Posts with the tag “relationships”

Planning For Your Future
by Delman Coates on June 3rd, 2024
"Be sure you know the condition of your flocks, give careful attention to your herds." - Proverbs 27:23   Have you ever considered the importance of planning for the future? In Proverbs 27:23, we're encouraged to take stock of our resources and give careful attention to our possessions. This timeless wisdom speaks directly to the need for financial prudence and foresight in our lives. As I reflect...  Read More
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Making a Lasting Impact in the Community
by Delman Coates on June 28th, 2023
Matthew 5:16 - "Let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven."  As Christians, we are called to be the light in a dark world. This means that we are not only supposed to be salt and light to each other but also to those who do not know Jesus yet. One way we can make a lasting impact in our community is by serving those around us. ...  Read More
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Be A Giver
by Delman Coates on May 27th, 2023
“In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how He Himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’” - Acts 20:35  “No one wants to be in a relationship in which they are the only ones giving.” That’s the conclusion of a book entitled Give and Take written by business school professor, Adam Grant. Grant...  Read More
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Become Who The Person God Intended You To Be...
by Ministry Support on June 2nd, 2021
“Put your outdoor work in order and get your fields ready; after that, build your house.”  - Proverbs 24:27 Yesterday we talked about how you can do amazing things when you are single. While the length of time you remain single might be unknown, one thing you want to make sure you are doing is not wasting the time you have alone. Most of us dream of meeting “The One.” That person who is stunningly...  Read More
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You Do You… Single
by Ministry Support on June 1st, 2021
“I would like you to be free from concern. An unmarried man is concerned about the Lord’s affairs— how he can please the Lord. But a married man is concerned about the affairs of this world— how he can please his wife— and his interests are divided...” - 1 Corinthians 7:32-34 “You do you.” It is a phrase that has become common in today’s society. The basic meaning behind the phrase is simply to do...  Read More
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Don’t Forsake Community
by Ministry Support on April 30th, 2021
As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17)For nearly the past year, the church has been forced to radically alter how we do business in light of this global health crisis. The pandemic has forced us to leave our facilities, remain in our homes, and worship God in our living rooms, rather than in the sanctuary, while we wait for things to get better.  It has prevented us f...  Read More
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Helping Others
by Ministry Support on April 21st, 2021
And all who believed were together and had all things in common. And they were selling their possessions and belongings and distributing the proceeds to all, as any had need. (Acts 2:44-45)Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. (Galatians 6:2)I read this story once about a young husband who knocked on the door of this retired doctor in a small town in an attempt to get help ...  Read More
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Love One Another
by Ministry Support on April 5th, 2021
“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” (John 13:34-35)I read an article recently about a few retired and well-off Americans who spent their retirement traveling to needy parts of the world to work as volunteers. The woman writing the article had spent two weeks a...  Read More
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