How to Think of Yourself in the Right Way

Do you ever get the feeling maybe you’re not seeing yourself accurately? “For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned.”  -Romans […]

Patience Can Multiply Your Blessing

 Do you ever get tired of waiting for God’s promises to be fulfilled? “By faith [Abraham] went to live in the land of promise, as in a foreign land, living in tents with Isaac and Jacob, heirs with him of the same promise.”  -Hebrews 11:9 How curious that even though Abraham was walking in the […]

Does Hebrews 6 Mean I Can Lose my Salvation?

As a pastor, I often get questions of a more theological nature. Thursdays are the day I like to post some on the blog. Enjoy! —Pastor Phillip The other day a friend of mine sent me a serious text message: “I’ve been struggling with some verses. It’s Hebrews 6:4-8… I know I’ve sinned many times […]

What Christmas Means to Me

I have no presents to open today. Don’t take that the wrong way.  Our family exchanged gifts a few nights ago when my brothers and sisters-in-law were in town, so it’s not like I lost my ticket for the goodie train this year.  But, since the gift-giving is done, this morning will bring no fantastic […]

Jesus is Calling You Forward to Freedom

Do you ever feel “the darkness” trying to drag you back? “For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God you may receive what is promised. For, “Yet a little while, and the coming one will come and will not delay; but my righteous one shall live by […]

Why Hope and Truth Must Always Coexist

Truth without hope is like light without heat. It may show you the way, but it will not provide the strength to walk in it. … Hope without truth is like a cloud without rain. It may look promising for a while, but it will never provide the nourishment you need. … Churches and sermons […]

How to Not be Overwhelmed at Christmas

Do you ever feel overwhelmed during the Christmas season? Do you find yourself frustrated by the commercialism, by the long lines and busy schedules, by the financial burden and the family hassles?  Here is your solution. Selah. In Scripture, to “selah” means to stop and consider, to step back and ponder something of great importance. […]

God Has a Greater Reward for You

Do you ever wish you were more “near to God?” “whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.”  -Hebrews 11:6b When I look at the world, it’s not hard to believe God exists.  The order, the beauty, the wonder of His creation is an […]

The Silver Thread

When I was a boy, I once let go of a helium balloon, just to see what would happen. There it went, floating up, up, slowly and silently, gently making its way skyward until it disappeared in the cobalt blue of an open Texas sky. It was beautiful. I could not explain what happened, because […]