It is Confirmation Sunday at Good Shepherd. It is a wonderful milestone in life for the young people who will confirm the faith they were baptized into. It is one of those transitions in life. Life is filled with transitions. It is transitions like this that remind us that life is short and that we get one shot. In this message, Pastor Phil encourages the Confirmands and … [Read more...] about Choose This Day
We make comparisons every day. We compare ourselves to others. But God never created us to compare ourselves with others. We are indeed different. We are unique. But not better or worse than others. There are dangers with comparison. Comparison can cause us to: Become discontent Become arrogant Become self-loathing Become jealous We respond to comparison by: Recognizing the … [Read more...] about Comparison & Contentment
The Lord's Supper is something we receive each week. When we receive the Lord's Supper so often, it becomes easy to take for granted what we are receiving in this meal. This week, Pastor Phil looks to explore the Lord's Supper in greater depth. We will talk about what it is, what are the benefits of receiving it, and how do we receive it in a worthy manner. The reading for this … [Read more...] about Worthy to Receive
Thomas the Twin, the disciple of Jesus, an Apostle is often described as “Doubting Thomas.” But there is much more to the life story of Thomas. There is more recorded about Thomas in the Scriptures than this one infamous moment. Thomas was more than “Doubting Thomas” he was a child of God and a missionary adventurer. You may think your life is identified by how good or bad … [Read more...] about Identity Crisis
We apologize for the inconvenience but our camera was malfunctioning, so we are unable to provide video of this week's message. We will have the video working again next week! This week is Easter Sunday. It is our triumphal day. This week Pastor Phil shares how Easter is an invitation to believe. It is an invitation to believe: The impossibleThe TruthIn a living GodThe … [Read more...] about Believe!