Posts with the tag “grow”

The Time is Always Ripe to Do Right
by Delman Coates on December 15th, 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   There are moments in life when we are faced with decisions, choices, and actions that call us to discern right from wrong. These moments often test our character and integrity. Yet, regardless of the circumstances, there is a timeless truth that resonates through the pages...  Read More
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Trusting God’s Perfect Timing
by Delman Coates on July 1st, 2023
“But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day.” - 2 Peter 3:8  In our fast-paced world, we often find ourselves impatiently waiting for things to happen according to our own timelines. We set goals, make plans, and expect everything to unfold as we have envisioned. However, the Bible reminds us in 2 Peter 3:8 that...  Read More
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Draw Near
by Delman Coates on May 24th, 2023
“Come near to God and He will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.” - James 4:8  Did you know that God has an amazing plan for your life? You might be saying, “Pastor, you don’t know who I am. You don’t know what I’ve done. God doesn’t have big plans for me. You are right about one thing, I might not know who you are, but I do know God has so m...  Read More
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His Way
by Delman Coates on January 24th, 2023
“’My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,’ says the Lord. ‘And My ways are far beyond anything you could imagine. For just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so my ways are higher than your ways and my thoughts higher than your thoughts.’” - Isaiah 55:8-9  Do you trust that God is in control but still cannot help but worry about your life journey? As believers, it is impossible to both ...  Read More
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Waiting For Him
by Ministry Support on April 30th, 2022
“But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” - Isaiah 40:31We talk about waiting a lot — waiting on God, waiting for His timing. The Bible talks a lot about waiting on God. Why so much? Because it is that important. We have spent the last couple of days discussing how to avoid get...  Read More
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The Decision To Grow
by Ministry Support on April 26th, 2022
“But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be glory both now and forever! Amen.” - 2 Peter 3:18If we want to rekindle our flame for Christ, we must allow Him to first replenish our souls, understand our deep desire for Him, and then make a conscious and intentional decision to grow. If we want to satisfy this desire, we must make the decision to grow spiritual...  Read More
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Watering Fake Relationships
by Ministry Support on December 16th, 2020
Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17)  A friend of mine has a 3-year-old daughter, and like all 3-year-olds, she does everything she sees her grandmother do. Her grandmother loves flowers, so my friend bought the little one a plastic flower set he saw in a toy store. What her dad did not know was that his little girl would take whatever liquid she could find and try to...  Read More
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