Articles Tagged 'Gracious'

ToGather: Leaving an Enduring Legacy through Christmas (December 19, 2021)

The enduring legacy we want to leave at Christmas is our lasting trust in God to deliver us from darkness and to lead us into the grace of his goodness by being present with us in Jesus!

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 that led Jesus to come to earth and live as one of us to save us and show us how to live.

ToGather: Christ Is Mine (December 26, 2021)

Despite all the challenges, Mary and Joseph accepted their part in salvation's plan and their faith brought us God's gift of love, his beloved Son, Jesus!

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 in sending Jesus, the joy Jesus' birth brings, and the truth that Jesus is with us and for us in this

What is Core: Worship

Why do we put so much emphasis on worship in the box and not in our everyday lives?

Phil Ware finishes his series on What is Core by talking about worship and the importance of meeting together in big and small groups, but also living out the life God has called us to lead, being a reflection of the righteous character and gracious compa

Joseph, My Hero

Joseph was a strong man of faith with qualities much like God: a man of righteous character, gracious compassion, and faithful loving-kindness

Phil Ware uses this Father's Day to remind us of the man God chose to be daddy to Jesus -- Joseph the Carpenter -- and his greatness despite being overlooked by many who love Jesus!

ToGather: Generous Like Our Father (July 24, 2022)

'Keep on helping the poor...' was a core commitment that came out of this history-changing moment in Jesus' church!

Demetrius Collins and Phil Ware lead us in an online, DIY, worship through words and music using YouTube videos to celebrate our blessings in Christ and our need to reflect our Father's values by being generous and gracious ourselves.

ToGather: What Exalts a Nation? (July 3, 2022)

As we worship, let's open our hearts to God and his call for us to be his blessing to our broken world.

Demetrius Collins and Phil Ware lead us in an online, DIY, worship through words and music using YouTube videos to call us to be the light-bearers of Christ Jesus to our dark world caught in a cycle of decay, destruction, and death.

ToGather: The Heavens Declare (June 12, 2022)

How will people who do know about the Bible find out about the God who created them and who yearns for a relationship with them?

Demetrius Collins and Phil Ware lead us in a full online DIY worship through words and music using YouTube videos to

ToGather: Keep On Doing It! (June 5, 2022)

Ed saw a need to check on and connect with folks who have been absent, so he started doing it.

Demetrius Collins and Phil Ware lead us in a virtual, DIY, worship through words and music using YouTube videos to call us to encourage and build up each other and learn to live out our own version of Ed-ness.

ToGather: God's Everlasting Covenant of Love (May 29, 2022)

Your Father in heaven has loved you with an everlasting love, and all he asks is that you respond with thanks by obeying what his Son, Jesus, has taught.

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 everlasting covenant of love and his faithfulness to that covenant.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Finding Jesus' Heart for Ministry: Proof

Jesus asks us to trust him — not just for receiving our salvation, but also by obeying him in our daily lives.

Phil Ware concludes his six-part series on the man with leprosy that Jesus heals (Mark 1:35-45) and how we can learn to impact the lives of others as Jesus did.

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.

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.

Finding Jesus' Heart for Ministry: Look

Take a look at what Jesus did and feel the call to look and see people as Jesus did!

Phil Ware leads us deep into the heart of Jesus for ministry as he looks at Jesus' actions and emotions in Mark 1:35-45, today focusing on how Jesus looked at the situation and into the heart of man with leprosy.

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.

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.