Phil Lapp

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…

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,…