Articles Tagged 'Jesus'

ToGather: Our Father's Grace Becomes Our Mission (September 25, 2022)

Few truths are more important to us than Jesus' promise to be at the Father's side interceding for us and presenting us to the Father as holy children of the King!

Demetrius Collins and Phil Ware lead us in online, virtual worship through words and music using YouTube videos to remind us of the great assurance we have with Jesus as our advocate interceding for us and presenting us to God in his righteousness.

The Paraclete

The Spirit is a person. And Jesus calls him the Paraclete.

Max Lucado reminds us of the Holy Spirit living in us based on Jesus' promise and Jesus' special name for the Spirit, the Paraclete

Adam 2.0

When Luke wrote his good news story about Jesus, he wants us to know that as much as we may resent and resemble Adam 1.0, the Holy Spirit is transforming us into Adam 2.0!

Phil Ware leads us in exploratory devotional thoughts about the first and second Adams and what they mean to us and that Jesus came as Adam 2.0 to bring us a better future and life eternal with and like Jesus.

ToGather: Doing the Work of God (August 28, 2022)

Because of our faith in Jesus and what he has done to save us, we can endure, stand fast, hold on, and let nothing deter us as we live fully for Jesus.

Demetrius Collins and Phil Ware lead us in an online, worship through words and music using YouTube videos to truly believe that Jesus is the Holy One Whom God sent for us.

ToGather: Night Songs (August 21, 2022)

God wants us to live our lives to the full, inviting him to permeate each moment of each day, including our sleep time!

Demetrius Collins and Phil Ware lead us in an online, worship through words and music using YouTube videos to invite God to permeate every moment of every day, including having our hearts tuned to God with night songs.

ToGather: Jesus Is at Our Door (August 14, 2022)

Jesus wants to be real to us and be vibrantly present in each of our churches, gatherings, and groups, as well as in each of us individually.

Demetrius Collins and Phil Ware lead us in an online, DIY, worship through words and music using YouTube videos to open our hearts and our churches to Jesus and invite him in and ask him to be real and to take charge of our future.

8GHT: What Time Is It?

Our world is fractured and lost. It needs to see what the way of the Kingdom looks like in real life today!

Phil Ware continues his short series on Acts 1:1-11 and focuses today on restoring the kingdom.

Be an Agent of Happiness

The people in our world can be moody, fickle, and stubborn and Jesus wants us to bring joy to them!

Max Lucado reminds us that we are God's agents of joy in our lonely planet full of discouraged people.

ToGather: Not Ashamed! (July 17, 2022)

When people indicate they are open to talking about Jesus, I had better take the opportunity. There might not be another one.

Phil Ware and Demetrius Collins bring us this week's ToGather with a focus on being bold and not ashamed of Jesus or his gospel, the good news our world needs in these dark times.

8GHT: It's All About Jesus

Behind every move made by disciples in the book of Acts, Jesus was The Mover!

Phil Ware continues his series called 8GHT -- Eight Truths that Turned the World Upside Down! from Acts 1:1-11, this week focusing on Jesus as the Message, Motive, Model, and Mover in the early days of the church.

8GHT: Jesus Isn't Finished with Us Yet!

Behind every act of power in Acts, we see Jesus at work, guiding his followers and providing his strength for them to do what he asked of them.

Phil Ware begins an eight-part series on eight truths that turned the world upside down, a look at the early verses of the book of Acts.

FEPDO

In cornbread English, these loose lug nuts didn't have a clue about what to do next, so they looked to God for guidance.

Phil Ware talks about a discovery he made in Acts 1 -- that the early disciples chose to depend upon God's guidance for their direction, decisions, and future.

Connecting People of Other Cultures with Jesus

Are we willing to take the risk and reach outside our comfort zones to connect people with Jesus?

Phil Ware continues his series on 'The Andrew Effect' and connecting people with Jesus, this time focusing on including people of other cultures, races, and languages.

Connecting Those We Know with Jesus

O, God, our hearts ache for them to know Jesus, please help us know how!

Phil Ware continues his series on 'The Andrew Effect' by focusing on connecting those we know with Jesus.

Connecting with Jesus Personally

Can I really know Jesus?

Phil Ware continues his series on The Andrew Effect focused on connecting others with Jesus as our life's mission.

Connecting People with Jesus

What am I put here to do?

Phil Ware begins a series of messages on The Andrew Effect -- connecting people with Jesus and helps us learn from Andrew on how to make a Jesus difference in the lives of others.

Nothing to Prove

Satan will tempt us to prove our importance just like he tempted Jesus.

Max Lucado reminds us that Satan will try to tempt us to be important and to show out rather than to serve, just like he did with Jesus.

Key Resources for Resurrection Sunday

That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked at and our hands have touched.

Phil Ware shares some great online resources for images for Holy Week and Resurrection Sunday.

Amazing Love!

Jesus died in the place of Barabbas. More importantly, Jesus died for you and me.

Byron Ware recalls a memory from fifty years ago that shaped his life, his love, his family, and his understanding of grace, Jesus dying in the place of Barabbas and us.

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: Eyes on Jesus (April 3, 2022)

As human beings, we live where we look: Our lives follow the focus of our hearts.

Demetrius Collins and Phil Ware share a powerful virtual worship in Scripture, songs, and communion focused on Hebrews 12:2 and our need to fix our eyes on Jesus to continue with perseverance and endurance as we follow Jesus and seek to become like him.

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.

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.