Articles Tagged 'God'

ToGather: Freed to Serve (May 22, 2022)

Jesus paid the price to free us from sin, death, and hell so we could serve others in love.

Demetrius Collins and Phil Ware lead us in a virtual, DIY, worship through words and music using YouTube videos to remind us how Jesus paid the price to free us from sin and adopt us into God's family so we need to serve one another with our freedom.

Surprises and Smiles

At this point in life, I take each surprise as a God thing, a lesson to learn, and a reason to smile!

Ron Rose is at a new coffee place and is enjoying God reminding him of our delightful surprises can be.

ToGather: The Path of the Wind (May 15, 2022)

While the glorious magnificence of God is largely unknowable, the Creator has left his fingerprints on his creation and longs for us to seek after him and come to know him.

Demetrius Collins and Phil Ware lead us in a virtual, DIY, worship through words and music using YouTube videos to lead us to worship God in his magnificence and greatness.

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.

ToGather: Precious and Priceless (April 24, 2022)

The value of a gift isn't the financial expense of the gift but the personal sacrifice made to give it!

Demetrius Collins and Phil Ware lead us in a virtual, DIY, worship through words and music using YouTube videos to remind us just how precious we are to the Lord and how greatly we matter to Him.

Hearing Silence

It's good to embrace seasons of quiet.

Melissa Troyer urges us to listen to the silence so we can hear the voice of God calling to us in the gentle slosh of the paddle slide through the water and the whisper of a gentle breeze.

ToGather: Right on Time (April 10, 2022)

If an event is epoch-changing, part of the dynamic that makes the event so transformational is the timing.

Demetrius Collins and Phil Ware combine to bless us with a powerful message on the timing of Jesus' coming and death as well as a virtual worship service focused on our right on time Savior.

ToGather: He is My Mighty Rock, My Refuge (March 27, 2022)

We celebrate that God is our salvation, our stronghold, our refuge, our one certainty in the middle of all that is unsure!

Demetrius Collins and Phil Ware lead us in a virtual, DIY, worship through words and music using YouTube videos to remind us that God is our stronghold, foundation, certainty, refuge, strength and assurance.

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.

ToGather: Growing Up Into Jesus (March 20, 2022)

Not only will the Holy Spirit help transform us to become more and more like Christ, which must be our goal; the Spirit will also produce God's fruit of goodness in us.

Demetrius Collins and Phil Ware lead us in a virtual, DIY, worship through words and music using YouTube videos to encourage us to grow in Jesus now that we have tasted that the Lord is good and crave good spiritual food.

More Than...

Our churches not living on mission to make a perceivable difference in the lives of the disenfranchised and broken, like Jesus did, is disillusioning to young adults seeking to live for Jesus.

Phil Ware talks about the need for our churches and our people to focus on becoming JesuShaped as they live the Kingdom of God and not go for gimmicks to solve our church problems.

But God!

In a world swirling with heavy clouds and looming headlines, we mothers hold a massive opportunity!

Melissa Troyer looks at everyday life, her children, and the horrifying images and videos and cries of mothers and children, and sees an opportunity to teach our children to say, But God!

ToGather: God at Work in You! (March 13, 2022)

Jesus demonstrated God's love powerfully while he was on earth and is now at the right hand of the Father with power to work in our lives for our good and God's glory.

Demetrius Collins and Phil Ware lead us in a virtual, DIY, worship through words and music using YouTube videos to remind us of God's grace to be at work within us for our ultimate Good.

ToGather: The Power of Praise in the Presence of Enemies (March 6, 2022)

When things on earth seem bleak and our strength feels small, we can push against the darkness with praise!

Demetrius Collins and Phil Ware lead us in a virtual, DIY, worship through words and music using YouTube videos to remind us and call us to passionate praise as our gift to honor God and empower his Kingdom in the face of fierce opposition today.

ToGather: Real Love Involves Loving Actions (February 27, 2022)

Jesus reminds us that real love involves our tangible demonstration of that love in acts of kindness, help, and service.

Demetrius Collins and Phil Ware lead us in a virtual, DIY, worship through words and music using YouTube videos to call us into the mission Jesus gave us to be his bodily presence sent into the world just as the Father sent him.

ToGather: Love Covers Offenses (February 20, 2022)

Today, we focus on the power of love to cover over the offenses of others and stop the power of gossip from ruining lives.

Demetrius Collins and Phil Ware lead us in a virtual, DIY, worship through words and music using YouTube videos to emphasize the importance of forgiving and covering over the offenses of others with our forgiveness and love.

Finding Jesus' Heart for Ministry: Purpose

If we are honest, so much of what we choose to do is based on our self-interest, while Jesus invites us to live life centered in God's purpose for us!

This post continues Phil Ware's look at the man with leprosy in Mark 1:35-45 and Jesus' loving interaction with the man after he had committed to live out the Father's purpose in his life.

ToGather: From Say It to Display It (February 13, 2022)

Because God has so graciously loved us, we can live as Jesus' agents of love and kindness in our broken world.

Demetrius Collins and Phil Ware lead us in a virtual, DIY, worship through words and music using YouTube videos to call us to recognize God's great love for us as something more like, feel, think, or say, it is always demonstrated.

ToGather: Seeking What Matters Most! (February 6, 2022)

We can spend our lives pursuing accomplishments and health and joy, or we can seek God's righteousness, love, and reign in our lives and have him bless us with what we need on our journey!

Demetrius Collins and Phil Ware lead us in a virtual, DIY, worship through words and music using YouTube videos to call us to recognize God's greatness, righteousness, love, and faithfulness to bless us as we seek him with our lives.

Finding Jesus' Heart for Ministry: Prayer

To touch the broken as Jesus did, I must learn to pray as Jesus prayed!

Phil Ware looks at Mark 1:35-45 and learning how to touch the broken as Jesus touched them by learning to pray as Jesus

ToGather: Reflecting Jesus' Love to Each Other (January 30, 2022)

Everyone in God's family is flawed just as we are, which makes loving each other hard at times. However, our love generously shared with each other is proof we are God's children in whom the Holy Spirit lives.

Demetrius Collins and Phil Ware lead us in a virtual, DIY, worship through words and music using YouTube videos to challenge us to love one another and put other's need above our own.

Is God Listening to My Prayers?

Prayer that the Father hears is directed to him in faith with an unselfish attitude, seeking to bless and honor God's will because of our love for the Father.

Bill Sherrill reminds us about the importance of prayer and how we should pray to honor God.

ToGather: The Wisdom God Longs to Give Us! (January 23, 2022)

We know that our God showers his grace upon us. One of his greatest gifts is heavenly wisdom, given when we ask for it in faith.

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 longs to share His heavenly wisdom with His people.

Hard Work and Holy Listening

Instead of a well-manicured life, and perfectly organized and aesthetic home, my heart is yearning for more connection with love... His love... and, to be part of His loving presence.

Melissa Troyer comes to us again through the ordinariness of daily life and reminds us to listen for Jesus' presence and look for ways to be conduits of God's love.