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Enjoy the now as much as the future

Do you ever approach an event both excited that it is coming but also with a sense of dread? You can't wait for it to begin, but then you definitely are ready when it is over?

June 03, 2014 | Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Everyone has equal access to God

Before the Memorial Day observance the other day at the local city park, some locals were talking about rain, since that day's forecast had called for it. Someone jokingly stated that it was part of my responsibility to make sure that it waited to come until the event was finished since I had the connection with God, who controls the weather.

June 03, 2014 | Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


He declared ‘I am’ in the faces of unbelievers

In John 8:58, Jesus spoke to the Jews who were present when he silenced the Pharisees, telling them, "Before Abraham was, I am."

June 03, 2014 | Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Become truly free with law of God

"Ye did run well; who did hinder you that ye should not obey the truth? This persuasion cometh not of him that calleth you. A little leaven leaveneth the whole lump. I have confidence in you through the Lord, that ye will be none otherwise minded, but he that troubleth you shall bear his judgment, whosoever he be. And I, brethren, if I yet preach circumcision, why do I yet suffer persecution? Then is the offence of the cross ceased. I would they were even cut off which trouble you. For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use ...

June 02, 2014 | By Pastor Mark Fields Columnist | Faith


We all have a date with destiny

The other day, I was following a vehicle when I noticed a squirrel coming across the road in front of it.

May 28, 2014 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Remember the reason for Memorial Day

Many of you may not read this until late Monday when you return from vacation over the long weekend. Did you remember the reason for the holiday?

May 28, 2014 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


The 'I am' has been there from beginning

In John 8:58, the Lord proclaimed to his listeners and those through the ages, "Jesus said unto them, 'Verily, verily, I say unto you, before Abraham was, I am.'"

May 28, 2014 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Making disciples who finish the task

Jesus used many analogies to describe His relationship with the church, such as "My Bride" or "My Body."

May 27, 2014 | By Dr. Peggy Rayman Columnist | Faith


Jesus advises on the danger of gossip

The other day, I ran across a story about a possible huge alligator sighting in South Bryan County. The picture was posted on a community website and thought to have been taken in that community.

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


Accept the challenge of the church's calling

The end of the school year is just around the corner. Teachers and students alike are looking forward to hearing the last school bell of the final day.

May 20, 2014 | Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Studying the word of God is a personal journey

God, in his great wisdom, has told us to study. "Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that neededth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth" (2 Timothy 2:15).

May 20, 2014 | Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


It's time to pray for ourselves, our world

"And He cometh unto the disciples, and findeth them asleep, and saith unto Peter, 'What, could ye not watch with me one hour?'" - Matthew 26:40

May 19, 2014 | By Pastor A.F. Bradeen Columnist | Faith


Remember it is not about us

I have a routine that I go through on Saturday evenings, which is to preach my Sunday sermon to an empty auditorium.

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


Live and love every day as Jesus did

First things first: Please allow me to wish a happy Mother's Day to each and every mother reading this column today. I sincerely wish you a wonderful day on the one day of the year designated to honor you for your love and sacrifice for others.

May 13, 2014 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


God has prepared a way, if man will follow

God has made preparation for all those who will follow his commands to have an eternal home in heaven.

May 13, 2014 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


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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


Give thanks for God's goodness

Psalm 107:1 tells us to "Give Thanks to the Lord, for he is good..." During this Thanksgiving season, we have much to be thankful for as a result of the goodness of God.

November 29, 2014 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Be thankful each day for God's blessings

Thursday was Thanksgiving Day. For the first time in a few years, my wife and I will be celebrating at home. We have family coming in for dinner, and we are looking forward to a good day.

November 28, 2014 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


You have to choose for yourself -- part 2

DeleteLast week, we began studying about the choice each person has to make if they want to go to heaven. The thoughts are continued this week.

November 27, 2014 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Take limits off God to improve life

In today's society, we have been inclined to live a life of limits that are beneath God's calling.

November 25, 2014 | By Pastor Henry Frasier Jr. Columnist | Faith


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