Ron Phillips

Created on Tuesday, 01 April 2014 / Community
Tags: Ron Phillips, Jesus, good Samaritan, carpenter, pastor's office, bulletin, worship, church, poor, children's ministry, disciples, volunteers
Go with me here. Imagine if Jesus were a guest speaker in the average church. First, ever the good Samaritan, He may be running slightly late, having stopped to help some unfortunate family stranded by ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 10 March 2014 / Evangelism
Tags: Napoleon Kaufman, Greg Surratt, Barbara Yoder, Ron Luce, Josh McDowell, gospel, salvation, Ron Phillips, religious, cancer, Christianized, faith, obstacles, Abba's House, Teen Mania
... We’ll get along.” When we arrived at church, we found about 200 people crammed into this little white church, and they were singing loud and happy. This was really new to me. I always felt like going to ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 25 December 2013 / Worship
Tags: Ron Phillips, Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol, Ebeneezer Scrooge, Jesus, greed, misery, irony, Savior, child
“Marley was dead: to begin with.” With these words, Charles Dickens begins his classic tale of Ebeneezer Scrooge, who found life and redemption after living a life of greed and misery. A story that begins ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 25 November 2013 / Culture
Tags: Ron Phillips, Lord, liar, lunatic, Heart of Abba, Scripture, Good News, Jesus, Great Commission, Constitution, First Amendment, cross
I recently read an article that was disturbing beyond belief to me as a Christian, a pastor and an American. The Conservative Baptist Association of America is suing the U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 09 October 2013 / Preaching
Tags: Ron Phillips, minister, A River Runs Through It, grace, cost, gift, practice, preparation, sin, death, Cross, eternity
The movie A River Runs Through It is narrated by Norman, one of the main characters. He makes this statement about his father, a minister: “My father was very sure about certain matters pertaining to ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 03 September 2013 / Pastor's Heart
Tags: Ron Phillips, rain, summer, Rich Mullins, screen door, submarine, faith, works, Awesome God, Christian music, money, royalty checks, stocks, bond, retirement
It’s funny. I don’t remember moving to Seattle. To my friends in the Seattle area, those of us in East Tennessee are beginning to be able to relate to you. This year, we have been inundated with rain. ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 29 July 2013 / Pastor's Heart
Tags: Ron Phillips, righteousness, racism, radicals, society, culture, soul, symptoms, sexual purity, Detroit, Chicago, sin, life, death
Society is being turned on its ear, and we are being given a front-row seat. I could sit here for days and decry the many ways in which our culture is losing its soul. I could catalogue the multiple symptoms ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 12 July 2013 / Vision
Tags: Ron Phillips, flame, burning out, burning bright, Thomas Edison, church, poor, lost, disciples, believers, generation
Consider this quote by Thomas Edison: “Being busy does not always mean real work. The object of all work is production or accomplishment, and to either of these ends there must be forethought, system, ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 22 May 2013 / Growth
Tags: Ron Phillips, Holy Spirit, gifts, church, divine, dependent, dangers
A young man in my last church cut off three of his fingers while cutting a piece of paneling in a van customizing shop. As he was being rushed to the hospital, he was asked, “Where are the fingers?” ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 01 May 2013 / Pastor's Heart
Tags: Ron Phillips, heart surgery, alive, thankful, sleep apnea, bypass, cardiologist, widow maker, stress test
As I sit in my office contemplating the last year, I am overwhelmed by a profound sense of thanksgiving. At this time a year ago, I was lying in a hospital bed, recovering from open-heart surgery. As many ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 24 April 2013 / Preaching
Tags: Ron Phillips, rebuke, spirit, fear, sad, angry, injured, Patriot's Day, Boston, terror, vicious cycle
After following the news in the wake of last week’s terror attack at the Boston Marathon, it is obvious and understandable that emotions in our nation run the gamut. We are saddened by the physical and ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 18 April 2013 / Deliverance
Tags: Ron Phillips, demons, demon attack, church, Christian
The subject of mental illness is very controversial in Christian circles. Inside the extreme schools of thought, we find balance and a scriptural viewpoint. First, let me say clearly: All mental ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 15 April 2013 / Pastor's Heart
Tags: Ron Phillips, pastor, mysteries, lies, whys, Isaiah, 2 Corinthians
Why? It is the single word ground into the bloody soil of every battlefield in the world. It is buried in the rubble of every civilization, state and neighborhood that has been devastated by a natural ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 08 April 2013 / Pastor's Heart
Tags: Ron Phillips, light, consistency, walk, talk, world, believe, difference
Consider this quote: “The greatest single cause of atheism in the world today is Christians who acknowledge Jesus with their lips, and walk out the door and deny Him by their lifestyle. That is what an ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 28 March 2013 / Preaching
Tags: Ron Phillips, blood, redeem, Lincoln, Petersen House, Washington, D.C., president
The Petersen House in Washington D.C. is the house across the street from Ford’s Theatre, where a mortally wounded Abraham Lincoln was taken after being shot by John Wilkes Booth. A few hours later, Lincoln ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 04 March 2013 / Healing
Tags: Ron Phillips, healing, diagnosis, defeat, storm, cancer
“When adversity comes, you praise God.” That was what my friend Terry had always been taught. When those tough times come, you just stand there, stare down the storm, and praise God. However, on January ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 19 February 2013 / Counseling
Tags: Ron Phillips, Wise, Alan Alda, Smart, Knowledge
Alan Alda is probably best known for playing Benjamin Franklin “Hawkeye” Pierce on the hit television show, M*A*S*H. But for all of the silliness of his character on the show, Mr. Alda once made this quote: ... [ +++ ]
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