Free Sermon Guides from Dr. Delman Coates

It Didn’t Have to End This Way

Judas is the one character in the Bible nobody wants to be. He betrayed Jesus, and that is the reputation he will always have. However, what most people do not realize is that we are all more like Judas than we would like to admit. We all betray God. Every time you sin, you are…

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Don’t Miss The Signs

In our text we learned last week about a smart, beautiful sister, with a relationship with God who ended up in a relationship with a fool. Her name is Abigail, and his name is Nabal which in the Hebrew means fool. And the truth is that good people, Godly people, can find themselves trapped in…

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The Safest Place In The World

In our world today, it’s so easy to become overwhelmed by fear. We have plenty to be afraid of and to be worried about. But thankfully, God’s Word gives us so much encouragement and reassurance that we don’t have to be fearful because God is a refuge and a shelter for us. The safest place…

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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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It’s Going To Take More Than That

In this week’s text, we read a rather fascinating narrative about a woman named Abigail who is married to a man named Nabal. In one sense, it seems as if she has so much going on for her. She is described as smart, and attractive, and when one reads the entire chapter, it appears that…

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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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Becoming a Church of Power Through Prayer

Fifty-six years ago on February 1, 1965, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. led more than 250 activists to the Dallas County Courthouse to register to vote. Despite their peaceful protesting, their collective demonstration of democracy was abruptly halted, and they were arrested. Being arrested was nothing new; it often happened during the civil rights movement.…

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How to Deal With a Troubled Heart

The heart is so central to the body, so significant for our health, that failure to care for, maintain, and protect the heart results in 17 million Americans dying each year from heart related diseases. But as central as our heart is to our physical well-being, it is of even greater importance to our spiritual…

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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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