Posts with the tag “pursue”

The Catalyst for Transformation
by Delman Coates on April 8th, 2024
"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." - Philippians 4:13   Have you ever witnessed a remarkable transformation where a seemingly impossible situation suddenly shifts course and heads toward success? The story of Deion Sanders and the University of Colorado football team serves as a powerful example of how a changed mindset can lead to incredible outcomes. In just a short time, C...  Read More
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Surrounding Yourself with a Winning Team
by Delman Coates on September 30th, 2023
"Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another." - Proverbs 27:17In the realm of sports, we witness incredible feats achieved by both individual athletes and teams. Some athletes manage to excel even when their teammates are not at their best, while others achieve greatness because they are uplifted by their teammates. Similarly, our circle of friends can have a profound impact on our lives, ei...  Read More
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The Pain of Regret
by Delman Coates on March 17th, 2023
“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” - 1 Timothy 4:7  There aren’t many things worse than regret – looking back at something you could have done, would have done, or should have done. If you were to talk to someone who was approaching the end of their life, you would most likely sense the pain of regret in their voice.  They wish they could have done mor...  Read More
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A Communal Mindset
by Ministry Support on December 29th, 2020
Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?” And I said, “Here am I. Send me!” (Isaiah 6:8)  Over the past couple of days, we’ve talked through what it looks like to be courageous and committed in following Christ and His call on our lives. I want to wrap up this topic today and discuss with you the importance of having a COMMUNAL MINDSET when it comes to...  Read More
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Coloring Inside The Lines
by Ministry Support on November 24th, 2020
The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps. – Proverbs 16:9  One of the first educational lessons I learned in life was to color inside the lines. It was probably in nursery school when we were given outlines of characters and crayons, and told to color. Invariably there would be times when I and some of my classmates would make a mess and color all over the place, and the ...  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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Wholeness Is A Choice
by Ministry Support on October 16th, 2020
You see that his faith and his actions were working together, and his faith was made complete by what he did. And the scripture was fulfilled that says, “Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness,” and he was called God’s friend. You see that a person is considered righteous by what they do and not by faith alone. – James 2:22-24  In his work on addiction and recovery, psyc...  Read More
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Speak Truth To Yourself
by Ministry Support on October 6th, 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.” Immediately her hemorrhage stopped; and she felt in her body that she was healed of her disease. – Mark 5:27-29  For the past few days we’ve been talking about the woman with the bleeding disease who is healed by Jesus in Mark chapter 5. Yesterday w...  Read More
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Speak Truth To Yourself
by Ministry Support on October 6th, 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.” Immediately her hemorrhage stopped; and she felt in her body that she was healed of her disease. – Mark 5:27-29  For the past few days we’ve been talking about the woman with the bleeding disease who is healed by Jesus in Mark chapter 5. Yesterday w...  Read More
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