Trusting Timothy

On Sunday nights we are studying the book of 1 Timothy. It’s the first of two letters from the apostle Paul to Timothy, his young protégé in ministry serving as the pastor of the Ephesian church. Paul’s aim is to instruct Timothy as to “how one ought to behave in the...

Easter 2021: Resurrection and Revival

Here we are. Easter 2021. In some ways this weekend is a type of chronological marker. It was only a few weeks prior to Easter Sunday 2020 that society embarked into the murky waters of a global pandemic. So, here we are. One year later. For the last year, most of us...

What’s God Teaching You?

I have a good friend who’s notorious for asking me a question every time we get together. I love my friend, but I bristle every time. His question presses me, holds me accountable, and makes me evaluate my life. That’s a good thing. So, as it goes, we hop in the golf...

A Field of Hedges: Men and the Fight for Purity

Through the years I’ve seen men struggle with their personal purity, many to victory and freedom. But sadly, some to their own demise. As I reflect on their struggles, I notice many battles are lost by a simple lack of discipline. Proverbs 5:23, “He dies for lack of...

Here I am! Send me.

Every time a person gives money to a Southern Baptist church a percentage of his or her gift goes directly into what is known as the Cooperative Program. At Coats Baptist, we’ve set that amount as 13%. Once at the CP, those monies are divided among Southern Baptist...
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