Articles Tagged 'Heaven'

ToGather: Waiting in Expectation (September 19, 2021)

We trust in Jesus' promise to return in victory for us and bring God's new heaven and new earth.

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 greatness and Jesus' promise to take us home to the Father and reveal us as God's adopted children and heal our broken wo

Almost Persuaded?

Why do we put off our commitment to truly follow Jesus?

Paul Faulkner reminds us that we need to decide to respond to Jesus now and honor him with our lives.

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.

ToGather: I Forgot How Big! (September 6, 2020)

Nehemiah reminded God's people — even as they lived among the ruins of their failed history — that God is bigger than their failures and can re-create his new future for them.

Demetrius Collins and Phil Ware lead through worship in song, the Lord's Supper, a powerful message from God's word, and a blessing to enable us to worship from home or with family and friends in a meaningful way. They invite us to remember just how big o

I Will Not Abandon You!

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.

Teach Us to Pray 08: Redemption Partners

The earth is sick. Our world is sicker. We are to bridge the gap until Jesus' return!

Phil Ware along with Doug Peters help us hear the Lord's Prayer for the kingdom to dawn on earth so that the will of God can be seen on earth as it is in heaven.

Teach Us to Pray 06: Kingdom Come

While we see glimpses of our universe's awe-inspiring beauty, variety, and magnificence, we also are witnesses of its brokenness.

Phil Ware with Chad Higgins help us understand and commit to praying for God's Kingdom to come.

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.

A Tabulated List of Grace

Registered forgiveness! No humiliation! No shame!

Max Lucado shares a short anecdote on forgiveness and grace.

The Weather When Jesus Came

What will your weather be this Christmas?

Phil Ware recalls a refreshing winter morning that reminds him of the weather when Jesus came.

Future Safe

How secure to feel about your safety as we move into what seems to be an increasingly uncertain future?

Phil Ware reminds us that true thanksgiving is rooted in our future being safe in Jesus and sharing in his glory when he comes for us.

Freedom to Choose

While we can get frustrated by our lack of choices about some things in life, the most important choice of all is ours because of Jesus!

Max Lucado reminds us about our freedom to choose Jesus and eternal life or not.

Longing for Home

As we share this bread and drink this cup, let's be reminded of our home on the horizon and the joy we will share when we arrive!

Phil Ware talks about longing for home and the food of home and challenges us to see Communion as our taste of home while we are away.

Tug-of-War over Grace

Is grace a gift or does it come with conditions?

Phil Ware reminds us that people make up their own definitions of what grace means all the time, but Jesus defines grace, exemplifies it, and pours it out upon us and he should be our example and definition of grace.

Going to Heaven?

Some wish they could, some might want to, but you can know you will go to heaven.

You can know you are going to heaven. You do not have to wish you were able to, you just have to decide how bad you want to go.

An Answer for the Times When There Are No Answers

What do you say when to the hard questions that seem to have no answers?

The death of a child is one of those times when it seems there are no answers. But there are.

Don't Bury Your Treasure!

Here's the best financial planning possible

So instead of burying your money in the ground, you should be storing up treasure in heaven. How do you do that? Do good. Be rich in good deeds. Be generous. And be willing to share.

No Turning Back!

We can't go back, so let's go forward with faith and determination and hope!

Phillip Morrison reminds us to focus forward and let go of the past.

My Three-in-One New Year's Resolution

I just wanted to focus on one thing this next year. So here are three.

I stole the idea from the apostle Paul: three ways to focus on Jesus next year.

Accent

Where are you from?

They had a heavenly accent. They spoke in such a way that everybody knew they were on a journey, one that would end in heaven. They knew, as the old hymn says, "This world is not my home, I'm just a passin' through." They were on their way to the city God

No Longer Any Sea

The glorious future when the sea is no more!

Phil Ware concludes his 10 part series on "Saved at Sea" dealing with sea stories in the Bible and how God has always saved his people, this time focusing on the ultimate saved at sea story, Revelation 21:1-5

'What Sort of Man Is This?'

Who in the world is this man?

Phil Ware continues his series called 'Saved at Sea' with his fourth message on life's most important question, 'What sort of man is this?'

Thinking about Heaven... Again

Heaven's been on my mind again

I have fewer days ahead of me than behind me, and I recently have been reminded by those with fewer things than I, about having family and friends in Heaven with you.

Unworthy and Under-qualified

How are we ever going to find anyone to help serve?

Phil Ware shares the first in a series of messages on Nehemiah called "Doing God's Work with Dirty Hands" and focuses on our willingness to be useable and moldable and trusting in the LORD's great power.

What a Bunch of Suckers

Why do we but the lie? Maybe because it is sold so well!

Rubel Shelly talks about the way Satan dupes into buying the lie about holiness and goodness and gets us to buy the sins of self-destruction.