Articles Tagged 'Passion'

An Overlooked Gem?

This seemingly innocuous transitional passage in the gospel of Luke is one of those hidden gems we often overlook!

Phil Ware continues his reflections on his daily reading in the gospels, this time focused on Luke 8:1-3 and how this forgotten gem opens our eyes to the importance that women played in Jesus' ministry.

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Botiyasi just stood there a moment, speechless. He choked, then cleared his throat. Kneeling beside his friend, he spoke the request the old man coveted.

Roy and Kathi Merritt share a beautiful story of love and conversion from Zambia and a servant of God named Botiyasi.

The Lord Is Near!

We are not alone in our longing to know that the presence of the Lord is with us!

Phil Ware reminds us that the Lord is close and we have a right to long to know his presence is real and is near.

The Andrew Effect: Jesus Promises His Presence

Can we really expect to meet Jesus? The sad reality is that many folks give up on meeting and experiencing Jesus, personally.

Phil Ware invites into the "Andrew Effect" and reminds us that Jesus promised to be present with us as we live out the four moves of Phil calls the Andrew Effect

ToGather: Jesus Longs to Be Real to Us! (June 27, 2021)

God — as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit — is with us and has made his home in each of us and wants to reveal himself to each of us!

Demetrius Collins and Phil Ware lead us in a virtual, DIY, worship through words and music using YouTube videos to remind us that Jesus is Immanuel and not only draws near to us, but is in us and with us.

Living the ultimate Romance

Proven love can grow strong and holy passion can send sparks into the air!

Ann Voskamp writes about how much she loves her husband and why their passion still is as deep as it ever was.

Live Beyond

I invite you to join me in living beyond the horizon of our children's faith!

Phil Ware writes about leaving a legacy with his children and grandchildren to pass on faith and be passionate disciples of Jesus.

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.

ToGather: God Longs to Be Gracious to You! (February 21, 2021)

God has given his people many great and precious promises over the centuries. We choose to celebrate several of those promises today!

Demetrius Collins and Phil Ware lead us in virtual, DIY worship through words and music using YouTube videos to remind us that God longs to be gracious to us if we wait in prayer for him to act.

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.

Finding Our Path to God

The Bible and the early church were both exclusive and inclusive about salvation and fellowship.

James Nored and Phil Ware remind us of both the exclusive claim of Jesus as the only way to God and the inclusive fellowship of welcoming all people who truly believe in him.

ToGather: Beyond a Sagging Roof! (October 18, 2020)

We are broken vessels, saved by grace and empowered by the Holy Spirit to make a difference in our broken world with the grace that we have received.

Demetrius Collins & Phil Ware lead through worship in song, the Lord's Supper, a powerful message from God's word about not being lazy and neglectful of the opportunities God has given us to lead others to Jesus, along with a closing blessing for worship

What Is Core: Loving

Core to following Jesus is becoming like God in offering love, first.

Phil Ware continues his series on what is core and focuses on love and what it is and how Jesus and God demonstrate it.

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: Golden! (July 12, 2020)

The Golden Rule is a fundamental principle in our life with others. Jesus lived this principle, and we have chosen to follow the example of our Savior.

Phil Ware and Demetrius Collins lead us into worship through songs, Communion, and the Word God, inviting us to realize that in Jesus, we have the power to break every chain of bondage in our relationships and in our lives.

In His Steps to Share His Light

Jesus went up on the mountain and taught his followers to live the good life, to live as Jesus did!

Phil Ware and James Nored, through word and video, remind us of our need to return to the Jesus-styled kind of life.

U-Turn to Walk in God's Will

Before we can be useful in living for God, we need to have our U-turn moment!

Phil Ware and James Nored look at what the ministry of John the Baptizer meant for people in his day and call on us to share in this move toward the kingdom of God today.

Time to Stop the Whine

We can expect God to show up if we will invite future generations to experience his power and presence with us!

Phil Ware writes to encourage and challenge our older generations to live with passion and faith so the younger generations can experience the presence of God.

Not Molded by Our Circumstances!

We can change our world for the better rather than having our values eroded by our circumstances!

James Nored and Phil Ware remind us of Joseph's story and how God works in our lives to bless people if we are faithful, have character, and share compassion no matter our circumstance.

Our Chorus is the Gospel

'The verses are the blues, the chorus is the gospel.'

Patrick Odum picks up a line from a Bruce Springsteen interview and helps us understand the need for being real about our struggles but also celebrating our hope in the gospel.

Finding Our Path to God

The Bible and the early church were both exclusive and inclusive about salvation and fellowship.

James Nored and Phil Ware remind us of both the exclusive claim of Jesus as the only way to God and the inclusive fellowship of welcoming all people who truly believed in Jesus.

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.

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.

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.

In His Steps to Share His Light

Jesus went up on the mountain and taught his followers to live the good life — to live as Jesus did!

Phil Ware and James Nored, through word and video, remind us of our need to return to the Jesus-styled kind of life.