Weekly Blog

If we confess our sins…

by Phil Lapp 1 John 1:9 “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” It is not our righteousness in confessing our sins that brings us forgiveness. Rather it is God’s faithfulness and righteousness to His own Son, Jesus Christ. Psalm…

If We Say We Have No Sin

by Phil Lapp If we say that we have no sin….. There is a strong denial of guilt in my flesh. This comes out in many ways, but particularly when sin is discovered by others and I appear guilt of the sin committed. This is true from the first man Adam, who when confronted of…

God is Light

by Phil Lapp “This is the message we have heard from Him and announce to you, that God is Light, and in Him there is no darkness at all.” 1 John 1:5 Notice it does not say that God is a light but that He is Light. Light is who He is. In Revelation 22:5…

The Joy of Fellowship

by Phil Lapp 1 John 1:4 These things we write, so that our joy may be made complete. Our brother John is referring to the previous statement he made. (3) “what we have seen and heard we proclaim to you also, that you too may have fellowship with us; and indeed our fellowship is with…

That Which Was From The Beginning

by Phil Lapp John 1:1 “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” Colossians 3:18,b “and He (Jesus )is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; so that He Himself might come to have the first place in everything. There is a beginning to everything on…

Hush, be Still

by Phil Lapp In Mark 4:39 we find Jesus and His disciples crossing over the sea in a boat. It was in the evening and Jesus had had a busy day. He was tired and so fell asleep as the disciples rowed away. As Jesus slept a storm was brewing and rose into a fierce…

Guided by His Voice

by Phil Lapp Your ears will hear a word behind, “This is the way, walk in it,” whenever you turn to the right or to the left. Isaiah 30:21 How are you following Jesus? Jesus said, “ I am the good shepherd; the good shepherd lays down His life for the sheep. John 10:11 (4)…

Abundant Grace

by Phil Lapp Romans 5:17 “For if by the transgression of the one, death reigned through the one, much more those who receive the abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness will reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ.” In this world’s economy the abundance of a commodity cheapens the price. The…

Maturing Grace

by Phil Lapp “But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.” 2 Peter 3:18a The antidote to backsliding and falling away from my steadfastness in Jesus Christ is to grow in the grace and in the knowledge of Him. For grace to survive in my Christian life it must…

Humbled Grace

by Phil Lapp “Clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, for God is opposed to the proud, but gives grace to the humble”. 1 Peter 5:5b Many Christians pray for grace from God every day. But few are willing to clothe themselves that day with a spirit of humility towards another person. To clothe ourselves…