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Celebration set for 'Pastor Bobbie'

Ten years have come and gone, and they're still on fire.

January 25, 2012 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Diversity is cause for celebration

"When the Lord your God brings you into the land He swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, to give you - a land with large, flourishing cities you did not build, houses filled with all kinds of good things you did not provide, wells you did not dig, and vineyards and olive groves you did not plant - then when you eat and are satisfied, be careful that you do not forget the Lord, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery." - Deuteronomy 6:10-12.

January 25, 2012 | By Rev. Hermon Scott Columnist | Faith


Always live a life of consistency

This may be the last time you ever hear me talk about Tim Tebow, but there is a final word for now.

January 23, 2012 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Make this your year by living every moment

This could be the year! It seems this is the battle cry of every football team and their fans at every level every fall.

January 23, 2012 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Make sure you're ready for eternity

Are you planning on living forever? Do you think this world will always be just as it is?

January 23, 2012 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


God grants us grace when we find humility

I admit it - I'm a golfer. Some people who have played with me no doubt would dispute that claim. But if the definition of "golfer" is one who plays golf, then I am a golfer.

January 16, 2012 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


We are all seen as individuals

I recently looked through my junior high yearbook and started reminiscing.

January 16, 2012 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


God fixes us when we are broken

In Luke 24:13-33, we enter into a scene that gives great insight into the process of how God works in our lives.

January 16, 2012 | By Pastor Alan Darsey Columnist | Faith


Pastor follows father's lead

He hails from a long line of preachers and was charged with carrying on the ministry after his father retired.

January 16, 2012 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Explore God's word; seek His truths

Last week we began thinking about what we're seeking in the new year.

January 16, 2012 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Bible will rock your world

Starting Monday evening, I will be teaching a class on how to study the Bible. I've taught this class before, but it never gets old to me. I find it to be one of the most interesting and exhilarating studies I ever do. Why? Because studying the Bible is one of the most life-changing adventures in the world.

January 10, 2012 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


The prerequisite for God's blessing

One of the most widely used phrases is "God bless America." I do believe God does want to bless America, as well as any people who will put their trust in him.

January 10, 2012 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


What are you seeking in the new year?

As you begin the new year, what is it that you are seeking? Some will be seeking a better job, others a new place to live and some may even be seeking for the one they will spend the rest of their life with.

January 10, 2012 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Make God-based resolutions for the year

It's a new year, and I'd like to welcome you to 2012! This will be a year full of opportunities, challenges and changes in each of our lives.

January 09, 2012 | By Pastor Alan Darsey Columnist | Faith


Ludowici church looking to do great things

The new year is off to an exciting start for members of First Baptist Church of Ludowici.

January 09, 2012 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


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Have faith in God for peace of mind

We are living in a very chaotic world and complex times, but the "good news" is that God is still in charge.

June 29, 2015 | By Pastor Richard Williams Columnist | Faith


French have more favorable attitudes toward Muslims post-Charlie Hebdo

The cold, January day that two Muslim shooters stormed the office of French magazine "Charlie Hebdo", killing 12 people and injuring 11, France united under the tragedy they called their 9/11.

June 28, 2015 | Massarah Mikati Deseret News | Faith


We are all part of God's family

The other day, I was returning home from a trip and turned on the radio. A song that caught my attention went something like this: "Long as I got King Jesus, I don't need nobody else."

June 27, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Religious leaders ponder next steps after Supreme Court rules for same-sex marriage

As confetti and leaflets were cleared from the steps of the Supreme Court Friday after a 5-4 majority ruled in favor of a constitutional right to same-sex marriage, religious groups across the ideological spectrum reacted to the decision.

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


Use your gifts to honor God

I heard a story one time about a church that was looking for a new pastor. When asked what they were looking for, the chairman of the search committee said that they only had two main criteria. One, they did not want a pastor who had studied Greek, and two, they did not want a pastor who had ever been to the Holy Land.

June 26, 2015 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Keeping God in your life, part 1

As Jesus was concluding what has become known as the Sermon on the Mount, he said, "But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you. Take therefore no thought for the morrow, for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof" (Matthew 6:33-34). In this, we are told to put God first in our lives and not to concentrate all our beings on the physical things of this life.

June 25, 2015 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


This Christian group won the right to uphold its faith standards at state universities in California

An evangelical Christian organization and the state universities in California have reached a compromise to allow the organization to uphold its faith standards for leadership positions and retain official status on state campuses.

June 24, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Walking into wholeness require's God's peace

In this season of life, there are many worldly events that have the potential of robbing us of our peace.

June 23, 2015 | By Pastor Kendall Paige Columnist | Faith


ValueSpeak: Accidental rudeness leads to a kind gesture

I’m not saying the young woman in the fancy sports car was rude when she cut me off in the fast-food restaurant’s drive-through line.

June 21, 2015 | Joe Walker Deseret News | Faith


Why you shouldn’t blame scripture for acts of terrorism

Earlier this week, H.A. Heller and Nathan J Brown wrote a piece for Foreign Affairs that explored whether or not an Islamic authority figure could put an end to Daesh (or, as its commonly known, ISIS).

June 21, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


Supreme Court rules sign restrictions for churches are illegal

The Supreme Court unanimously ruled Thursday that an Arizona town's restriction of signs posted by a church violated its free speech rights.

June 21, 2015 | Massarah Mikati Deseret News | Faith


Maintain perspective through God

On Saturday, I was on my way to conduct a wedding on Tybee Island scheduled to happen at 5 p.m. I was just a couple of miles west of the Bull River Bridge when all of a sudden, the traffic stopped.

June 20, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Trip taught gratitude to God

I returned last week from a mission trip to Haiti. When asked about the trip, my first response often has been, "It was hot." I'm so glad that I came back home to cooler temperatures.

June 19, 2015 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Pope's encyclical on environment will affect more than Catholics, faith leaders say

In a highly anticipated encyclical on the environment, Pope Francis this week condemned widespread disengagement with the issue of global warming, using both scientific and theological arguments, and creating an opportunity for leaders from all faiths to address what their religion teaches about caring for creation.

June 19, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Lord's word is sure thing in unsure world

Most everyone wants to have a sure thing that can be counted on without any worries. Things like that come few and far between.

June 18, 2015 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


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