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Celebrate, worship the Savior's birthday

The controversy seems to raise its head every year about this time.

December 13, 2011 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


God sent His Son, so follow Him

It seems more people think about Jesus during this time of year than at other times. It may be the holiday season causes people to think of home and family, and that triggers a remembrance of families who tried to follow God all the time.

December 13, 2011 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Pastor, wife showcase 50 years of love

After 50 years of marriage, the Rev. C.L. Anderson and his wife, Helen, are still as in love as the day they married, Nov. 19, 1961.

December 12, 2011 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


God gave ultimate gift to mankind

Everyone loves gifts, especially during the Christmas season. Many people will go into debt buying gifts to give to their kids, families and friends. Often times in the hype of gift giving we forget the real purpose of this holiday. We forget that this is a day we have set aside to celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, God's gift to the world.

December 12, 2011 | By Dr. Alvin L. Jackson Columnist | Faith


Loving God means loving those we see each day

I often wonder how someone can say they love the Lord but they fail to love those around them. Christianity is all about love. If one professes to be a child of God, then the love of God should dwell within that person.

December 05, 2011 | Dr. Alvin L. Jackson | Faith


HIV/AIDs awareness event to educate public

It was not until the early 1980s that people became aware of the deadly disease called AIDS.

December 05, 2011 | Edith Anderson | Faith


Give and it will come back to you

Society consistently teaches us to take all we can, build a personal kingdom and look out for ourselves. You may have heard of "gold diggers," women who take advantage of men to receive material gain, or "hustlers," people who will do whatever it takes - legal or illegal - to make sure they have what they want. But the Bible encourages God's people to have a different mindset. We are taught to be givers.

November 28, 2011 | Pastort Richard Hayes Pastor's corner | Faith


National Bible Week raises awareness across the country

Throughout the year, different weeks or days are set aside in recognition of various groups, individuals, events, diseases and other activities.

November 28, 2011 | Edith Anderson | Faith


Let us not forget veterans, God

This season is my favorite time of the year. I believe it's because the whole nation takes part in the holiday seasons, including Thanksgiving and Christmas.

November 21, 2011 | Pastor Daisy Edwards | Faith


Hundreds expected for archbishop’s funeral

ATLANTA - Roman Catholic bishops from across the South were expected to attend Thursday's funeral of retired Archbishop John Francis Donoghue of Atlanta.

November 21, 2011 | The Associated Press | Faith


Many will gather for Mayor’s Thanksgiving Service

The holidays are a time to bring the community together for fellowship. Every year on the Sunday before Thanksgiving, members of the Liberty County and Fort Stewart communities of faith gather at one of the churches in the area. The annual gathering, called the Mayor's Thanksgiving Service, brings leaders and church goers together in the spirit of thanksgiving for a service of songs, prayer and gratitude.

November 21, 2011 | Edith Anderson | Faith


Children have important role in services

Every Sunday morning at our church, we have what we call "children's moments." It's not unique to our church, but it was something new for us when we started it a few years ago.

November 14, 2011 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Honor our veterans this weekend

Veterans make innumerable sacrifices every day to protect us. The brave men and women of the armed services go beyond the call of duty to protect our freedoms and ensure we live in a safe country. Often times, they must leave their families to deploy to foreign countries so our families can be protected.

November 14, 2011 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Learn to be content with what you have

As Americans, we have been accused of being spoiled as it pertains to our lifestyles, and there probably is some truth in these allegations.

November 14, 2011 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Don't lose your focus on God

Everything changes when you set your focus on God. You filter every situation through the knowledge you have of Him.

November 14, 2011 | By Pastor Daisy Edwards Columnist | Faith


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The best news in the best country

In two days, we will celebrate the 239th birthday of the United States. Many of us are convinced that ours is the greatest nation on Earth.

July 03, 2015 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


This beautiful song reminds us who we must thank for our country's freedom this Independence Day



As we go about our 4th of July activities this year, let's take the time to remember that the freedom we celebrate is not free. It was bought with bravery, love and sacrifice. Many men, women and children throughout history have fought hard, cried bitterly and prayed fervently for the freedom we so often take for granted.

July 03, 2015 | Emily Sanders FamilyShare | Faith


At 150 years, The Salvation Army finds balance between service and sermons

On Sunday, thousands of Christians are expected to march along the Mall in London, past Buckingham Palace, sounding drums and tambourines, trumpets and tubas.

July 03, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


It's extremely hard to end your marriage in the Philippines

It’s extremely hard to end your marriage in the Philippines.

July 02, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


ValueSpeak: Wrestling with relationships

It started out normally enough.

July 02, 2015 | Joe Walker Deseret News | Faith


In light of Pakistan heatwave, what are the exceptions to Ramadan?

This past week, over 1,000 people in Pakistani died from a major heatwave that struck the country, CNN reported. Another estimated 14,000 people were hospitalized due to the sweltering heat.

July 02, 2015 | Massarah Mikati Deseret News | Faith


Keeping God in your life, part 2

Last week, we began looking at how man is to keep God in the proper place in life.

July 02, 2015 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


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


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