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Embracing Freedom: Letting God Author Our Lives
by Delman Coates on August 27th, 2023
“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!” - 2 Corinthians 5:17  When we truly break free from sin, give it up, and let God be the author and conductor of our lives, a world of possibilities opens up before us. This freedom in Christ is not merely about the absence of sin, but it’s about stepping into a life of purpose, fulfillment, and abund...  Read More
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Authenticity in the Church
by Ministry Support on June 7th, 2023
"Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You are like whitewashed tombs, which look beautiful on the outside but on the inside are full of the bones of the dead and everything unclean. In the same way, on the outside you appear to people as righteous but on the inside you are full of hypocrisy and wickedness." - Matthew 23:27-28  As followers of Christ, we are called to be a...  Read More
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Guard Your Heart
by Delman Coates on January 30th, 2023
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” - Philippians 4:6-7  If you have been following along with us the last few days, you know we have been looking at the Apostle Paul’s instructions in ...  Read More
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All Things New
by Ministry Support on December 31st, 2022
“Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.” - Isaiah 43:18-19  Can you believe that we have made it to the end of another year and the start of a new one! The new year is a time for many people to push the reset button and make a change in themselves, ...  Read More
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Keeping Up With The Joneses
by Ministry Support on December 13th, 2022
“Do not let your adorning be external—the braiding of hair and the putting on of gold jewelry, or the clothing you wear—but let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God’s sight is very precious.” - 1 Peter 3:3-4  Have you ever heard the term “Keeping up with the Joneses?” It refers to comparing and competing with others...  Read More
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A Relevant Approach to Ministry
by Ministry Support on October 6th, 2022
“Both Jews and converts to Judaism, Cretans and Arabs. And we all hear these people speaking in our own languages about the wonderful things God has done! They stood there amazed and perplexed. ‘What can this mean?’ they asked each other.” - Acts 2:11-12  If the Church wants to experience a shift, then it needs a relevant approach to ministry. See, when the Spirit fell that day in Acts chapter 2, ...  Read More
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