When you’re right about God and you’re right with God, you never have to be intimidated by the world, the flesh, or the devil himself, and it’s okay to get excited about Jesus!
CHECK OUT THIS LETTER FROM A PASTOR
“My son and I attended the Iron Sharpens Iron conference this past March in O’Fallon, IL, where we met you and attended your seminar. As a pastor, I was leading a group of men to the conference, but my real concern was my 18-year-old son who has had some tough challenges in the past year. He has wavered in his faith—questioning what and why he believed. This also spilled over into some poor choices and bad relationships in his life.
“Your seminar was exactly what my son needed! Your dynamic personality and engaging presentation of the Gospel totally connected with my son. He laughed, took notes, and was challenged that the Christian faith was intellectually credible in the secular arena of life!
“He so loved your seminar he wanted me to buy all the resources available (which I happily did!). Since that time, there has been a dramatic change in his life. Unhealthy relationships have been severed and he has a renewed joy and commitment for Christ. I thank God for this timely and sovereign appointment for my son and your ministry. Thank you for being the choice instrument that God used in his life.” Praise the Lord!!!
We have a series of messages that can be adapted to fit a Sunday morning sermon, a Saturday seminar, a men’s retreat (actually we should be advancing not retreating, but you get the idea) or a youth rally. One message that God is using in a mighty way is called,
The Fear of Man Vs. The Fear of God — How To Get Out out of the Wilderness and into the Promised Land
This is not your typical “cowboy up and do better next time” conference. Speaking the truth in love, often times “men’s conferences” and “youth rallies” are little more than pep-rallies, and have little or no power for real life–change. By God’s grace, we avoid the trap of the man centered, works righteousness. Our focus is on the power of God from Sinai, to the cross, to the resurrection and beyond! Apart from Him, we can do nothing!
One of our main problems is the fact that we are more concerned with impressing the creature more than the Creator. Jesus said,
“If you are ashamed of me before men, I will be ashamed of you before my father. But, if you acknowledge Me before men, I will acknowledge you before My father in heaven.”
We have received e-mails, letters and phone calls from men sharing their testimonies of how God used this message to deliver them from the fear of man to give God His rightful place as Lord in their lives. The impact this ministry has sustained in the lives of men and young people, has been extremely encouraging. Many have come out of the closet of fear, and are learning to live lives of lion-hearted boldness for Jesus Christ!
One brother emailed us after attending an Iron Sharpen Iron men’s conference and said,
“God bless you Phil! We men were absolutely blessed by your presence last Saturday at the Iron Sharpens Iron conference in New Lenox. And what an incredible work of Christ this tract is. I sent out a clarion call to all the Brothers and Sisters on my e-mail list that included your URL and the PDF copy of that tract. It went all over the United States this morning. Thank you!”
Here is another letter from a very grateful father who attended a conference with his son,
“I also wanted to share something with you. My 14-year-old son, Jack, attended with me that day. Your seminar really set off a spark in him and he gave his life to Jesus and was baptized on March 13th.”
In Christ, Jim Kerry
This is what happened at a church in Southern Illinois after this sermon,
“Without a doubt Philip DelRe is anointed. When Philip came to our church he spoke on The Fear of Man. The response was tremendous. The Holy Spirit dealt deeply with our hearts and the altar call lasted well over thirty minutes-not by manipulation but by genuine conviction. Philip DelRe and Voice in the Wilderness Ministries is unique, relevant and timely.”
—Todd Greiner, Senior pastor of Community of Faith Church for over 20 years and founder of Church Without Walls in Southern Illinois.
I was privileged to preach this at the Village Church of Lincolnshire. Dr. Robert Coleman, author of the best-selling book, The Master Plan of Evangelism said this,
“My dear brother, that was a word from the Lord. That was a powerful, powerful, message, and I want to thank you for it.”
Philip DelRe has been teaching in men’s conferences and youth rallies across the country and around the world for the last 20 years. His clear, direct, passionate, no-nonsense approach to teaching is filled illustrations and real-life stories that really connect with men and young people. Our passion is to teach God’s people to know why we believe what we believe. This builds a solid foundation for living the Christian life in a non-Christian world.
I leave you with this quote from Francis Shaffer,
“We must recognize that this country is close to being lost. Not first of all because of a humanist conspiracy, but because the Bible believing Christians in the last 40 years who have said that they know that the final reality is this infinite personal God, who is the Creator, they said they have known it, and they have done nothing about it. As the consensus has changed, there has been a vast silence.”
If you would like to see the men in your congregation or youth group take a giant step in learning how to live the Christian life with the confidence of a lion, this ministry is right for you.
Contact: Voice in the Wilderness Ministries today at, 815-547-0765. You can email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phil has been privileged to speak at hundreds of churches across the country and around the world. He is an annual presenter at many of the Iron Sharpens Iron men’s conferences as well as Districts, a huge youth rally in Green Bay.