Articles Tagged 'Red'

Strategy for the End Times

I may never untangle every nuance of Jesus' prophecies about the destruction of Jerusalem and HIS coming at the end of time but I can be ready!

Phil Ware focuses on what we need to do, and who we need to be, by looking at six intersections with our world during these last days as we await the return of Jesus, the glorious Son of Man!

Before the Red Sea Parts

Life is as full of beauty as it is uncertainty if we open our eyes to see the divine fingerprints of grace.

Melissa Troyes writes with beauty about God’s touches of grace on a trip to New England with her family as she wrestles with the grief over an aunt who is gone too soon and the uncertainty of the future of her family and where they will live.

The Good News of Jesus Begins with a Servant

Jesus emphasized that the greatest in the Kingdom of God is a servant, and then defined his personal mission as serving those who are lost.

Phil Ware continues his reflections on his gospel studies and shares how we can become JesuShaped by becoming servants like John the Baptizer and four friends.

ToGather: Waiting in Expectation (September 19, 2021)

We trust in Jesus' promise to return in victory for us and bring God's new heaven and new earth.

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 greatness and Jesus' promise to take us home to the Father and reveal us as God's adopted children and heal our broken wo

Three Easy Ways To Help Service Members in Your Community

Living in a civilian world after being in service can be a tough transition, but with support from their community and friends like you, a service member's life can be much easier to navigate.

Rhonda Underhill shares simple ways to help active service members and veterans with their adjustments to civilian life and provides many good links to services and resources that are helpful.

ToGather: Set Free! (August 1, 2021)

As we worship together, we celebrate our freedom in Christ and invite the Holy Spirit to continue his work of transforming us!

Demetrius Collins and Phil Ware lead us in a virtual, DIY, worship through words and music using YouTube videos to celebrate our identity in Christ and remind us that we are freed from law-keeping as our way of being righteous and celebrate our identity a

The Shear

We are called to live in the strong currents where Jesus' Kingdom meets the world and those trapped by darkness, and we need to know there is both danger and richness as we live in 'The Shear.'

Phil Ware continues his series on becoming JesuShaped disciples.

What Is Our Blindspot?

Since it's a blind spot, no matter how hard you try you can't see what you should be seeing.

Jordan Reese shares a poignant piece of writing by her dad as she thinks through our blindspots and calls us to seek first Jesus' Kingdom and that righteousness, not our own biases.

ToGather: Inviting Jesus to Come Alive in Us (May 30, 2021)

God bless us all as we seek to let the grace of Jesus shine through us and touch those around us.

Demetrius Collins and Phil Ware share a DIY worship plan with a message, songs, and other resources in YouTuube video format and including a communion devotional by Rubel Shelly.

When the Cost Is too High!

If anything costs you your family or your faith, the price is too high!

Max Lucado reminds us the real price tag for greed.

ToGather: Overcoming the Power of Hatred (May 2, 2021)

We commit to be Jesus-shaped people, people who leave the world a different and better place than we found it.

Demetrius Collins and Phil Ware lead us in a virtual, DIY, worship through words and music using YouTube videos to call us to be people of reconciliation, forgiveness, and grace, just like our Savior!

The Way of Jesus #5: Because of Love

Why would the sinless Son give himself, surrender his life and his dignity, to save those who were ungodly, helpless, sinners, and enemies of God?

James Nored and Phil Ware remind us that Jesus gave his life for us because of his love for us and his unwillingness to leave us in sin and how his love defined

The Way of Jesus #1: Truly See the Coming King

When Jesus entered Jerusalem, the whole city was stirred and asked,

James Nored and Phil Ware share the significance of Jesus' Triumphal Entry as they begin a special Holy Week series.

To the Girl on the Elevator

I wish I could have hugged the girl on the elevator.

Teresa Bell Kindred shares an emotional story from her experience caring for her husband in his two-plus month battle with COVID-19 and invites us to pray God's blessing into the life of an unknown young wife whose husband is in ICU.

Overcoming the Greater Pandemic: Have You Been to the Mountaintop?

Many feel as if they are caught in some kind of auto-repeating Groundhog Day experience with COVID-19.

Phil Ware and James Nored speak to the isolation pandemic accompanying COVID-19 and share ways and invite us to share ways to find joy and hope on the mountain with Immanuel.

Bringing God's Grace through Love and Prayer

Prayer is a holy moment. We invite the eternal and divine grace of God to invade our hearts and change our lives and the lives of those we love.

Phil Ware shares Scriptures, stories, and ideas to help us prepare for the hour of worldwide unified prayer for our broken world, especially focused on love and prayer as a source of hope for our broken world.

Unlikely Heroes Who Sacrifice

Their flesh yearned for a mighty conqueror who would slay their enemies. Jesus made it clear that he would not be that kind of hero!

James Nored and Phil Ware remind us of that inner part of us that still bears the stamp of God's divine nature, the part that is touched by stories of self-sacrifice.

God's Mission Through Jesus' People

Can you think of a more noble vision or a more compelling mission for us, the Lord's people, than to be Jesus' bodily presence to our fractured and fragmented world?

James Nored and Phil Ware challenge us through words and video to embrace God's mission for us as the bodily presence of Jesus in the world.

Life to Our Mortal Bodies

Jesus wasn't just raised from the dead; he is also now alive in us through the Holy Spirit!

James Nored and Phil Ware emphasize the importance of the Holy Spirit in our resurrection from the dead.

We All Need Jesus!

Because we could not be

James Nored and Phil Ware remind us that we all needed Jesus' redemptive death on the cross so we could find new life in the grace of God.

What is Core: Communing

When we gather in Jesus' name, something transcendent happens: the Lord is present with us!

Phil Ware talks about what is core to our faith and then ties it to everyday meals as well as our celebration of the Lord's Supper and the things of first importance in 1 Corinthians 15:1-7.

What Is Core: Believing

What is most important for us to believe and do as disciples of Jesus, today?

Phil Ware begins a series of messages on what is core, or what is at the heart of what we must believe and do to be true disciples of Jesus, today.

Putting My Life Where My Mouth Is!

Are we willing to live up to our religious-sounding talk?

Phil Ware challenges us to leave behind intention and move out into the world of action as we seek care for our broken world and overcome the criticism that we are uncaring hypocrites who are not willing to help

Biblical Foundation for Online Outreach Strategies

Instead of spending all of our time focused on re-gathering, we need to ask ourselves how we are have been doing the essential things that go with being Jesus' church

Phil Ware acknowledges the burnout and frustration in our church leaders from having to do church online and virtually, but at the same time challenges us to go back to the book of Acts and see how using our technologies to share Jesus is essential.

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.