Posts with the tag “encourages”

Let God Be God
by Delman Coates on December 9th, 2023
"Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth." - Psalm 46:10   In a world filled with chaos and uncertainty, it's easy to feel overwhelmed by the challenges and problems that surround us. We might be tempted to take matters into our own hands, believing that our efforts can resolve the issues we face. However, I want to remind you of a simp...  Read More
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Endurance Through Trials
by Delman Coates on September 1st, 2023
“Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.” - James 1:2-3   In the early 1950s, the Timex Corporation found itself teetering on the brink of failure. Despite advertising efforts featuring notable figures like Mickey Mantle and Ben Hogan, sales for their durable watches remained disap...  Read More
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Never Too Late
by Delman Coates on August 22nd, 2023
“Jesus looked at them and said, ‘With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.’” - Matthew 19:26  One of the most powerful truths we can embrace is that it’s never too late for God to do something incredible in our lives. No matter our age, past mistakes, or current circumstances, God’s power and purpose for us remain.  God is the author of our lives, and He has a unique plan ...  Read More
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Thank Him
by Delman Coates on January 28th, 2023
"Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” - 1 Thessalonians 5:18  Have you ever been to a large gathering where the host(s) cooked the food, got the house ready for the guests, and maybe even had games or fun events prepared for everyone to play? They put on this amazing event, and at the end when it came time to leave, there was that one person who p...  Read More
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God’s Presence
by Ministry Support on September 12th, 2022
“God is our refuge and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble.” - Psalm 46:1   Yesterday, we talked about the importance of resilience. It is a word that must not only be a part of your vocabulary, but it must also be a part of your life if you are going to reach your potential for Christ. But how can we be resilient? It is easy to talk about, but how do we bounce back from the difficu...  Read More
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