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Pastors rely on deacons' ministry

"So the 12 called a meeting of all the believers. They said, 'We apostles should spend our time teaching the word of God, not running a food program. And so, brothers, select seven men who are well respected and are full of the Spirit and wisdom. We will give them this responsibility.'" Acts 6:2-3 (New Living Translation)

April 17, 2007 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


The reasons to believe

Christianity involves a leap in the dark, right? Wrong! You thought faith meant the absence of reasons. But if you don't have good reasons to believe in Christ, why place faith in Him? After all, the eternal welfare of your soul is at stake. So to act without any good reason is the height of stupidity.

April 10, 2007 | By Dennis Prutow Special to the Courier | Faith


McIvers, a preaching and singing family

Not only is he spreading the good news, his wife and children also proclaim the word. The multi-talented McIver Family preaches as well as sings.

April 10, 2007 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Where are we going?

Over the past few weeks I have been thinking seriously about the moral climate of our county. I have been evaluating my responsibility as a pastor.

April 03, 2007 | By Rev. Alvin Jackson Columnist | Faith


New day at an established church

He has served as the pastor of the Hinesville First United Methodist Church for almost a year and is enjoying the assignment. Prior to relocating to Hinesville, Pastor R. Douglas Force served as pastor of the St. Mary's Road United Methodist Church in Columbus. He has also served as pastor of Asbury United Methodist in Savannah and various other churches.

April 03, 2007 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Helpless hands

On Feb. 18, while cooking spaghetti, I accidentally spilled boiling water on my hands.

March 27, 2007 | By Minister Richard Mansel Special to the Courier | Faith


Enjoying his first pastorship

In August 2006, he was installed as the new pastor of one of the oldest churches in Liberty County.

March 27, 2007 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


The church's music ministry

"Praise ye the Lord for it is good to sing praises unto our God; for it is pleasant, and praise is comely." Psalms 147:1

March 20, 2007 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Faith and the bones of Jesus

"How would finding the bones of Jesus affect your Christian faith?" a seminary professor asked me several years ago. I thought, then responded that it would not affect my fate at all.

March 20, 2007 | By Fr. Will Carter Special to the Courier | Faith


Jesus' love letter

Come, we are meant to be together as lovers. There is no sin that can keep you from me. Why are you lingering when I have called you to come to Me.

March 13, 2007 | By Willia Wesley Columnist | Faith


Blazing new path on an old trail

Being the pastor of a church is an awesome assignment, but becoming the pastor of the 135-year old historic Midway Congregational United Church of Christ is quite an honor and humbling experience.

March 13, 2007 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Bishop has passion for children

"When I was 12 years old, I rode my bicycle from Savannah to Riceboro and have lived there since. When other young children were thinking about school, I was trying to figure out how to get more horsepower out of engines," Bishop James H. McKenzie said.

March 06, 2007 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


God's love letter to you

I so loved and dearly prized you that I gave my only begotten, unique Son so that if you believe in, cling to, rely on Him, you shall not perish, come to destruction or be lost, but have eternal everlasting life.

March 06, 2007 | By Pastor Willia Wesley Columnist | Faith


God has plans for your life

Do you believe God has plans for something great to happen in your life? You know deep inside that God is able and willing, and you know that His word will accomplish what it is sent out to do.

February 27, 2007 | By Evangelis Fascia D. Sapp Pastor's corner | Faith


Bringing people together at church

Instead of rushing to the clubs on Saturday night, Jan. 27, young people were hurrying to get a seat at Unity Church of God in Jesup. It was a packed house, filled with young, middle age, old, white and black. More than 1,000 people attended the service, which featured international evangelist Perry Stone.

February 27, 2007 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


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What are you saying to God?

Matthew 18: "Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth ...

January 15, 2018 | By Pastor Richard D. Hayes Columnist | Faith


What does salvation mean?

In 1 Timothy 2:3, we read the following words: "This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all men to be saved."

January 13, 2018 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Listening for his voice

"Water, water everywhere, nor any drop to drink."

January 12, 2018 | By Pastor Steve Lane Pembroke First Baptist Church | Faith


Make Bible study a daily habit

The new year has started and many have made resolutions to do certain things. One that everyone should do is study their Bible every day.

January 11, 2018 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of God | Faith


Young Americans don't like politics and public protests, new survey shows

Nine days after her 15th birthday, Abby Hahn stood with her mom at last year's Women's March on Washington. Still three years away ...

January 11, 2018 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News special workflow | Faith


Music and the Spoken Word: President Thomas S. Monson — beloved adviser and friend

Editor's note: “The Spoken Word” is shared by Lloyd Newell each Sunday during the weekly Mormon Tabernacle Choir broadcast.

January 06, 2018 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Faith


Teaching of Plato versus Genesis

The great ancient Greek philosopher Plato (died 348/347 B.C.), student of Socrates and teacher of Aristotle (who, incidentally, later become the private tutor ...

January 06, 2018 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Faith


Start the new year out right

Whether we like it or not, the new year is here. As we look back at this past year, there are probably things that we ...

January 06, 2018 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Seek the Lord for forgiveness

Well, I didn't exactly bring in the new year with a bang. It was more like a whimper.

January 05, 2018 | By Pastor Brad Butler Pembroke First Baptist Church | Faith


Look toward God every day

Look to God every day for a better life. Some just look to God when they think they need help; others only at holiday time.

January 04, 2018 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Churches can access federal disaster funds under new FEMA policy

A Lutheran preschool's Supreme Court victory six months ago just paid off for houses of worship affected by natural disasters.

January 04, 2018 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News special workflow | Faith


Music and the Spoken Word: Three things for a happy New Year

Editor's note: “The Spoken Word” is shared by Lloyd Newell each Sunday during the weekly Mormon Tabernacle Choir broadcast.

January 01, 2018 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Faith


Who will you be in the new year?

What does the new year mean to you?

December 30, 2017 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Christmas may be over, but it's just a new beginning

Every year growing up, my mother would give me a Mary Engelbreit calendar for Christmas. More than any other gift, I cherished this calendar. I ...

December 30, 2017 | Carmen Rasmusen Herbert Deseret News | Faith


Resolutions for 2018

This is my final column for the year. It's the last edition of the paper for the year. We've almost made it again.

December 29, 2017 | By Pastor Brad Butler Pembroke First Baptist Church | Faith


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