Is it Really Love?

“Love does no wrong to a neighbor. Love, therefore, is the fulfillment of the law.” (Romans 13:10) Love is a word our culture loves to throw around without definition. We use it in a way that seems to say the essence of love is “always be nice to me and never tell me anything that […]

God gives you freedom to figure it out

God’s Hope for Your Heart from 1 Corinthians 8 GOD GIVES YOU FREEDOM TO FIGURE IT OUT Food will not commend us to God.  We are no worse off if we do not eat, and no better off if we do.  But take care that this right of yours does not somehow become a stumbling block […]

God is the greatest authority

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Psalm 47 GOD IS THE GREATEST AUTHORITY God reigns over the nations; God sits on His holy throne.  (Psalm 47:8) Nations rise and grow strong, then weaken and eventually fall.  Societies grow and expand, then contract and inevitably collapse.  As surely as winter follows autumn and spring follows winter, all civilizations have […]

God gives you options to use

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Acts 25 GOD GIVES YOU OPTIONS TO USE “If then I am a wrongdoer and have committed anything for which I deserve to die, I do not seek to escape death.  But if there is nothing to their charges against me, no one can give me up to them.  I […]

God is your refuge in times of trouble

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Psalm 43 GOD IS YOUR REFUGE IN TIMES OF TROUBLE In the wake of an historic Supreme Court decision that has left so many believers saddened and afraid for what’s to come, the best thoughts of all are not those I could share from my heart, but those God […]

Jesus crossed boundaries to love you

God’s Hope for Your Heart from John 4 JESUS CROSSED BOUNDARIES TO LOVE YOU  A woman from Samaria came to draw water.  Jesus said to her, “Give me a drink.”  (For His disciples had gone away into the city to buy food.)  The Samaritan woman said to Him, “How is it that you, a Jew, ask […]

A Terrible Story With a Timely Reminder

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 NOTE: This post includes a story from the Bible that contains […]

Why Does “Growing Old” Bother Us?

Thursdays are usually geared towards answering theological questions I receive in my role as a pastor. However, today I wanted to share a piece that’s not quite “theology” as much as it is a meditation on the cross as an answer to our cultural perspective on the signs of aging. I pray it’s an encouragement […]