The Source of Faith

Have you ever looked up to someone you never met?  For Christians, this is a loaded question usually followed by a list of Biblical heroes.  Others will point to people from history.  Great figures that made an impression on this world.  I have a hero like that.  His...

Give Thanks In All Circumstances

In our recent culture, November 1 has marked the beginning of the Christmas season. Fall decorations come down and Christmas decorations go up. It becomes more socially acceptable to begin listening to Christmas music. (Full disclosure: this worship pastor usually...

Why Coats Baptist Needs a Student Pastor

For nearly a decade, Anthony and Amy Beasley have served as leaders of our student ministry. As part-time lay leaders, they have done a fantastic job reaching students, making disciples, and equipping them for a life of missional service. We say a big “thank you!” to...

Theology of Sleep

God’s Word continues to amaze me. The theology of God, of scripture, of sin, and many other aspects of Christianity are fascinating studies and incredibly applicable to daily life. Until recently, I had never considered the theology of sleep, but Psalm 121:4...

Approaching the Throne

Scripture has stated very clearly that God has called us to a purpose driven life. That is a life with a specific focus, a specific aim, a kingdom-focused life. We are no longer like a lost sheep wandering around aimlessly with no direction or purpose! Our young...

A Lasting Love

This past Saturday I had the privilege of officiating the wedding ceremony for a young couple in our church. As a pastor, weddings are highlights in my ministry. By the time of the ceremony, the couple and I have spent at least three months together in a premarital...
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