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Even when a joyous season is stressful, there remains reason to sing

"How shall we sing the Lord's song in a strange land?"

December 30, 2014 | Rev. DeRon Harper Columnist | Faith


Keeping Christ in Christmas, recognizing God's gift

"Then the angel said to her, 'Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bring forth a Son, and shall call His name Jesus'" (Luke 1:30-31 NKJV).

December 23, 2014 | By Pastor Daisy P. Edwards Columnist | Faith


Follow the light to salvation

In the Christmas story, we find the wise men who came from the east searching for the Christ child, the savior of the world.

December 20, 2014 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Give God the gift of you this holiday

Are you through with your Christmas shopping yet? I thought I would ask this week because by the time you are reading my column next week, it will be too late.

December 19, 2014 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Live your life like Christ all the time -- part 1

During this time of year, many people begin to think about Christ. More attention is given to trying to live as he lived - helping others, giving of himself to others.

December 18, 2014 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Dealing with gifts of lives' difficulties

We did it - we have finally reached the last month of the year.

December 16, 2014 | By Rev. Ashley Morris Columnist | Faith


Do you know where you are going?

The other day, I glanced up at a sign at a business that read, "We all go somewhere, make sure you get there."

December 13, 2014 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Don't settle for less with the Lord

The day after Thanksgiving, we began our Christmas decorating. It always is my job to get everything down from the attic, put the tree up and put lights on it. My wife does most of the rest. I put a few decorations near the top, including "the topper." Any outside decorations usually are my responsibilities, too.

December 12, 2014 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Seek the crown, preach the gospel -- part 2

Last week, we began studying about the crown God offers to all and how to achieve the goal of receiving the crown.

December 11, 2014 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Ludowici deacon honored at convention

Deacon Lamar Tillman was recognized as layman of the year during the 114th annual session of the General Missionary Baptist Convention of Georgia Inc. on Nov. 12 in Atlanta.

December 09, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Faith


Creation reveals God's existence

All mankind has to do is to look at God's creation and conclude from it that God exists.

December 06, 2014 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Life can be ultimate carnival ride

If you are a fan either of the Bulldogs or the Yellow Jackets, you rode that coaster hard last Saturday. In all of my years of watching football (or any other sport), I do not remember a time when a game has swung back and forth like that. Even a basketball game with a one-point difference doesn't feel like that.

December 05, 2014 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Seek the crown, preach the gospel -- part 1

This command was given by our Lord prior to his ascension back into heaven. "And he said unto them, 'Go ye into all the world and preach the Gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned'" (Mark 16:15-16). No matter who or what the individual may be - king or beggar, rich or poor, educated or illiterate - the message of the Gospel is for all. It is by this message that man can learn what to do to obtain the grace God offers to all.

December 04, 2014 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Step up and join God's dream team

"But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God's own possession, so that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light." - 1 Peter 2:9

December 02, 2014 | By Pastor Robert Norwood Columnist | Faith


Mayor's Thanksgiving service promotes unity

United under the theme "One voice, one community," the 12th annual Mayor's Service of Songs, Prayer and Thanksgiving took place Nov. 23 at the Fort Stewart Main Post Chapel.

December 01, 2014 | By Tiffany King Correspondent | Faith


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Articles by Section - Faith


Does Colorado baker's anti-gay marriage cake refusal rise to level of discrimination?

A Denver, Colorado, baker who told the local OutFront magazine she was "half-Jewish, half-Catholic" faces a rising controversy over her refusal to inscribe anti-gay messages on a Bible-shaped wedding cake.

January 25, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret Media Companies | Faith


Not knowing what's ahead

I went to a conference last week in Florida and when traveling home on Interstate 95, I noticed some flashing lights to my left in the oncoming lanes.

January 24, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


God can help you change for the better

I'm still getting used to my new computer. It is a Mac as opposed to a PC; those letters mean something to some of you.

January 23, 2015 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


ValueSpeak: Our wrestle with race

Dee was feisty.

January 22, 2015 | Joe Walker Deseret News | Faith


Religious response to postponed abortion bill vote illustrates differences across denominational lin

Congress' postponing Thursday's vote on a bill that would ban most abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy has drawn the ire of conservative faith leaders.

January 22, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret Media Companies | Faith


Listen to right one for eternal life

Many still believe the lie of Satan today; they fail to see that sin separates man from God (Isaiah 59:1-2). They fail to understand that when they give in to their desires to do wrong things, they - not God - are causing the problem.

January 22, 2015 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


What word choices say about the State of the Union's faith connection

Finding faith in the president's annual State of the Union may be less about analyzing overall themes than listening for specific words. Religious responses to Tuesday's speech centered on the concepts and communities President Barack Obama named, and those he left out.

January 22, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret Media Companies | Faith


Local leads prayer service at Capitol

On Sunday, Jan. 11, the Atlanta air may have been cold and even rainy, but that did not dampen the spirit of the people inside of the state Capitol, north wing building, especially the family members and church members of the speaker for the occasion.

January 21, 2015 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


One more time around the moutain

At the beginning of a new year, many resolutions are made. If someone could find a way to fine or charge people for broken resolutions, they would quickly become very wealthy.

January 20, 2015 | By Dr. Peggy Rayman Columnist | Faith


RH church building 26,000 sq. ft. sanctuary

St. Anne Catholic Church's new 26,000-square-foot sanctuary is well on the road to completion, and Father Joe Smith couldn't be more pleased with how things have gone so far.

January 18, 2015 | By Hollie Moore Barnidge | Faith


Don't have a disappointing destination

Sunday afternoon, I was watching a football game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Green Bay Packers. I'm not a fan of either team; the only reason I was watching it was that it was the playoffs.

January 17, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Use your mind to honor God

I like books. I dearly love to read. When I was a young boy my mom took me to the local library every week. I checked out all kinds of books - mystery, sports, biography and others.

January 16, 2015 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


God has spoken to mankind throughout ages

"God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds" - Hebrews 1:1-2

January 15, 2015 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Plow-burning faith can change the world

"So Elijah went from there and found Elisha son of Shaphat. He was plowing with 12 yoke of oxen, and he himself was driving the twelfth pair. Elijah went up to him and threw his cloak around him. Elisha then left his oxen and ran after Elijah. 'Let me kiss my father and mother goodbye,' he said, 'and then I will come with you.' 'Go back,' Elijah replied. 'What have I done to you?' So Elisha left him and went back. He took his yoke of oxen and slaughtered them. He burned the plowing equipment to cook the meat and ...

January 12, 2015 | By Pastor Alan Darsey Columnist | Faith


How to live a selfless life through God

Mankind, in general, is selfish. We want what we want now, and we think we deserve it.

January 10, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


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