Steve Coder

Category: Teaching and Godly Instruction

hen we were in Ireland ministering several years ago, I remember asking one of the farmers about the beautiful rock walls that separated the pastures. He told me those rocks once laid in the pastures but had to be removed as they plowed up the fields. And so, the rocks they removed from the pasture became the stunning rock walls…

When Not To Call Down Fire James and John had their own leading on what should have happened to the Samaritan village in which they were all just rejected. They had recently been with Jesus on the Mount of Transfiguration. They had seen Elijah and were perhaps remembering how he called down fire and destroyed the 850 false prophets. So…

very life has a timeline of experience. Every spiritual life has a timeline of experience. When the two converge, a stamp or a “brand,” if you will, is forever burned onto that point on the line by the hand of God, Himself. Heated in fires of both Heaven and earth, He faithfully branded our hearts and lives with an experience…

The war is raging right now and God, through Christ, has given us the victory over the devil. With that in view, however, understand that in your personal battles, you can lose the very joy that strengthened you through them. (Neh 8:10) Without the joy of the Lord, we face the real possibility of becoming bitter. Warfare left unchecked can…

Move Me

“And see, now I go bound in the spirit to Jerusalem, not knowing the things that will happen to me there, except that the Holy Spirit testifies in every city, saying that chains and tribulations await me. But none of these things move me; nor do I count my life dear to myself, so that I may finish my race…

Vultures
Personal Cross

ast night, many in the Body of Christ set aside time to remember the crucifixion; we call it Good Friday.  Hours before Jesus was crucified, He instituted the Lord’s Supper so that we would, on a regular basis, not only remember, but also proclaim the “Lord’s death until He comes.”  “For as often as you eat this bread and drink…

TapTap

was leading a group of about 30 workcampers into Haiti. But I had failed to meet all my self-imposed spiritual criteria, and I felt the enemy crashing in on me. Before each workcamp, I had a checklist of spiritual preparations. My checklist included Godly things, like: fasting, prayer, and waiting on God in worship to gain His mind. And yet…

“Those whom I love I rebuke and discipline. So be earnest, and repent.” (Rev 3:19)  “Those whom I love…” God loves you. The God who flung the universe into existence loves you, personally, individually.  God loved you so much He sent His only Son, Jesus, to die for you, to forgive you of your sins, and restore fellowship with Him…

“Then the Lord shut him in.” (Genesis 7:16, NIV84) t was God who shut the door of the Ark, not Noah. God shut him in.  Noah didn’t ask for the assignment to build the Ark, nor did he know how long he would be in there, which, by the way, ended up being 415 days.  Noah, his wife and his…

Israel Brook

I am the Lord that Heals…  Exodus 15:22-27 If I were to ask you where it is in the Bible that God first reveals Himself as the God Who heals us, what would you say?  If you’re like most people (including myself), you might be looking for a place in the Scripture where God makes a lame man walk, heals…

  his passage of Scripture is raw, real and intense and it reveals disagreement and a parting of ways. If that was the end of the story, it would be hard for us to grapple with, two great men of God parting ways after heated disagreement.  But it is not the end! In reality, the end of this story begins…