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The Coach

  • But when they deliver you up, don't be anxious how or what you will say, for it will be given you in that hour what you will say. For it is not you who speak, but the Spirit of your Father who speaks in you. Matthew 10:19 WEB

    A truly great coach is almost transparent. They are always behind the team, pressing them on to improve their game. They are proud of their team's accomplishments, but at the same time, always asking for more out of them. Even though they have so much great information to give, they have to move forward at the pace of the player, because the player can only absorb so much at one time.

    So it is with the Holy Spirit. Every day, He is with us. He is transparent, but always there, urging us to do better, to try harder. When we get into prayer or praise and things start coming to us to say that we would have never thought of, that is the Holy Spirit coaching you. When you are around someone that is feeling down and an encouraging word comes, that is the Holy Spirit wanting to speak through you.

    He is always striving to make us better, yet never taking credit and always pointing us to Jesus. I say 'He' because Jesus said that the Comforter, the Counselor, the Holy Spirit whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things and remind you of all that I said to you (John 14:26). The Holy Spirit is a person with feelings and He can be grieved by our actions (Ephesians 4:30). When you feel the presence of God, you are feeling the Holy Spirit who is here on the earth with us.

    The following are some of the works of the Holy Spirit. Jesus was led by the Spirit (Matthew 4:1). Jesus cast out demons by the Spirit (Matthew 12:8). The Holy Spirit brings the power with Him (Acts 1:8). People often resist the Holy Spirit (Acts 7:51). He speaks (Acts 13:2). Some people do not know that He exists at all (Acts 19:2). He spoke through the prophets of old (Acts 28:25). He brings joy (Romans 14:17). He teaches us (1Corinthians 2:13). He lives inside of us (1Corinthians 6:19, 2Timothy 1:14). Prophecy all through the Bible was given by the Holy Spirit (2Peter 1:21). We, the beloved, are to build ourselves up by praying in the Holy Spirit (Jude 20).

    The Holy Spirit is an intricate part of scripture. He was here at the creation of the earth (Genesis 1:2) and He was with John when he wrote the book of Revelation (Revelation 1:10). He was with David when he wrote Psalms (Psalm 51:11). Some teach that He was only here for a short time with the Apostles while establishing the first church, but that is not scriptural. The Holy Spirit is eternal, He was here at the very beginning, and He is still here today.

    Never try and limit God to your past experience as if you were His coach. He is the smart One. We are merely the student and He is able to do more than any of us think. Be sensitive to the Holy Spirit during your day. Pay attention to the things that you cannot see and divine encounters will begin to take place. He has the answer to everything and every need. He is the Ultimate Coach.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, please fill me with Your Holy Spirit. Speak to me and through me. I yield to You Lord, use my hands as Yours. Coach me Lord, teach me and I will learn. Speak to me, and I will listen. Lead me, and I will follow, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

    Note: Happy Friday! We just wanted to take a moment to thank all who took the time to wish us a merry Christmas and New Year through cards, emails and on the website. We are so blessed to know each of you! We will be celebrating the new year this weekend with our Sunday message, "A Fresh Start". If you would like to join us, service will start at 11am EST. To join, just go to the Watch page on the site menu. Have a blessed day!

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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles

Prayer: Heavenly Father, please fill me with Your Holy Spirit. Speak to me and through me. I yield to You Lord, use my hands as Yours. Coach me Lord, teach me and I will learn. Speak to me, and I will listen. Lead me, and I will follow, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen Thank you <3 

 

December 30, 2016
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Joan Joseph
Joan Joseph

Wonderful lesson Pastor Dion, I had to print this out. I pray that the Holy Spirit will lead and direct me in  the path that you want me to be Lord,and to bless this journey that I am on today to be filled with peace that only you can give, in the name of Jesus I pray , Amen.

December 30, 2016
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Mike OBryan
Mike OBryan

Whoa-a rocker teaching indeed!!!!!!!

December 30, 2016
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Penelope Rhome
Penelope Rhome

thank  you jesus  ,holy  spirit  thank you  father   hallelujah  amen

December 30, 2016
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Sylvia Russell
Sylvia Russell

Amen

December 30, 2016
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt

I pray that I will listen to the Holy Spirit, and act on His nudges.

December 30, 2016
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

Amen I can do nothing worth doing without the help of the Holy Spirit.

December 30, 2016
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen, Thank you Holy Spirit for your guidance

December 30, 2016
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

I pray to hear and act upon the Holy Spirit's guidance today and every day. Thank you for this message Pastor Dion. Amen!

December 30, 2016
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Amen, Lord please send your Holy Spirit, to hear His voice in every decision we make. Amen.

December 30, 2016
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Christina Ocasio
Christina Ocasio

Amen♡

December 30, 2016
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Beverly Hagar-Schmerse
Beverly Hagar-Schmerse

Jesus was called teacher (Rabbi)...a coach is one form of a teacher...Love how you describe how he teaches his players...a good teacher does the same thing.  When I first got my teaching degree, I would pray every day, "God, help me to teach as Jesus taught."....Since I am now retired, I haven't felt the need to pray this prayer...but this reminds me that there is all the more reason to pray it every day...for we all are teachers of various sorts, and need the Spirit's help to guide us as go about our days guiding others and ourselves along through life's journey to God.  Have a good day...and a Blessed New Year.

December 30, 2016
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

"Come Holy Spirit we need you,  Come Holy Spriti we pray.  Come with your strength and your power, Come in your most special way.  Come Like a spring in the dessert, Come to the weary of soul, Come with your most healing power, Take us and make us whole."  This a song usually sang in our church service.

December 30, 2016
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen 

December 30, 2016
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Rosemary Marsh
Rosemary Marsh

Amen.Thank you Pastor Todd for this devotion and prayer. Fill me a new Holy Spirit,let your presence fill this place,and draw the hearts of the people who enter this house.,to The Heavenly Father that he will be Worshipped and Glorified with thanks giving in people's hearts.,for what he has done.In The Name of Jesus Christ I pray.

December 30, 2016
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen! Pastors prayer, Heavenly Father, please fill me with your Holy Spirit. Speak to me and through me. I yield to you Lord , use my hands as yours. Coach Me Lord, teach me and I will learn. Speak to me, and I will listen. Lead me, and I will follow, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray amen!!

December 30, 2016
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

Amen!  Thank you pastor Dion for todays devotion. :-)

 

Heavenly Father, please fill me with Your Holy Spirit. Amen <3

Prayer: Heavenly Father, please fill me with Your Holy Spirit. Speak to me and through me. I yield to You Lord, use my hands as Yours. Coach me Lord, teach me and I will learn. Speak to me, and I will listen. Lead me, and I will follow, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amne. <3

 

December 30, 2016
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Amen.  Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Todd!  Heavenly Father, please fill me with Your Holy Spirit. Speak to me and through me. I yield to You Lord, use my hands as Yours. Coach me Lord, teach me and I will learn. Speak to me, and I will listen. Lead me, and I will follow, in the Name of Jesus Christ I pray.  Amen.

December 31, 2016