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A Legacy of Blessings

by Lloyd Phillips

A Legacy of Blessings One of the more remarkable events signaling Devine favor on the Pilgrims occurred near the end of their first winter in the new land. A native by the name of Samoset came walking boldly into their town and called out “Welcome” to them in perfect English. After the Pilgrims regained some […]

222 Being Built Together

by Lloyd Phillips

On February 1, 2020, in my closing message of our conference, I told the story of going to lunch with Rick Joyner years ago. We went to a restaurant of his choosing after church but there was a long wait so we turned around to leave. Just then Robin McMillan came out of the building […]

Keys over Pandemic

by Lloyd Phillips

There’s a place in northern Israel where the Canaanites worshiped the god Baal (Judges 3:3). King Jeroboam of the northern kingdom of Israel set up an altar to Baal nearby. In time this whole region was known for pagan worship and Baal worship. Years later when the Greeks conquered the region they renamed the city […]

Separation of State from Church / Things That Matter

by Lloyd Phillips

In a recent discussion between church leaders I had an interesting thought after one of the men suggested that Christian leaders should not be involved in things that seem “political.” I had the thought, “What if we never spoke about political things, or religious things, again?” What I suggest is not to limit speech and […]

Righteous Judgment

by Lloyd Phillips

Righteous Judgment There is a much promoted misrepresentation from the teachings of Jesus that He taught we should never judge. This is an incongruous teaching. He did, in fact, teach His followers that they should be able to judge properly without being judgmental. He instructed them to first get the log out of their own […]

Diotrephes – the spirit that requires preeminence. Part 3

by Lloyd Phillips

Diotrephes – the spirit that requires preeminence. Part 3 “Diotrephes and the Nicolaitan” Continuing to look at the spirit of Diotrephes, we know that this name means blessed by Jupiter, we now know the connection to the church in Pergamos in Revelation chapter 2. We know that Jesus spoke to them stating that He knew […]

Diotrephes – the spirit that requires preeminence. Part 2

by Lloyd Phillips

Diotrephes – the spirit that requires preeminence. Part 2 “Fellow Workers with The Shepherd” In the first article we began to look at Diotrephes the spirit that requires preeminence and in so doing keeps the church of Jesus Christ from receiving The Shepherd, Jesus. It was the apostle Paul who first warned the elders in […]

Diotrephes – the spirit that requires preeminence. Part 1

by Lloyd Phillips

Diotrephes – the spirit that requires preeminence. Part 1 “Blessed by Satan” Some time ago while meeting with pastors of various congregations in our city, we were discussing the biblical viewpoint of one church, ecclesia, in a city or region. We see this throughout the New Testament where churches are addressed as “the church in […]

Give the Sword It’s Place

by Lloyd Phillips

Give the Sword It’s Place “Live by the Lord, not by the sword – but give the sword it’s place.” Once again we should consider looking back into our history in order to see how to navigate the dangers of the present. With the current fervor over the horrible shootings that we read about and […]