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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 ...
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What Comes to Mind When You Think About God?

We have a good Heavenly Father, who holds us in the palm of His hand, and He accepts, loves, and affirms us. John 10:29 says that we are in the Father’s hand and no one is able to snatch us out from His hand. in Him we are secure, and ...
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Is There Hope for Canada?

Jesus said that even though there is trouble in this world, we must take heart because he has overcome the world. He has defeated all the powers of darkness, and He gives us a hope not only for now but for all of eternity. As followers of Jesus, we also ...
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Timeless Wisdom for the Church (from Titus)

As Coastal Church embraces these timeless principles and applies them to the life and ministry, we can fulfill our God-given purpose to effectively impact our city and the world for the glory of God. Let us, therefore, heed the words of Paul to Titus and strive to build and strengthen ...
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How Do I Protect My Child in a World Full of Danger?

The greatest gift we can give kids is our faith in Jesus, a biblical worldview, a stable home where God's love is central, and our engaged selves. As my sister put it, raising a child is like raising a soldier for God - not necessarily for a physical battle, but ...
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Yield to the Holy Spirit

God has given us the Holy Spirit to empower us. Yet, many people do not fully understand the power and purpose of the Holy Spirit being with us. Unless we yield to the power and ability of the Holy Spirit, the Christian life can be frustrating and challenging.
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How to Cultivate the Best Fruit in the World

A while ago our family went to Costa Rica for an extended mission outreach. We were a young family traveling with a one-year-old who was just learning to walk and talk. Traveling as a family was a logistical challenge, but we also found that our son was one of the ...
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The Wonderful World of Apologetics

Sometimes the best place to start when exploring the wonderful world of apologetics is with some of our own questions. What are some of the big questions you or your children have? What about some of the loved ones in our lives or our neighbours or coworkers? What questions do ...
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Habits to Resist Temptation

A couple of years ago I was reading the book called “Atomic Habits” by James Clear, and I was caught by this phrase: “Your habits shape your identity, and your identity shapes your habits“.    Our identity is of course in Christ, as His children, but how we live out that ...
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5 Ways to Honour Your Parents

This past weekend at Coastal Church we took time to honour and bless the mothers of our congregation. We don’t do this out of social convention or because it’s on our calendars. We do this because blessing and honouring parents is not only a Biblical principle, it’s a command. In ...
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The Great Reveal

Have you ever been desperate to know God’s will for a specific life decision and desire to do the right thing? Or perhaps you are in a bind about circumstances and don’t know what to do practically?
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Empowered to Witness: How the Holy Spirit Enables Us to Share the Gospel

“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” Acts 1:8  Followers of Jesus everywhere have been called and empowered by the Spirit of God ...
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How to Hear from God

God wants to speak to us, and He does so through the words of Jesus with the help of the Holy Spirit. Have you been longing to hear from God?
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How Can I Make the Most of My Life?

Christians all over the world recently celebrated Good Friday and Easter Sunday. They remembered that Jesus died on the cross for the sins of humanity and rose again on the third the day, proving He really is the Son of God, confirming that all He had said is true, conquering ...
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So What Should We Talk About?

It would be an understatement to say that humans are a chatty bunch. We may not get all our steps in or get enough sleep or eat all the right foods, but we definitely talk. On average, each one of us speaks approximately 16,000 words a day , and with ...
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How to Finish Strong in the Race of Faith

In the Book of Hebrews, Paul compares our faith walk with a race, and our preparation to “run the race” like that of an athlete. In the series "The Pilgrim's Progress" we similarly can see that our journey as pilgrims, like Paul says, is like race – there can be ...
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Danger on the Hill of Error

Today, it's hard to know who or what to trust. Misinformation, strong opinions, and conspiracy theories are everywhere. There can be so much noise as people passionately argue that their point of view is the truth, and not only that it is 'the truth,' but that you must accept and ...
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Overcoming Doubt and Despair

Doubt and despair. Who hasn’t experienced uncertainty and the lack of trust in something or someone? Doubt can make us hesitant in making decisions or question someone's motives or capabilities. Despair is the feeling of hopelessness. It’s when we end up in a place in our minds that keeps us ...
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