Articles Tagged 'People'

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.

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.

8GHT: A Family Without Borders

These ordinary people did the extraordinary: they lived Jesus' words into reality.

Phil Ware continues his series called 8GHT on Acts 1:1-11 and focuses today on sharing the message of Jesus with the world God loves and all the people of all races and nationalities and social levels.

Is Anything Sacred?

Like speedbumps and curbs, these acts of holiness are meant to slow us down and keep us on the road.

Max Lucado talks about his experiences as a baseball catcher and how the dimensions of homeplate were immutable, sacred, and in a sense holy and compares that to certain things in life that God has called sacred and holy.

ToGather: God, Our Protector! (August 7, 2022)

Are we locating ourselves strategically, yet dangerously, as God's people so we can make a difference in the world as we rely, together, on God's protection?

Demetrius Collins and Phil Ware lead us in an online, worship through words and music using YouTube videos to remind us of God's promise to protect and deliver his people and be their safe harbor.

8GHT: The Revolutionary Power of Witnesses

Let's be witnesses with those here, near, and far like the first followers of Jesus did!

Phil Ware continues his short series on Acts 1:1-11 called Phil Ware continues his series called 8GT -- Eight Truths that Turned the World Upside Down -- and focuses on finding those seeking Jesus and being witnesses to them of the great things Jesus has

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.

Hard Work and Holy Listening

Instead of a well-manicured life, and perfectly organized and aesthetic home, my heart is yearning for more connection with love... His love... and, to be part of His loving presence.

Melissa Troyer comes to us again through the ordinariness of daily life and reminds us to listen for Jesus' presence and look for ways to be conduits of God's love.

What Really Matters

What would you take if our house were burning down, and, if everyone were already out of the house?

Melissa Troyer reminds us that things are just things, but if we have people we love then we have what matters most!

The Way of Jesus #2: Unsettling the Religious Status Quo

We must always remember that God's love for broken people and our call to his mission must matter most.

James Nored and Phil Ware remind us of the deadly consequences of a religion that forgets the love of God for broken people and the mission Jesus has for us to the lost world and helped define the way of Jesus through the cross to the empty tomb.

Viewing People as Jesus Did!

We can view people in ways that demean their value to God instead of viewing people as Jesus does!

Phil Ware reminds us of the four ways we often view people that are very crass and treats them as less than human, then he compares that to how Jesus views people.

To the Ends of the Earth

God uses the most amazing connections and people to fulfill his promises to bless all people!

James Nored and Phil Ware share Jesus' plan to reach all peoples, like the Ethiopian Nobleman and the people in the farthest reaches of the earth, with the goodness of grace.

Beyond Religious Places, Practices, and Rituals

We must always remember that God's love for broken people and our call to his mission must matter most.

James Nored and Phil Ware remind us of the deadly consequences of a religion that forgets the love of God for broken people and mission Jesus has for us to the lost world.

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.

ToGather: Caring for the Vulnerable (July 5, 2020)

We are Jesus' heart, hands, and feet. Let's remind each other that we should bless the broken, forgotten, left out, and needy.

Phil Ware and Demetrius Collins lead us into worship through songs, Communion, and the Word God, inviting us to experience, proclaim and rejoice in the love of God for all people and to be stirred to share that love with others.

ToGather: I Will Celebrate! (June 21, 2020)

David danced with all his might amid the reverence and honor given to God as the ark, the representation of God's power and presence, returned to his people.

Phil Ware and Demetrius Collins lead us into worship in song and the Word to experience, proclaim and rejoice in the majesty, goodness, and grace of our God who is powerful and present among us.

In the Power of the Spirit

We live our lives where we place our focus!

Phil Ware reminds us that by focusing on Jesus and our need for Jesus to be the transforming presence in our lives the Holy Spirit transforms and conforms us to Jesus with increasing likeness.

Leave, Go, and Bless

As Abraham showed us, God's greatest promises often come packaged as our greatest sacrifices, hardest challenges, and longest journeys.

James Nored and Phil Ware remind us of God's incredible journey of redemption and how Abraham was the one who began this journey demonstrating great faith when he followed God for a destination he did not yet know.

You’re Not Getting Older, You’re Getting Closer!

Why feel this kind of urgency? Why not think about retirement and enjoying my... ?

At the beginning of the New Year, and the beginning of his new year of living, Phil Ware challenges us to be more like Jesus, especially in the way he loves people.

To the Ends of the Earth

God uses the most amazing connections and people to fulfill his promises to bless all people!

James Nored and Phil Ware share Jesus' plan to reach all peoples, like the Ethiopian Nobleman and the people in the farthest reaches of the earth, with the goodness of grace.

Beyond Religious Places, Practices, and Rituals

We must always remember that God's love for broken people and our call to his mission must matter most.

James Nored and Phil Ware remind us of the deadly consequences of a religion that forgets the love of God for broken people and mission Jesus has for us to the lost world.

A Family Without Borders

these ordinary people did the extraordinary: they lived Jesus’ words into reality.

Phil Ware continues his short series on Acts 1:1-11 and focuses today on sharing the message of Jesus with the world God loves.

How Full Is Your Gift Sack?

Most of us only hoped to get enough of these seasons’ “givings” in our sacks not to be embarrassed, humiliated and marked as a less than desirable.

Phil Ware asks us to remember all the people who joined Jesus at his birth and challenges us to believe that these are exactly the kind of people Jesus came to redeem -- people just like us!

His Words, Your Community

It always brought tears to her eyes when she thought of the first part of Genesis.

Tom Norvel reminisces about the days our personal copy of the Bible and our visits to church were something precious and asks us to think through how important they are to us today.

How Do I View People?

Jesus challenges us to examine the everyday processes that we use to strip away the humanity of those around us and dismiss their value to us.

Phil Ware reminds us how Jesus viewed people and challenged us by his example to view each person as someone in whom the works of God need to be done.