Why God Killed His Son (pt3)

How could God plan to sacrifice His Son?  How is that a loving, good, and right thing to do to a son whom you love? [NOTE: This is part three of a four-part series of posts based on a question brought to me by a friend.  If you haven’t yet, check out Part 1  and Part 2.  I […]

Why God Killed His Son (pt2)

How could God plan to sacrifice His Son? How is that a loving, good, and right thing to do to a son whom you love? [NOTE: This is part two of a four-part series of posts based on a question brought to me by a friend. Part 1 can be found HERE. I hope it’s […]

Why God Killed His Son (pt1)

How could God plan to sacrifice His Son?  How is that a loving, good, and right thing to do to a son whom you love? [NOTE: This is part one of a four-part series of posts based on a question brought to me by a friend. I hope it’s helpful to you. -Phillip] GOD IS LOVE. (1 John […]

GRAPHIC – A Good Sermon

Ever wonder how a preacher prepares a sermon? Obviously, different people do it in different ways, but here are some things I try to keep in mind. – Pastor Phillip    

Kingdom Credentials

What is the sign of “valid ministry” in the Kingdom of God? “You yourselves are our letter of recommendation, written on our hearts, to be known and read by all.” -2 Corinthians 3:2 Credentials have always been a big deal.  As a sign of legitimacy in any arena, recommendations from qualified people and certificates from […]

The Hurt of Love

Have you ever had one of those painful conversations with someone you love? “For I write to you out of much affliction and anguish of heart and with many tears, not to cause you pain, but to let you know the abundant love I have for you.” -2 Corinthians 2:4 Love hurts. Have you discovered […]

The Beautiful Clothes of Death

What beauty could be found in the ugliness of death? “For while we are still in this tent [the physical body], we groan, being burdened – not that we would be unclothed, but that we would be further clothed, so that what is mortal may be swallowed up by life.” -2 Corinthians 5:4 Far from […]

The Upside of Mistakes

Jesus is in the redemption business, even for you. I love questions!  Recently a friend of mine asked one in response to my post, God Has Called You.  “What if a person is where they are because of mistakes they have made; are they still where God called them?” What a great question! In Scripture, […]

God Has Called You

Ever wonder why your life looks the way it does? “Only let each person lead the life that the Lord has assigned to him, and to which God has called him.” -1 Corinthians 7:17a God does not get taken by surprise. He does not get distracted, look up and see one of His children in […]

Homeless in Fort Lauderdale

Sometimes what we need most is not easy answers, but deeper questions. The other day, I watched homeless people being served by Christians. From my perch high atop a parking garage in Fort Lauderdale, FL, I could see the crowd gather, hear the coordinator pray as she started the feeding time and watch as all […]