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A Unique Love
by Delman Coates on February 26th, 2024
"I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep." - John 10:11   In the realm of shepherds, Jesus stands as the epitome of love and sacrifice. Today, we explore the profound dimension that makes Jesus the "good" shepherd—a shepherd who not only tends to the needs of the sheep but willingly lays down His life for their salvation. Jesus distinguishes Himself as the "good"...  Read More
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What Happened to You
by Delman Coates on April 14th, 2023
“I sought the Lord, and He answered me and delivered me from all my fears.” - Psalm 34:4  Did you know our actions are often a reflection of the trauma in our lives? Yesterday, we told the story of a boy who acted out in class only after he had a new teacher who wore the same cologne as his abusive father.  Oprah Winfrey and psychiatrist Dr. Bruce Perry relayed this story in the book, “What Happen...  Read More
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You Are Soothed
by Ministry Support on December 18th, 2022
“Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful.”- John 14:27  When you give your life to God, He assumes responsibility for your needs. You can find a peace that the world didn’t give, and the world can’t take away. Just as a child needs an adult to show up in their life, God will show up for you. A...  Read More
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The Ultimate Protection
by Ministry Support on September 20th, 2022
“Even when I walk through the darkest valley, I will not be afraid, for you are close beside me, Your rod and your staff protect and comfort me. You prepare a feast for me in the presence of my enemies. You honor me by anointing my head with oil. My cup overflows with blessings.” - Psalm 23:4-5   We discussed yesterday how Jesus is our provider. He is all that we need. But that is not all that He ...  Read More
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The Good Shepherd
by Ministry Support on September 18th, 2022
“I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd sacrifices his life for the sheep.” - John 10:11   As a follower of Christ, you have a special assurance. In the face of life’s uncertainties and in the midst of life’s ups and downs, you don’t have to worry because God will take care of you. In describing Himself as “the good Shepherd,” Jesus understood that sheep are in many ways just like children.   T...  Read More
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A Troubled Heart
by Ministry Support on August 21st, 2020
Do not let your hearts be troubled. Believe in God, believe also in me. (John 14:1)  We all know how central the heart is to the body. It is so significant for our health, that failure to care for, maintain, and protect the heart results in 17 million Americans dying each year from heart-related diseases.  But as central as the heart is to our physical well-being, it is even greater for our spirit...  Read More
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