Pastors’ Blog

Let’s Be Thankful

“Thanksgiving is a time of quiet reflection; an annual reminder that God has, again, been ever so faithful. The solid and simple things of life are brought into clear focus.” Charles R. Swindoll May you be blessed as you enter this season of gathering around tables, filled with food and laughter, both with family and […]

Rejoicing Over the Saved

“Rejoice that your names are written in heaven!”  Luke 10:20 Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir recorded a song entitled, “Favorite Song of All”.  The lyrics say, “That’s His favorite song of all, is the song of the redeemed.  When lost sinners now made clean lift their voices loud and strong.  When those purchased by His blood lift to […]

Relying on God

I love this reminder from C.S. Lewis’ writings that daily we surrender to the Lord’s will not counting on yesterday. “Relying on God has to begin all over again every day as if nothing had yet been done.” -Pastor Phillip-

“Step out and go to Him.”

“The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear?” Psalm 27:1 Jesus tells us that the options, though only two, are very clear. On one side there is the voice of safety. You can build a fire in the hearth, stay inside, stay warm and dry for what you don’t try, right? […]

Remembering the True Enemy

I read this blog recently from a friend of our family.  It spoke to me and my wife.  Hope it helps you today. Two weeks ago, I slipped away for 48 hours to the beautiful North Carolina mountains to speak for a women’s retreat. The theme for our time together was “Receiving Your Own Life: How Your Story […]

Saying Goodbye

“Everyone who lives and believes in Me will never die.” John 11:26 We don’t like to say good-bye to those we love. Whether it be at a far off college campus or a cemetery, separation is tough. It’s right for us to tear up; but there is no need for us to despair. That loved […]

Prayer of Confession

This is a historic prayer of confession I came across in a book about spiritual habits called, “You Are What You Love” by James K. A. Smith. It is meant to be confessed by a congregation, but you can also adapt it to fit in your personal prayer time. Most merciful God, we confess that […]

God Fights For Us

“He is my Defender; I will not be defeated.” Psalm 62:6 I have a question for you. What do you think God is doing when you find yourself in a real bind? When the lifeboat springs a leak? When the rip cord snaps and the chute doesn’t open? When the checkbook is already overdrawn and […]

Allegiance in Christ

In Rome, under Caesar, the early Christians had a choice of their allegiance. They rejected the narrative of the 1st century. They said “NO” to the overwhelming majority and said “JESUS IS LORD” at risk of both persecution and death. We too have a choice: Holy allegiance to Jesus Christ or allegiance to the whims […]

Admiring God’s Work

On Saturday, I pulled myself out of the bed way too early and headed downtown to Raleigh’s Bug Fest at the Natural Science Museum with my boys. (Side Note: The girls opted out.) It was amazing how much God has created that we don’t even know about. There were all kinds of bugs, spiders, bees, […]

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