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Knowing Christ Deeply
by Delman Coates on March 30th, 2024
"that I may know him and the power of his resurrection, and may share his sufferings, becoming like him in his death." - Philippians 3:10   In Philippians 3:10, Paul reveals the secret to finding true joy – knowing Christ deeply. He contrasts religious performance and personal achievement with the incomparable joy that comes from an intimate relationship with Jesus. Paul's desire to know Christ go...  Read More
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Embracing God's Promise of Reconciliation
by Delman Coates on March 7th, 2024
"Therefore, since we have these promises, dear friends, let us purify ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit, perfecting holiness out of reverence for God." - 2 Corinthians 7:1   In 2 Corinthians 7:1, Paul reminds believers of the precious promises given to them by God. Among these promises is the assurance of God's reconciliation, expressed in the comforting words, "I will we...  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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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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The Lord Needs It
by Ministry Support on July 20th, 2022
“So they went and found the colt, just as Jesus had said. And sure enough, as they were untying it, the owners asked them, ‘Why are you untying that colt?’ And the disciples simply replied, ‘The Lord needs it.’” - Luke 19:32-34 Luke 19 tells the story of Jesus riding into Jerusalem on a colt (also known as a young, male horse or donkey). While this story has been preached countless times, most pas...  Read More
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God’s Presence
by Ministry Support on May 22nd, 2022
“The Lord replied, ‘My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.’” - Exodus 33:14If you have been following along with us over the last four days, I hope you are encouraged. The truth is, life is tough. Some things will be thrown at you—situations, circumstances, even people—that will make life difficult. Trials and tribulations will surely hit at some point or another. And it makes you...  Read More
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Presence Is Greater Than Presents
by No Limits on September 10th, 2021
“Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.” – Romans 12:2 Rick Warren once said, ““Time is your most precious gift because you only have a set amount of it. You can make more money, but you can’t make more time. When you give someone your time, you a...  Read More
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Presence Is Greater Than Presents
by Ministry Support on August 10th, 2021
“Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.” - Romans 12:2Rick Warren once said, ““Time is your most precious gift because you only have a set amount of it. You can make more money, but you can't make more time. When you give someone your time, you ar...  Read More
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