The Jesus Window

Skipping Communion?

Skipping Communion?

Jesus didn't pray for unity just so Christians could sit in a happy circle, hold hands, and sing Kum Ba Yah around the campfire at church camp.

Phil Ware reflects on the words of Jesus, the actions of the apostle Paul, and the example of a couple of men in his life, all focused on the theme of reconciliation.

Whatever Happened to the Gift of Affirmation?

Whatever Happened to the Gift of Affirmation?

What I had missed was the human element of this event in Jesus' life. The heavenly Father was affirming his Son!

Phil Ware shares insight into affirmation of God's leaders from the life of Jesus and the ministry of Paul.

Resurrection 2.8: With Christ

Resurrection 2.8: With Christ

Maybe you're like me and have imagined these kinds of things as you've read the story of Jesus.

Phil Ware continues his series on Resurrection 2.0 and focuses this week on a way we can share with Jesus in his saving work even if we were not present when it happened years ago.

Resurrection 2.7: Let the Clouds Remind You!

Resurrection 2.7: Let the Clouds Remind You!

As followers of Jesus, the clouds hold a message of hope for us, not just a warning.

Phil Ware continues his series on Resurrection 2.0 and focuses this week on Jesus' return in the clouds which is guaranteed by his resurrection from the dead.

Resurrection 2.6: The Lord of Fresh Starts

Resurrection 2.6: The Lord of Fresh Starts

Wouldn't life be better if we could have a fresh start after making a mess of things?

Phil Ware continues his series on Resurrection 2.0 focusing on Jesus' loving confrontation of Peter about his arrogance and failure and then restoring him back to ministry.

Resurrection 2.5: Sarcastic Ridicule

Resurrection 2.5: Sarcastic Ridicule

Jesus knew the sting of sarcastic ridicule and unbelief from his family

Phil Ware continues his Resurrection 2.0 series reminding us this week that Jesus' own family did not believe until after his resurrection.

Resurrection 2.3: Unless...!

Resurrection 2.3: Unless...!

If Jesus was truly raised from the dead, then this new reality would call for Thomas to radically re-orient his life

Phil Ware continues his series on Resurrection 2.0 and focuses this week on Thomas.

Resurrection 2.2: Sometimes, I Doubt!

Resurrection 2.2: Sometimes, I Doubt!

Do doubts mean I don’t believe?

Phil Ware continues his series on Resurrection 2.0 focusing this week on the doubts of early disciples, and our times of doubting sometimes in our world.

Resurrection 2.1: In the Breaking of the Bread

Resurrection 2.1: In the Breaking of the Bread

What if this song speaks the truth about Jesus' promise to meet us in our world today?

Phil Ware continues his series on Resurrection 2.0 and the vital importance of Jesus' resurrection for our life as his disciples today.

Resurrection 2.0: The Empty Tomb

Resurrection 2.0: The Empty Tomb

They stood there, stunned and perplexed.

Phil Ware begins his series on Jesus' resurrection appearances called Resurrection 2.0

Cruciformed #8: The Land of In-between

Cruciformed #8: The Land of In-between

That unsettling

Phil Ware finishes up his series on CRUCIFORMED and the way of the cross that Jesus shows us in the Gospel of Mark.

Cruciformed #7: He Knew

Cruciformed #7: He Knew

He knew that people were fickle. They could cry out, “Hosanna!” one day, then cry out, “Crucify him!” a week later.

Phil Ware continues his series on CRUCIFORMED focusing on the events of Jesus' last week from his Triumphal Entry to his resurrection.

Cruciformed #6: The Gamble

Cruciformed #6: The Gamble

As Jesus journeyed into Jerusalem that last time, he had reached the point where he was going to gamble everything on the cross.

Phil Ware continues his series of insights on living the CRUCIFORMED life Jesus calls all disciples to live on his way to the cross.

Cruciformed #5: The Power of Small

Cruciformed #5: The Power of Small

Jesus’ disciples were clueless. Even worse, they were unwilling to accept that the role of exaltation for Jesus and his followers involved the cross of Golgotha!

Phil Ware continues his series on the Cruciformed disciple, focusing this week on the power of the small.

Cruciformed #4: Only by Prayer

Cruciformed #4: Only by Prayer

Unlike the father of the boy with the tormenting spirit, we don’t confess our unbelief and then ask for help in believing more is possible.

Phil Ware continues his series of posts from the discipleship section of Mark chapters 8-10, this time focusing on the boy the disciples of Jesus could not heal.

Cruciformed #3: Listen to Him!

Cruciformed #3: Listen to Him!

In a world full of noisy distractions and competing messages, how do we know which voice we should obey and which sign we should follow?

Phil Ware continues his short series on becoming a cruciformed people -- disciples transformed by the cross of Jesus -- by talking about the focus on the story of Jesus' transfiguration.

Cruciformed #2: Beyond Our Blurry Vision

Cruciformed #2: Beyond Our Blurry Vision

As we journey with Jesus down his way of the cross, something grabs our hearts. That drawing power reaches through the centuries.

Phil Ware continues his series from the Gospel of Mark called Cruciformed, formed into the likeness of Jesus who went to the cross.

CRUCIFORMED!

CRUCIFORMED!

For us to be 'cruciformed' means that we offer our hearts to be reshaped to be like Jesus' heart. It means we offer ourselves to be used by God to bless and serve others.

Phil Ware begins a series on the central section of the Gospel of Mark that focuses on being "cruciformed" as the first step of being a disciple of Jesus.

Don't Just Stand There

Don't Just Stand There

As our world sinks ever deeper into the abyss of division, evil, hatred, and violence, Jesus’ followers must do more than spout platitudes, post opinions, blame others, go to church, pray, and preach.

Phil Ware finishes his series called 8GHT and focusses on Jesus' command for us to quit standing around and doing nothing, but to go and do something to redeem our lost world.

Jesus' Power to Get It Done

Jesus' Power to Get It Done

We must not forget to punch that little red button and make sure the current of heaven’s grace and power flow to us and flow through us to the world.

Phil Ware continues his series called, 8GHT, focusing on eight principles out of Acts 1, today his focus is on the Holy Spirit being the power behind the early church.

A Family Without Borders

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.

The Revolutionary Power of Witnesses

The Revolutionary Power of Witnesses

Let’s be witnesses with those here, near, and far (Acts 1:8) like the first followers of Jesus did!

Phil Ware continues his short series on Acts 1:1-11 and focuses today on being witnesses of the great things Jesus has done.

What Time Is It?

What Time Is It?

Your world is fractured and lost. It needs to see what the way of the Kingdom looks like in real life today!

Phil Ware continues his short series on Acts 1:1-11 and focuses today on restoring the kingdom.

All Seekers Welcomed Here!

All Seekers Welcomed Here!

In the Bible, sometimes a person's name was changed because of something that person did or because of something that God was going to do through that person.

Phil Ware continues his series called 8GT -- Eight Truths that Turned the World Upside Down.

All About Jesus

All About Jesus

Behind every move made by disciples in the book of Acts, Jesus was the mover!

Phil Ware continues his series called 8GHT -- Eight Truths that Turned the World Upside Down! from Acts 1:1-11, this week focusing on Jesus as the Message, Motive, Model, and Mover in the early days of the church.