Phil Lapp

A Quiet Heart of Wisdom

Proverbs 2 tells us to seek wisdom and understanding as silver and search for it as hidden treasures. The Lord gives His wisdom and understanding to those who are attentive and incline their hearts towards Him. So often in my life I sought wisdom from the Lord in the same way the world pursues wisdom….

Free Without Offense: Part 1

In Matt 17:24-27 we read how Jesus responded to a situation of potential offense with those who collected the temple tax. Jesus’ carefulness to not bring offense in the little elementary things of life established His authority to speak God’s Word into people’s lives that did bring offense. However, Jesus always did this in obedience…

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…