Pastor

Scott Phillips

Scott Phillips

Scott Phillips has been preaching since he was twenty and has been in pastoral ministry since 1996. He pastored in Hazlehurst for six years and moved to Clinton to plant NewBirth church in 2004.
In 2015, NewBirth merged with Abundant life and became Springridge Pentecostal Church.

He is a prolific writer and loves to study and discuss with others the work of God and the truth of God’s word. 

Below are the latest articles from his blog that he started in 2006. He and his wife Becky have been married since 1992 and have three exceptional sons.

September 19, 2021

Don’t forget to push the power button.

In every situation, faith is a choice. Even when doing something good and righteous, we must choose to exercise faith. Ritual, habit, obligation will rob you of the fullest benefit. No doubt, thank God for ritual, habit, and obligation...

September 12, 2021

What holds us together might not seem like much.

What holds us together might not seem like much. “The next time you go to play Ricky Bobby, in traffic, know that this is EVERYTHING, that is holding the front of your car on, from the motor to license plate, jus sayin!” ...

September 10, 2021

Will you sleep on, oh sleeper?

  “So the shipmaster came to him, and said unto him, What meanest thou, O sleeper? arise, call upon thy God, if so be that God will think upon us, that we perish not.”  Jonah 1:6 This morning, as I considered the...

September 8, 2021

Be Fearful, of God alone.

Be Fearful, of God alone.  Jesus said this, “And I say unto you my friends, Be not afraid of them that kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do. But I will forewarn you whom ye shall fear: Fear him, which after...

August 30, 2021

The Empowerment of the 2nd Birth

 In my first birth, there were variables given to me I did not set. I did not pick my nose, ears, eye color, height, shoe size, skin color, parents, siblings, or origin. These were given to me through no choice of my own. In my second...

August 24, 2021

“The Lord is my shepherd;”

 “The Lord is my shepherd;” This is not a statement of fact as much as a declaration of submission. When we choose to humbly look to God for direction, protection, provision, wisdom and purpose we are positioning ourselves...

August 23, 2021

The Catalyst of Promise

Love Keeps Pray Comforter Abide Spirit Truth Know Dwell In You The individual words that stood out to me in this scripture text. John 14:15-17 If ye love me, keep my commandments. And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you...

August 8, 2021

What is the Mount of the Valley?

A Question was asked, ““the mount of the valley” For there to be a valley, there has to be a mountain. No Mountain, no Valley. For there to be a top, there has to be a bottom. For there to be a full, there has to be an empty. No...

July 23, 2021

Is Once Saved Always Saved Biblical?

https://youtu.be/KYjpOX10WrM For Video of this lesson  Is Once Saved Always Saved Biblical?   Let me explain. Once saved always saved will be a reality when we get to heaven. Until then, the teachings of Jesus and the apostles was a...

July 20, 2021

Tomato Plant in a Pothole

Tomato Plant in a Pothole In Jackson, Ms, there was a news article with an accompanying picture of a pothole that looks 12′ square, over half the street. Someone with a sense of humor planted a tomato plant in the middle of it....

July 20, 2021

Faith Wins!!

 Faith Wins! When you engage your faith, you are inviting the greatest difference in your life. When you line up behind, below, and believing in the God of heaven, it matters not the opposition or obstacle. Faith Wins. “.....

July 14, 2021

The Kingdom and Patience of Jesus Christ

The Kingdom and Patience of Jesus Christ Patience.  It is a virtue that many of us find lacking in our life.  I do.   In the age of fast food, microwave ovens and 4G Cell phones, patience is not what we strive for, or pray about. In...

July 14, 2021

Refreshing

Refreshing When the Spirit of God whispers to you direction, inspiration, and peace. He is the peace speaker. I am thankful to have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand. To know that God to speaks to men. In a still small...

July 11, 2021

The Miracle in a Memory

July 11, 2021  This morning, at about 7:30, I was walking across the parking lot of the church where I pastor. I felt the spirit of the Lord quicken me to stop. I was talking to a dear friend, and I felt prompted to get off the phone....

July 2, 2021

What to do when you are bit by a snake?

 “A rattlesnake bit one of my sheep in the face about a week ago. Deadliest snake that lives around here. The sheep’s face swelled up and hurt her terribly. But the old rattlesnake didn’t know the kind of blood that flows through...

June 30, 2021

The Kryptonite to Bitterness

  The superpower and superhero of our current day is bitterness.  The sidekicks of hurt, wrongs and offense in spirit and embodiment in politics, culture, and academia.   Historical, current and potential wrongs must be viewed through...

June 29, 2021

A Plea for the Innocent

Beware of spreading the contagious cancer of overt criticism and bitter words to the young. “But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck,...

June 28, 2021

Harnessing what God has given us.

 Harnessing what God has given us. Each of us has some outstanding qualities. Some of them might not be on their face positive, however in the right context and used properly they can serve us well in our pursuit of living meaningful...

June 28, 2021

Dealing with Doubt

 I had someone tell me they were struggling with moving forward in God because of some very hard questions. Here is my response that someone might find helpful. There are no easy answers to hard questions. In those things I can not...

June 26, 2021

Finding a Song in your trouble

FEELING DISCOURAGED, DEPRESSED, OR EVEN DESPAIRING? Helen Howarth Lemmel experience the same when she was struck by a disease that caused her to go blind and as a result was abandoned by her husband. Yet amidst her situation, she...

June 25, 2021

The Kingdom of God is Like a Seed

 Seeds, Flowers, Fruit, Seeds I did something I have never done. I bought a pack of sunflower seeds. I planted them. I have watched them progress from seeds, to sprigs, to small and developing plants. Finally flowers and the beginning...

June 25, 2021

Drawing out What We Bring In

  Drawing Out There is a truth, and we bring in, drink in, draw in, consume, and bring inside our souls those things we are connected. You draw water out of a well in a few ways, buckets, pipes, and what is inside is brought out, and...

June 24, 2021

How important is love?

 In no uncertain terms, Paul declared to the Galatians a truth that is applicable to today. He declares in simplicity, the absence of one virtue invalidates all others. Don’t get me wrong, there are other absolutely required...

June 23, 2021

Decisions You Choose To Make

 Cain and Abel. The Worship and Faith of one was accepted by God, the other was not. It’s been going on since the foundation of the world. Of course, the Cain’s of the World will try to murder this idea of personal...

June 22, 2021

We choose what we forget and what we remember.

We choose what we forget and what we remember. Some people remember all the good, godly, kind things others have done for them and forget those times of conflict, disappointment, and disagreement. One will bring your joy and peace with...

June 22, 2021

What you feel is not real.

 What you feel is often not real.    Don’t get me wrong; I know our feelings are undeniable; however, emotions are momentary and often do not portray reality.   If you let your feelings make your decisions you will live a life of...

June 18, 2021

When Prayer Loses Its Power

 When Prayer Loses Its Power There are two kinds of prayer. Prayers that flow like waters from the soul. Prayers that are but memorized vapors of past prayers. It’s possible to pray things you have always prayed, while not...

May 29, 2021

Don’t let others season your life.

  How much of what we think about others has to do with what others have said and not what we have personally experienced… however it can easily feel personal when it is nothing more than an evil report. With that in mind, we...

May 26, 2021

Be Encouraged

Written by Rusty Hathcock Be encouraged. No less than 5 times, I felt as though the Spirit of the Lord would have me share … Jesus Christ surrounded himself with 12 “steady” men.  In a 3 and 1/2 year span, one of those twelve...

May 25, 2021

Do you believe in God

The question was asked, “Why do you believe in God?” This is my answer. I have experienced the reality of God.   I have seen prayers about impossible things answered.   I have felt the undeniable close encounters of the...

May 22, 2021

One of the Greatest Gifts To Seek From God

One of the Greatest Gifts To Seek From God There are a lot of things that carry a “Christianity” flag that gets a carte blanche pass.     Observation, since there were prophets, there was a warning about false prophets. ...

May 13, 2021

Faith Filled Love Toward God = Fear Free

We have access to a fear-free life.  How? Loving God, being in total devotion to God breeds a boldness, confidence, and conviction that will cause you like David to Run at the Enemy knowing God has Got this. No Fear is a product of...

May 12, 2021

Is Grace Unmerited Favor?

Is Grace Unmerited Favor?   Yes, however that is an understatement. Grace is unmerited favor.  Like water is wet. However, Grace is everything that God does toward us individually and humanity as a whole. From the careful forming of...

May 12, 2021

Courageous Faith

 When Israel had a righteous king who loved God and his ways the Nation prospered.   My prayer is the Lord would send a revival of repentance to our nation from the top down and a grassroots revival.    We must cease to allow politics...

May 8, 2021

Is the Kingdom of God multicultural?

The Kingdom’s call is for every person.  Whosever will. Go ye therefore and teach all nations. Our focus and passion must not revolve around our individual cultural preferences but must be focused on the good of all people that...

May 5, 2021

The real reason United Methodists split the blanket

The real reason United Methodists split the blanket Written by JR Ensey  They were too divided to serve under the name “United” any longer. America’s third-largest Christian denomination—the United Methodist Church (UMC)—is splitting...

May 4, 2021

Subcultures created by echo chambers.

Subcultures created by echo chambers. We have known that CNN specifically and MSM, in general, has been running a propaganda echo chamber pushing all manner of principles and agendas that are anti-christ. No doubt it is under the color...

May 2, 2021

One of The Greatest Gifts God Will Ever Give You

One of The Greatest Gifts God Will Ever Give You ((This message is not for those who have no desire to truly pray for God’s will in their life. This is not for the fair-weather believers or simply those who see God as a Life Raft...

May 2, 2021

Why I Worship on Sunday

Sunday The First Day of the Week Give the Lord Jesus Christ Praise due to His Name Give, encourage, and be encouraged Plug into the Body of Christ Demonstrate Discipleship A way to set the tone, Grow in Wisdom Find the pitch It was on...

April 30, 2021

We are on a wild ride to a brand new day.

 The earth rotates once every 23 hours, 56 minutes and 4.09053 seconds, the surface of the earth is moving roughly 1,000 miles per hour. We are on a wild ride to a brand new day. All through the night, even at it’s darkest point,...

April 29, 2021

Are Your Prayers Not Being Answered?

Are your prayers not being answered? By Jay Jones Here are some possible reasons why… 1. Unforgiving – If you don’t forgive others, God won’t forgive you. Matthew 6:15 2. Unbelief – To pray in doubt...

April 26, 2021

Discouraged with your spiritual growth?

 Discouraged with your spiritual growth?….. Written by Jayson Pagan I love this verse: “The path of the righteous is like the first gleam of dawn, shining brighter and brighter until midday.” (Proverbs 4:18) It is my...

April 23, 2021

For the Joy Set Before Us

Joy It is amazing to see how the combination of things produces the desired results.  You do not get what you desire by pursuing it directly, however often what we desire is a product of doing other things. In Hebrews chapter twelve we...

April 23, 2021

The Teachings of Jesus

Matthew 5-7, Jesus in His wisdom, lays out the way to live that was and is counter to the culture and our nature. The reason why so many today, though they are proclaiming Christians, don’t live in a way that reflects what Jesus...

April 16, 2021

God’s Grace is Calling You For More

Grace is demonstrated as everything God does in his relentless pursuit of the soul of each individual. From the moment he proverbially leaned over Adam and breathed into him the breath of life, till this day, God is stretching,...

April 16, 2021

The Acts of the Apostolics

 The Acts of the Apostolics  What kind of faith could be generated if we began to intentionally declare what God is doing in every venue we have access to?  The other day I saw before my eyes prayers answered.  At that very moment, I...

April 15, 2021

They Named Him Zerubbabel

 They Named Him Zerubbabel Written by Jacob Stump Zerubbabel It means “Stranger in Babylon”. His parents knew he would grow up outside of God’s Promised Land. They knew he would be raised among heathens, influenced by paganism, and...

April 13, 2021

The Climate of Wickedness

 The Climate of Wickedness The book of Proverbs in your Bible is a study of contrast between the righteous and the wicked within a backdrop of the simple, the fool and the scoffer. If everyone who considers themselves a believer took a...

April 11, 2021

The Last Four Chapters of the Bible

The Last Four Chapters of the Bible  This morning, I read the last four chapters of the book of Revelation. Jesus wins. The faithful and devoted followers of Jesus wins. However, everyone else loses. It’s no doubt triggering if...

April 3, 2021

Salt and Light.

Salt and Light.  Jesus declared that is what we are redeemed to be. To be distinct, to season, to preserve, and to influence the world around us. To be seen and known as a light for righteousness. We, as believers, have a mandate to be...

March 30, 2021

How did the First Believers Experience Salvation?

  How did the First Believers Experience Salvation? What must I do to be saved? This is a Bible Study I had with a man named David.   You can watch the Video, there are scripture slides to read along or you might choose the audio on...

March 26, 2021

Patriarchy? Sexism? Is it a flaw or a feature?

Patriarchy, defined as a system of society or government in which the father or eldest male is head of the family and descent is traced through the male line. Sexism, it’s a new term, but one significant part of its definition is...

March 25, 2021

I visited a Synagog and gained an insight.

Listen and Subscribe to Podcast https://anchor.fm/scott-phillips/episodes/I-visited-a-Synagog-and-gained-an-insight-etg7kr Watch and Subscribe to Youtube Channel https://youtu.be/SKPRIP5_QSc...

March 24, 2021

Priceless/Worthless

 Priceless / Worthless One mans’ trash another man’s treasure. We live in a world that more and more have not respect, knowledge, understanding, or appreciation for the Word of God. Pictured is one of the most expensive...

March 14, 2021

The Virtue of Rejoicing

 We are made in the image of God. “And when the people complained, it displeased the Lord: and the Lord heard it; and his anger was kindled; and the fire of the Lord burnt among them, and consumed them that were in the uttermost...

March 10, 2021

Gender Distinction is a God Idea

Let me start by declaring, “I Love Women.” I love my Mama. I love my Wife. I love all of the wonderful godly women who have greatly impacted my life. Even today I pastor some of the most awesome people in the world and many...

March 8, 2021

The Secret to Making Complexity Simple

While listening to someone speak on the complexity of the universe, it sparked in my heart this meditation and reflection on living our lives according to the word of God. The Complexity of the Simple The Simplicity of the Complex Made...

March 6, 2021

The Algorithm of a Believer

What is an Algorithm? Finiteness.     An algorithm must always terminate after a finite number of steps. Definiteness. Each step of an algorithm must be precisely defined; the actions to be carried out must be rigorously and...

March 4, 2021

Precious Treasures

Link to the Message – https://youtu.be/Ive_Cq-rCPo?t=1510 All of the wealth of this world cannot purchase peace, hope, or salvation. ALL the Gold in the HillsAll of the Diamonds in the depthsALL of the Pearls in the sea. We were...

February 15, 2021

The Waters of Noah

 “For this is as the waters of Noah unto me: for as I have sworn that the waters of Noah should no more go over the earth; so have I sworn that I would not be wroth with thee, nor rebuke thee.” Isaiah 54:9 I heard this...

February 11, 2021

Shares in the Promise

 Buying Shares In the Promises of God. Invested. Some realities seem to make our promises impossible. However, something inside of us says, “I want to invest in the impossible.” People talk about it. People pray about it....

February 3, 2021

Where are the Intercessors?

 Where are the intercessors?  A tragedy of our age is the shrinking ranks of a worthy ministry.  Intercessory Prayer What will happen when you need someone to pray for you today?  Many of us can point to salvation...

January 30, 2021

Faith Obeys – Doubt Disobeys

 Faith Alone?   There is only one scripture where the two words, faith and alone are found together.  Sadly the meaning is in direct contradiction to one of the favorite deceptions in Christianity.  There are...

January 29, 2021

The Answer to the Darkness

Video to message https://youtu.be/bz4rx3RYSYs Darkness Close your eyes and imagine with me the darkness of a room where there is no light. I remember being afraid of the dark. I remember imagining dangers and seems fears multiplied....

January 29, 2021

What’s going to happen?

 What’s going to happen? I heard a father describe a game his young son likes to play. The young boy standing on the couch will cry out to him in glee, “What’s going to happen?  What’s going to...

January 29, 2021

Missing in Action / Comfortable in Platitudes

How many would have a ministry that could help people experience salvation and deliverance if they only loved the Lord as much as they love themselves and personal agendas? Jesus gave requirements many are unwilling to fulfill. Deny...

January 29, 2021

Sometimes Bad News is the Good News

The worst circumstances can be the setting for the best results.  Rack, Shack, and Benny stood in the face of a tyrannical leader and complicit government. They were bound hand and foot and thrown into a fiery furnace. However,...

January 29, 2021

A Little While

A Little While Jesus confounded his disciples with this phrase. “A little while, and ye shall not see me: and again, a little while, and ye shall see me, because I go to the Father.” John 16:16 We are still confounded by...

January 29, 2021

Peace or Vexation – It’s Up to You.

Ecclesiastes is a testament to a man who spent his life filling his mind/heart with too much information. His conclusion was “for all is vanity and vexation of spirit.” Seven times he proclaims of his investigation and...

January 29, 2021

Is Every Elected Leader the Will of God?

This was written by someone else, but I think it is worthy of your thoughtful consideration.    I did no attribute because it was posted on a private group.  Psalms 115:16 (KJV) “The heaven, [even] the heavens,...

January 29, 2021

Frontline Worshippers

“But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him.” John 4:23 During COVID, we have heard the term, “Front Line...