Our kids had a great time at VBS this year – To Mars and Beyond. It was an out of this world adventure where voyagers explored the wonders of space, while learning the truth of the Creator. Watch this video to see how much fun we...Read More
Happy ThanksLIVING You are ready for Thanksgiving, but are you ready for ThanksLIVING? Listen as Pastor Phil describes a new way of life through ThanksLIVING, based on Philippians 4:6-9. If you learn how to live your life with ThanksLIVING, it will transform your mundane life; your everyday interactions with people; how you face problems and adversity; how you deal with pain and suffering....Read More
What is Rest in the Lord?
Rest in the Lord is a ministry project of Dortches Baptist Church to provide quality mattresses to those in need. We are currently seeking donations to provide mattresses for Hurricane Florence victims in North Carolina.
All these people died still believing what God had promised them. They did not receive what was promised, but they saw it all from a distance and welcomed it. -Hebrews 11:13 (NLT) One hundred and twenty-five years ago, a handful of men and women, both passionate for our community as well as God, embarked on a mission. They engaged their imaginations and partnered with God to envision a church – what we now know as...Read More
Noticing the blind, deaf, and most marginalized means Opening our Eyes and seeing. It means seeking out the ones who have fallen through the cracks. It means being the one who reestablishes the lines of communications, just like Jesus did when he performed this miracle – not just so he could tell the man what he wanted to say, but so that he could listen to this man speak for himself, plainly. Listen as Pastor Phil takes...Read More
How important are clean clothes to you? My grandmother always told me to never leave the house without putting on clean underwear. “What if you got into a car accident and had to go to the hospital or something,” was her reasoning. As silly as that sounds, the truth is my grandmother was right. You could get into a car accident. However, the dirty laundry that you need to be concerned about is neither Hanes nor Fruit of the Loom, but...Read More
Go Fish – Matthew 4:18-22 “Hey Phil,” Chuck said. “Do you think you could do a devotion with the youth at the beach? Maybe do something about when Jesus called the disciples who were fishing to come follow him?” In this sermon entitled “Go Fish,” listen to Pastor Phil tell about his experience teaching the youth ocean-side about the calling of the first disciples who were out fishing in their boats....Read More
Sermon Preached on July 29, 2018. Have you ever been to a rock concert and seen somebody crowd surfing? Maybe you’ve seen this done on TV. Somebody dives into the crowd from the stage and, even though they may weigh a lot, the person floats on the lifted hands of the crowd below. I wouldn’t have the nerve to try it. It would be my luck that they would part like the red sea when I jump, and I’d land on the floor. Being ordained...Read More
Roll Up Your Sleeves – Revelation 3:1-3 The church in Sardis sounds like so many today. They were doing some things right, but still missing the target. There were a “Few” in the church who were carrying the weight of the whole congregation. They were doing a great job. They were leading. They were serving. However, if the church doesn’t want to die, then there needs to be a few more. Listen as Pastor Phil...Read More
Low self-image and low self-esteem affects nearly everyone. For young people today who are trying to live up to unnatural standards, this condition can be dangerously debilitating. It’s no wonder when you look at the standards by which most women measure themselves. Beginning with when they are children, young girls are handed a Barbie Doll with impossible proportions to play with. On through adolescents, they idolize the...Read More
Do you watch infomercials on TV? Have you ever ordered something online only to have it not live up to your expectations when it arrived? Sometimes, that product that we thought we could not live without turns out to be “Not As Advertised.” In this sermon, Pastor Phil cautions that we can be just as phony in our walk with Christ. As we are called to be the Light of the World, listen as he extrapolates what that means for...Read More
Sermon Title: Oh, No. Not Again What do a whale falling from the sky, a bowl of Petunias and Jesus have to do with each other? As odd of a question as that may sound, in this video Pastor Phil ties it all together on a sermon about our freedom from sin, taking inspiration from Douglas Adams ‘ book The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Sermon based on John 8:31-36. Preached at Dortches Baptist Church on July 1, 2018....Read More
Our kids had a great time at Shipwrecked VBS this year. The kids ventured onto an uncharted island where they learned to survive and thrive. Anchored in the truth that Jesus carries them through life’s storms, all who attended experienced the truth of the Gospel in creative fun ways. Watch this video to see how much fun we had! ...Read More
Sermon Title: It’s Not About Sabbath Scripture: Mark 2:23-3:6 Like so many debates, the issue at hand is not really the most important issue. What we argue about is merely a symptom of a larger underlying problem. While it appears at first glance that this scripture is an argument about Sabbath Keeping, Pastor Phil demonstrates that its really about a deeper rooted conflict that you may encounter yourself in your daily...Read More
Sermon Title: You Go First Scripture: Deuteronomy 31:1-8 Remember when Indiana Jones is about to enter the Well of Souls in search of the Lost Ark? Upon noticing the floor is covered with no less than 10,000 venomous snakes, Indy’s partner Sallah says, “You go first.” Have you ever been in a scary situation and had someone tell you “You go first”? Sometimes the next stage in life can be just as...Read More