Articles Tagged 'Mercy'

The Way of Jesus #3: Unless a Seed

Jesus had many opportunities to walk away from the shame and pain of the cross, but he chose the Father's will and our need over his comfort.

James Nored and Phil Ware remind us of the dark night that began the long, painful, and lonely journey of Jesus through his Passion to bring us to God and helped define the way of Jesus through the cross to the empty tomb.

Unless a Seed

Jesus had many opportunities to walk away from the shame and pain of the cross, but he chose the Father's will and our need over his comfort.

James Nored and Phil Ware remind us of the dark night that began the long, painful, and lonely journey of Jesus through his Passion to bring us to God.

ToGather: Called to Receive a Blessing (June 28, 2020)

Jesus shared his love, his life, and his amazing grace with us on the cross, so will we follow Jesus and live the way of the cross in our lives?

Phil Ware and Demetrius Collins lead us into worship in song and the Word to experience, proclaim and rejoice in the power of the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ and his call to us to remember and renew and relive the forgiveness of the cross to our daily

ToGather: The Scandal and Grace of Jesus' Cross (June 14, 2020)

For us, the cross means everything because at the cross God meets us with overwhelming grace and love that know no limit.

Phil Ware and Demetrius Collins lead us into worship in song and the Word to experience, proclaim and rejoice in the power of the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Grace for the Worst of Us... Even Me!

It took several years for him to dig out of the hole he made for himself with his lack of appreciation for grace and his own need of it.

James Nored and Phil Ware remind us that not only is God's grace available in his love and mercy but also that mercy and grace is available to all, even the worst of sinners, like you and me!

The Expertise and Artistry of God's Grace

Grace is the mercy and love of God freely shared with us. Grace is also the style, the way in which God shares this mercy and love

James Nored and Phil Ware remind us that not only is God's grace available in his love and mercy, it is also beautiful in the artistic style he brings us this beauty!

Teach Us to Pray 11: Released Captives

My own lack of forgiveness toward others can shut off the flow of God's forgiveness to me.

Phil Ware with Grady King give us insight on Jesus' example and command to forgive others as we pray for our own forgiveness.

Teach Us to Pray 10: Needing Grace

Jesus provided us the few simple words we need to return us to that place of righteousness in the eyes of our Father: “Forgive us our debts.”

Phil Ware, with Chad Higgins, reminds us of the power of the simple words 'Forgive us our debts' and give us a daily practice to emphasize the power of these words.

Unless a Seed

Jesus had many opportunities to walk away from the shame and pain of the cross, but he chose the Father's will and our need over his comfort.

James Nored and Phil Ware remind us of the dark night that began the long, painful, and lonely journey of Jesus through his Passion to bring us to God.

The Promise in the Crown of Thorns

There is more to the crown of thorns Jesus carried than meets the eye at first glance.

Max Lucado reminds us of the grace and love shown to us in the crown of thorns Jesus wore to the cross.

Refresh

If the gospel we believe doesn't cause us to liberate people from the chains of our prejudices and selfishness, then perhaps we don’t understand it.

Patrick Odom uses the short letter of Paul to Philemon to remind us what is important in Christ.

I Have Found the Answer!

Here's what seems to be most needed in our harsh and cruel world.

Tom Norvell reminds us of the needed virtue in today's harsh world.

Grace Comes After You!

Is there anywhere we can go to escape God's grace? I don't think so!

Max Lucado reminds us how God's grace pursues, comes after, and seeps into us if we allow it to flood over us.

A Palm Full of Mercy from a Basin of Grace

How can a basin of water mean so much to so many?

Max Lucado reminds us that mercy may be hard, but it is often the only solution and that solution can only be offered by the one offended.

I Doubt It: Dirty Feet & Open Hands

Learning the art of loving and sacrificial service in a room full of dirty feet.

Phil Ware continues his series called, 'I Doubt It,' focusing this week on Jesus' tender act of washing the disciples' feet.

Choosing to Be the 1!

In a world seeking to get and acquire, do we pause to give thanks for all we have?

Phil Ware uses the parable of the 10 lepers to remind us that we want to be the 1 who returns to give thanks even though we live in a world where most people are not very thankful!

Not Enough

What you have to offer isn't enough

What I have to offer God isn't enough. But what God can do with what I offer is more than enough. He can take my unholy life and make it right. He can take my weak faith and help me overcome. He can take my vulnerable humanity and let me say no to tempta

Edited by Grace

Now this is a reason to rejoice in hope!

Phil Ware writes about the funeral of his father-in-law Mel Nelson and reminds us what it means to be edited by grace.

The Hardest Lesson Learned

Why is it so hard to learn this simple lesson on which so much of life hangs?

Phil Ware continues his series on the prodigal son called the Journey home and he looks at the hardest lesson learned, that it is better to be a servant in our Father's house than to be on our own and alone.

No God Could Forgive Me!

I'm bad and no god could forgive me!

There is a God who can forgive all the heinous acts anyone can perform. There is a God who allowed His only Son to save all of us by paying the price none of us deserved. There is a God who can take the worst sinner and transfer him or her into a forgiven

Can I Be Forgiven?

How do you deal with those feelings of remorse?

It doesn't matter what you have done. Your sins can be washed away. You can start over. God will cleanse you and give you a new life.

Worship Is a Lifestyle

It's not a Sunday morning deal we make with God!

Brian McCutchen talks about worship and how it must be a daily part of our lives or it is not real worship like the early Christians shared and lived.

Pool of Mercy

Have you offered sight to the blind?

Cathy Messecar draws us into the story of the man born blind that was healed by Jesus in John 9 and reminds us that we are here to continue Jesus' ministry of healing and mercy.

When You're Missing Being Loved

Sometimes we don't see that love is defined by surprise and sacrifice.

Ann Voskamp talks about this year's wheat harvest and how it reminds her of God's grace and message of love when she was once in France and how communion is about love and love is about sacrifice.

The Light of Grace

A simple reminder of grace from one in a difficult place.

Phil Ware shares the sweet prayer request from one of the translators in a predominantly Muslim nation wracked with violence and bloodshed: "Please pray for the terrorists that they know Jesus Christ like Saul who became Paul :)"