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Spirit of the Good Samaritan

Last Monday, I received a call from a gentleman that had just moved into the area. Where he got my cell number I don't know, but he was concerned about a gentlemen he had seen at the side of the road.

August 01, 2011 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Bishop enjoyes spreading good news

Liberty County native Bishop Samuel T. Brown loves to bring people good news. Whether he's preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ as a pastor or securing someone a sizeable income tax return through his accounting business, this servant of God just wants to help people.

July 26, 2011 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Look to Jesus during tough times

Everybody has trials and tribulations in their lives. However, God wants you to know that you should not worry about how long you have been going through those trials and tribulations. You should not be fearful while you are going through rough times because He can bring you out of them.

July 26, 2011 | By Pastor Denise Williams Columnist | Faith


Testimony to true miracles

I have an uncle who lived in Indiana and passed away this week. The last couple of years of his journey have been a testimony to God's faithfulness and healing power.

July 25, 2011 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Follow the Bible to find happiness

Why should I expect you, or anyone else, to read my column each week? Whatever would possess me to believe that I would have something to say that would be worthy of your time?

July 25, 2011 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Save a place in your hear: Part 2

One has to wonder how a jealous God feels when we put other things before him.

July 25, 2011 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Watch the tide to understand repentance

I think one of the most intriguing things is the tides in our creeks and rivers.

July 19, 2011 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Trust in the Lord and have no fear

By the time you read this, I will be home from vacation. My wife and I headed to the beach for a little relaxation. I made plans to read, eat seafood and play golf. I ran along the beach and even put my toes in the ocean once or twice – but not too far.

July 19, 2011 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Save a place in your heart for God

The Bible tells us that God is a jealous God: "For thou shalt worship no other god: for the Lord, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God: (Exodus 34:14).

July 19, 2011 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Bethesda Church takes mission trip to Dominican Republic

The Bethesda Church mission team recently completed its first overseas mission ministry trip to the Dominican Republic.

July 19, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Faith


Interim pastor happy to help transition

One of the largest churches in Liberty County, First Baptist Church of Hinesville, recently underwent a change in leadership.

July 18, 2011 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


There is a king in you

"For every time that You protected me when I did not know Your name, Lord, I say thank you. How You loved me and cared for me when I didn't return the same, I say thank you."

July 18, 2011 | By Pastor Denise Williams Columnist | Faith


Pastor follows in father's footsteps

The Rev. Tommy Ray, pastor of Poplar Head Baptist Church in Long County, is following in his father's footsteps. His father was the pastor for more than 30 years at the same church Ray now leads.

July 11, 2011 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Do you have the hook-up?

I recently returned to my hometown of Pine Bluff, Ark., which is about 45 minutes south of Little Rock, Ark., and has a population of more than 55,000 people. I spent a whole week enjoying the old neighborhood, relaxing with family and gazing in amazement at how things have changed.

July 11, 2011 | By Pastor Richard Hayes Columnist | Faith


Obey God to fulfill you purpose

I am not a huge fan of the computer. Oh, I am well aware that they have made our lives better in many ways. I am grateful for the ways they make my life easier. I can send pictures to my dad at no cost. I can order stuff online. I can correct spelling and grammar mistakes easily and quickly.

July 11, 2011 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


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Newborn baby becomes youngest organ donor



The news every parent dreads is hearing there is something wrong with their unborn baby. One family received this news, but turned it into something amazing.

April 28, 2015 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Faith


Boy receives postcard in the mail from his dad who died two years earlier



Losing a loved one is always difficult. Savoring memories and remembering them is important and healing.

April 28, 2015 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Faith


5 professional athletes who stand up for their religious beliefs

Tim Tebow, who signed a one-year contract with the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday, is back in the NFL.

April 28, 2015 | Tyler Stahle Deseret News | Faith


Will international court decisions influence U.S. Supreme Court on same-sex marriage?

The U.S. Supreme Court should consider international legal precedent when it considers whether to legalize same-sex marriage, but legal scholars differ on whether foreign court rulings favor gay marriage or not.

April 27, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Remember that God gives us the rain

During spring, it's not uncommon to receive a lot of rain. And it's not uncommon for us to complain about it.

April 25, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Know the goodness of the Lord

Today is my dad's birthday. He is 78 years young.

April 24, 2015 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


After flareups, religious freedom bills get cold shoulder in two states

The governors of North Carolina and Michigan, where legislators are weighing bills to strengthen religious freedom protections, are cooling to the idea after similar pushes in Indiana and Arkansas ignited controversy, media reports indicate.

April 23, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


What do you need in life? God's word

In this life, there are many things that a person needs: a place to live, clothes, food and such things.

April 23, 2015 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


After falling 30 feet, this girl died and visited heaven. Then, another miracle happened.

When Annabel Beam was five years old, she was diagnosed with two incurable life-threatening digestive disorders — pseudo-obstruction motility disorder and antral hypomotility disorder. As a result, she spent much of her life in and out of hospitals.

April 22, 2015 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Faith


Pastor, administrator conference is chance to refresh

The excitement is building. Extensive planning and coordinating have gone into this conference.

April 21, 2015 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Does being married bring you closer to God?

Married mothers are more religious than single and cohabiting mothers, according to a new study from the Bowling Green National Center for Family and Marriage Research.

April 21, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


Go to the rock of Jesus to get salvation

"Truly, my soul finds rest in God; my salvation comes from him. Truly, he is my rock and my salvation. He is my fortress; I will never be shaken." - Psalm 62:1-2

April 20, 2015 | By Pastor Robert Norwood Columnist | Faith


If you wouldn't say it to someone else, why do you say it to yourself?



You know those mean, nasty, negative little things you say to yourself all day? The ones about your weight, looks or perceived failures that you berate yourself over?

April 20, 2015 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Faith


Running for God: why marathons are catching on among the faithful

At the start of the Boston Marathon next Monday, runners will congregate by a church that posts a banner with an appropriate Bible verse: “Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will run and not grow weary; they will walk and not be faint.”

April 19, 2015 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Faith


Shine all the time as a Christian

One of my favorite flowers is the azalea. I love to go through Bonaventure Cemetery this time of year just to see row after row of assorted colors of this beautiful flowering bush.

April 18, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


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