through words and music using YouTube videos encouraging us to recognize that God is our Father who does not withhold from us good things, especially the best things in this life and the life to c

Finding Jesus: Experiencing Immanuel

Do we feel like we have to keep up some kind of smokescreen so others won't know about our own times of emptiness and longing?

Phil Ware shares a summary of Matthew's Immanuel sayings focused on experiencing Jesus today.

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.

ToGather: More than Our Words Can Express (January 24, 2021)

God is worthy of all our praise — more than our finite minds and inadequate vocabulary can muster. So, how can we praise God appropriately?

Demetrius Collins and Phil Ware lead us in virtual worship through words and music using YouTube videos encouraging us to worship God with all that we are and have and say.

I Will Not Abandon You, Ever!

What can we really expect the Spirit to do for us, today, in our world?

Phil Ware writes about Jesus' promise of the Holy Spirit focusing on John 14 and Jesus' promise to not leave us as orphans but to come to us and show himself to us and be in us and make his home with us.

Overcoming the Greater Pandemic: From Lonely to Connected

Let's move from talking about the problem to providing each other ways to address the loneliness and isolation!

Phil Ware and James Nored speak to the isolation pandemic that is accompanying COVID-19 and share ways and invite us to share ways to battle the loneliness and isolation.

A One Another People

We are made in God's image with a built in hunger for relationship.

Phil Ware shares a great infographic on one another passages in the Bible.

ToGather: Where Do I STAND? (January 17, 2021)

People "stand for" or "stand on" many things that waste their time, efforts, and lives on causes that don't really matter.

Demetrius Collins and Phil Ware lead us in virtual worship through words and music using YouTube videos encouraging us to stand in grace.

Viewing People as Jesus Did!

We can view people in ways that demean their value to God instead of viewing people as Jesus does!

Phil Ware reminds us of the four ways we often view people that are very crass and treats them as less than human, then he compares that to how Jesus views people.

Escaping the Dark, Lonely, Hole of Depression

Find someone you can talk to. Don't wait any longer. Get the conversation started!

Teresa Bell Kindred opens up about her struggle with anxiety and depression, a secret hidden in her family for multiple generations, and she urges us to open up and get help.

ToGather: Aligning Our Plans with God's Purposes (January 10, 2021)

The year is still new, but the freshness feels a bit wilted with the ongoing pandemic and the political violence, but we can find hope and direction in God's promises!

Demetrius Collins and Phil Ware lead us in virtual worship through words and music using YouTube videos and challenging us to re-align ourselves with God's purposes for us.

Aligning My Steps with God's Plans!

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

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

Thank You!

Our prayer time with our brothers and sisters from around the world is just a foretaste of glory!

Phil Ware thanks all who participated in the prayer effort focused on #NewYearwithNewHope!

ToGather: Made New, Inside Out (January 3, 2021)

Not only can we begin the New Year as a fresh start, but we can also be made new — from the inside out — each day as we follow Jesus!

Demetrius Collins and Phil Ware lead us in virtual worship through words and music using YouTube videos and inviting us to continually be made new from the inside out.