Words we don’t hear very often, again…

Hello Church family this is Pastor Phil, Our reading today is actually a few verses earlier than the selected reading from I Peter 3:13-22, looking at vs. 8. Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind. I Peter 3:8 If you haven’t had a chance to read through IContinue reading “Words we don’t hear very often, again…”

Why It’s Good To Be Here

Lord, it is good to be here! I love those words of Peter on the mount of Transfiguration, when for a moment the veil separating heaven and earth was lifted and Peter saw Jesus in His glory. It is good to be here. But there is another place where those words are said, a placeContinue reading “Why It’s Good To Be Here”

7 Reasons to Love Worshipping Together

Why do we worship together? The Lord commanded us to. Not because God needs our worship but we need to be in worship with a church family, because… -In worship is where God has promised to meet you through His Word and through His Sacraments. -you grow in your trust and knowledge of who GodContinue reading “7 Reasons to Love Worshipping Together”

Startling reasons people race out in the freezing cold for…

A man clad only in boxer shorts stopped a thief from stealing his car in southern Norway – by clinging on to the roof in a hair-raising ride at -17C. Police say the owner was left “pretty bloody” after the car crashed into a safety barrier on a bridge. A suspect has been taken into policeContinue reading “Startling reasons people race out in the freezing cold for…”

House of Grace (or where you live in your faith life actually matters)

Being a landlord is an adventure I never wanted to experience but one that was thrown upon me by necessity. We bought our house in New Jersey before the financial bubble burst with every intent of staying there for a very long time but both God and life, as happens, had other plans. But thenContinue reading “House of Grace (or where you live in your faith life actually matters)”

Cake…

I’m thinking about never eating cake again. Well, probably not never, probably will have some this weekend at a birthday party, but at least never see cake the same way again. Maybe you’ve heard about the whole Christian baker not wanting to bake a cake for a gay wedding because she felt it was againstContinue reading “Cake…”

Our Easter Photo Album

My wife and I were cleaning out some old cupboards this past week and we came across one of our old wedding albums. When the kids realized what it was they had a blast looking at all of the old pictures of mom and dad before they were mom and dad. This album in particularContinue reading “Our Easter Photo Album”

Only a man…

Last week, I realized once again why I don’t watch daytime TV. All of us had just finished a run of the stomach flu that the kids brought home from school, like the little Petri dishes that they are. The kids were finally better enough to get back to class but Shi and I wereContinue reading “Only a man…”

How do you see Jesus?

I don’t think I like text messaging very much. Like most of my generation I use it all the time and I’m very comfortable with it, but I just don’t think I like it all that much. I’ve been surprised how much text messaging, messaging on Facebook and the like has become such a bigContinue reading “How do you see Jesus?”