When the world tells you what you lack…

We live in a world that tells us to compare. Compare ourselves with our friends.  Compare ourselves with what we see on TV and in the movies.  Compare ourselves with “statistics” to find out whether we’re “normal” or not. But that’s not the path to freedom, and that’s not the way of Jesus. “Not that […]

Graphic Repentance

Repentance is not the same thing as beating yourself up. When you hear the word “repentance” or “repent”, what comes to mind?  How does it make you feel? Sometimes in church world, that word gets used to describe feeling so bad about doing wrong that you try really hard to do right instead.  The Bible […]

GRAPHIC – How Can I Study the Bible?

Do you ever find yourself reading the Bible, but not really “getting much out of it?” There are certainly lots of different ways to approach it, but these are some things I’ve found helpful to consider when I study.  Enjoy! – Pastor Phillip  

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    

GRAPHIC – Kingdom verses comparison

In doing a study on “The Kingdom of God”, I wanted to show visually the comparison between each of the Gospels, in terms of how often they talked about “The Kingdom”. This PDF is the result. I’ve left in verse references, but stripped out section headings or other things not directly related to the text. […]

GRAPHIC – The meta-narrative

Did you know Scripture has a storyline? This is the graphic used in part 01 of the teaching series “Your DYNAMIC Role in the Kingdom of God”. It illustrates one of many “Meta-Narrative” frameworks that can be used to understand the broader scope of Scripture. Check out more at http://www.postmodernpreaching.net/metanarrative.htm NOTE: Links to external sites […]

Feeling Lucky?

Think about it… “The lot is cast into the lap, but its every decision is from the LORD” -Proverbs 16:33