Articles Tagged 'Father' (Page 3)

ToGather: Caring for the Vulnerable (July 5, 2020)

We are Jesus' heart, hands, and feet. Let's remind each other that we should bless the broken, forgotten, left out, and needy.

Phil Ware and Demetrius Collins lead us into worship through songs, Communion, and the Word God, inviting us to experience, proclaim and rejoice in the love of God for all people and to be stirred to share that love with others.

Leaving a Multi-generational Legacy

As fathers, we can leave behind messes for our children and grandchildren; more importantly, we can leave behind a lasting legacy of faith!

Phil Ware reminds us that as fathers and grandfather, we will leave behind messes but we can also leave behind a legacy of faith that lasts for generations.

Leaving the Imprint of a Mother's Faith

What's a mom supposed to do with wet cement?

Phil Ware writes about Mary as the mother of Jesus and reminds that Jesus, along with every other child, was 'wet cement' given by God to form into the person the Father wants them to be.

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.

God of Gracious Love

Life without grace leaves us with a distorted understanding of God.

James Nored and Phil Ware remind us of God's grace: both his common grace and his sacrificial grace meant to save us from our sinful failures and save us to share his gracious purposes with the world.

Come Home Quickly, Hallelujah

I know my heavenly Father is looking forward to having me home to enjoy the celebration with him and his other children.

Phil Ware shares an article about his son coming home from college and how it reminds him of the Father in heaven waiting for us to return home to him.

Teach Us to Pray 13: Ending Praise

For many, the added ending is not a good thing, and it is certainly NOT a 'Jesus thing'!

Phil Ware with Doug Peters help us finish our study of The Lord's Prayer and focus on how it points us to the 'coolest" Father of all.

Teach Us to Pray 11: Released Captives

My own lack of forgiveness toward others can shut off the flow of God's forgiveness to me.

Phil Ware with Grady King give us insight on Jesus' example and command to forgive others as we pray for our own forgiveness.

We All Need Jesus!

Because we could not be

James Nored and Phil Ware remind us that we all needed Jesus' redemptive death on the cross so we could find new life in the grace of God.

Teach us to Pray 04: Abba Father

How do we combine both reverence and familiarity, respect and intimacy?

Phil Ware and Doug Peters remind us what it means to pray to God as our Abba Father and then give us some pratical ways that we can experience God as Abba in our prayer life.

Teach Us to Pray #3: Together Experience

When Jesus taught on prayer in the Sermon on the Mount, he shifted from individual prayer in private to prayer shared with others

Phil Ware, with the help of Grady King, reminds us that prayer is a together experience in much of experience and God calls us to share this experience together, then Grady King gives us some added insight and an exercise to help us through the next week.

Teach Us to Pray #2: Prayer School

Growing in prayer, feeling a connection with the Father, and being formed to be a useful vessel for Jesus to use to bless others is a journey.

Phil Ware, with the help of Chad Higgins, continues his series on Lord Teach Us to Pray focusing on learning from Jesus.

Teach Us to Pray #1: Devotion

When Luke summarized the heart of the early church, he chose to highlight one particular word —

Phil Ware continues his series on prayer this week, focused on the early church's devotion to prayer that they learned from Jesus.

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 to hope in the middle of oppression.

When I Am Afraid

I’m thankful for the way the Lord teaches me about his character through the pitter patter of those little feet.

Jordan Harrell reminds us of the comfort we find in the times of our darkness are tied to the amount of time we have sought to have a path to the Father when we are in the light.

The Holy Family, Incarcerated!

Christ Church takes the story of the flight to Egypt and uses it to make us think about what the “old, old story” of Jesus tells us about this very contemporary issue.

Patrick Odum challenges us to think critically and lovingly in light of our new-found awareness of baby Jesus' status as a refugee from violence.

Why Forget Verse 17?

For many people, verse 16 is the most beloved verse of the Bible. Why not also verse 17?

Phil Ware asks us to think about a simple, but important question: why is it that we love to quote John 3:16 but leave out John 3:17?

Love Language with Jesus?

The best way I know to start trying this love language shift is to use it with Jesus.

Phil Ware reminds us how important it is to use love language with those who are precious to us and we can begin by doing this with Jesus.

God's Favorite Name

You used to be normal, ho-hum, and average. No longer. You are not who you used to be!

Max Lucado reminds us of who God is to us and that this great and almighty God has invited us to call him our "Abba" Father!

Adopted into the Family

We come with bad habits, wounds, and all sorts of unfortunate baggage. It takes awhile for us to unlearn them!

Phil Ware shares a powerful story about his foster grandson and how that helps us understand what it means to be adopted into God's family.

Be Mindful of the Words You Hear

You don't have to listen to the noise around you!

Tom Norvell reminds us that we don't have to hear the messages and noise around us, we can follow Jesus' example and withdraw from the situation.

Jesus, Be Born in Me

Like Mary, we don't know fully what we are committing to do, but we know that our ultimate destination is Jesus.

Phil Ware reminds us of the gritty reality of Jesus' birth and Mary choosing to accept the challenge of being Jesus' mother and reminds us of our need to commit to have Jesus born in our lives.

Forever Friends!

As followers of Jesus, we are blessed to have forever friends from all over the world!

Phil Ware reminds us that in Jesus, we are friends, and our friendships reach around the world, across cultures, and unite us in one family.

Treasure

How can such a discovery, no matter how badly dirt-encrusted and stained, not be seen as a genuine treasure?

Phil Ware tells us a simple story of a mother's love to remind how our Father sees us as his treasure.

Dinner with Abba

Communion is a reminder of why we belong at the Father's Table of grace.

Phil Ware reminds us that the cross was personal to Jesus and to us and because of it, we come to God as our 'Abba Father.'