Posts with the tag “serve”
If I Don't Help Them, What Will Happen to Them?
by Delman Coates on June 29th, 2023
"What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save them? Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to them, 'Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,' but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it? In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead." - Jame...
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. ...
Promoting Healing in the Church
by Delman Coates on June 19th, 2023
"He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds." - Psalm 147:3 As members of a church, it is our responsibility to create a space where healing can take place. Many individuals carry heavy burdens, wounds from their past that have not fully healed, and mistakes that they cannot seem to overcome. However, we must remind ourselves that God's grace is available to all who ask for it. We serve...
You Can Live...With It
by Delman Coates on February 17th, 2023
“Behold, I will bring to it health and healing, and I will heal them and reveal to them abundance of prosperity and security.” - Jeremiah 33:6 2 Samuel 13 tells the story of a beautiful woman named Tamar. This woman was a virgin girl, saving herself for a husband of the highest honor. One day, her brother, Amnon, who had a great lust for her, sexually abused her. After which, he looked at her wit...
A Chance for A Miracle
by Ministry Support on November 21st, 2022
“But Jesus said, ‘That isn’t necessary—you feed them.’ ‘But we have only five loaves of bread and two fish!’ they answered. ‘Bring them here,’ He said.” - Matthew 14:16-18 Author Joel Rosenberg told the story of two Christians driving down a mountain in Iran with a car full of Bibles. The car had a steering wheel malfunction, which caused the Christians to stop by the side of the road. Suddenly,...
His Timing, His Way
by Ministry Support on September 2nd, 2022
“I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give you is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid.” - John 14:27 Are you still looking for clarity in your life? Did something happen in your past that you just can’t seem to shake? Deep down you know that you need to move on, but your heart and mind just won’t allow you to. You are still looking for so...
Avoid The Unwise
by Ministry Support on January 8th, 2021
Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is. (Ephesians 5:15-17) When you’re under the influence of the Spirit, like we talked about yesterday, you don’t waste your time on things, activities, and people that don’t matter. Paul is affirming this m...
Commitment To Your Calling
by Ministry Support on December 28th, 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) Yesterday, we talked about how important it is to develop courage if we want to be sent by God to further His kingdom. Today, I want to emphasize that in addition to being courageous, we should also be COMMITTED TO A CALLING. Once courage enters the heart of a be...
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 ...
A Supporting Role
by Ministry Support on November 5th, 2020
Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen. – Ephesians 3:20-21 Sometimes God wants to do something in us, through us, and for us that’s greater than what we can see. When you study the dimensions and the materials ...
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