Tommy Bates Ministries

Shining for the World to See

World to See

Shining for the World to See The image of being a bright city on a hill for the world to see is more than a metaphor. As each new tragedy […]

Battling the Storm

Battling the Storm

Battling the Storm Read Luke 8:22-25 We all face storms in life. Sometimes it seems like a new storm every day. Job 14:1 says man’s life is short and full […]

The Messengers of God

The Messengers of God

The Messengers of God Read 2 Chronicles 36: 14-16 We’ve all been both messengers and receivers of messages. If you’ve ever experienced relaying a message the receiver didn’t want to […]

Reflection: Relationship… Living in Jesus

Reflection: Relationship Living in Jesus Read: John 15: 1-7 God created us for relationship. From the relationship between God and Adam, to the marriage of Adam and Eve, and all […]

Delight in the Lord 12-5-17

“Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart.”  Psalm 37:4 Do you have desires deep in your heart that go unmet?  Do you possess […]

My God is Bigger 12-29-16

“But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary […]

The Savior of the World 12-22-16

“And Mary said, ‘My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior.’” Luke 1:46, 47 I often wonder if we, as Christians, overlook the significance […]

Plug into the Power of Prayer

Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.”   Mark 11:24 There is a popular saying in many […]

The Joy of the Lord 12-8-16

The Joy of the Lord “The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they […]