PhilDrysdale.com http://www.phildrysdale.com God looks like Jesus and so do you! Mon, 18 Jun 2018 11:12:05 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.6 22109671 What to do when the Bible says disabled people can’t come close to God? http://www.phildrysdale.com/2017/11/bible-disabled-people-god/ http://www.phildrysdale.com/2017/11/bible-disabled-people-god/#comments Mon, 13 Nov 2017 11:37:32 +0000 http://www.phildrysdale.com/?p=6225 I’ve got a pretty disgusting passage of scripture to look at today. One we don’t like to look at because it doesn’t really paint God in a particularly politically correct lense for the 21st-century world. But first, let’s look at this humdinger from Jesus in Matthew 5… “If your right eye makes you stumble, tear […]

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Halloween Is Affecting Your Family More Than You Know http://www.phildrysdale.com/2017/10/halloween-effecting-family/ http://www.phildrysdale.com/2017/10/halloween-effecting-family/#comments Tue, 31 Oct 2017 10:07:52 +0000 http://www.phildrysdale.com/?p=5968 So it’s Halloween. Again. And I see my newsfeed on social media fill up about the evils of Halloween. And they are right… Halloween has a deeply demonic influence on our families. But it’s not the families that are dressing up and having fun who I’m worried about. It’s the ones who are being taught […]

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Has the church become satan? http://www.phildrysdale.com/2017/10/has-church-become-satan/ http://www.phildrysdale.com/2017/10/has-church-become-satan/#comments Tue, 17 Oct 2017 09:32:42 +0000 http://www.phildrysdale.com/?p=5490 I have quite a varied church experience. I grew up Baptist, ended up brethren, moved again to a charismatic church, now I’m not sure what to call myseIf. I’ve spoken in close to a thousand churches. Believe me when I say – I really have seen it all. In my experience some churches seem to […]

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The Bible is Not the Word of God – A Quick History Lesson http://www.phildrysdale.com/2017/10/bible-not-word-god-quick-history-lesson/ http://www.phildrysdale.com/2017/10/bible-not-word-god-quick-history-lesson/#respond Mon, 09 Oct 2017 13:11:04 +0000 http://www.phildrysdale.com/?p=5266 It’s story time.  We talk about “the Word of God” a lot today… but usually we don’t have a lick of knowledge about what the phrase would have meant to the average person in the 1st century. Strap in for a history lesson. When we read about “the Word” (logos) in scriptures we’ve been conditioned […]

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The Gospel for Kids (and your parents too) http://www.phildrysdale.com/2017/10/the-gospel-for-kids/ http://www.phildrysdale.com/2017/10/the-gospel-for-kids/#respond Mon, 02 Oct 2017 11:13:18 +0000 http://www.phildrysdale.com/?p=5253 Once upon a time there was a person called Mr. Law and he wanted nothing more than to help people to be happy and safe. You see people had a problem, there was a very naughty man called… Mr. Sin and he didn’t like people one little bit! Mr Sin was a bad person and […]

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Me vs. We: Learning to Live in the Spirit http://www.phildrysdale.com/2016/02/me-vs-we-live-in-the-spirit/ http://www.phildrysdale.com/2016/02/me-vs-we-live-in-the-spirit/#comments Wed, 24 Feb 2016 13:49:00 +0000 http://phildrysdale.com/?p=4943 I never realized quite how selfish I was till I got married. That transition from being single to marriage can be a real shock to the system for a lot of people. As a single person you are able to do what you want, when you want, with who you want, how you want… It’s […]

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The definitive list of why Jesus wouldn’t want you to lay down your weapons http://www.phildrysdale.com/2016/01/definitive-list-jesus-doesnt-want-lay-weapons/ http://www.phildrysdale.com/2016/01/definitive-list-jesus-doesnt-want-lay-weapons/#comments Fri, 08 Jan 2016 13:41:35 +0000 http://phildrysdale.com/?p=4924 There is a lot of commotion going on in the states right now surrounding the topic of guns. Because of this I thought it was time someone sat down and looked at the topic objectively. I’ve scoured the words of Jesus and his disciples and come up with a definitive list of reasons Christians should not lay […]

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Biblical Rest is Not a Lack of Action http://www.phildrysdale.com/2015/11/biblical-rest-is-not-a-lack-of-action/ http://www.phildrysdale.com/2015/11/biblical-rest-is-not-a-lack-of-action/#comments Tue, 17 Nov 2015 12:33:01 +0000 http://phildrysdale.com/?p=4916 I received an email this week which I thought was quite funny. In it the person accused me of promoting laziness in the body through my teachings on rest. They stated that I am telling people to do nothing with their lives. Believe it or not I get emails like this almost daily. It’s quite […]

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How do we love Jesus? http://www.phildrysdale.com/2015/11/how-do-we-love-jesus/ http://www.phildrysdale.com/2015/11/how-do-we-love-jesus/#comments Mon, 09 Nov 2015 15:07:34 +0000 http://phildrysdale.com/?p=4913 I’ve been thinking a lot recently about a specific passage in the Bible. It’s a passage that really been challenging me in how I demonstrate my love of Jesus. If you’re anything like me I’m sure you’ve been taught the importance of loving Jesus more than your fair share of times! It’s certainly not a […]

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“It’s going to get better” and other stupid things we say to depressed people http://www.phildrysdale.com/2015/05/its-going-to-get-better-and-other-stupid-things-we-say-to-depressed-people/ http://www.phildrysdale.com/2015/05/its-going-to-get-better-and-other-stupid-things-we-say-to-depressed-people/#comments Mon, 18 May 2015 12:42:59 +0000 http://phildrysdale.com/?p=4885 “Don’t worry it’s going to get better” “There’s light at the end of the tunnel” “Time is a healer” What do all these comments have in common? They are all true. But they have something else in common too… They are not overly helpful. I’ve been talking recently with a quite a few people struggling […]

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#031: He Turns All Things For Good [Podcast] http://www.phildrysdale.com/2015/05/031-he-turns-all-things-for-good-podcast/ http://www.phildrysdale.com/2015/05/031-he-turns-all-things-for-good-podcast/#comments Mon, 04 May 2015 09:56:02 +0000 http://phildrysdale.com/?p=4878 Having my wife leave me was the hardest thing I’ve ever personally had to walk through… but I’m not alone we all go through hard times. In this podcast I update everyone on what has been going on in my life over the last 7 or 8 months since the last podcast. I share what […]

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Stop Trying To Grow Closer To God http://www.phildrysdale.com/2015/03/stop-trying-to-grow-closer-to-god/ http://www.phildrysdale.com/2015/03/stop-trying-to-grow-closer-to-god/#comments Tue, 31 Mar 2015 11:05:43 +0000 http://phildrysdale.com/?p=4870 There are lots of stupid things we say as Christians. I should know, I’ve said most of them and I’m sure I still say lots of thing that are stupid! One of the more stupid things I frequently come across are statements that revolve around “growing closer to God.” It’s something I’ve heard my entire […]

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Why Asking “Is This A Sin?” Isn’t Good For You http://www.phildrysdale.com/2015/03/why-asking-is-this-a-sin-isnt-good-for-you/ http://www.phildrysdale.com/2015/03/why-asking-is-this-a-sin-isnt-good-for-you/#comments Tue, 10 Mar 2015 09:38:55 +0000 http://phildrysdale.com/?p=4861 Something I come across a lot in my discussions with people is a preoccupation with figuring out what’s a sin. I get it in counselling sessions with people. When hanging out with friends. When doing Q&A sessions after preaching. In emails from strangers on the Internet. People seem obsessed with figuring out what is a […]

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Have You Turned Your Bible Into a Ouija Board? http://www.phildrysdale.com/2015/03/have-you-turned-your-bible-into-a-ouija-board/ http://www.phildrysdale.com/2015/03/have-you-turned-your-bible-into-a-ouija-board/#comments Tue, 03 Mar 2015 12:13:29 +0000 http://phildrysdale.com/?p=4856 Growing up as a Christian I remember turning to the Bible frequently in times of need. My view was that “the word of God carried all the answers to life’s problems.” Seeing the Bible as an answer book rather than an invitation into relationship with God is a great way to get frustrated though. Because […]

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Is It Selfish To Put Yourself 1st? http://www.phildrysdale.com/2015/02/selfish-put-1st/ http://www.phildrysdale.com/2015/02/selfish-put-1st/#comments Mon, 23 Feb 2015 11:58:12 +0000 http://phildrysdale.com/?p=4851 Something I’ve struggled with is the concept of putting myself first. Because it’s biblical to put everyone else’s needs in front of your own, right? We are to lay our lives down and serve constantly, right? Kind of… My heroes I grew up as a pastor’s kid and watched my parents make huge sacrifices for […]

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How The Bible Lies To Us http://www.phildrysdale.com/2015/02/bible-lies-us/ http://www.phildrysdale.com/2015/02/bible-lies-us/#comments Mon, 16 Feb 2015 16:13:23 +0000 http://phildrysdale.com/?p=4847 Because I know there are people standing with stones ready to go to town over just the title of this blog let me start with this: The Bible itself doesn’t lie to us. However the way most of us tend to read the Bible means that we are unfortunately using it to lie to us […]

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Are You Taking People With You? http://www.phildrysdale.com/2015/02/taking-people/ http://www.phildrysdale.com/2015/02/taking-people/#comments Mon, 02 Feb 2015 11:03:57 +0000 http://phildrysdale.com/?p=4843 Back when I was travelling more extensively I travelled around 180 days a year. I’ve been to some seriously incredible places! I’ve also been to some seriously “interesting” places. It’s part and parcel of what I do that I occasionally find myself in places where people believe very different things about God and the gospel […]

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6 Ways You May Be Incorrectly Reading Your Bible. http://www.phildrysdale.com/2015/01/6-ways-may-incorrectly-reading-bible/ http://www.phildrysdale.com/2015/01/6-ways-may-incorrectly-reading-bible/#comments Mon, 26 Jan 2015 15:05:08 +0000 http://phildrysdale.com/?p=4838 There is so much I could say about how we read the Bible. I’ve blogged about it many times before and I will no doubt blog about it again. This week I want to just post a few brief points though to challenge you on how you are reading your Bible. They may be completely […]

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The Nasty Side-Effect of the “Quiet Time” http://www.phildrysdale.com/2015/01/the-nasty-side-effect-of-quiet-times/ http://www.phildrysdale.com/2015/01/the-nasty-side-effect-of-quiet-times/#comments Mon, 19 Jan 2015 11:56:58 +0000 http://phildrysdale.com/?p=4834 I’ve been making a bit of an effort to eat better recently (who isn’t after Christmas right?) But the concept of going on a diet kind of makes me laugh. If we stop and look at it its a bizarre way to live your life really. Step one – eat badly Step two – look […]

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Irrefutable Proof That God Is Not In Control Of Everything http://www.phildrysdale.com/2015/01/god-is-not-in-control/ http://www.phildrysdale.com/2015/01/god-is-not-in-control/#comments Mon, 12 Jan 2015 12:28:39 +0000 http://phildrysdale.com/?p=4830 I know, talk about a controversial title for a blog. But it’s true. God is not in control of everything. And I have irrefutable proof of that. What is it? Well I’ll get to that in a second but first lets quickly discuss God’s will. You see if God was in control of everything then […]

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What Next? http://www.phildrysdale.com/2015/01/what-next/ http://www.phildrysdale.com/2015/01/what-next/#comments Mon, 05 Jan 2015 14:40:40 +0000 http://phildrysdale.com/?p=4824 Life can suck sometimes. Can’t it? Have you ever noticed that life doesn’t always go the way we think it should. Or even the way the Bible seems to suggest that God thinks it should? We see in the scriptures God clearly promises to bless His children with long life, abundant life and health. He […]

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Putting The Devil Into Christmas http://www.phildrysdale.com/2014/12/putting-devil-christmas/ http://www.phildrysdale.com/2014/12/putting-devil-christmas/#comments Tue, 09 Dec 2014 12:29:33 +0000 http://phildrysdale.com/?p=4818 I love Christmas. It’s definitely one of my favourite times of year. I love the excitement. All the merriment in the air. I love the kids getting excited about presents. The parents excited about not having to work for a few days. People coming together as families. All the lights and decorations… I love it […]

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Where Are You Placing Your Hope? http://www.phildrysdale.com/2014/12/placing-hope/ http://www.phildrysdale.com/2014/12/placing-hope/#comments Mon, 01 Dec 2014 16:12:43 +0000 http://phildrysdale.com/?p=4815 As you probably know a couple of months ago I announced that my wife, Sarah, had decided to leave me. She was not happy with our marriage and decided she didn’t want to work on it. (You can read the full details here – A Personal Update: Things Have Been Better!) As you can imagine […]

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Depression Is Not A Fruit Of The Spirit! http://www.phildrysdale.com/2014/11/depression-fruit-spirit/ http://www.phildrysdale.com/2014/11/depression-fruit-spirit/#comments Mon, 24 Nov 2014 13:38:27 +0000 http://phildrysdale.com/?p=4813 Any time I mention depression people seem to come out of the woodwork to tell me how wrong I am and how I have no right to judge others. It’s funny though, when you see me post a status on Facebook or Twitter I’m not judging anyone. I’m speaking from my own personal experience. My […]

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Is Your Satan Bigger Than Your God? http://www.phildrysdale.com/2014/11/is-satan-bigger-than-god/ http://www.phildrysdale.com/2014/11/is-satan-bigger-than-god/#comments Mon, 17 Nov 2014 12:07:06 +0000 http://phildrysdale.com/?p=4806 You’ll have heard me mention Steve Backlund quite a bit if you’ve read much of my stuff. You might not have heard me mention his equally incredible wife Wendy though. Today I want to touch on a story which I’ve heard her share many times. She recalls a time when they were pastors of a […]

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Living Free From Your Judgments http://www.phildrysdale.com/2014/11/living-free-from-judgments/ http://www.phildrysdale.com/2014/11/living-free-from-judgments/#comments Mon, 10 Nov 2014 12:32:33 +0000 http://phildrysdale.com/?p=4804 A lot of people find themselves confused when it comes to the topic of judgment. Are we to judge or not? I personally believe there are few things as damaging to us as choosing to judge others. Throughout the scriptures we hear that in judging others we bring judgment upon ourselves. In fact one of […]

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10 Ways We’d Rather Sing To Jesus Than Worship Him http://www.phildrysdale.com/2014/11/10-ways-wed-rather-sing-jesus-worship/ http://www.phildrysdale.com/2014/11/10-ways-wed-rather-sing-jesus-worship/#comments Mon, 03 Nov 2014 13:08:37 +0000 http://phildrysdale.com/?p=4799 Worship is an interesting topic, one I have a whole host of things to say on. But today I want to focus on one aspect in particular. Perhaps the most important aspect. Before I start though let me say this – I love singing praise to God! Please don’t think anything I’m about to say […]

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What About Sowing And Reaping? http://www.phildrysdale.com/2014/10/what-about-sowing-and-reaping/ http://www.phildrysdale.com/2014/10/what-about-sowing-and-reaping/#comments Mon, 27 Oct 2014 12:24:49 +0000 http://phildrysdale.com/?p=4792 I frequently get questions about the topic of sowing and reaping. Especially after my blog on Tithing – Tithing: The Great Commission We all know and understand that in the natural when something is sown we reap an increased quantity of what we sow. I doubt you’ll find many farmers who are surprised to be […]

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Sin Has Forever Been Dealt With But You Should Never Ignore It http://www.phildrysdale.com/2014/10/arent-sinner-doesnt-mean-ignore-sin/ http://www.phildrysdale.com/2014/10/arent-sinner-doesnt-mean-ignore-sin/#comments Tue, 21 Oct 2014 10:36:42 +0000 http://phildrysdale.com/?p=4787 If you are a regular reader of this blog you know by this point that you are not a sinner. (If you don’t frequent this blog I highly recommend you download a free copy of my book – “You Do Not Have A Sinful Nature” ) We understand that sin does not separate us from […]

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A Personal Update: Things Have Been Better! http://www.phildrysdale.com/2014/10/personalupdate/ http://www.phildrysdale.com/2014/10/personalupdate/#comments Mon, 06 Oct 2014 09:00:22 +0000 http://phildrysdale.com/?p=4773 It is with a very heavy heart that I find myself writing this today. The last few months have been without a doubt the hardest of my life. About 7 months ago Sarah informed me that she was really struggling in our marriage and wasn’t very happy. She felt that we were very different and […]

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I Hate Religion http://www.phildrysdale.com/2014/09/hate-religion/ http://www.phildrysdale.com/2014/09/hate-religion/#comments Mon, 15 Sep 2014 10:24:06 +0000 http://phildrysdale.com/?p=4762 I hate religion. Religion can best be summed up as “do something to get something.” Throughout the history of mankind we’ve created thousands of variations of this formula. Pray 5 times a day Go to church once a week Give money to the temple Sacrifice your first born Be a good person Forgive to be […]

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There Is One Mediator Between God And Man (Hint: It’s Not You!) http://www.phildrysdale.com/2014/08/one-mediator-between-god-and-man/ http://www.phildrysdale.com/2014/08/one-mediator-between-god-and-man/#comments Mon, 25 Aug 2014 12:37:37 +0000 http://phildrysdale.com/?p=4755 I was sent this funny story recently, it made me laugh but it also made me think. One day a young pastor decided to share with the children at church a life lesson from Psalm 23. He told the them about sheep, that they weren’t smart and needed lots of guidance, and that a shepherd’s […]

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#030: Did God Forsake Jesus On The Cross? [Podcast] http://www.phildrysdale.com/2014/08/did-god-forsake-jesus-cross/ http://www.phildrysdale.com/2014/08/did-god-forsake-jesus-cross/#comments Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:10:17 +0000 http://phildrysdale.com/?p=4752 Throughout the body of Christ you will hear people talking of how God cannot look upon sin. We state that when Christ was on the cross the Father had to turn His back on Him. We sing songs about the Father turning His face away from Jesus. But is it true? Did God forsake Jesus […]

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Is Your Pastor Polishing a Turd http://www.phildrysdale.com/2014/08/pastor-polishing-a-turd/ http://www.phildrysdale.com/2014/08/pastor-polishing-a-turd/#comments Mon, 18 Aug 2014 13:01:10 +0000 http://phildrysdale.com/?p=4748 Have you ever heard that saying? “You can’t polish a turd.” It’s always made me laugh. The visual imagery of polishing a turd is just ludicrous – and certainly disgusting! But we all know circumstances in life where this saying is sadly all to applicable. The biggest one I can think of is the way […]

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Why Looking Like God Isn’t Always Good http://www.phildrysdale.com/2014/08/looking-like-god-bad-thing/ http://www.phildrysdale.com/2014/08/looking-like-god-bad-thing/#comments Mon, 11 Aug 2014 12:19:54 +0000 http://phildrysdale.com/?p=4743 “You are just like your father” “You are just like your mother” Two phrases few people want to hear. But like it or not, in many ways we all grow up and look a little like our parents. Those who raised us and with whom we share the same DNA. It’s a bit like God […]

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Humility or Pride in it’s Sunday Best? http://www.phildrysdale.com/2014/08/humility-or-pride/ http://www.phildrysdale.com/2014/08/humility-or-pride/#comments Mon, 04 Aug 2014 10:54:48 +0000 http://phildrysdale.com/?p=4738 We all love to talk about humility in the church… Mostly because we are proud. I know, ironic right? But it’s kind of true. Most of what passes these days as humility is really false-humility. It’s pride dressed up in it’s “Sunday Best”. You see for far too long we’ve taught that humility is to […]

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Can A Christian Ever Really Be Free From Sin? http://www.phildrysdale.com/2014/07/can-christian-be-free-from-sin/ http://www.phildrysdale.com/2014/07/can-christian-be-free-from-sin/#comments Mon, 28 Jul 2014 11:42:59 +0000 http://phildrysdale.com/?p=4719 We love to quote 1 John 1:8 because it excuses the fact we live struggling with sin: “If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us” We forget that in the same letter John says: “No one who abides in him (God) keeps on sinning; no one […]

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#029: 4 Keys To Renewing The Mind [Podcast] http://www.phildrysdale.com/2014/07/4-keys-renewing-the-mind-podcast/ http://www.phildrysdale.com/2014/07/4-keys-renewing-the-mind-podcast/#comments Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:53:15 +0000 http://phildrysdale.com/?p=4688 The last few weeks in the podcast we’ve been discussing the difference between two realities: Living a life as “we” – that is Christ operating in and through us vs. Living a life as “me” – that is us living outside of a conscious awareness of the power of Christ in us. This week I […]

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Renew Your Mind – Renew Your Life http://www.phildrysdale.com/2014/07/renew-your-mind-renew-your-life/ http://www.phildrysdale.com/2014/07/renew-your-mind-renew-your-life/#comments Mon, 21 Jul 2014 09:20:40 +0000 http://phildrysdale.com/?p=4672 Our beliefs are massively important. That’s something I learned the hard way. A lot of my friends who didn’t know me 7 or 8 years ago find it very funny when I tell them I used to be manically depressed. In fact I wish that was all that was wrong with me. I had a […]

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#028: The Myth Of A Sinful Nature [Podcast] http://www.phildrysdale.com/2014/07/myth-of-a-sinful-nature/ http://www.phildrysdale.com/2014/07/myth-of-a-sinful-nature/#comments Wed, 16 Jul 2014 06:00:38 +0000 http://phildrysdale.com/?p=4603 Last week we talked about “the flesh”. I talked about this topic because I frequently get questions about it when talking about the fact that we no longer have what many refer to as a sinful nature. I guess I may have gotten a little ahead of myself as many people struggled with the fact […]

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The problem with “Jesus Saved You From Your Sins” http://www.phildrysdale.com/2014/07/jesus-saved-you-from-your-sins/ http://www.phildrysdale.com/2014/07/jesus-saved-you-from-your-sins/#comments Mon, 14 Jul 2014 09:00:56 +0000 http://phildrysdale.com/?p=4611 Last week I posted a blog about why I dislike people quoting Romans 3:23 out of context. The fact that we have all memorised this verse and not the next verse should be alarming. It amazed me was how many people left comments trying to argue that we need to tell people about their sins […]

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#027: What About The Flesh? [Podcast] http://www.phildrysdale.com/2014/07/what-about-the-flesh/ http://www.phildrysdale.com/2014/07/what-about-the-flesh/#comments Wed, 09 Jul 2014 09:00:18 +0000 http://phildrysdale.com/?p=4599 I frequently debunk the myth of the sinful nature and speak about how we are no longer in bondage to sin. But many people really struggle with this because we have such a dualistic world-view today. We see physical, fleshy stuff as bad and spiritual, heavenly stuff as good. Especially in the Church! But is […]

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People Reject Jesus Because WE Reject Jesus! http://www.phildrysdale.com/2014/07/people-reject-jesus-reject-jesus/ http://www.phildrysdale.com/2014/07/people-reject-jesus-reject-jesus/#comments Mon, 07 Jul 2014 08:35:42 +0000 http://phildrysdale.com/?p=4594 I know a lot of people who have rejected Jesus. Truth be told this has nothing to do with Jesus. They’ve rejected Him because of His followers. You see people reject Jesus most often because the people who are “representing” Him have also rejected Jesus – they just don’t know it! Here are a few […]

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#026: How To Hear God’s Voice [Podcast] http://www.phildrysdale.com/2014/07/how-to-hear-gods-voice/ http://www.phildrysdale.com/2014/07/how-to-hear-gods-voice/#comments Wed, 02 Jul 2014 08:14:34 +0000 http://phildrysdale.com/?p=4583 For many years I was absolutely convinced that God didn’t speak to me, He only spoke to a select few people in my lives, my pastor, my parents, my friends who were especially passionate Christians. But not me. I was spiritually deaf. As I grew up I found out that I wasn’t spiritually deaf, I […]

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Desire vs. Goals: Why Many People Burnout http://www.phildrysdale.com/2014/06/desire-vs-goals-why-people-burnout/ http://www.phildrysdale.com/2014/06/desire-vs-goals-why-people-burnout/#comments Mon, 30 Jun 2014 09:36:39 +0000 http://phildrysdale.com/?p=4575 We all have desires in our lives. I desire to be a good husband To be a good father to my children (when we have them) To see my wife walk in all God has for her To equip people to walk in who they are in Christ To set people free from the bondage […]

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#025: Why Saying Yes Is Ultimately Saying No [Podcast] http://www.phildrysdale.com/2014/06/025-saying-yes-ultimately-saying-podcast/ http://www.phildrysdale.com/2014/06/025-saying-yes-ultimately-saying-podcast/#comments Thu, 26 Jun 2014 11:09:54 +0000 http://phildrysdale.com/?p=4566 This week in my weekly newsletter I discussed a book I had been reading and how I was trying to be more intentional with my priorities. I got a huge amount of positive feedback and figured I would make a podcast going into the topic in a bit more depth. I’ve always lived with a […]

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Why Christians Need To Stop Quoting Romans 3:23 http://www.phildrysdale.com/2014/06/christians-need-stop-quoting-romans-323/ http://www.phildrysdale.com/2014/06/christians-need-stop-quoting-romans-323/#comments Mon, 23 Jun 2014 09:42:42 +0000 http://phildrysdale.com/?p=4555 In Christianity we have a handful of “go-to” verses. Verses that every Christian knows by heart. Have you ever noticed this? Now our number one favourite is obviously John 3:16. But after that we have quite a few contenders for most quoted Bible verses. My least favourite is Romans 3:23. “for all have sinned and […]

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#024: Has The Bible Become Our Idol? [Podcast] http://www.phildrysdale.com/2014/06/bible-become-our-idol/ http://www.phildrysdale.com/2014/06/bible-become-our-idol/#comments Wed, 18 Jun 2014 07:45:00 +0000 http://phildrysdale.com/?p=4541 This week I posted multiple status’s about the Bible on Facebook and it really blew up. I knew some of what I had to say would be considered tough to swallow by some and rejected by others… but I always want to challenge people on what they believe. Especially if I strongly believe that belief […]

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No One Has Ever Seen God… Really? http://www.phildrysdale.com/2014/06/no-one-has-ever-seen-god/ http://www.phildrysdale.com/2014/06/no-one-has-ever-seen-god/#comments Mon, 16 Jun 2014 09:00:53 +0000 http://phildrysdale.com/?p=4533 “No one has ever seen God. It is God the only Son, who is close to the Father’s heart, who has made Him known.” John 1:18 (emphasis mine) Have you ever thought about that verse? I mean stop and think about what John has just said. “Nobody has ever seen God.” Really? Not Moses? “And […]

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#023: Sanctification Is Not A Process [Podcast] http://www.phildrysdale.com/2014/06/023-sanctification-is-not-a-process-podcast/ http://www.phildrysdale.com/2014/06/023-sanctification-is-not-a-process-podcast/#comments Fri, 13 Jun 2014 12:41:54 +0000 http://phildrysdale.com/?p=4520 I frequently get asked questions about the process of sanctification and how it fits into the Christians’ life in light of the message of the New Covenant. The truth is it doesn’t. Sanctification is not a process. Sanctification fits into our lives… it is in fact a very central part of what Christ has done… […]

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Jesus Was Not A “Bible Believing” Christian http://www.phildrysdale.com/2014/06/jesus-bible-believing-christian/ http://www.phildrysdale.com/2014/06/jesus-bible-believing-christian/#comments Mon, 09 Jun 2014 07:02:49 +0000 http://phildrysdale.com/?p=4470 In as much as we use the term today Jesus was very far removed from being a “Bible believing Christian”. Well He wasn’t even a Christian. He was a Jew. But that’s besides the point I’m trying to make here. We in the church today have a religious fervor for obeying the “letter of the […]

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10 Reasons Jesus Would Get Kicked Out Of Church http://www.phildrysdale.com/2014/06/jesus-get-kicked-out-of-church/ http://www.phildrysdale.com/2014/06/jesus-get-kicked-out-of-church/#comments Mon, 02 Jun 2014 09:51:20 +0000 http://phildrysdale.com/?p=4442 We often like to transplant ourselves into the Bible when we read the scriptures. Especially the gospels. I mean who doesn’t like to imagine themselves there in the midst of Jesus’ ministry. Now obviously you and I would be two of the 12 disciples… we’re pretty awesome, right? But sometimes I find myself thinking… maybe […]

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#022: The Importance Of Works [Podcast] http://www.phildrysdale.com/2014/05/the-importance-of-works/ http://www.phildrysdale.com/2014/05/the-importance-of-works/#respond Wed, 28 May 2014 16:07:44 +0000 http://phildrysdale.com/?p=4387 This week I want to talk about the importance of works. I know what you are thinking… really? Phil Drysdale is going to talk about the importance of works? Really? Well buckle up because I sure am and I’m not going to sugar coat the topic either. How to listen You can listen to this […]

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Is Grace Taking The Law Seriously? http://www.phildrysdale.com/2014/05/grace-taking-the-law-seriously/ http://www.phildrysdale.com/2014/05/grace-taking-the-law-seriously/#comments Mon, 26 May 2014 11:49:15 +0000 http://phildrysdale.com/?p=4331 I’m often accused of not taking the law seriously. I kind of find this amusing. Why? Because those that accuse me of this are never taking the law “seriously” themselves! Let me say emphatically from the outset – I believe in the high standard of the law as given by Moses. We should never make […]

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Are You Performing This Huge Mistake When Reading The Bible? http://www.phildrysdale.com/2014/05/performing-huge-mistake-reading-bible/ http://www.phildrysdale.com/2014/05/performing-huge-mistake-reading-bible/#comments Wed, 21 May 2014 11:04:11 +0000 http://phildrysdale.com/?p=4261 I’m constantly amazed at the way’s many people read their Bible. I’ve posted a few blogs on how to get the most out of reading your Bible. However today I’m going to point out a huge mistake that many of us fall into when reading the Bible. This mistake has a negative effect on what […]

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10 Reasons People Think Christians Are Hypocrites http://www.phildrysdale.com/2014/05/christians-are-hypocrites/ http://www.phildrysdale.com/2014/05/christians-are-hypocrites/#comments Mon, 19 May 2014 07:41:15 +0000 http://phildrysdale.com/?p=4139 I don’t know if you’ve ever come across the objection “I don’t like church – Christians are hypocrites”. I often come across that statement when chatting with people. Most of the time, I couldn’t agree with them more. We might not intend to be hypocritical. However, so much of what we “believe” and the way […]

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2014 Survey Results (and an exciting announcement!) http://www.phildrysdale.com/2014/05/2014-survey-results-exciting-announcement/ http://www.phildrysdale.com/2014/05/2014-survey-results-exciting-announcement/#comments Fri, 16 May 2014 07:00:05 +0000 http://phildrysdale.com/?p=4129 So three weeks ago I sent out a survey to 3300 people on my newsletter. I had three main goals I wanted to achieve by doing so: To understand what content people liked the most To understand what content if any people didn’t like To understand what types of content I should be producing in […]

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7 Things the Holy Spirit Doesn’t Do http://www.phildrysdale.com/2014/05/7-things-holy-spirit/ http://www.phildrysdale.com/2014/05/7-things-holy-spirit/#comments Mon, 12 May 2014 13:07:13 +0000 http://phildrysdale.com/?p=3973 What do you think is the most important thing about you? ‘What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us’ A.W. TozerClick To Tweet What you think about God is the foundation of your beliefs about life, family, identity, purpose, etc. Then your beliefs, in turn, set […]

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#021: Stop Trying To Grow Your Faith – Lose It [Podcast] http://www.phildrysdale.com/2014/05/021-grow-your-faith-podcast/ http://www.phildrysdale.com/2014/05/021-grow-your-faith-podcast/#comments Wed, 07 May 2014 15:11:11 +0000 http://phildrysdale.com/?p=3960 This week I’m taking a break from the usual podcast show and will be sharing with you a recent sermon from my trip to the States. It’s all about the topic of Faith… something we all know to be very important to the believer. But I want to challenge you to listen to this sermon […]

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How To Know You’re Hearing God’s Voice http://www.phildrysdale.com/2014/05/know-hearing-gods-voice/ http://www.phildrysdale.com/2014/05/know-hearing-gods-voice/#comments Mon, 05 May 2014 13:01:55 +0000 http://phildrysdale.com/?p=3908 I get this question a lot. How do I know if I’m hearing God’s voice? I’m sure you’ve maybe thought about this as well. There are three sources of the thoughts that pop into our heads. 1) Us 2) God 3) Satan The Obvious Satan is usually easy enough to spot. We all fall for […]

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Is The Bible Really The Word of God? http://www.phildrysdale.com/2014/04/bible-really-word-god/ http://www.phildrysdale.com/2014/04/bible-really-word-god/#comments Mon, 28 Apr 2014 09:00:23 +0000 http://phildrysdale.com/?p=3824 “1 In the beginning was the Bible, and the Bible was with God, and the Bible was God. 2 The Bible was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made through the Bible, and without the Bible nothing was made that was made. 4 In the Bible was life, and the life was […]

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#020: What About Tithing? [Podcast] http://www.phildrysdale.com/2014/04/020-tithing-podcast/ http://www.phildrysdale.com/2014/04/020-tithing-podcast/#comments Thu, 24 Apr 2014 08:13:53 +0000 http://phildrysdale.com/?p=3819 This week I’m going to tackle the topic of Tithing! That’s right. After the very successful blog I wrote on Tithing I figured I should really have an audio resource on that topic as well. This is a topic many are deeply invested in so I’ll try to tread as gently as I can and […]

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Does the Grace Message Make Light of Repentance? http://www.phildrysdale.com/2014/04/grace-message-make-light-repentance/ http://www.phildrysdale.com/2014/04/grace-message-make-light-repentance/#comments Mon, 21 Apr 2014 09:00:58 +0000 http://phildrysdale.com/?p=3816 Many people accuse me of making light of repentance. They say I don’t think repentance is essential. This is an accusation thrown against most proponents of the “grace message”. Let me set the record straight. I believe that… Repentance is the cornerstone for experiencing what Jesus has done for us!Click To Tweet But… I do […]

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Confession: I hate going to church meetings. http://www.phildrysdale.com/2014/04/confession-hate-going-church-meetings/ http://www.phildrysdale.com/2014/04/confession-hate-going-church-meetings/#comments Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:13:41 +0000 http://phildrysdale.com/?p=3803 Yeah, I said it. I don’t like “church” meetings. The small-talk. The forced hyper-spirituallity people feel the need to put on. The facade that everything in life is going wonderful. The focus on sin. The focus on our works. The survivalist mentality. You get the idea. Now hear me right – not all meetings are […]

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#019: 5 Things That Make Many Christians Mad [Podcast] http://www.phildrysdale.com/2014/04/019-5-things-make-many-christians-mad-podcast/ http://www.phildrysdale.com/2014/04/019-5-things-make-many-christians-mad-podcast/#comments Wed, 09 Apr 2014 04:00:12 +0000 http://phildrysdale.com/?p=3798 This week I’m with my good friend Dan Heroy and we are going to be talking about 5 things that make many Christians mad. If there’s one thing I’ve noticed in my blogging and posting on social media it’s that there are certain things that really make many Christians mad. But why? Today Dan and […]

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God Is Not Angry With You http://www.phildrysdale.com/2014/04/god-angry/ http://www.phildrysdale.com/2014/04/god-angry/#comments Mon, 07 Apr 2014 04:00:40 +0000 http://phildrysdale.com/?p=3794 Did you know, because of what Christ accomplished on the cross, it’s impossible for God to be angry with humanity? I’m not saying He has never gotten angry. But we often forget that a big shift has taken place because of the cross. We all know Isaiah 53 the famous messianic passage of Isaiah. But […]

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#018: Discovering God’s Image & Likeness [Podcast] http://www.phildrysdale.com/2014/04/018-discovering-gods-image-likeness-podcast/ http://www.phildrysdale.com/2014/04/018-discovering-gods-image-likeness-podcast/#respond Thu, 03 Apr 2014 01:00:06 +0000 http://phildrysdale.com/?p=3792 I don’t know about you but I was brought up in a flavour of Christianity that didn’t celebrate who we were as God’s children. Rather we put ourselves down, called ourselves sinners – would even say things like “I’m just a worm in God’s sight.” This to me is crazy, I mean we are made […]

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The Gospel Is Not A Second Chance! http://www.phildrysdale.com/2014/03/gospel-second-chance/ http://www.phildrysdale.com/2014/03/gospel-second-chance/#comments Mon, 31 Mar 2014 10:57:39 +0000 http://phildrysdale.com/?p=3788 One of the biggest misconceptions about Christianity is that it is a second chance at life. Of course this could be because we preach that it’s a second chance at life. But the truth is that the gospel of Jesus Christ is not one which gives people a second chance at life. Rather it is […]

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#017: If I’m Not A Sinner, Why Do I Still Sin? [Podcast] http://www.phildrysdale.com/2014/03/017-if-im-not-a-sinner-why-do-i-still-sin-podcast/ http://www.phildrysdale.com/2014/03/017-if-im-not-a-sinner-why-do-i-still-sin-podcast/#comments Thu, 27 Mar 2014 10:26:51 +0000 http://phildrysdale.com/?p=3785 This week I want to talk about sin… I don’t typically like to talk about sin. I think we spend more than enough time doing that usually in the church. It’s always better to focus on Christ than to focus on our sin! But we can’t deny that for most of us, myself most definitely […]

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10 Beliefs Christians Have That Really Mess Us Up http://www.phildrysdale.com/2014/03/10-beliefs-christians-have-that-really-mess-us-up/ http://www.phildrysdale.com/2014/03/10-beliefs-christians-have-that-really-mess-us-up/#comments Mon, 24 Mar 2014 13:10:06 +0000 http://phildrysdale.com/?p=3782 1) I’m just a sinner saved by grace I grew up hearing frequently in church that we are sinners saved by grace. In one sense this is true… but the problem is we still identify with the past rather than the logical conclusion. A sinner saved by grace is by very definition no longer a […]

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Demystifying Prophecy: Why Every Christian Can & Should Prophesy http://www.phildrysdale.com/2014/03/demystifying-prophecy-why-every-christian-can-should-prophesy/ http://www.phildrysdale.com/2014/03/demystifying-prophecy-why-every-christian-can-should-prophesy/#comments Fri, 21 Mar 2014 10:52:52 +0000 http://phildrysdale.com/?p=3778 For many people the word prophecy is taboo. It’s associated with charlatans. It’s associated with people who threaten cities with judgement and wrath for sin. It’s associated with people who shame people publicly by exposing their sins. And it’s associated with those who make numerous inaccurate predictions about the end of the world. I’m not […]

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#016: The Day I Scared 10 Kids Into Heaven [Podcast] http://www.phildrysdale.com/2014/03/016-the-day-i-scared-10-kids-into-heaven-podcast/ http://www.phildrysdale.com/2014/03/016-the-day-i-scared-10-kids-into-heaven-podcast/#comments Wed, 19 Mar 2014 13:06:42 +0000 http://phildrysdale.com/?p=3776 This week I want to tell you a story. You might find this very hard to believe but I’ve been known to be quite passionate. OK, maybe that’s not too hard to believe. But I want to tell you about a time in my youth where my passion caused me to scare 10 kids into […]

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Stop Trying To Love God! http://www.phildrysdale.com/2014/03/stop-trying-to-love-god/ http://www.phildrysdale.com/2014/03/stop-trying-to-love-god/#comments Fri, 14 Mar 2014 13:20:19 +0000 http://phildrysdale.com/?p=3774 We are all the same No matter where I go in the world I find a common truth amongst Christians. We are all fixated on how much we love God. We spend all our time trying and trying to love him more. Yet, there’s always a nagging question the back of our mind’s, “do I […]

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#015: Have We Turned Faith Into A Work? [Podcast] http://www.phildrysdale.com/2014/03/015-have-we-turned-faith-into-a-work-podcast/ http://www.phildrysdale.com/2014/03/015-have-we-turned-faith-into-a-work-podcast/#comments Thu, 13 Mar 2014 13:32:05 +0000 http://phildrysdale.com/?p=3741 For thousands of years God’s children put their works above His grace. With the help of the reformation in the 1500’s we found that we were in error in doing so. Works are not something that the believer should be trying to produce in their own strength. Rather we should be focusing on our faith. […]

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The Danger of Balancing Grace http://www.phildrysdale.com/2014/03/the-danger-of-balancing-grace/ http://www.phildrysdale.com/2014/03/the-danger-of-balancing-grace/#comments Thu, 06 Mar 2014 15:49:41 +0000 http://phildrysdale.com/?p=3738 I frequently get accused of being one of those “hyper-grace” people. I have to confess I do find grace rather hyper. The apostle Paul did too. Romans 5:20 says “where sin abounds (pleonazõ), grace hyper-abounds (hyperperisseuõ).” Paul’s description of grace was hyper. In fact, he heard a lot of the same objections to grace as […]

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#014: Should I Leave My Church? [Podcast] http://www.phildrysdale.com/2014/03/014-should-i-leave-my-church-podcast/ http://www.phildrysdale.com/2014/03/014-should-i-leave-my-church-podcast/#comments Wed, 05 Mar 2014 08:17:57 +0000 http://phildrysdale.com/?p=3736 This weeks topic is all about a question I get asked frequently. People discovering their freedom in Christ often find themselves struggling in their local churches. Because of this I find myself commonly being asked “Should I leave my church?” I think this is a much more complex question than it seems on the surface. […]

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Tithing – The GREAT Commission http://www.phildrysdale.com/2014/02/tithing-the-great-commission/ http://www.phildrysdale.com/2014/02/tithing-the-great-commission/#comments Fri, 28 Feb 2014 11:03:11 +0000 http://phildrysdale.com/?p=3698 My journey with tithing Growing up we were pretty poor. In fact, we made the poor kids look pretty wealthy sometimes. My dad was a pastor and he and my mum were firm believers of tithing. In fact my dad was so serious he once tithed the value of a book of stamps somebody gave […]

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#013: Entering Into His Rest [Podcast] http://www.phildrysdale.com/2014/02/013-entering-into-his-rest-podcast/ http://www.phildrysdale.com/2014/02/013-entering-into-his-rest-podcast/#comments Fri, 21 Feb 2014 13:06:25 +0000 http://phildrysdale.com/?p=3729 This weeks podcast is all about entering into God’s rest. I’ve yet to meet someone who doesn’t enjoy the feeling of being completely at rest. I’m also yet to meet someone who is at rest 24/7… I know I’m certainly not there!! My heart this week is to share some key ways rest is often […]

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5 Five Minute Tips To Help You Get The Most Out Of The Bible http://www.phildrysdale.com/2014/02/5-five-minute-tips-to-help-you-get-the-most-out-of-the-bible/ http://www.phildrysdale.com/2014/02/5-five-minute-tips-to-help-you-get-the-most-out-of-the-bible/#comments Wed, 19 Feb 2014 16:30:53 +0000 http://phildrysdale.com/?p=3723 If you’re anything like me reading the Bible can be a hit or miss experience. Sometimes it feels like it takes me half an hour to read 10 verses and I still don’t get what they were about. Other times though, it seems that the Scriptures come alive and every word is meaningful to me. […]

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4 disciplines every Christian can benefit from (#2 changed my life forever!) http://www.phildrysdale.com/2014/02/4-disciplines-every-christian-can-benefit-from-2-will-change-your-life-forever/ http://www.phildrysdale.com/2014/02/4-disciplines-every-christian-can-benefit-from-2-will-change-your-life-forever/#comments Fri, 14 Feb 2014 13:06:07 +0000 http://phildrysdale.com/?p=3720 As believers in Jesus we are not called to work for God but to rest in Him. We are not called to do anything for Him but rather believe in Him. So many of our disciplines revolve around our actions, doing things to get closer to God or please Him. The truth is that we […]

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Fart Your Way To Spiritual Freedom http://www.phildrysdale.com/2014/02/fart-your-way-to-spiritual-freedom/ http://www.phildrysdale.com/2014/02/fart-your-way-to-spiritual-freedom/#comments Mon, 10 Feb 2014 12:36:07 +0000 http://phildrysdale.com/?p=3710 You are probably thinking… “really, farting?” But yes. I have a powerful truth to share with you today and it’s all about farting. Many would say that Martin Luther was one of the most important people in church history for the way he helped restore the gospel of grace and divert the church from their […]

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#012: How To Find A Mentor? [Podcast] http://www.phildrysdale.com/2014/02/012-how-to-find-a-mentor-podcast/ http://www.phildrysdale.com/2014/02/012-how-to-find-a-mentor-podcast/#comments Fri, 07 Feb 2014 12:02:53 +0000 http://phildrysdale.com/?p=3702 Something I’m asked very often is “how do I find a mentor”, we all want to grow in who we are and one of the best ways this can happen is for us to be practically discipled by someone on a one-on-one level. The issue we find however is that often we really struggle to […]

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Why Your Pastor Is Struggling & What You Can Do! http://www.phildrysdale.com/2014/02/why-your-pastor-is-struggling-what-you-can-do/ http://www.phildrysdale.com/2014/02/why-your-pastor-is-struggling-what-you-can-do/#comments Thu, 06 Feb 2014 13:50:37 +0000 http://phildrysdale.com/?p=3703 Because of the nature of my job I get to meet with hundreds of pastors a year and probably interact online with well over a thousand a year! I coach and consult with leadership teams and pastors quite frequently in my travels and via video conferences. I’ve got all the respect in the world for […]

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#011: What About Spiritual Warfare? [Podcast] http://www.phildrysdale.com/2014/01/011-what-about-spiritual-warfare-podcast/ http://www.phildrysdale.com/2014/01/011-what-about-spiritual-warfare-podcast/#comments Thu, 30 Jan 2014 12:43:06 +0000 http://phildrysdale.com/?p=3647 Spiritual Warfare is such a hot topic in the church and I often get accused of turning a blind eye to the topic. I have to confess I don’t feel the need to focus on the devil as much as many people seem to want to. However, I don’t want it to be said that […]

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4 Reasons You Should Shut Up! http://www.phildrysdale.com/2014/01/4-reasons-you-should-shut-up/ http://www.phildrysdale.com/2014/01/4-reasons-you-should-shut-up/#comments Wed, 29 Jan 2014 16:16:17 +0000 http://phildrysdale.com/?p=3640 I’m one of the most opinionated people I know. If you’ve known me for any period of time that won’t come as a surprise to you. Now there is nothing wrong with being opinionated, I count it to be a strength to have a strong conviction of what I believe and a heart to share […]

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10 Things Jesus Didn’t Say About Healing http://www.phildrysdale.com/2014/01/10-things-jesus-didnt-say-about-healing/ http://www.phildrysdale.com/2014/01/10-things-jesus-didnt-say-about-healing/#comments Thu, 23 Jan 2014 12:55:43 +0000 http://phildrysdale.com/?p=3637 Experience is not greater than the Bible I don’t know about you but there are plenty of crazy things I grew up believing about healing. The Church as a whole is extremely divided on the topic and everyone has a theory – almost all of which is based on experience and not the Bible itself. […]

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#010: 10 Tips To Help You Become More Positive [Podcast] http://www.phildrysdale.com/2014/01/010-10-tips-to-help-you-become-more-positive-podcast/ http://www.phildrysdale.com/2014/01/010-10-tips-to-help-you-become-more-positive-podcast/#comments Thu, 16 Jan 2014 08:10:28 +0000 http://phildrysdale.com/?p=3635 I used to be the most negative person I’ve ever met. Most people who didn’t know me 5 years ago laugh when I say that. They are even more surprised when I tell them I struggled with serious depression for over 10 years! The good news is of course that this is history. One of […]

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What I Learned From Being Sued This Christmas http://www.phildrysdale.com/2014/01/what-i-learned-from-being-sued-this-christmas/ http://www.phildrysdale.com/2014/01/what-i-learned-from-being-sued-this-christmas/#comments Mon, 13 Jan 2014 13:41:10 +0000 http://phildrysdale.com/?p=3633 Sarah and I got to spend Christmas with my family this year. It was the first time in 6 years for me and I had such a great time! As a huge bonus we got to see many good friends we had been sorely missing since moving to Ireland as well. Oh yeah, and we […]

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#009: My Evening Drinking & Singing Vulgar Songs [Podcast] http://www.phildrysdale.com/2014/01/009-my-evening-drinking-singing-vulgar-songs-podcast/ http://www.phildrysdale.com/2014/01/009-my-evening-drinking-singing-vulgar-songs-podcast/#comments Thu, 09 Jan 2014 07:40:19 +0000 http://phildrysdale.com/?p=3630 Last Saturday evening I spent the evening with a running club who described themselves as a “drinking club with a running problem”. I have to say, I don’t really drink and I’m not a great runner either! So I wasn’t sure what to expect! What I found was that my wife and I had a […]

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Grace to Overcome Fear http://www.phildrysdale.com/2014/01/grace-to-overcome-fear/ http://www.phildrysdale.com/2014/01/grace-to-overcome-fear/#comments Mon, 06 Jan 2014 09:22:58 +0000 http://phildrysdale.com/?p=3626 How many times have you heard it preached that faith and fear are opposites? Probably quite a few times. I know I have. Having struggled with crippling fear and panic attacks for most of my life, these “faith versus fear” sermons would cause me to sit up and listen intently. I was hoping for a […]

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#008: How To Set Yourself Up For Success In 2014 [Podcast] http://www.phildrysdale.com/2014/01/008-how-to-set-yourself-up-for-success-in-2014-podcast/ http://www.phildrysdale.com/2014/01/008-how-to-set-yourself-up-for-success-in-2014-podcast/#respond Thu, 02 Jan 2014 12:48:27 +0000 http://phildrysdale.com/?p=3624 New Year is a great time where so many of us have a bit of time to evaluate our year and to look forward to the coming year. Most people in the midst of this time set resolutions. Things they want to do better in the coming year. It’s at this point I have to […]

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How important is confession? http://www.phildrysdale.com/2013/12/how-important-is-confession/ http://www.phildrysdale.com/2013/12/how-important-is-confession/#comments Mon, 16 Dec 2013 12:33:18 +0000 http://phildrysdale.com/?p=3620 I frequently get asked what my opinion is on confession. It seems that a lot of people are concerned that people aren’t taking confession seriously enough these days to which I have to say I agree. The primary question I get asked revolving around this topic is “do you believe confession is essential for believers”. […]

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#007: What’s The Role Of Prayer In The New Covenant [Podcast] http://www.phildrysdale.com/2013/12/007-whats-the-role-of-prayer-in-the-new-covenant-podcast/ http://www.phildrysdale.com/2013/12/007-whats-the-role-of-prayer-in-the-new-covenant-podcast/#comments Wed, 11 Dec 2013 11:09:41 +0000 http://phildrysdale.com/?p=3616 You will be hard pressed to find a Christian that doesn’t believe that prayer is an essential part of the daily Christian life. However what I’ve found is that many people have trouble figuring out what prayer should look like for the believer in light of the New Covenant. In this weeks podcast I share […]

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Are you believing this lie? http://www.phildrysdale.com/2013/12/are-you-believing-this-lie/ http://www.phildrysdale.com/2013/12/are-you-believing-this-lie/#comments Mon, 09 Dec 2013 15:11:20 +0000 http://phildrysdale.com/?p=3614 This morning I was chatting to Sarah and she did what only a loving spouse can do. She gave me a good wake-up call to some lies I was believing. The last few weeks have been pretty intense for me. I’ve been travelling 5 of the last 8 weeks. My tendonitis has been especially bad […]

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16 Bill Johnson Quotes on the Christian Walk, Church Life & Prosperity http://www.phildrysdale.com/2013/12/16-bill-johnson-quotes-on-the-christian-walk-church-life-prosperity/ http://www.phildrysdale.com/2013/12/16-bill-johnson-quotes-on-the-christian-walk-church-life-prosperity/#comments Wed, 04 Dec 2013 14:03:21 +0000 http://phildrysdale.com/?p=3608 I’m sure most people reading this will know who Bill Johnson is but in case you don’t know, Bill is the senior pastor of Bethel church where I spent 4 years, including 3 years in their school of ministry. He has massively shaped my life and as you read the quotes below you will see […]

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Stop working out your salvation! http://www.phildrysdale.com/2013/11/stop-working-out-your-salvation/ http://www.phildrysdale.com/2013/11/stop-working-out-your-salvation/#comments Mon, 11 Nov 2013 03:54:47 +0000 http://phildrysdale.com/?p=3605 There are few things as damaging to the body of Christ as people insisting that we work out our salvation with fear and trembling. Just because something is in the Bible doesn’t mean you lift it out of context and tell people to do it. A cursory glance at the context of Phil 2:12 shows […]

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#006: Most Christians Don’t Know What Repentance Is… Do You? [Podcast] http://www.phildrysdale.com/2013/11/006-most-christians-dont-know-what-repentance-is-do-you-podcast/ http://www.phildrysdale.com/2013/11/006-most-christians-dont-know-what-repentance-is-do-you-podcast/#respond Thu, 07 Nov 2013 07:26:00 +0000 http://phildrysdale.com/?p=3603 Repentance is at the very foundation of Christianity – it was at the forefront of Jesus’ ministry and those who He commissioned to preach the gospel to the ends of the earth. Most Christians understand the importance of repentance… the problem lies in the fact that most Christians don’t understand what repentance is. This causes […]

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Simple Steps To Knowing God’s Love For You http://www.phildrysdale.com/2013/11/simple-steps-to-knowing-gods-love-for-you/ http://www.phildrysdale.com/2013/11/simple-steps-to-knowing-gods-love-for-you/#comments Mon, 04 Nov 2013 10:57:51 +0000 http://phildrysdale.com/?p=3601 A couple of weeks ago I released a podcast entitled “Stop trying to love god and let him love you“. We all know that we can only love because God loved us first – but we sure struggle to live it! I personally go back to trying in my own strength to love God and […]

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Can God Look Upon Sin? [9:23] http://www.phildrysdale.com/2013/11/can-god-look-upon-sin-923/ http://www.phildrysdale.com/2013/11/can-god-look-upon-sin-923/#comments Fri, 01 Nov 2013 10:56:32 +0000 http://phildrysdale.com/?p=3596 We often hear people say “God cannot look upon sin” or perhaps we have heard “God turns His face from sin”. Perhaps you even have said those things yourself. But did you know that they are a lie? God is more than capable of looking up sin and in this video I will look at […]

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#005: Why Christians Are Not Under The Law [Podcast] http://www.phildrysdale.com/2013/10/005-why-christians-are-not-under-the-law-podcast/ http://www.phildrysdale.com/2013/10/005-why-christians-are-not-under-the-law-podcast/#comments Wed, 30 Oct 2013 23:33:00 +0000 http://phildrysdale.com/?p=3594 Growing up I had no idea what to do with the law. I mean, as Christians we have been freed from the law and live under grace… but God gave it right? Surely we can’t just throw it away. It’s all throughout the scriptures! So what do I as a believer do with the law? […]

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