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“For God, who said, “Let there be light in the darkness,” has made this light shine in our hearts so we could know the glory of God that is seen in the face of Jesus Christ. We now have this light shining in our hearts, but we ourselves are li...
by Inspirations from Phather Phil on Jul 27, 2012

Condemning Ourselves…

“You may think you can condemn such people, but you are just as bad, and you have no excuse! When you say they are wicked and should be punished, you are condemning yourself, for you who judge others do these very same things. And we know that God...
by Inspirations from Phather Phil on Jul 26, 2012

Intentionally In His Presence

“Before daybreak the next morning, Jesus got up and went out to an isolated place to pray.” – Mark 1:35 (NLT) Just as Jesus awoke early to commune with His Heavenly Father, so should we all make time each day to spend specifically with Him.  E...
by Inspirations from Phather Phil on Jul 25, 2012

The Poison Within Us

“You have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not murder; and whoever murders will be liable to judgment.’ But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother will be liable to judgment; whoever insults his brot...

Throwing Stones in Glass Houses

“Do not judge others, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn others, or it will all come back against you. Forgive others, and you will be forgiven.” – Luke 6:37 (NLT) Over and over again in Scripture, we’re warned against casting judgmen...

Just Love… Period.

“But when the Pharisees heard that he had silenced the Sadducees with his reply, they met together to question him again. One of them, an expert in religious law, tried to trap him with this question: “Teacher, which is the most important comman...

Approach With Importunity

“And I tell you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened.” – Luke 11:9-10 (ESV) In...

The Definition of Grace

“So then, since we have a great High Priest who has entered heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to what we believe. This High Priest of ours understands our weaknesses, for he faced all of the same testings we do, yet he did not sin.
by Inspirations from Phather Phil on Mar 28, 2012

The Blind Leading the Blind

“He also told them a parable: “Can a blind man lead a blind man? Will they not both fall into a pit? A disciple is not above his teacher, but everyone when he is fully trained will be like his teacher. “” – Luke 6:39-40 (NLT) To pr...
by Inspirations from Phather Phil on Mar 27, 2012

From Our Very Foundations

“And he sat down opposite the treasury and watched the people putting money into the offering box. Many rich people put in large sums. And a poor widow came and put in two small copper coins, which make a penny. And he called his disciples to him...
by Inspirations from Phather Phil on Mar 26, 2012

We Sacrifice the Eternal…

“And calling the crowd to him with his disciples, he said to them, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake...
by Inspirations from Phather Phil on Mar 14, 2012

Each Load We Share…

“Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. For if anyone thinks he is something, when he is nothing, he deceives himself. But let each one test his own work, and then his reason to boast will be in himself alone and not...

Honoring the Gift

“Jesus said to them, “Have you never read in the Scriptures: “‘The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone; this was the Lord’s doing, and it is marvelous in our eyes’? Therefore I tell you, the kin...

A Clearer Perspective

“Judge not, that you be not judged. For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you. Why do you see the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is i...
by Inspirations from Phather Phil on Feb 29, 2012

More Than Words

“And when you pray, do not heap up empty phrases as the Gentiles do, for they think that they will be heard for their many words. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.” – Matthew 6:7-8 (ESV) You need not...
by Inspirations from Phather Phil on Feb 28, 2012

Divine Affirmation

“Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to John, to be baptized by him. John would have prevented him, saying, “I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?” But Jesus answered him, “Let it be so now, for thus it is...
by Inspirations from Phather Phil on Feb 27, 2012

All of God’s Design

“Though the fig tree should not blossom, nor fruit be on the vines, the produce of the olive fail and the fields yield no food, the flock be cut off from the fold and there be no herd in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the Lord; I will take joy i...
by Inspirations from Phather Phil on Feb 23, 2012

Cleansed By Faith

“Look among the nations, and see; wonder and be astounded. For I am doing a work in your days that you would not believe if told.” – Habakkuk 1:5 (ESV) Quite often, we miss the forest for the trees; we allow the world around us to cloud our vis...
by Inspirations from Phather Phil on Feb 22, 2012

You Can Run…

“Now the word of the Lord came to Jonah the son of Amittai, saying, ”Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and call out against it, for their evil has come up before me.” But Jonah rose to flee to Tarshish from the presence of the Lo...
by Inspirations from Phather Phil on Feb 17, 2012

Watching Our Words

“For every kind of beast and bird, of reptile and sea creature, can be tamed and has been tamed by mankind, but no human being can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison. With it we bless our Lord and Father, and with it we...
by Inspirations from Phather Phil on Feb 15, 2012


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