Pastors Blog

Weekly Devotionals From Coastal Church Pastors
Pastors Blog

Famous Last Words

The last words of Jesus on the cross reveal where His heart was at but they also tell us a great deal about how we should live our lives. There are seven recorded sayings: if there were more, we don’t know but it is interesting that there are seven, a ...
Read More
Pastors Blog

Palm Sunday: Journeying with Jesus Towards the Cross

“For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through Him” (John 3:17). He emphasizes that belief in Him leads to eternal life, while rejection results in remaining under God's wrath. Jesus came not to condemn the world, for it ...
Read More
Pastors Blog

Why Serve?

The early church was growing to the seams and the apostles found themselves in a crucial situation. Being just twelve of them appointed as apostles of Jesus, they were unable to minister the Word, something they were chosen to do, while meeting practical needs of the widows. Based on what ...
Read More
Pastors Blog

3 Ways To Be More Generous

Being generous is a desirable character trait and beneficial to your physical and mental health. A quick Google search will reveal that generous people have better relationships, more contentment, less stress, and lower blood pressure. Some studies even show that generous people live longer. It should not surprise us Christians ...
Read More
Pastors Blog

The Gifts of the Holy Spirit in the early Church! 

God’s desire is that all who have called on the Name of Jesus will walk in the fullness of the Holy Spirit. The gifts of the Holy Spirit were not for a particular time or people, in fact the era we’re living in is the result of a promise God ...
Read More
Pastors Blog

Three Keys to Dealing with Opposition

We are still in the beginning stages of studying the Book of Acts, but one thing is already certain: If you and I are going to do something great for God, it will attract opposition from the enemy. Whatever opposition you may be facing today, prioritize prayer, continue with purpose ...
Read More
Pastors Blog

The Snowball Effect of Faith

A snowball effect by definition is a process that starts from an initial state of small significance and builds upon itself gaining momentum and impacting everything around it. One step of faith in your life can build to greater and greater steps of faith. One person in our community who ...
Read More
Pastors Blog

Why Does God Perform Miracles?

God is very likely to set you up in a place around people that have rejected faith in order to perform His miracle. This could be in your home, your workplace, your school, and your city. And just as Peter and John were prepared to offer hope to those that ...
Read More
Pastors Blog

Cleansed and Refreshed: The Power of Repentance and Turning to God

Repentance relieves the burden of our sin, guilt, and shame. When we repent and believe in the Gospel of Jesus Christ, we receive peace with God and the peace of God. Our relationship with God is reconciled. We have been justified by faith in the person and saving work of ...
Read More
Pastors Blog

Why Every Christian Needs the Power of the Holy Spirit

From as early as I can remember, I learned that Jesus loved me and that I wanted to love Him with my whole heart. But despite my best efforts, I would find myself in negative thought patterns, having moments of anger, being tempted to hide the truth, feeling shame or ...
Read More
Pastors Blog

Thriving in God’s House

You’ll notice that the key to us thriving as Christians and growing in our faith is that we’re planted in God’s house. Of all the environments we find ourselves in during our daily or weekly routine, the healthiest and most nourishing place to be for ourselves and our families is ...
Read More
Pastors Blog

Prayer to GO! 

There is no better place to begin than in prayer when fulfilling the Great Commission. The disciples returned to Jerusalem and obeyed what Jesus commanded them to do. They went to the upper room and prayed in one accord for 10 days, along with 120 believers. What is notable is ...
Read More
Pastors Blog

GO! Illuminating the World with God’s Love

The call to "GO!" is not a passive suggestion; it is a mandate for the church to actively be salt and light in the world. By flavoring the world with God's love, preserving moral standards, and shining the light of Christ in the darkest corners, believers fulfill the purpose of ...
Read More
Pastors Blog

The Cradle and the Cross: Connecting Christmas and John 3:16

Without the love and grace of God, there would be no incarnation. Without the cradle, there would be no saving cross; without the cross, there would be no payment for our sins. Without this sufficient payment, there would be no resurrection from the dead and no promise of eternal life. ...
Read More
Pastors Blog

Let Every Heart Prepare Him Room

At Christmas, we often sing the song, "Joy to the World", a song that announces the good news about the birth of Jesus, who is Lord and King over all the world. A key lyric in the song includes this: "Let every heart prepare Him room and Heaven and nature ...
Read More
Pastors Blog

Advent: The Gift of Longing for Home

Advent opens our eyes to the faithfulness of God to keep His promises in the past and we’re reassured the best is yet to come. We have no idea exactly when He will come again, but the Holy Spirit highlights those precious promises in the Bible that strengthen our faith. ...
Read More
Pastors Blog

The Deeper the Darkness, the Greater the Glory

Not only was it a shot across the bow to Satan’s kingdom that had a hold on that region of Israel, it was also a signal and an encouragement to us that there is no darkness that we can face, that God’s power cannot rescue us from. In fact, I ...
Read More
Pastors Blog

Discovering the Power of Waiting

Today, you are likely still waiting for something in your life. You may feel stuck. You may want to fast forward this part of your life to get to the next chapter. But your time doesn’t have to be and shouldn’t be wasted in the waiting. God gives us the ...
Read More