Posts with the tag “compassion”

Finding Your Purpose in Christ
by Delman Coates on May 2nd, 2024
"You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot." - Matthew 5:13   Have you ever pondered your purpose in life, in ministry, or in the kingdom of God? It's a question that often weighs heavily on the hearts of believers as we seek to understand our role and contrib...  Read More
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From Transgression to Redemption
by Delman Coates on January 5th, 2024
"I, I am He who blots out your transgressions for my own sake, and I will not remember your sins." - Isaiah 43:25    Imagine, for a moment, a God who not only forgives but chooses to forget. A merciful Creator who, for His own sake, erases the ledger of our transgressions, sparing us from the weight of our past mistakes. Micah 7:18-19 reinforces this awe-inspiring image of a God who pardons iniqui...  Read More
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Praying for Others
by Delman Coates on November 23rd, 2023
"Therefore, confess your sins to each other and pray for each other, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective." - James 5:16   Prayer is a profound act of communion with God, a moment when we lay our thoughts, hopes, and burdens at His feet. It's also an opportunity to remember and intercede for others. In the busyness of life, it's easy to become consumed...  Read More
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Discovering God's Goodness Through Prayer
by Delman Coates on November 22nd, 2023
"Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good! Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him." - Psalm 34:8   In the quiet moments of prayer, we find an intimate space where we can truly taste and see the goodness of the Lord. It's a sacred encounter, a communion of the soul with the divine. As we bow our heads and open our hearts, we discover that God's goodness is not a distant idea but a living reality...  Read More
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A Heart Overflowing with Love
by Delman Coates on October 11th, 2023
"Pure and genuine religion in the sight of God the Father means caring for orphans and widows in their distress and refusing to let the world corrupt you." - James 1:27   In a world filled with complexities, God's call to practice pure and genuine religion stands as a beacon of clarity and purpose. James 1:27 reminds us that true religion, in the sight of God the Father, involves caring for orphan...  Read More
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Living Out God's Word in Your Choices
by Delman Coates on October 3rd, 2023
"Therefore rid yourselves of all sordidness and rank growth of wickedness, and welcome with meekness the implanted word that has the power to save your souls. But be doers of the word and not merely hearers who deceive themselves." - James 1:21-22   Every day, you face a multitude of choices, from the mundane to the life-altering. Each decision you make is an opportunity to live out God's Word. Bu...  Read More
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Where True Essence Lies
by Delman Coates on September 23rd, 2023
"...The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart." - 1 Samuel 16:7Continuing our exploration of true identity, let's look into another vital truth: who you are is not defined by the positions you hold. Whether it's your role in your family, school, community, club, or athletic team, your position does not encompass the ...  Read More
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United in Joy and Sorrow
by Delman Coates on September 7th, 2023
“When one hurts, we all hurt; when one rejoices, we all rejoice.” - 1 Corinthians 12:26   In the tapestry of life, our experiences are woven together in a delicate dance of joy and sorrow. As Paul wisely stated in 1 Corinthians 12:26, "When one hurts, we all hurt; when one rejoices, we all rejoice." These words encapsulate the profound truth that our lives are intricately interconnected, bound by ...  Read More
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Valuing People Over Compliance
by Delman Coates on June 14th, 2023
"He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God." - Micah 6:8  The church is meant to be a safe haven for all people, regardless of their past or current struggles. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Too often, churches become more focused on enforcing strict rules and regulations rather tha...  Read More
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Back On The Tracks
by Ministry Support on May 8th, 2022
“So he got up and went to his father. But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him.” - Luke 15:20We do not see it often, but trains do still derail from time to time. Not long ago (September 21, 2021, to be exact) near Joplin, Montana, an Amtrak train carrying 146 people between Seattle...  Read More
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Replenishing Our Souls
by Ministry Support on April 24th, 2022
“I will replenish the weary and satisfy the faint.” - Jeremiah 31:25If we want to rekindle our fire for Christ, then there are several things we must be intentional about doing. The first is we must allow God to replenish our souls. When God created humankind, the Bible says that God breathed His breath into the nostrils of Adam, and he became a living soul.Our soul is that part of us that, accord...  Read More
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Show Compassion
by Ministry Support on September 26th, 2020
Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you. (Ephesians 4:31-32)  Yesterday we talked about Peter and John stopping to help the lame beggar outside of the temple. So today, I want us to take a closer look at a very specific part of this story, and ...  Read More
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Less Saying, More Doing
by Ministry Support on September 20th, 2020
And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God. (Micah 6:8)  Yesterday, we talked about the three things the Lord requires of us as His followers: justice, mercy, and humility. Today, I want to take a closer look at what each of these words mean.   The Hebrew word “mispat,” translated “justice,” means essentially to correct oppression. It is...  Read More
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Speak The Truth In Love
by Ministry Support on September 15th, 2020
So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ. Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the wav...  Read More
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Show Yourself Compassion
by Ministry Support on June 23rd, 2020
Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. (Colossians 3:12) Time and time again, the Scriptures commend those who in the middle of very imperfect situations have compassion for the hungry, the thirsty, the stranger, the naked, the sick, and the imprisoned (Matthew 25:34; Hebrews 10:34). But in order to...  Read More
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A Compassionate And Gracious God
by Ministry Support on June 1st, 2020
But you, Lord, are a compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness. (Psalm 86:15) Have you ever taken the time to really think about how gracious God is towards you? Even if you tried to think about it, there’s no way you could fully grasp and fathom just how gracious, merciful, and loving the Lord is towards you and every other one of His children.   This is su...  Read More
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