The 150th church anniversary of the historical First African Baptist Church begins this week; they have been planning and preparing for this historical occasion for months.
"When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them" Acts 1:2-4 (NIV).
At the age of 26, Michael P. Jones is settling in as a new pastor.
I once spoke with a young lady who felt like she was at the end of her rope. Things weren't working out; the children were acting up; her finances were in disarray. Though she was a Christian, she couldn't help but wonder where God was in the midst of all this.
A self-proclaimed prophet predicted that Jesus Christ would return May 21 for his saints.
It is Memorial Day weekend.
For the past two weeks, we have been discussing where our faith rests. We have seen that this should be a priority to us as we seek to please God.
In 1982, Thomas J. Peters and Robert H. Waterman wrote a bestselling book, "In Search of Excellence." The popular management book sets the standard for identifying characteristics of excellent, innovative companies.
Have you ever wanted to give up? If your answer to this question is yes, then I have a word of encouragement for you.
Last week, we asked the question, "Where does your faith rest?" Today, we will look at how we can be certain of where our faith must rest.
There is one group of letters I have heard all of my life – TGIF – that stands for "thank God it's Friday" or "thank goodness it's Friday."
School is out in Bryan County. Graduation ceremonies will be held today for both Bryan County and Richmond Hill high schools. For many young men and women, today marks the completion of one task, but it's only the beginning of a brand-new phase of their lives. Excitement fills the air.
Hinesville First United Methodist Church is on the move. The church is growing and new ministries have been implemented.
"Jesus asked, "Do you finally believe? But the time is coming - indeed it's here now - when you will be scattered, each one going his own way, leaving me alone. Yet I am not alone because the Father is with me. I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world" (John 16:31-33).
Religious freedom has changed its identity over the years. One could believe that religious freedom started when our nation's founders separated from the mother country and established a nation where people were free to worship God in their own way. Biblical freedom, however, is obtained when a person accepts and receives Jesus Christ as their personal savior - when a person is born again.
Editor's Note: This article is part of "The Ten Today," a series that examines the Ten Commandments in modern society. This story explores the second commandment, "Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image."
How much do you trust people — including strangers?
Mike was hurting.
Easter is the day Jesus’ resurrection is celebrated. However, there are three other days, often seen on calendars but not always understood, that are important as well. Following is a short synopsis explaining those long ago events and their significance.
Editor's Note: This article is part of "The Ten Today," a series that examines the Ten Commandments in modern society. This story explores the first commandment, "Thou shalt have no other gods before me."
"When the LORD was about to take Elijah up to heaven in a whirlwind, Elijah and Elisha were on their way from Gilgal. Elijah said to Elisha, 'Stay here; the Lord has sent me to Bethel.' But Elisha said, 'As surely as the Lord lives and as you live, I will not leave you.' So they went down to Bethel. The company of the prophets at Bethel came out to Elisha and asked, 'Do you know that the LORD is going to take your master from you today?' 'Yes, I know,' Elisha replied, 'so be quiet.' Then Elijah said to ...
Holy Week is upon us, and that means the sheep of the Good Shepherd are flocking to Jerusalem once again.
As Indiana Gov. Mike Pence signed a new law this week guaranteeing religious freedom against governmental interference, a debate over whether those laws can be used to trump anti-discrimination protections for lesbians and gays continues, along with the question of how best to legislatively balance those competing interests.
Kids are amazing human beings and are mostly willing to try new things and seek to overcome obstacles. Sometimes, there are pretty huge obstacles to overcome along the way.
In the very beginning of time, the Bible states in Genesis 1:1 that "God created the heavens and the Earth."
Janet Perry has been a Catholic for more than 30 years, yet going to confession still makes her sweat.
The late Christopher Hitchens once ranked, with Sam Harris, Richard Dawkins and Daniel Dennett, among the “four horsemen” of the New Atheism. His most comprehensive attack on religious faith came in a best-seller called — and don’t miss the title’s lowercased first word — “god is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything” (Twelve, 2009).
Many lessons can be drawn from the account of Moses given in the book of Exodus.
Last week, I wrote about the power of words. I want to pick up on that theme one more time because I think it matters so much.
If you passed someone in need, in desperation, would you stop to help?