Author Archives: phillipljohnson

About phillipljohnson

Minister for the Westside church of Christ in Norman, OK.

Fighting for the Minds of Our Children

“He alone, who owns the youth, gains the future.”  These were the words of the ruthless, Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler.  Hitler diligently worked to infiltrate the minds of young people with his radical ideology.  Hitler’s plan to control Germany and … Continue reading

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Right vs. Wrong

Are you growing spiritually? You should be closer to God today than you were yesterday. You should be more mature spiritually today than you were yesterday. One indicator of spiritual growth is the ability to discern between good and evil. … Continue reading

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The Pursuit of Restoration

Why aren’t more drawn to the pursuit of restoration? Why aren’t more people actively pursuing to restore the church of the NT? Why aren’t more interested in seeking to simply be “Christians”? I’m convinced many are not interested in restoration … Continue reading

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The Desire for Restoration

Paul’s second letter to Timothy contains several charges for him to preach the truth. Paul warns Timothy that many will fall away from the truth. Examine the following words written from the hand of Paul to Timothy in 2 Timothy … Continue reading

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The Appeal of Restoration

The theme of restoration is exciting. The thought of restoring something is appealing to us. Who isn’t thrilled by the prospect of taking something that is old and broken down, and restoring it to an improved condition? We work to … Continue reading

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Just a Simple Thank You

What is the worst illness you’ve ever faced?  Jesus encountered many sick people in His ministry.   Jesus restored sight to the blind.  He straightened the legs of the crippled.  He brought healing to multitudes.  In Luke 17 Jesus comes across … Continue reading

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Just Do What You Can

I grew up on a farm in southern Oklahoma.  I learned at a young age there are some things you never say as a farmer’s son.  At the top of this list for me was the phrase, “I’m bored.”  Don’t … Continue reading

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