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Worship in the Real World

Why is it so easy to draw this line?

Phil Ware reminds us that there should be no line between sacred and secular for followers of Jesus.

A Charcoal Fire & the Smell of Redemption

Why make someone relive his or her sin, why not just ignore it?

Phil Ware continues his Saved at Sea series focusing on Peter's denials, his promises, his arrogance, his failure, and his restoration.

God Put His SIGnature on You!

Can you see God's signature on his masterpiece?

Phil Ware reminds us that we are all God's gifted children and that God has put his signature on each of us in three different ways.

'... and thankful!'

Give thanks for this?

Phil Ware finishes his November series of giving thanks and focuses on our mission or call from God.

'...and thankful!'

That passion to pursue Jesus must never die!

Phil Ware continues his series tied to Thanksgiving called "...and thankful" and this week he is thankful for the longing to move toward Jesus and pursue the things of God.

'...and thankful!'

So we are supposed to give thanks for this?

Phil Ware continues his 4 part series on Thanksgiving and how important it is for churches to leverage change and growth in in their church families.

'...and thankful!'

What happens the other 51 weeks of the year?

Phil Ware begins a 4 part November series on giving thanks just in time for the Thanksgiving season.

Comfort in any Season

How does God use us to comfort other?

Phil Ware talks about 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 and comforting others with the comfort we have received when we went through the season of mourning, grief, and pain.

In the Power of the Spirit

We can't help it: we live where we look!

Phil Ware continues his series on the Holy Spirit focusing on Jesus and our need for Jesus to be the transforming presence in our lives.

Sometimes I Just Like to Listen Now

Do you ever take time to listen and not sing?

Phil likes to sing, but sometimes he just needs to listen and be blessed and pumped up.

And It Was Night?

Is there any hope, any light, for our darkness?

Phil Ware talks about the triumphal entry of Jesus and the darkness that Jesus faced for all of us to defeat the darkness and bring us to light.

The Long, Hard Chill of Winter

Are you ready for the long hard chill of winter?

Phil Ware talks about the harshness of a long, cold, hard winter and the trials and troubles we must endure as believers.

Thanksgiving!

How do we keep our concerns for the future and our hardships from the last two years of Covid 19 from stealing the joy of our Thanksgiving?

Phil Ware reminds us to keep thanksgiving a part of our daily lives even though we face challenging times, difficult circumstances, and discouraging realities.

Heartbroken!

In the middle of our grief, loss, and brokenness, we must remember that we are not alone in our brokenness.

Phil Ware reminds us that God shares our pain in our worst moments of grief and loss, God is heartbroken with us.

Blessed Christmas!

In a year of trouble, sorrow, isolation, and loss, our prayer is that you can experience the presence of Immanuel in your life!

Phil Ware shares the Heartlight.org and VerseoftheDay.com Christmas prayer with all their readers.

Red Boots and Christmas

How do we give the gift of legacy this Christmas, and not just give more stuff that will end up in a landfill a few years from now?

Phil Ware remembers his Daddy Gordon and several Christmas memories that ensured his grandfather passed on a legacy of love and faith despite his few years of life.

Beyond Trite Slogans to Real Help

How can we say these things and really mean them when trying to help those who hurt?

Phil Ware writes about Romans 8:22-29, the bondage to decay that our world faces, our own troubles and hardships, and slogans that we often use and abuse to try to encourage people who are grieving, wounded, or hurt.

Sowing to the Spirit: Finding Power from on High

We can trust God's promises that the Spirit is at work in us!

Phil Ware reminds us that God wants us to know that we have the Holy Spirit present and at work with power in our lives!

He Came to a World We Know

Jesus entered a world we recognize as our own. He did it to redeem us from the messes we have brought on ourselves.

Phil Ware reminds us that the grit and gore that surrounds Jesus' birth is there to help us know that he came to a world like our own to redeem it.

Come Home Quickly, Hallelujah

I know my heavenly Father is looking forward to having me home to enjoy the celebration with him and his other children.

Phil Ware shares an article about his son coming home from college and how it reminds him of the Father in heaven waiting for us to return home to him.

Even Though They Are Small?

If we are not careful, the challenges of the moment can wilt the joy right out of our Thanksgiving.

Phil Ware reminds us that no matter how difficult our circumstances, because of Jesus we have reason to give thanks!

Free to Become

Thoughts of freedom permeate the thoughts of the people of our world right now.

Phil Ware reminds us on the eve of Independence Day in the U.S. and movements all around the world striving for freedom, that the Holy Spirit gives us the greatest freedom of all!

Beginning in Endings: End of Years, Rebirth of Joy!

How could we have this completely wrong?

Phil Ware concludes his end of the year series called Beginning in Endings by talking about Anna and Simeon from Luke 2 and what they should teach us about aging and what to expect as we grow older.

Scales on Our Eyes?

We're like the apostle Paul right before he was baptized: we can't see!

Phil Ware concludes his 14 part series on how God values women and their importance in the life of His people.

A Story That Must Be Told!

Regardless of our reasons in the past, let’s make sure we honor the Lord’s wishes in this circumstance and others like it.

Phil Ware continues his series of messages of how Jesus values women, focusing this week on the loving and extravagant gift of the unnamed woman who broke her alabaster jar and anointed Jesus with expensive perfume.