Steve Coder

Tag: encouragement

oubt doesn’t write you out or write you off. John the Baptist was in prison awaiting his own execution. He was in great turmoil and doubts filled his mind as he saw the imminent end of his brief life. So much so, he sent his disciples to ask Jesus if He really was the One, The Messiah, or “should he…

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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…

Unity

Recently, at a service at The Barn, God gave us an illustration on the importance of unity in the Body of Christ. Simply put, if we are not in unity – with God and with each other – we fall.

“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…

Scripture

  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…

Climbing

uring worship last Sunday, I saw this image in my spirit:  Two guys were climbing up the side of a mountain, and as the lower guy was climbing, rocks and debris from the guy above him were being kicked in his face. And with that visual, the story of Jonathan and his armor bearer came clearly into view. I share…

e were ministering on the streets at Five Points Park today and a lady (maybe in her early sixties) asked for prayer. We had a wonderful season of prayer and then quite a time of fellowship afterwards where she told us how she came to quit drinking. Many years ago, she was dancing all night at a bar and she…

Lemonade

The prophet Samuel took a stone and called it Ebenezer, saying, “Thus far has the Lord helped us!” 20 years earlier, Israel was waylaid at a place called Ebenezer and lost a total of 34k men. Samuel, knowing this, took a rock as a memorial of Israel’s present victory over the Philistines and named it, of all things, Ebenezer. Why…