Free Sermon Guides from Dr. Delman Coates

I’ve Learned My Lesson

As a pastor, I’ve come across several people over the years struggling to have thriving and successful relationships because of some painful experience in their past. Many have even experienced psychological injuries from their childhood that affect how they communicate, how they handle conflict, how they manage their emotions, and how they handle stress. This…

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What Will It Take To Restore Our Society

As Coretta Scott King once said, “Struggle is a never-ending process. Freedom is never really won. You earn it and win it in every generation.” The restoration Christ seeks is not just individualistic. It’s wholistic. It is not merely about the redemption of souls destined for heaven, but it is also about the structures and…

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I’m Getting My Power Back

Whether in the natural or in the spiritual realm, when there is no power, it affects you. It affects you, your family, your relationships, and everything around you. The patriarch Abram had just begun his faith walk with God, when all of a sudden, the power went out. There was a famine in the land,…

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I’ve Got the Power

Like most of you, I enjoy the conveniences that come with owning electronic devices. Inside my home I have devices that are designed in one way or another to make my life easier, to make performing certain tasks more efficient, and even to make life better. But here’s the thing. With all that these devices…

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Don’t Overlook Your Blessing

Many people may struggle with the idea of taking inventory of their blessings because they tend to view blessings through the prism of the world. The world tends to equate blessings with physical things, material items that can be measured, touched by the hands, and seen by the eyes. But the best blessings are not…

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Somebody’s Knocking At Your Door

In the book of Revelation, John has a vision of Jesus returning to the churches of Asia Minor offering them commendation and critique, complements and correction, with the aim of perfecting the church, edifying the saints, glorifying His Father, annihilating the kingdom of darkness, and ushering His kingdom on earth as it is in heaven.…

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When God Colors Outside the Lines

Most people in our modern-day world pursue paths that are neat, safe, and predicable. You are to go to school, make good grades, get a scholarship to college, graduate and get a job…in the field of your major, get married, buy a house, have children, retire, live comfortably on our pension, see the grandkids during…

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3 Blessings from the Father

Paul’s goal in the second half of the letter to the church at Ephesus, chapters 4-6, is to teach the Ephesians how to live a victorious Christian life. He wants to help them learn how to have successful families, successful marriages, and victory over the enemy. But to do that, he wants to help them…

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God Of The Oppressed

Today, I want to explore the nature of God. In particular, I want to understand the character of the God who led our people from slavery to freedom, and the God who continues to provide hope, and inspiration, and power for us today. As we read the story of the Israelites while they were under…

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