You Can Have Unity Even When You Don’t Get Along (pt2)

Even in the Bible, nobody gets along all the time.   However, disagreement doesn’t have to disrupt our unity and love for one another. In his letter to the church at Philippi, Paul shares a simple truth that leads to an effective stragety for working through conflict while keeping the peace. It’s all in your […]

You Can Have Unity Even When You Don’t Get Along (pt1)

Do you have people in your life with whom you just don’t get along? “I entreat Euodia and Syntyche to agree in the Lord.  Yes, I ask you also, true companion, help these women, who have labored side by side with me in the Gospel…” -Philippians 4:2 How comforting to know that even at the […]

You Were Designed for Transformation

You were not designed for standing still. “For the kingdom of God does not consist in talk but in power.” -1 Corinthians 4:20 The goal and growth of a disciple is not information, not inspiration, not even transformation.  It is INCARNATION, truly becoming the body of Christ on the earth. This is a particular type […]

Hope Will Help You Hang On

Do you ever find it hard to just “hang in there?” We heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love that you have for all the saints, because of the hope laid up for you in heaven.” -Colossians 1:4-5 Sometimes it’s hard to have faith when the world around us is so disappointing. […]

Should Women Be Allowed to Preach?

I love getting “theological” questions because it gives me a chance to dig into subjects that I don’t always have occasion to explore.  If you like that sort of thing, welcome to “Theology Thursdays!”  If not, stay tuned for tomorrow’s post. — Pastor Phillip QUESTION: My cousin was asking about 1 Timothy 2:8-12 because it makes […]

Set list for Adore (10/19/12)

There is NOTHING like praising Jesus as ONE Church. What a great time we had last Friday at Adore!  Coming together as ONE Church in our city is always a blessing, and more importantly, blesses the heart of God. Several people asked me about the set list, so I thought it would be fun to […]

When You Trust God, His Grace Gives You Strength

Think about this for a moment: When you and I doubt God’s grace, we fall into the same trap that the serpent prepared for our first parents in the garden. It means we are listening to the sly voice of the deceiver when he says… “God doesn’t really love you. He doesn’t really have your best […]

Do You Want to See More Miracles in Your Life?

I subscribe to an excellent free resource from an organization called Koinonia House, the ministry of Bible teacher Chuck Missler.  It’s called “K-House eNews” and it’s a weekly e-mail update that includes brief news highlights from around the world and medium-sized articles on Scripture and life.  If you’re interested, you can subscribe here. The past […]

Are You A Good Citizen?

What does it look like to be a good citizen? “But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ.” -Philippians 3:20 Years ago, I’m told, every American public school had a class called “Civics.”  (Apparently some still do, but not many.) In it, so I hear, children […]

A Pastor’s Prayer

Thank you, Jesus, for this church you’ve given me to serve. It’s not my words that matter, but Yours. Give me Your words, Lord, that I may share them with the people. It’s not my songs that matter, but Yours. Give me Your songs, Lord, that I may teach them to the people. It’s not […]