Articles Tagged 'P'

Transparency

How open are you to others who want to bless you?

Paul Faulkner reminds us how desperately we need to be in a loving relationship with someone with whom we can be fully transparent.

The Spirit Opens Our Eyes to Truth

"I remember when that knowledge really hit me for the first time... that to get the whole truth, you have to have the Holy Spirit.'

Ron Rose reminds us that without the Holy Spirit alive in us, we have no guide to help us understand the Scriptures, much less God or Jesus or the holy plans and promises for us!

A Fork in My Path

...make me a fork, that men must turn one way or another on facing Christ in me.

Ben Steed chronicles his trip with Compassion International to Ecuador.

Hope in our Messy Days

Parenting cuts deep to the core. It lays open our needs before God, and we can either resent it or embrace the powerful cleansing that comes from God's purifying fire

Melissa Troyer reminds us that life's messes should drive us to our knees and open our hearts to the love, grace, and freedom of God!

How We View People

Our approach to people must focus on helping them believe God values them and that Jesus came to serve, love, and help them find life in him

Phil Ware shares a study of John 9 and reminds us how Jesus viewed people so he could share the life and light of God with them and save them.

Thankful for Our Greatest Gift

God has blessed us with many gifts, but the greatest of all gifts was God coming to us in Jesus of Nazareth!

Christmas card and thank you from the Heartlight.org and VerseoftheDay.com team.

ToGather: Sharing Our Cup of Gratitude (November 27, 2022)

We want to be a people who sing to God out of hearts full of gratitude because of our riches in Christ Jesus!

Demetrius Collins and Phil Ware lead us in online worship through words and music, using YouTube videos to lead us to sing with hearts full of gratitude for all that God has done for us in Jesus.

ToGather: Let's Keep Singing! (November 20, 2022)

Songs enable us to speak to God from all the different tangents, orbits, pressures, situations, and experiences in our lives.

Demetrius Collins and Phil Ware lead us in online worship through words and music using YouTube videos inviting us to rejoice and sing to the LORD with joy and thanksgiving.

ToGather: Using Our Freedom Redemptively (November 13, 2022)

In our broken world where people say and do hostile things against us, we choose to use our freedom to serve them in love.

Demetrius Collins and Phil Ware lead us in an online worship through words and music using YouTube videos to remind us we are free in Christ from bondage to sin, death, satan, hell, purposelessness, loneliness, so we can use our freedom to serve and liber

ToGather: Bringing All Things Together in Christ (November 6, 2022)

Our hope, our answer, and God's unveiling of his greatest mysteries are found in Jesus, the Messiah, Son of God, the Christ who is our Savior and Lord!

Demetrius Collins and Phil Ware lead us in an online worship through words and music using YouTube videos to help us understand and connect emotionally with God's mystery to bring things together in Christ.

ToGather: God's Great Gift to Us! (October 30, 2022)

Let's live out God's gift of grace by celebrating God's goodness, loving Jesus, and obeying what the Lord taught as we love, serve, and treat others as our Savior did!

Demetrius Collins and Phil Ware lead us in an online, virtual worship through words and music using YouTube videos to remind us and help us celebrate and live in appreciation to the grace of God.

ToGather: Having a Fitting Reply (October 23, 2022)

Let's worship today, praising God and asking for the help of the Holy Spirit as we seek to respond to people as Jesus did!

Demetrius Collins and Phil Ware lead us in online, virtual worship through words and music using YouTube videos to help us understand how to give fitting replies to others in different conversation contexts.

At the End of Ourselves

Why do we limit our lives to the mundane of only what we can see? Why, oh why, do we cling to safety over being truly alive?

Melissa Troyer talks about coming to the end of our own abilities, resources, and power to fix ourselves, our problems, and deal with our difficult situations on our own, and then we ask for help and prayer.

ToGather: Aligning Our Interior and Exterior Worlds (October 16, 2022)

David concludes Psalm 19 with a prayer that his interior and exterior worlds align with the character of God and bring the LORD pleasure!

Demetrius Collins and Phil Ware lead us in an online, virtual worship through words and music using YouTube videos to call us to align our internal feelings of love for God with our external daily lives that should be lived as our worship of God.

ToGather: What It Means to Follow (October 9, 2022)

When Peter, Andrew, James, and John accepted Jesus' call to follow him, everything changed for them!

Demetrius Collins and Phil Ware lead us in online, virtual worship through words and music using YouTube videos to help us understand, celebrate, commit, and confess what it means to follow Jesus.

ToGather: Safe! (October 2, 2022)

Much of the recent worldwide conversation has been focused on the question, 'How can we be kept safe in our world today?'

Demetrius Collins and Phil Ware lead us in an online, worship through words and music using YouTube videos to call us to trust that God will keep us safe and honor all that we have entrusted to him.

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.

ToGather: A Heart for God's People (September 18, 2022)

Status-seeking and a lust for superiority and power over others cannot be part of the Jesus lifestyle!

Demetrius Collins and Phil Ware lead us in online virtual worship through words and music using YouTube videos to call us to have a heart for God's people and to serve them in love.

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

ToGather: I Will Lift My Eyes (September 11, 2022)

Despite many warnings from the prophets, Israel began felt entitled because they were God's PEOPLE, in God's PLACE, by God's POWER.

Demetrius Collins and Phil Ware lead us in an online, worship through words and music using YouTube videos to lift our eyes to the LORD and receive our strength, hope, and encouragement from him.

Something Simple, Something Glorious

Don't be fooled by the simplicity of this meal, but be reminded that Jesus makes simple things glorious!

Phil Ware reminds us that though the bread and wine of this meal are simple, so were Jesus' words to Jairus' daughter, and those words changed everything.

On the Life and Passing of Anthony Bourdain

I am more grateful than ever for my comparably simple station, one that allows me both quiet time at home and the opportunity to travel — to enjoy both friends and strangers.

Grant Rampy talks about once coveting the fame, fast life, riches, travel, experiences, and accomplishments of Anthony Bordain until realizing what he chased ended up empty and alone.

ToGather: Guarding Our Treasure with Faith, Love, and the Holy Spirit (September 4, 2022)

Paul's goal was not to clutter Timothy's mind with needless details, but to encourage him to guard his precious gospel treasure.

Demetrius Collins and Phil Ware lead us in an online, DIY, worship through words and music using YouTube videos to inspire us to love the treasure of the gospel God invested in us and to live with faith, love, and the Holy Spirit as we proclaim and protec

Posers and Pretenders

We are all damaged and divided, and there seems to be a whole bunch of us who've become professional pretenders and posers, desperately seeking to be little tin gods who want to be in charge.

Ron Rose is back having conversations over coffee, and including all people and their stories in his conversations whether or not he agrees with them.

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.