Be Reminded

Three years ago, I started using pre-written prayers in my personal time with God. Quickly, this became one of my favorite ways to pray. It was amazing to see how these prayers moved from words on my lips to intentions of my hearts before God. I would like to share a...

A Plea for Wisdom

As you might recall from my last blog post, I am in a season of change. Things have calmed down as I have gotten into some daily routines and slowly navigated new relationships and responsibilities. This past month I have prayed for God to simple give me wisdom. It’s...

Who’s In Charge Here?

In reading through the Old Testament, I’ve been intrigued with the idea of kingship. Why a king? What distinguishes a king from a leader of less formal authority, such as Moses? What sets a king apart from a judge, such as Gideon or Samuel? In the book of...

Jesus on Children’s Ministry

We’ve been studying the Gospel of Luke on Sunday mornings for nearly three years. What a journey! One of the more practical passages for ministry is found in Luke 18:15-17. Luke describes Jesus’ interaction with little children. The text reads, “Now they were bringing...

Psalm 150 (Praise the Lord)

The final Psalm (150) exhorts everything that has breath to praise the Lord. And again, “Praise the Lord!” Let me be up front: praise and worship is not all about music. If you’ve read any of my previous blog posts or simply know my heart (or your...

Pink Elephants and Tomato Sandwiches

Hello CBC! I hope this post finds you well! My name is Tommy Austin. I am the new student pastor here at Coats Baptist Church. If we have not met before I look forward to the privilege of meeting you in the near future. Have you ever tried to control your thoughts? It...
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