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God's Personal Promises
by Delman Coates on December 5th, 2023
"For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope." - Jeremiah 29:11   Have you ever considered whether God has given you a personal promise? It's a question worth thinking about. Throughout the pages of Scripture, we see instances where God provided individuals with distinct, tailored promises to meet their unique needs an...  Read More
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God Gives More
by Delman Coates on May 29th, 2023
“Give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you.” - Luke 6:38  Did you know that you cannot “out-give” God? That’s right. Whatever you give, God can multiply. When you give with a cheerful heart, without any expectation of return, that is when God blesses you. He t...  Read More
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Chase “The Great”
by Delman Coates on May 18th, 2023
“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” - Galatians 6:9  When you choose to delay gratification and give up what seems “good” in the moment, you will earn eternal rewards. What God wants to give you isn’t just “good,” it’s GREAT. It’s the BEST. God has the very best in store for every one of His children who are willing to follow...  Read More
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Stoned but Not Stopped
by Delman Coates on February 2nd, 2023
“Fear not, For I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” - Isaiah 41:10  When you have God on your side, you do not have to give up or give in. No matter what you are going through in life, there is hope. Isaiah 41:10 assures us of this when it says, “Fear not, For I am with you; be not dismayed, for ...  Read More
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Love Your Enemies
by Ministry Support on January 10th, 2023
“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.” - John 13:34  Love cannot be conditional. The same way you love a friend must be the same way you love a foe. Luke 6:32-34 says, “If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners love those who love them. And if you do good to those who are good to you, ...  Read More
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Do You Pray for Them?
by Ministry Support on December 23rd, 2022
“But to you who are willing to listen, I say, love your enemies! Do good to those who hate you. Bless those who curse you. Pray for those who hurt you.” - Luke 6:27  Who is against you? Who fights against your cause? Who are your “enemies?” When you hear the word, “enemies,” who comes to mind? As we discussed yesterday, if you are doing the work of Christ and obediently chasing after the will of G...  Read More
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What Is Presence?
by Ministry Support on December 21st, 2022
“And don’t forget to do good and to share with those in need. These are the sacrifices that please God.” - Hebrews 13:16  When we need God, He shows up. He provides for all our needs because that is who He is and what He does. Although we are not God, we are called to be like Jesus. And because of that, we too can show up for others. As we stated yesterday, perhaps the greatest ministry the church...  Read More
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Go to Jesus
by Ministry Support on November 12th, 2022
“When Martha got word that Jesus was coming, she went to meet Him. But Mary stayed in the house. Martha said to Jesus, ‘Lord, if only you had been here, my brother would not have died. But even now I know that God will give you whatever you ask for.’” - John 11:20-22  John 11 gives us a great example of what we should do when discouragement or disappointment rears its ugly head in our lives. To gi...  Read More
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The Aftermath
by Ministry Support on August 26th, 2022
“In that day Judah will be saved, and Jerusalem will live in safety. And this will be its name: ‘The Lord is our Righteousness.’” - Jeremiah 33:16   In Jeremiah 33, the prophet tells us that our God is a God who is always ready to help. He promises us that He will help us, and we know His promises are sure. What Jeremiah does in this chapter is: assures us of God’s help, explains the application o...  Read More
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All Things Are Possible
by Ministry Support on November 11th, 2020
Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God.” – Mark 10:27  For the past 43 years and over 9 blockbuster films, fans of Star Wars have been waiting to see how it would all end. Would the forces of good (the Jedi) win against the forces of evil, or would the bad guys prevail? But in “The Rise of Skywalker,” the final film in the fr...  Read More
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Listening For Jesus
by Ministry Support on October 5th, 2020
She had heard about Jesus, and came up behind him in the crowd and touched his cloak, for she said, “If I but touch his clothes, I will be made well.” – Mark 5:27-28  Today’s key text reveals something that I believe was the key to helping this woman to endure her terrible circumstances. She was able to persevere through her illness because she listened to the right things.   After spending all sh...  Read More
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