Dr. Phil Sallee is pastor of New Beginnings Church. Phil and his wife Carol, and their three children, moved backed to Oklahoma 20 years ago when New Beginnings Church was meeting in a downtown Bixby store front. God has blessed this family and this church!

Phil grew up in east Tulsa where he attended Eastwood Baptist Church. He graduated from Tulsa East Central High School and Tulsa University. After serving for 11 years as a Student Pastor, at the age of twenty-nine Phil began to pastor his first church in Edgewater Colorado. Phil received a Bachelor’s Degree from Tulsa University (1982), a Master’s Degree from Denver Theological Seminary (1994), and a doctorate in Missions and Evangelism at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (2012).

20 06, 2018

Humble servant.

By | 2018-06-18T22:28:37+00:00 June 20th, 2018|Categories: All, Light, Promises|

David was just what Saul needed.. Already we can see David’s abilities being recognized, yet David was not promoting himself: God was doing it. (Proverbs 22:29; 1 Peter 5:6) Too many people today try to push themselves into prominent places without first proving themselves at home in the small matters. David came to court and immediately became a favorite. Of course, if [...]

29 06, 2017
  • SENT with Urgencey

God breaks His silence

By | 2017-06-25T21:09:56+00:00 June 29th, 2017|Categories: Light|

God’s people are “SENT.” “Finding My Story in His Story,” means God uses a book of stories (the bible) to show us that our stories are interwoven into His story. For 450 years between the Old Testament and the New Testament God was silent. During this silence God’s people continued to struggle, to be kicked around by the emerging godless powers of [...]

28 06, 2017
  • SENT with Urgencey

SENT to the confused and discouraged.

By | 2017-06-25T20:57:40+00:00 June 28th, 2017|Categories: Light|

God’s people are “SENT.” “Finding My Story in His Story,” means God uses a book of stories (the bible) to show us that our stories are interwoven into His story. Malachi is the last book in the Old Testament. It serves as a bridge in between the Old Testament and the New Testament. Like John the Baptist, about whom Malachi prophesied, Malachi [...]

27 06, 2017
  • SENT with Urgencey

SENT for His glory!

By | 2017-06-25T20:54:04+00:00 June 27th, 2017|Categories: Light|

God’s people are “SENT.” “Finding My Story in His Story,” means God uses a book of stories (the bible) to show us that our stories are interwoven into His story. Zechariah was another prophet sent by God as an obedient messenger. The purpose of the messenger will eventually result in glory to God. Zechariah is called the “The Apocalypse of the Old [...]

26 06, 2017
  • SENT with Urgencey

Contagious Mission

By | 2017-06-25T14:45:58+00:00 June 26th, 2017|Categories: Light|

God’s people are “SENT.” “Finding My Story in His Story,” means God uses a book of stories (the bible) to show us that our stories are interwoven into His story. By the time most of the minor prophets were writing (the seventh to the fifth centuries before Christ), the promise God had made to David of an everlasting kingdom was already at [...]

15 04, 2017
  • God’s calling!

God’s calling!

By | 2017-05-17T11:05:31+00:00 April 15th, 2017|Categories: Light|Tags: , |

God makes no mistakes in His calling. It may feels like that from time to time. But God has unique callings for each of His servants. There are many times when faithful Christians look with confusion, and even envy, at one another, and wish that they could swap places. But part of Christian obedience, part of accepting our commission, is knowing that [...]

14 04, 2017
  • Restored!

Restored!

By | 2017-05-17T11:05:37+00:00 April 14th, 2017|Categories: Light|Tags: , |

This scene between Jesus and Peter is one of the most spectacular interchanges in the whole Bible, perhaps in all literature. The most remarkable thing about it is that, by way of forgiveness, Jesus gives Peter a job to do. When Peter professes his love, Jesus doesn’t say, ‘Well, OK, then.’ He says, “Feed my lambs. Shepherd my sheep. Feed my sheep.” [...]

13 04, 2017
  • Breakfast with Jesus?

Breakfast with Jesus?

By | 2017-05-17T11:05:50+00:00 April 13th, 2017|Categories: Light|Tags: , |

Is it possible to heal memories? Is it possible to find forgiveness that can go back to a buried hurt, fear, failure or sin and cure it? Is it possible for deep unhealed wound to be gently exposed, dealt with in love and prayer, and enabled to find healing? That’s one of the things that is going on in this chapter. And [...]

12 04, 2017
  • Gone fishing.

Gone fishing.

By | 2017-05-17T11:05:57+00:00 April 12th, 2017|Categories: Light|Tags: , |

Why had they gone fishing? It’s a puzzle, and I suspect it was a puzzle for them too. Maybe Peter wanted to get on with life. Maybe he wanted to move on. Maybe he wanted to do the next thing. This was the world they knew. It would feel strange, going back to it, but they had families who needed looking after, [...]

11 04, 2017
  • “Blessed” without seeing.

“Blessed” without seeing.

By | 2017-05-17T11:06:04+00:00 April 11th, 2017|Categories: Light|Tags: , |

Thomas, bless him, behaves as we would expect. This confused disciple, who suggested they might as well go with Jesus to Jerusalem, if only to die with Him (John 11:16) This same strong-willed disciple complained that Jesus hadn’t made things anything like clear enough (John 14:5), just happened to be the one who was somewhere else on the first Easter day. He [...]

10 04, 2017
  • A Confused, Strong-willed Disciple!

A Confused, Strong-willed Disciple!

By | 2017-05-17T11:06:09+00:00 April 10th, 2017|Categories: Light|Tags: , |

MondayWith this story of Thomas, and also with chapter 20 as a whole, what John set out to tell us in his gospel, from those unforgettable opening lines onwards, has been completed. We have met many interesting characters and watched them interact with Jesus. Some have misunderstood him. Some have been downright hostile. Some (often to their own surprise) have come to [...]

8 04, 2017
  • Still muddled and confused?

Still muddled and confused?

By | 2017-05-17T11:06:14+00:00 April 8th, 2017|Categories: Light|Tags: , |

John 20:23, “If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained,” has caused many confusion and misunderstanding. The simplest and plainest interpretation of this verse is that “Receiv[ing] the Holy Spirit,” is linked with the forgiveness and retention of sins. To read this verse is to be reminded of Matthew [...]

7 04, 2017
  • The Holy Spirit’s Role

The Holy Spirit’s Role

By | 2017-05-17T11:06:20+00:00 April 7th, 2017|Categories: Light|Tags: , |

The phrase, “After saying this,” in John 20:21, links John 20:21 to John 20:22. The commission is undeniably tied to the giving of the Holy Spirit. Jesus has said so much already about the Spirit, His Own Spirit, the Spirit which is the Father’s special gift to His people. Bible scholars and theologians have argued for centuries how this event compares and [...]