Posts with the tag “strengthen”

Reflecting the Light of the Son
by Delman Coates on May 16th, 2024
"He himself was not the light; he came only as a witness to the light." - John 1:8   When we look at the moon on a clear night, we marvel at its luminous glow. Yet, the moon does not emit light of its own; rather, it reflects the radiant light of the sun. Similarly, as believers, we are called to shine not by our own illumination, but by reflecting the light of the Son of God. We see this through ...  Read More
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Stoned but Not Stopped
by Delman Coates on February 2nd, 2023
“Fear not, For I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” - Isaiah 41:10  When you have God on your side, you do not have to give up or give in. No matter what you are going through in life, there is hope. Isaiah 41:10 assures us of this when it says, “Fear not, For I am with you; be not dismayed, for ...  Read More
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Keep on Ticking
by Delman Coates on February 1st, 2023
“Fear not, For I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” - Isaiah 41:10  In the early 1950s, the Timex Corporation was experiencing dismal sales and the prospect of going out of business. After running numerous campaigns in newspapers and magazines, featuring the likes of Mickey Mantle and Ben Hogan, ...  Read More
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You Are Seen
by Ministry Support on December 17th, 2022
“Thereafter, Hagar used another name to refer to the Lord, who had spoken to her. She said, ‘You are the God who sees me.’ She also said, ‘Have I truly seen the One who sees me?’” - Genesis 16:13  Do you feel seen? We live in a society where everyone is competing for attention. This is why social media has taken off the way it has over the last decade. These platforms give people a space to be see...  Read More
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I Am With You
by Ministry Support on August 13th, 2022
“Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.” - Isaiah 41:10   Upon Sarah’s death, Abraham immediately left wherever he was, went where she had passed, and according to the text, mourned the fact that his bride was no longer with him. It is a graphic picture of a man, a husband, a...  Read More
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Surrounded By God
by Ministry Support on May 16th, 2022
“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” - Isaiah 41:10During the invasion of Iraq during the Desert Storm, the 2nd Squadron, 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment, was sent to help allied troops. But when they got there on February 26, 1991, they discovered an entire Iraqi armored divisio...  Read More
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Have It All
by Ministry Support on October 31st, 2020
And we know that all things work together for the good of them that love God and are called according to his purpose. – Romans 8:28  I want you to think about how many times “all” appears in Scripture. Philippians 4:13 says, “I can do ALL things through Christ who strengthens me,” and in Philippians 4:19, Paul writes, “My God shall supply ALL of your need according to His riches in glory.”   Ephes...  Read More
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The Lord Is Your Only Guarantee
by Ministry Support on October 23rd, 2020
When David and his men came to the city, they found it burned down, and their wives and sons and daughters taken captive. Then David and the people who were with him raised their voices and wept, until they had no more strength to weep. David’s two wives also had been taken captive, Ahinoam of Jezreel, and Abigail the widow of Nabal of Carmel. David was in great danger; for the people spoke of sto...  Read More
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