Revive Us Oh Lord

 
We are just a week away from the mid-term elections—which many believe to be the most important mid-terms of our life-time.
 
Many Americans who are discontent or even angry with the president over his rhetoric and policy positions are saying, “We need a change”, “we need a change if our country is going to be put on the right track…”
 
I hear many people saying, “We need a change”—but I don’t hear many saying, “We need to change!”  I believe that, as a nation, what we really need more than a change in leadership is a change of heart.
 
It’s true this country desperately needs a change in direction—but direction away from sin and back to God—in other words what we really need is national repentance and revival!  Read more…


Walk In Wisdom

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Ephesians 5:15-16 (NKJV) See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil.
 
The Greek word translated circumspectly in verse 15 carries with it the idea of “precision and accuracy”—but also has the idea of looking, examining, and investigating something with great care. But this Greek word further includes with it the idea of alertness
 
.So, Paul is telling us, “See that you walk (live) your Christian life carefully with great precision—looking all around and giving strict attention to all things as one might do when passing through a very dangerous place.” (As when walking thru a mine field)


God’s Cure For Spiritual Heart Disease

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Ephesians 2:1-3 (NKJV) And you He made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins, in which you once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience, among whom also we all once conducted ourselves in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, just as the others.
 
Here in Ephesians Chapter 2 Paul is talking about the riches of God’s grace toward the human race in sending His Son to save us. However, before a person will appreciate the riches Read more…


Remembering 9-1-1

 
Exactly 17 years ago today, America suffered one of the worst terrorist attacks in our nation’s history.
 
Tuesday, September 11, 2001 is a day that will forever live in infamy in our national conscience.
 
On that day, Islamic terrorists hijacked 4 commercial jetliners.


Escaping The Prison of Calvinism

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Pastor Phil wanted to share the testimony of Brenda, a woman who came out of the Calvinism movement and found freedom in Christ.
 
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True Worshippers

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John 4:23-24 (NKJV)
But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him. God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.
 


The Life of God

 
The purpose for which John the Apostle wrote his gospel was so that people could have eternal life—a purpose he clearly states at the end of his gospel when he said—
 
John 20:31 (NKJV)
…these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in His name.
 
Fifty-four times in his gospel John talks about the life that Jesus gives. The Greek word he uses for life is Zoë, a word that means spiritual life, or in other words—the life of God.  The Bible defines Zoë life as a dynamic life, a fruitful life, a joyful and fulfilled life.
 
It’s a life that Jesus Himself said was abundant and David in Psalm 23 described as overflowing. But here’s the problem—if I were to go around asking people to define the concept of ‘life ‘—for many it would be a little hard to nail down.Most people today would probably try to define life in terms of a quality of living.  
 
They would say that life is about achieving a certain level of happiness based on success in their chosen career field which brings them affluence, material possessions and possibly even fame.  But this abundant life that Jesus spoke of isn’t external as many believe and teach.


He Is Risen

 
Here we are less than two weeks away from the greatest holiday this world has ever celebrated—the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. The resurrection of Jesus Christ is the single greatest event in the history of the world and the cornerstone of the Christian faith.
It was the central message of all Apostolic preaching in the book of Acts and is the very bedrock upon which the gospel is built. It is so foundational to Christianity that anyone who denies the physical, bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ cannot be a genuine Christian.
 
Without the resurrection there is no Christian faith, no salvation—and no hope for man.
 
As Paul the Apostle said, “If Christ is not risen, then our preaching is useless, your faith is meaningless, we are still in our sins, those who have died believing in Christ are lost and we are of all men the most pathetic. We might as well eat, drink, and be merry for there is nothing more to life than this.”
 
However, Paul went on to say, “But now Christ is risen from the dead and is the first fruits from the grave of those who have died believing in Jesus.”
 
The resurrection of Jesus Christ is the greatest source of joy and celebration known to man—but understand, what ended with great joy and celebration didn’t start out that way.