Articles Tagged '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.

Give Him What You Have

You know the paralyzing fear that surfaces when the information is too much to learn, the change is too great to make, the grief is too deep to survive, or the crowd is too numerous to feed.

Max Lucado reminds us with Jesus' feeding of the crowd with five barley loaves and two fish that it is his job to make what we have sufficient for the moment.

Finding Jesus' Heart for Ministry: Raised

In the healing of a man with leprosy, we see the touch of Jesus and new life promised to us through the Spirit's resurrection power.

Phil Ware continues his series on Jesus touching a man with leprosy and focuses on how Jesus' touch and word of command made clean and redeemed this man who was left alone to die, abandoned by everyone and everything in his world, revealing Jesus' heart f

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.

Finding Jesus' Heart for Ministry: Touch

Without the personal touch, full healing never comes.

Phil Ware continues his series on Jesus' healing the man with Leprosy in Mark 1:35-45 and focuses in this post on Jesus' touch.

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.

Don't Just Do Something

He was oblivious to the truth that our attempts to live for Jesus will succeed only if we have the power of the Holy Spirit released to us through prayer.

Phil Ware reminds us that the phrase 'don't just stand there do something' is absolutely wrong: we must pray first, then let the Lord lead us to know what to do!

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.

Finding Jesus: Experiencing Immanuel

Do we feel like we have to keep up some kind of smokescreen so others won't know about our own times of emptiness and longing?

Phil Ware shares a summary of Matthew's Immanuel sayings focused on experiencing Jesus today.

Christ's Birth, the Cross, and His Coming in the Talmud?

Did God place an anticipatory hint in Jewish expectation in the Talmud that Jesus fulfilled at his birth and will complete with his return in glory?

Lee Wilson offers us a unique and Jewish insight into the coming of Jesus and his return anticipated in the Talmud.

Jesus, After Christmas Coming

Christmas isn't over; it has only just begun if we recognize that it is our job, together, to be Jesus to the world!

Phil Ware reminds us that Christmas isn't over, but now our role is to be Jesus' people, his presence, in our world.

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

This Light: Emmanuel

I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life (John 8:12).

Melissa Troyer is moved by a family and church celebration of Jesus as the Light during Advent season and reflects on what this means to us all.

The Cosmic Christmas Story

Don't forget the wildest story, the cosmic war story, behind Jesus' coming to earth!

Dan Bouchelle reminds us of another story of the nativity, a violent one, a clash between heaven and hell, good and evil, the evil red dragon and the Christ child.

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.