Reflections


Storms Will Come...!

By Pastor H. Bill Coker
July 04, 2022

The unbearable seasons of life are what we have so conveniently called, “The storms of life.” They always come with varying frequencies, and they challenge every aspect of our lives. When storms come, we long for peace or an immediate relief. But the peace that we nee...

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Keep Your Eyes on Jesus

By Pastor H. Bill Coker
June 27, 2022

Distractions tend to interfere with our focus. Internal distractions are those unresolved issues and premeditations that can send us off-course. There are also external distractions which are relational and are appealing to our sensory faculties. We are efficient when we focus on...

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Confess Him!

By Pastor H. Bill Coker
June 20, 2022

“If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation” Romans 10:9-10; NKJV. Make an ...

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The Strength of the Lord is Perfect for You

By Pastor H. Bill Coker
June 14, 2022

The strength of the Lord is made perfect in all situations. The Power of the Holy Spirit makes this strength effective in all situations. This strength is from God, who promises strength to those who are weak and burdened. The strength of the Lord is ushered in by the precious gi...

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He is Present with His Promises for You!

By Pastor H. Bill Coker
June 06, 2022

God is always present with you, to strengthen, help and uphold you through every trial. You can experience His promises as you seek to dwell in His presence. In the presence of the Lord, there is fullness of joy; at His right hand, there are pleasures for ever more. God promised ...

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He Will Hear You When You Call!

By Pastor H. Bill Coker
May 30, 2022

“Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart” (Jer. 29:12-13, NKJV). God knows the very intent of our hearts before we make our petitions. He is not taken b...

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He Shall Hide You!

By Pastor H. Bill Coker
May 23, 2022

There is a place of quiet rest in Jesus. When the storms of life are raging and the seas are swelling all about you, Jesus offers a hiding place. It is a place of calm and quiet repose, free from the noisy storms that wreak havoc all around you. It is a place of defense designed ...

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Speak to Your Mountain

By Pastor H. Bill Coker
May 16, 2022

“So, Jesus answered and said to them, “Have faith in God. For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have ...

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Receive the Peace of God

By Pastor H. Bill Coker
May 09, 2022

Here’s a gift for you today! Peace! God’s peace, that’s right. This precious gift of peace is for you as you press your way through your storm. There is no better remedy for your anxieties and your frustrations than the peace of God. It is the peace that Isaiah ...

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Focus, Keep Your Eyes on Him!

By Pastor H. Bill Coker
May 02, 2022

Distractions tend to interfere with our focus. Internal distractions are those unresolved issues and premeditations that can send us off-course. There are also external distractions which are relational and are appealing to our sensory faculties. We are efficient when we focus on...

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Walking with Jesus: Walking with the Risen Christ!

By Pastor H. Bill Coker
April 25, 2022

Come! Walk the way to Emmaus. Experience Christ along the way. He is the way. Turn not to the right or to the left. Go the Way of the Lord. What is your distraction on your Emmaus Way? He is RISEN! Is this sufficient to inspire hope? Lift your head and experience the Living Hope....

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Walking with Jesus: A New Creation

By Pastor H. Bill Coker
April 18, 2022

Jesus makes all things new. He is the Life that restores, refreshes, and reconciles all things to Himself. New creations are those who were estranged from God and have been reconciled to Him through Christ’s finished work of redemption for all of humankind. In His death, He...

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Walking with Jesus: Be a Servant!

By Pastor H. Bill Coker
April 04, 2022

The greatest among all these is the one who comes as a servant of all. The greatest in the Kingdom of God is the one who sacrificially submits to humble service in the name of our Lord. Jesus said, “I did not come to be served, but to serve; and give My life as a ransom for...

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Walking with Jesus: Bear Fruit!

By Pastor H. Bill Coker
March 28, 2022

Fruit is the manifestation of all that’s contained in a seed. The condition of the fruit is determined by what has influenced it to become what it is. Influences of righteousness produce fruits of righteousness, and similarly, the converse is true. The fruit determines one&...

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Walking with Jesus: Overcoming the Tempter

By Pastor H. Bill Coker
March 21, 2022

We are not exempt from the Tempter’s snare. He lies and waits even for the most devout of all. Our upward call does not keep us from the traps, deceptions, distractions, and diversions, for they attend the way of purpose—Divine purpose. Jesus is our very present help ...

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Walking with Jesus: Forgive!

By Pastor H. Bill Coker
March 15, 2022

We need God’s forgiveness, and we need to forgive others unconditionally. We must forgive others in the same way our Lord, Jesus has forgiven us. Our offense was our sin. Confess every sin to Him, for He is faithful and just to forgive our sin (our offenses), and cleanse us...

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Walking with Jesus: The Communion of Hearts

By Pastor H. Bill Coker
March 07, 2022

Prayer is the essential expression of the heart’s spontaneous and deepest concerns as you walk along the way with Jesus and as you commune with Him. Jewish Rabbi, Jakob Petuchowski says, “It is the need to express our highest aspirations.” Prayer is the suitable...

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Walking with Jesus: Walking in His Way

By Pastor H. Bill Coker
February 28, 2022

The way for us is established in Jesus. He is undeniably the only way. He has etched out a pathway for us with His own indelible footprints. Walk through the streets of Galilee, and you’ll see them there. Come to the Via Delarosa, you’ll experience them there—Th...

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Be of Good Courage

By Pastor H. Bill Coker
May 05, 2021

Scripture:   “Wait on the Lord and be of good courage; and He shall strengthen your heart. Wait I say on the Lord” (Psalm 27:14; NKJV). - The season calls us to wait (expect, anticipate or hope) for the promise. - The season of waiting can be daunting, distra...

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A Place of Safety

By Pastor H. Bill Coker
April 28, 2021

Scripture: “The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are safe” (Prov. 18:10; NKJV). Reflections: In times like these when trials are on every hand, and the clouds of frustration, fear and uncertainty looms overhead, we seek a place ...

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Celebrate the Goodness of the Lord!

By Pastor H. Bill Coker
April 14, 2021

Scripture: “OH, clap your hands, all you peoples! Shout to the Lord with the voice of triumph! For the Lord most high is awesome” (Psa. 47:1, 2; NKJV). Reflections: When a person of prominence enters a room, we render the proper courtesies that are in line w...

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The Seven Last Words of Christ on the Cross

By Pastor H. Bill Coker
April 02, 2021

Reflection: “On the cross of Calvary, Jesus died for you and me; There He shed His precious blood, that from sin we might be free. O the cleansing stream does flow, and it washes white as snow! It was for me that Jesus died, on the cross of Calvary.” The Firs...

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Walking With Jesus: He is Our Eternal Hope!

By Pastor H. Bill Coker
March 31, 2021

Reflection: Have you ever come to a place in life where it seems that everything around you is stamped with the inscription, “Hopeless?” What do you do when you are at your wits end and it seems as if nothing is working out in your favor? You have run out of options,...

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Walking with Jesus: Repent, the Day of The Lord is Near

By Pastor H. Bill Coker
March 26, 2021

Reflection: The Day of the Lord is nearer than when we first believed on Him. In fact, Jesus Himself says that the Day of the Lord is as a thief in the night and furthermore, He announces that no one knows the day nor the hour that the Son of Man shall come. These are a few comm...

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Walking with Jesus: Walking by Faith!

By Pastor H. Bill Coker
March 17, 2021

Reflection: To walk with Jesus all the way, requires faith. Sometimes the way might seem unclear but keep walking because Jesus is walking with you. I will never leave you nor will I forsake you. This is His promise to us. This is our confidence. To walk in faith is to embrace J...

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Walking with Jesus: Bear Fruit!

By Pastor H. Bill Coker
March 04, 2021

Reflection: Fruit is the manifestation of all that is contained in a seed. The condition of the fruit is determined by what has influenced it during development to become what it is. Influences of righteousness will produce fruits of righteousness, and similarly, the converse is...

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Walking with Jesus: Be Transformed

By Pastor H. Bill Coker
February 23, 2021

Reflection: Do not conform to the world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Prove what is good, what is acceptable, and what is the perfect will of God. Be transformed in the spirit of your mind. Be like Jesus as you walk with Him all the way. Abandon the old and a...

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Walking with Jesus: A Call to Discipline

By Pastor H. Bill Coker
February 18, 2021

Scripture: Jesus said to His disciples, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross and follow Me” (Matt. 16:24). Reflection: Walking in the footsteps of Jesus calls us to the place of discipline. It means sacrific...

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Putting First Things First

By Pastor H. Bill Coker
February 08, 2021

Scripture: “But seek first the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you” (Matt. 6:33; NKJV). Reflections: Are you inundated by the demands of life? Juggling issues with family, work, relationships, finances, health, and oth...

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God's Presence and His Promises Will Keep You Steadfast in Hope

By Pastor H. Bill Coker
February 01, 2021

Scripture: “Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am Your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous Right Hand” (Isa. 41:10; NKJV). Reflections: God is always present with us, to strengthen, help and uphold ...

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God Will Perfect That Which Concerns You

By Pastor H. Bill Coker
January 18, 2021

Scripture: “The LORD will perfect that which concerns me; Your mercy, O LORD, endures forever; Do not forsake the works of Your hands” (Psa. 138:8; NKJV).   Reflections: The point is clear, that God begins to work out His purposes in you and continues thi...

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The Power of Your Words; Command Breakthroughs

By Pastor H. Bill Coker
January 11, 2021

Scripture: “It shall come to pass, when they make a long blast with the rams’ horn, and when you hear the sound of the trumpet that all the people shall shout with a great shout; then the wall of the city will fall down flat. And the people shall go up every man stra...

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God Will Make a Way for You to Your Breakthrough

By Pastor H. Bill Coker
January 06, 2021

Scripture: “And Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and when the morning appeared, the sea returned to its full depth, while the Egyptians were fleeing into it. So, the Lord overthrew the Egyptians in the midst of the sea. Then the waters returned and covered the ch...

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Struck Down...But Don't Stay Down

By Pastor H. Bill Coker
December 31, 2020

Scripture: “We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed” (2 Corinthians 4:8; ESV). - When you feel like you cannot push anymore, know that God is with you to help ...

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Stay in the Race

By Pastor H. Bill Coker
December 29, 2020

Scripture: “Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus the Author and Finisher of...

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A Shift in Your Mindset at Advent

By Pastor H. Bill Coker
December 25, 2020

Scripture: “Be strong and courageous; be careful to obey the word of God; do not turn from the Word to the left or to the right; do not let the Word depart from your mouth; meditate on the Word of God, day and night” (Joshua 1:7-8; NKJV). - Our mindset or thinking...

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A Love Letter at Advent

By Pastor H. Bill Coker
December 21, 2020

Scripture: “The Lord has appeared of old to me saying, “Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love. Therefore, with lovingkindness I have drawn you” (Jeremiah 31:3; NKJV). - The season of Advent can be a lonely and loveless season – People are di...

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Stay Focused at Advent

By Pastor H. Bill Coker
December 18, 2020

Scripture: “Looking unto Jesus the Author and the Finisher of our faith” (Hebrews 12:1-2; NKJV). - We are counting down at Advent to that season of our promised hope. - Distractions, discouragements, seeming disappointments, and delays tend to attend the moment we ...

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A Sign at Advent

By Pastor H. Bill Coker
December 17, 2020

Scripture: “Therefore, the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call His name Immanuel” (Isaiah 7:14; NKJV). - God will give you a sign at Advent. - Signs are indication that something unusual (Supernatural)...

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Immanuel! God is With Us at Advent

By Pastor H. Bill Coker
December 16, 2020

Scripture:   “Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a son, and they shall call is name Immanuel, which is translated, “God with us’” (Matthew 1:23; NKJV). - God is the God of times and seasons, and He is always present with us. - The ...

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Sufficient Grace for Us at Advent

By Pastor H. Bill Coker
December 15, 2020

Scripture: “My grace is sufficient for you; My strength is made perfect in your weakness” (2 Corinthians 12:9; NKJV). - Grace is the fuel or energy that will keep us while we wait on the Lord at Advent. - Grace is a special gift, freely given to us by God. We do no...

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Keeping Hope Alive at Advent

By Pastor H. Bill Coker
December 14, 2020

Scripture: “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope, through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead” (1 Peter 1:3; NKJV). - The living Christ makes possible in us a li...

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God is Working for Those Who Wait on Him

By Pastor H. Bill Coker
December 11, 2020

Scripture: “Since ancient times, no one has heard, no ear has perceived, no eye has seen any God besides you, who acts on behalf of those who wait for Him” (Isaiah 64:4; NIV). - If you wait, God will work! He will work on your behalf to fulfill His promises for you....

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Be of Good Courage

By Pastor H. Bill Coker
December 10, 2020

Scripture: “Wait on the Lord, and be of good courage; and He shall strengthen your heart. Wait I say on the Lord” (Psalm 27:14; NKJV). - The season of Advent calls us to wait (expect, anticipate or hope) for the promise. - The season of waiting can be daunting, d...

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Our Hope is in the Lord!

By Pastor H. Bill Coker
December 09, 2020

Scripture: “And now, Lord, what do I wait for? My hope is in the Lord” (Psalm 39:7; NKJV). - This is the season of Advent. Advent means, the coming of…, or the coming to…! It is a season of hope. A time of anticipations and expectations. This is a ...

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We Are Sustained by the Word of Hope

By Pastor H. Bill Coker
December 08, 2020

Scripture: “Uphold me according to your Word, that I may live; and do not let me be ashamed of my hope” (Psalm 119:116; NKJV) - This is the season of Advent. Advent means, the coming of…, or the coming to…! It is a season of hope. A time of anticipatio...

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Embrace Hope as Your Anchor

By Pastor H. Bill Coker
December 07, 2020

Scripture: “This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast and which enters the presence beyond the veil” (Heb. 6:19; NKJV).  - This is the season of Advent. Advent means, the coming of…, or the coming to…! It is a season of h...

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Hold Fast to the Confession of Hope

By Pastor H. Bill Coker
December 04, 2020

Scripture: “Let us hold fast to the confession of our hope without wavering; for He who promised is faithful” (Heb. 10:23; NKJV). Reflections: - This is the season of Advent. Advent means, the coming of…, or the coming to…! It is a season of hop...

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Praying Through...and Sin Not!

By Pastor H. Bill Coker
October 30, 2020

Scripture:   “Moreover, as for me, far be it from me that I should sin against the Lord in ceasing to pray for you; but I will teach you the good and the right way;” (1 Sam. 12:23; NKJV). “love our enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who ...

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The Work of the Holy Spirit Unto Obedience

By Pastor H. Bill Coker
October 26, 2020

Scripture: "I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you will keep My judgments and do them" (Ezekiel 36:27). Reflections: When we placed our faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, we were born again. We were made new in Christ. "Therefore, if any...

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Trust in the Lord for Your Breakthrough!

By Pastor H. Bill Coker
October 23, 2020

Scripture: “And Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and when the morning appeared, the sea returned to its full depth, while the Egyptians where fleeing into it. So the Lord overthrew the Egyptians in the midst of the sea. Then the waters returned and covered the...

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I Give You Peace

By Pastor H. Bill Coker
October 19, 2020

Scripture: “Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid” (John 14:27; NKJV). Reflections: Here is a gift for you today! Peace! God’s peace, that&rsqu...

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God Helps Those Who Seek Him

By Pastor H. Bill Coker
September 28, 2020

Scripture:   “My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth” (Psa. 121:2; NKJV).   Reflections: Nothing is so reassuring than to know that there is one who can respond to us with help that can sustain, especially in the day of our troubles an...

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Expressions for New Covenant Living

By Pastor H. Bill Coker
September 21, 2020

Scripture: "If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me"…be filled with the Spirit…"I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly." (Luke 9:23; Ephesians 5:18; and John 10:10)...

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Conquerors Prevail Even in Impossibilities

By Pastor H. Bill Coker
September 14, 2020

Scripture “Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? As it is written: "For Your sake we are killed all day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter." Yet in all th...

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Your Strength Shall Be Renewed

By Pastor H. Bill Coker
June 22, 2020

Beloved, this is the word of the Lord for you today: "But those who wait on the Lord Shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall  walk and not faint" - Isaiah 40:31 (NKJV)   Points of Ref...

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Lay Your Burdens Down

By Pastor H. Bill Coker
June 15, 2020

Beloved, this is the word of the Lord for you today: "Let us therefore come boldly to the Throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need."  - Hebrews 4:16 (NKJV) Points of Reflection What burden, what troubles do you desire to bring to...

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Fear Not

By Pastor H. Bill Coker
June 08, 2020

Beloved, this is the word of the Lord for you today: "Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’" - Isaiah 41:10 (NKJV). Points of Reflection When...

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Wait on the Lord

By Pastor H. Bill Coker
October 16, 2019

Beloved, this is the word of the Lord for you today: "But those who wait for the Lord [who expect, look for, and hope in Him] shall change and renew their strength and power; they shall lift their wings and mount up [close to God] as eagles [mount up to the sun]; they shall run...

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