Articles Tagged 'Gifts'

ToGather: The King Who Shares Our Wounds (December 20, 2020)

As we come to understand God as the King willing to show us his wounds, then share our wounds, the birth of Jesus takes on a fresh and powerful new meaning.

Demetrius Collins and Phil Ware lead us in virtual worship through words and music using YouTube videos and invite us to welcome Jesus, God who came to us to share our wounds and we see this in his manger and cross, the thrones on which he was exalted and

ToGather: Unflattering Beauty (November 22, 2020)

We must try to see each other, our world, and ourselves with the eyes and the heart of God, not through our own self-serving point of view.

Demetrius Collins and Phil Ware lead us in virtual worship through words and music using YouTube videos to challenge us to use our strengths, interests, and gifts to bless others and glorify God.

ToGather.church for November 22 is Ready!

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!

On Tiptoes with Angels

Christmas, like the coming of Jesus, is about waiting!

Phil Ware begins a five-part series on Jesus at Christmas. This week is focused on waiting for Jesus to come.

Scales on Our Eyes?

We're like the apostle Paul right before he was baptized: we can't see!

Phil Ware concludes his 14 part series on how God values women and their importance in the life of His people.

A Story That Must Be Told!

Regardless of our reasons in the past, let’s make sure we honor the Lord’s wishes in this circumstance and others like it.

Phil Ware continues his series of messages of how Jesus values women, focusing this week on the loving and extravagant gift of the unnamed woman who broke her alabaster jar and anointed Jesus with expensive perfume.

Jesus or Religion?

Am I more like the wise men who passionately sought to find Jesus or the religious leaders who chose their traditions, positions, and power over Jesus?

Phil Ware reminds us that in the familiar story of the wise men is a challenging and life-changing question we must all answer with our choices and with our lives.

Indescribable

Wow! What a precious addition to our Christmas with these boys. We hope to do something like this every year.

Phil Ware shares a quick thank you for all who have donated and then focuses on establishing a new tradition of teaching his grandchildren to share what they have with others.

Harmony!

We need each other just like a band needs a tuba... and a flute... and a drum beat!

Max Lucado reminds us of our need to be part of a band to make beautiful music no matter what part we play.

The Real Root of Brokenness

We must not dare forget to give thanks for how we're blessed and how great the Father is!

Ann Voskamp reminds us again of the incredible importance of giving thanks.

A Key Tool in the Master's SIGnature Toolset

You mean I am an important tool in God's ministry toolset?

Phil Ware reminds us that God longs to fashion us into a vital tool in The Master's SIGnature Toolset to be used for Kingdom and church ministry.

Exchanging Your Christmas Dream for a Bigger One

Does God really have a bigger dream for you than He gave Joseph and Mary?

Rick Brown shares an insight from the Westjet Santa Claus video and says we need to ask God for more and greater vision.

Gifts and Mission

How do our spiritual gifts help us determine our mission?

Tim Woodroof continues the series on a church finding or calling a new preaching minister or senior pastor, especially during interim ministry, and the key point is that a church needs to know who it is and what God has called them to do before they try t

People in the Process of Mission

How do we hear from God about our mission?

Greg Anderson continues the series from Interim Ministry Partners about helping a church discover its mission by focusing on the people in the process.

God Put His SIGnature on You!

Can you see God's signature on his masterpiece?

Phil Ware reminds us that we are all God's gifted children and that God has put his signature on each of us in three different ways.

Extravagance

What's the most extravagant gift you ever got?

While people may think they are giving truly remarkable gifts, no gift can match that of God's own Son.

One Measure

What have you done with all those gifts?

Phil Ware continues his just one series and focuses on using our spiritual gift and the principles involved.

Gifts, Giving and the Greatest Giver

It's more blessed to give…

People like to give gifts at Christmas and all year round. That's because our God is a giving God, and it feels good to do things that are like God.

SpiritFire - Gifted Children

Why is there so much fussing and fighting over spiritual gifts?

Phil Ware continues his series on the Holy Spirit called SpiritFire and focuses on the issue of spiritual gifts.

SpiritFire - Unity of the Spirit?

Why is unity such a big deal?

Phil Ware continues his series on SpiritFire and challenges us to look at the importance of the unity of the Spirit.

Short-term or Long-term?

Will we stick in there or will we bail after a short bit?

Mike Barres stresses the importance of giving consistent, long-term care to help people overcome the mess they currently find themselves in.

Little Acts of Love

Now what can I really do and does it really matter?

Marsha Jordan reminds us that we may not have the skill set or talents we would choose for ourselves, but we can still change the world through small acts of love.

No Minister?

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Patrick Odum talks about how we are all called to be ministers and challenges us to imagine church lived that way.

Star Bright

What difference does one twinkling star really make?

Phil Ware reflects upon the star the Magi saw and puts it in its context of astrologers from Iran who recognized Jesus as King of the Jews and the religious leaders among the Jews who tried to kill him.

The Grinch that Stole Mommy

How do I order that talking gnome?

Jenny Runkel admits that Christmas really stresses her out and she finds a way to cope.