Jesus is your sovereign peace

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Colossians 3 JESUS IS YOUR SOVEREIGN PEACE And let the peace of Christ rule in your heart, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful.  (Colossians 3:15) You never saw it coming. It’s that phone call you never thought you’d receive, that news you never imagined […]

Jesus turns your darkness into light

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Ephesians 5 JESUS TURNS YOUR DARKNESS INTO LIGHT At one time you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord.  Walk as children of light, for the fruit of light is found in all that is good and right and true…  (Ephesians 5:8-9) People living in darkness often don’t […]

Freedom comes from letting go

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Luke 20 FREEDOM COMES FROM LETTING GO He said to them, “Then render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.”  (Luke 20:25) Have you ever found yourself trying to hold on to something that was never yours to keep?  Somehow, even though you know it must be surrendered, do you struggle […]

How “Foolishness” Can Set You Free [An Encouraging Word]

An Encouraging Word HOW “FOOLISHNESS” CAN SET YOU FREE “This is never going to work.” Have you ever noticed how in story after story, in movies and books and television shows, it’s the crazy, even foolish characters that save the day? A little hobbit and a rag-tag band of others take a journey into the […]

Jesus is your sovereign peace

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Colossians 3 JESUS IS YOUR SOVEREIGN PEACE And let the peace of Christ rule in your heart, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful. (Colossians 3:15) You never saw it coming. It’s that phone call you never thought you’d receive, that news you never imagined you’d […]

Jesus turns your darkness into light

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Ephesians 5 JESUS TURNS YOUR DARKNESS INTO LIGHT At one time you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light, for the fruit of light is found in all that is good and right and true…  (Ephesians 5:8-9) People living in darkness often don’t […]

Jesus yearns for peace for you

Scripture Notes on Luke 19 And when He drew near and saw the city, He wept over it, saying, “Would that you, even you, had known on this day the things that make for peace! But now they are hidden from your eyes.  (Luke 19:41-42) Time after time in Scripture, we see that Jesus has a […]

Islam is “Strong” & Christianity is “Weak”

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 takes a brief look at one of the fundamental differences between Islam and Christianity.  May it be a helpful tool for discussion and an encouragement to your soul. —Pastor Phillip […]

Faith and Trust

I am struck by the way the New Living Translation renders Numbers 20:12… “Because you did not trust me enough to demonstrate my holiness to the people of Israel…” Somehow in the midst of crisis, Moses and Aaron’s response was to use God’s PRINCIPLES, but neglect His POWER. They took what He said, but applied […]

In the Battle

Ever feel like you’re just fighting to hang on, like each day is a battle? “The Reubenites, the Gadites, and the half-tribe of Manasseh had valiant men who carried shield and sword, and drew the bow, expert in war, 44,760, able to go to war. They waged war against the Hagrites, Jetur, Naphish, and Nodab. […]