Posts with the tag “powerful”

The Promise of Healing
by Delman Coates on March 22nd, 2024
"For I will restore health to you, and your wounds I will heal, declares the Lord." - Jeremiah 30:17   In the journey of life, we often encounter experiences that leave us wounded and scarred, burdened by the weight of past traumas. Yet, amidst the pain and darkness, there is a glimmer of hope that shines brightly through the shadows: the promise of healing. The words of Paul in 2 Corinthians 7:1 ...  Read More
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Breaking Free from Shame
by Delman Coates on February 18th, 2024
"But the father said to his servants, ‘Quick! Bring the best robe and put it on him. Put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet. Bring the fattened calf and kill it. Let’s have a feast and celebrate. For this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’ So they began to celebrate." - Luke 15:22-24   Shame is a powerful force that can keep us bound, preventing us from t...  Read More
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God's Victory, Not Ours
by Delman Coates on January 17th, 2024
"Vengeance is mine, and recompense, for the time when their foot shall slip; for the day of their calamity is at hand, and their doom comes swiftly." - Deuteronomy 32:35   In our lives, moments of injustice or harm inflicted upon us can ignite a fierce desire for revenge or retaliation. The wounds of betrayal or mistreatment can tempt us to take matters into our own hands, seeking retribution for ...  Read More
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Let it Go
by Delman Coates on January 1st, 2024
"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   Do you remember the Frozen craze that swept through households with little ones over five years ago? The movie, the merchandise, and the endless singing of the iconic anthem "Let it Go"…it's all etched in the memories of parents who became unwitting expe...  Read More
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A Heart Transformed by Grace
by Delman Coates on December 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  In 2 Corinthians 5:17, the Apostle Paul beautifully encapsulates the profound change that takes place within us when we invite Christ into our lives. He states, "Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!" This verse speaks to...  Read More
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Led by His Star
by Delman Coates on December 26th, 2023
"Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him." - Matthew 2:2   The story of the wise men who traveled from the East to find the newborn King, Jesus, carries valuable lessons that resonate with our own spiritual journey. These learned men were well-educated, accomplished in their fields, and had a deep hunger for knowledge and truth...  Read More
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Embracing the Riches of Faith
by Delman Coates on October 22nd, 2023
"Has not God chosen the poor in the world to be rich in faith and to be heirs of the kingdom that he has promised to those who love him?" - James 2:5   In a world often mesmerized by material wealth, James 2:5 offers a profound perspective shift. It reminds us that God has chosen the poor in the world to be rich in faith and to be heirs of His kingdom. This powerful truth challenges our societal n...  Read More
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Excited to Hear from God
by Delman Coates on June 26th, 2023
"All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work." - 2 Timothy 3:16-17   As Christians, we have been blessed with the most precious gift of all: the living and breathing Word of God. Through the Bible, God communicates with us in ways that are beyond our understan...  Read More
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Encountering Jesus Christ
by Ministry Support on August 28th, 2022
“When Jesus saw her, He called her over and said, ‘Dear woman, you are healed of your sickness!’ Then He touched her, and instantly she could stand again. How she praised God!” - Luke 13:12-13   Yesterday, we asked the question, “Why do I need the church?” In a world where seemingly everything else has gone virtual, why should we go to church? There are two major reasons that going to church is st...  Read More
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We All Have Scars
by Ministry Support on October 18th, 2020
Let your eyes look straight ahead; fix your gaze directly before you. Give careful thought to the paths for your feet and be steadfast in all your ways. – Proverbs 4:25-26  If we want to experience true healing from our past pain and suffering, we must be willing to confront the brokenness of our lives with a sense of courage and a willingness to go through the process of change.   Now I know what...  Read More
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