Phil Lapp

Would You Call This a Fast?

In Matthew 17:20-21 Jesus tells us that all things are possible to those who believe and the devil is overcome through fasting and prayer. Isaiah 58 the Lord rebukes Isarel for their motives in fasting and shares with us the fast that is on His heart for us to experience. The Lord begins by rebuking…

Faith – Useless or Perfected

Matthew 17 & Mark 9 record the story of Jesus coming down off the Mountain to find His disciples in a predicament. Their problem was with a demon possessed boy, whom they couldn’t help. Jesus took this opportunity to deal with their real problem. “The littleness of their faith” Matthew 17:20 Romans 4 speaks to…

Arise, And Do Not Be Afraid

There are times in our life when we hear the voice of God speaking a Word to our hearts that commands obedience. Sometimes, this brings a fear into our hearts that can paralyze us. In Matthew 17:5-8 We read of the first time that Peter, James and John had audibly heard the voice of God,…

Who Do You Say That I Am?

In Matthew 16:15-20 we read that Jesus asked His disciples, “Who do you say that I am?” Peter answered and said, “That art the Christ, the Son of the living God.” Jesus responds to Peter saying, “Upon this rock I will build My church.” I believe Jesus was saying that He will build His church…